CouchHack 2012, June 16th - 17th Vienna, Austria
CouchHack 2012 is a relaxing and intimate two-day hack event in Vienna, Austria. It revolves around anything CouchDB, from meeting community members, swapping app tricks and ideas, or simply hearing about CouchDB from people who know it best.
Where Its At
On the weekend of 16 & 17 June, we are inviting all CouchDB hackers, and those who want to be one to CouchHack Vienna. Or even those who just want to learn a little about CouchDB. Heck, you can come if you would like to chill out with passionate tech people. Coincidentally it's just after the World Barista Champs and the World of Coffee too!
Vienna is located in Central Europe, and has been a social, political, and cultural hub long before North Americans started building railways. So you might even want to come by a couple of days early and check it out!
Be a Part of History
Sign up via lanyrd and make sure to tweet that you're going!
Previous CouchHacks have been run in Europe and North America in:
- Berlin, Germany
- Asheville, North Carolina
- Oakland, California
Gimme the Details
The closest Public transport stops are at:
Metro: U4 Pilgramgasse Bus:14A Arbeitergasse Bus: 59A Reinprechtsdorferstrasse
Authors and Contributors
Sponsorship & Contacts
Is there a pre-hack party?
Not quite, but we are meeting up at Grünspan on Friday evening for the usual suspects - food, beer, and company. By bike or metro, go to Ottakring station and walk about 5 minutes down the road. Let @dch__ know if you are coming so we can ensure there's space at the table! Details on Lanryd.
How do I get to Vienna, or get around in Vienna?
Vienna has awesome public transport, and a free** city bike system. Consider either getting day passes for the Metro (all buses, trains, underground and trams) or using the excellent bike network.
- Getting to Vienna, from the airport is easy - either with the CAT express or the S-bahn for half the price.
- Using public transport - either website or install the iPhone app AnachB.at
- Using the free CityBike system, book online or pay upfront. Pick a bike up anywhere, use it for an hour, and drop it back at almost any Metro stop or hundreds of other convenient locations. Note the conviently small toggle for English in the top left hand corner!
What should I see?
Almost everything you can imagine can be found in Vienna, and most of it conveniently accessible with train/tram or citybik. So where to start?
- The Naschmarkt for food from around the world, a large outdoor market.
- Nearby Karlsplatz has a fantastic modern museum, a stunning church, and takes you in through to the old city centre.
- The Museum Quarter is self explanatory but stunning in both architecture and the sheer number and variety of museums. It's the Mall of Museums!
- Vienna is overflowing with parks and gardens, the Botanic and Schweitzer Gardens near the Belvedere Palace, or the almost 40km square Prater park across the river.
- Palaces - Belvedere, Schönbrunn, the Parliament Buildings and MOAR! - LMGTFY? Approximately 57 to choose from.
Bring All The Couches!!
Here's one to start with:
Erlang R15B01 (erts-5.9.1) [source] [64-bit] [smp:8:8] [async-threads:4] [hipe] [kernel-poll:true] Eshell V5.9.1 (abort with ^G) 1> Apache CouchDB 1.2.0 (LogLevel=info) is starting. Apache CouchDB has started. Time to relax. [info] [<0.36.0>] Apache CouchDB has started on http://0.0.0.0:5984/ ok 2>