Midsummer Sprint Jyväskylä 2017
a Plone Community sprint
3rd – 7th of July 2017
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
July 3rd – 7th, 2017
This sprint will focus on polishing user experience of editor role users on Plone 5.1 and later.
Exact issues will be selected in early June, but possible topics could include polishing:
- patterns (CSS, UX improvements, React PLIP)
- patterns' defaults and configuration in Plone
- inline validation improvements
- Barceloneta improvements
- Plone Toolbar improvements
- Products.RedirectionTool (PLIP)
- Safe HTML transform
- PloneFormGen / easyform
- your topic
Asko Soukka, firstname.lastname@example.org
We have space for 20 attendees. Registration is free of charge.
# extra sims: We sponsor attendees with a single prepaid SIM with unlimited 4G data for a week. If you want us to pre-order you more for 7,90 € / pc (unless operator prices change), add it here.
# accommodation: We coordinate budget acommodation in Kortepohja Student Village apartments (for max 20 person). Price is fixed 210 € / person for 2.7.–8.7.2017 and includes private bedroom with lock in a 3–4 bedroom apartment. Each room has 100 Mbit/s broadband Internet (RJ-45 wall socket, bring your own cables). Bedlinen are included (towels are not). Shared bathroom, spaceful kitchen and balcony. The price does not include breakfast, but we'll sponsor a single fill of the fridge with breakfast basics. Student Village offers warm saunas every day throughout the year. Usage of laundry rooms is included in price. The accommodation is about 2,6 km (40 minutes walk) from the venue with bus connection per hour (17 min drive). We sponsor each room with a shared bus card with enough value for minimum travel between the accommodation and the sprint venue. Tickets can be also bought from drivers, but only with cash, for 3 € / ticket with 1 hour change time.
Accommodation must be paid in advance before 24.5.2017. We provide payment instructions in April. Read all the features (and terms about checking out) of group accommodation in Kortepohja Student Village.
- [name ] [ company ] [ dates ] [ % sure ] [ # extra sims ] [ # accommodation ]
- 1) Asko Soukka, University of Jyväskylä, 3.–7.7., 100%, 0, 0
- 2) Paul Roeland, Clean Clothes Campaign, 3-7.7, 99%, 0,1
- 3) Timo Stollenwerk, kitconcept GmbH, 90%, 1, 0
- 4) Víctor Fernández de Alba, kitconcept GmbH, 90%, 1, 0
- 5) Rikupekka Oksanen, University of Jyväskylä, 3.–7.7., 100%, 0, 0
- 6) Eric Steele, , 3-8.7, 100%, 0, 0
- 7) Peter Holzer, agitator Weblösungen, 3.–7.7., 80%, 1, 0
- 8) Alexander Loechel, loechel / Pumukel, LMU (University Munich), 3.-7.7., 90 %, 0, 1
- 9) Sven Strack, , 3-7.7, 99%, 0,1
- 10) Maik Derstappen Derico, 3.-7.7., 90%, 0, 1
- 11) Jussi Rajala, University of Jyväskylä, 3.-7.7., 94%, 0, 0
Can We Fix It? Yes We Can!
We are happy to welcome you to join Midsummer Sprint Jyväskylä 2017, a Plone Community sprint hosted by University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The sprint is held on 3.–7.7. of July, which is only a week after the Finnish midsummer festival and nights are still very white up here (sunset/sunrise at 11pm/3am). Jyväskylä is still below the Artic Circle, but you only need to arrive a few days early to visit Rovaniemi either by airplane or by train to get around the right latitude. Our sprint venue is located at the beautiful lakeside "Mattilanniemi" campus of our university. Outside the venue you can see both the main bridge of the city an the bridge joining two of the many campus areas of our university, to guarantee a proper Plone sprint.
This sprint will focus on enhancing content editor user experience throught the current Plone UI. Bring your favourite Plone UX ja UI issues with you! We start on Monday with grouping / pairing and assigning issues, and end on Friday by releasing the results.
The easiest travel option is to take your favorite flight from a major European airport to HEL (Helsinki-Vantaa Airport) and train from the airport to Jyväskylä. It's also possible to get a change from HEL to JYV, but then you'd also need 40 € extra for a cab from the JYV airport to the city. For advanterous, it's possible to also reach Finland by train via St. Petersburg or by ferry from Stockholm or Tallinn (and even from some ports in Germany and Poland).
Finnish railways are operated by VR. Most of the available trains are very modern, all tickets include seat reservation, and seats can be selected during order through the Internet. Almost all special seats cost no extra (unless at restaurant or extra class). Train WIFI is free for all (but it can be congested). The cost of the ticket depends on the buying time and popularity of the route. The cheapest tickets become available exactly two months prior the travel. For example, currently, a one way ticket from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Jyväskylä railway station may cost only 15 € (with only a single change soon after the airport). The train takes about 3,5 hour.
We will remaind the participants, when the cheapest train tickets have become available.
Jyväskylä has public transport bus service, but in summer there may be only 2–3 buses per line in hour. All lines go through the city center. Adult ticket is price 3 € / person in the center area, must be paid for the driver in cash, and includes 1 hour change time.
(Bus tickets can also be paid using a special bus service value card, Waltti. Adult ticket price with Waltti is 2,10 € / person in the center area. Yet, the value card itself costs 5 € and is non-refundable, and can only be bought from a few places during office hours. We will provide these cards for attendees living at Kortepohja Student Village to help them to get into sprint venue in time.)
Map of Jyväskylä
We maintain a Google map with selected point of interests and suggested walking routes. For other than those, we recommend use of openstreetmap, because its amount of details.
From railway station to Agora building (sprint venue) takes about 15 minutes to walk.
If you want to socialize with the other sprinters or want to go walking or running in forest, we really recommend our coordinated accommodation offer. We also consider it very affordable.
If you want a hotel accommodation, any option from the city center should work. The venue only 1,5–2,0 km from the city center and the last kilometer is along beautiful lakeside walk. Omena Hotel is a self-service hotel without breakfast and is possibly the cheapest available option calling itself a hotel. Sokos Hotel Paviljonki is the newest hotel (building) in the city. Boutique Hotel Yöpuu is the most exclusive one. Hotel Verso has the most centric location. Also others are fine, but ordinary.
The only hotel at the venue is hotel Alba. It's the only hotel at campus area (and that close to the lake), so there's a premium in its prices. Yet, if you are planning to start your morning either by swimming or running around the lake, it might be worth the premium.
If we had to recommend a one, we'd pick Hotel Verso. Not only because of its central location, but also because of its high quality breakfast. Just make sure to request a silent room.
Food and Social
Bring a swimsuit if you want to dip into the lake after/before/while coding :)
Summer at University of Jyväskylä is Beautiful
The Ylistö bridge between campuses.
Main building by Alvar Aalto at Seminaarinmäki campus.