Join OSGeo Community Sprint 2023 at BIDS

OSGeo Community Sprint will come to Vienna (Austria) in November 2023 as part of the Big Data from Space 2023 (BiDS) event. Come join us!

When: from Mon 2023-⁠⁠11-06 09:00 to⁠⁠ Thu 2023-11-09 12:00

Where: Venue: Austria Center Vienna [3] [15]

Interested? So read more about why & where & when…

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) has a long tradition of organizing code sprints for developers of Free and Open Source GIS software.

Since 2009, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) [4] has been organizing a yearly Code Sprint of the “C Tribe” OSGeo projects, which has evolved into a full OSGeo Community Sprint and all “Tribes” are included/welcome. Leading developers of projects like GDAL, PostGIS, MapServer, GeoServer, GRASS, QGIS, PDAL, pygeoapi and many more get together to discuss new ideas, hack, decide, tackle large geospatial problems & to have fun.

Our last face-to-face OSGeo Community Sprint was held with success in Minnesota [5] in 2019. In 2020, due to the pandemic, we canceled the Athens code sprint and organized a virtual code sprint [6]. In 2021 and 2022 we organized code sprints during FOSS4G events and joint code sprints with OGC and Apache Foundation.

2023 marks the return of the OSGeo Community Sprint which will return to Europe after Vienna (2014)[7], Paris (2016) [8] and Bonn (2018)[9]. This makes it possible to embed European developers and users. The tradition started in 2009 in Toronto [10]. Find a list of the history of code sprints at [11].

About BiDS

BiDS brings together key actors from industry, academia, EU entities and government to reveal user needs, exchange ideas and showcase latest technical solutions and applications touching all aspects of space and big data technologies, providing a unique opportunity to discuss and present the most recent innovations and challenges encountered in the context of big data from space. The 2023 edition of BiDS will focus not only technologies enabling insight and foresight inferable from big data from space. Together, we want to emphasize how breakthrough space data driven technologies impact on society’s grand challenges, such as climate change and the green transition.

The event, organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) [12] together with the European Union Satellite Center (SatCen) [13] and the Joint Research Center (JRC)[14], will take place at the Austria Center Vienna [15], and counts with the support of the partners FFG [16], Austria in Space [17] and the Federal Ministry Republic of Austria [18].

OSGeo Community Sprint 2023 in Vienna

The international code sprint of the OSGeo will take place from 6 to 9 November 2023. We expect about 60 developers from all over the world to come from various OSGeo projects [4]. The code sprint will take place at Austria Center Vienna [3] [15], as part of the Big Data from Space 2023 (BiDS) [2] event.


Working zones will be created for you in the dedicated room area. A wide variety of drinks and snacks will be provided by OSGeo and sponsors. Participation in the code sprint is free of charge. As a participant, you are responsible for your own accommodation.

Several hotels and apartments are close to the venue, many of which are within walking distance.

Registering for the OSGeo Community Sprint

In order to register for the OSGeo Community Sprint you need to register for the BiDS event [2]. More information about Big Data from Space and the registration link once opened, can be found under [2].

Afterwards, please don’t forget to sign up in the OSGeo wiki at our OSGeo Community Spint 2023 page:

This is an important step for planning of catering and coordination.

The OSGeo Community Sprint is open to all who wish to participate in one or more projects. There is always plenty to do – it’s not all about programming. Translation, documentation, feedback, discussions, testing – all this is also important for projects so everyone is cordially invited to attend the code sprint!

The Community Sprint Organizing Team is looking forward to seeing you there!

If you have questions/comments/ideas please let us know. Would you like to sponsor the event? Read more about sponsoring the event [19]

Please contact tzotsos at directly.

See you in Vienna in November 2023!

The OSGeo Community Sprint 2023 Team


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