As already announced, the next Koha hackfest in Marseille will be
in March, 12th-16th. Registrations are open !!!
Should I explain what is the hackfest ?
OK, for newbies, I explain.
That's a week for anyone interested in being involved into Koha.
About 50 persons, librarians and developers, from France and other
countries, meet to:
miss ... and ... retry
discuss how to conquer the world (at least libraries...)
eat and drink (OK, drink, it's after day-work. And it's not
Q= what are the conditions to come ?
A= none, except wanting to contribute to Koha
Q= What is the cost ?
A= it's free (but BibLibre does not pay for traveling fees, hotel,
Q= where does it take place ?
A= Marseille, 108 rue Breteuil, in BibLibre office. We provide
coffee, desk, chairs, internet, video-projectors and cookies (many
people come with their local candies)
Q= can I come only for a few days ?
A= yes, but at least 2 days, in just one day, no time do contribute
Q= I need an official letter
A= Just drop me an email, I'll send one
Q= I have no laptop
A= mmmm.... tricky... we don't have any spare laptop, and it's hard
to contribute without laptop...
Q= how to register ?
A= easy : drop me an email
Q= What about hotel, transportation,...
A= You'll be added to a Google doc when you register.
Q= I've heard about a cheese lunch, can you explain ?
A= lunches are organized by BibLibre, in our office (there's no
restaurant large enough in the area), and each lunch has it's own
theme. The legendary "cheese lunch" includes 30+ different french
cheese, in a huge buffet (with some salads...). So you'll discover a
part of French gastronomy. This year, it will be tuesday 13th (I've
been asked a few times: "when is the cheese lunch, I can't be here
the whole week, so I want to be here for the cheese")
Q= I'm veggie, can you take care of me ?
A= yes, for sure. Just tell me when you register
Q= I'm vegan, can you take care of me ?
A= sorry, but no, too complex. You'll be on your own. But you can
eat with us, welcome.
Paul Poulain, Associé-gérant / co-owner
BibLibre, Services en logiciels libres pour les bibliothèques
BibLibre, Open Source software and services for libraries
It is also easier and easier to find vegan food in supermarket in France, but if you're coming from Berlin, New-York or Tel-Aviv, you'll think we're still dwelling in the dark ages ;). Note that it's not possible to cook at Biblibre, there is just one or two microwave.
As a french vegan attending the hackfest, I'll be happy to help any other vegan looking for good food !