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'''Very important''': Barcelona is a very safe city, save for pick-pockets. Once you leave your plane/train, make sure your wallet/passport/laptop is secured! Ideally important things will be under two zippers or better. Never walk with a wallet in your back pocket, unless it is secured!
 
'''Very important''': Barcelona is a very safe city, save for pick-pockets. Once you leave your plane/train, make sure your wallet/passport/laptop is secured! Ideally important things will be under two zippers or better. Never walk with a wallet in your back pocket, unless it is secured!
  
'''Getting around''': In any metro station you can buy tickets which are valid on the bus system, metro, and commuter trains within the Barcelona city limits. Buy a T-10 ticket, which will give you 10 trips for about 10€. Ignore any message about not being able to use the tickets to go to the airport. Insert the ticket in a reader at a metro turnstile or when entering a bus. You get 1h15 free transfer between different methods of transport.
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'''Getting around''': In any metro station you can buy tickets which are valid on the bus system, metro, and commuter trains within the Barcelona city limits. Buy a T-10 ticket, which will give you 10 trips for about 10€. Ignore any message about not being able to use the tickets to go to the airport. Insert the ticket in a reader at a metro turnstile or when entering a bus. You can transfer from one mode of transport to another (e.g. metro to bus or between two busses) for free within 1h15 of the first time you use your ticket. Make sure you swipe again when you enter the new transport.
  
 
'''Navigation''': Google maps has pretty good public transit directions. You can also use Citymapper (https://citymapper.com/barcelona?lang=en)
 
'''Navigation''': Google maps has pretty good public transit directions. You can also use Citymapper (https://citymapper.com/barcelona?lang=en)

Revision as of 14:40, 19 September 2017

Summit 17 is going to happen between September 29 and October 1, 2017, at MetaBrainz HQ in Barcelona, Spain.

Topics to discuss

  1. Start designing ws/3, our next generation web service that will not be written in perl and will be JSON only.
  2. Review roadmap for music recommendation engines
  3. Debate on whether or not Freso's mom is also a hippie.
  4. Genres (hopefully the fact we just implemented them!).
  5. Where is the what if the what is in why.
  6. Discuss survey results
  7. BookBrainz: Roadmap
  8. BookBrainz: Relationship type brainstorming
  9. BookBrainz: Starting to tidy up the data model (https://community.metabrainz.org/t/whats-the-difference-between-an-edition-and-a-publication/173408)

Things to forget

  1. Napkins
  2. Not chocolate

Schedule of Events

Summit Schedule of Events this year:

  1. Thursday September 28th
    1. Misc day (was team meeting day, but Rob will be in London)
    2. Begin eating gelato
  2. Friday September 29th
    1. Overflow / Arrival day
    2. BBQ Quesito's terrace
  3. Saturday September 30th
    1. State of the Brainz
      1. Each project lead presents 'state of project'
    2. Agenda creation
    3. More gelato
    4. MetaBrainz dinner 20H at Copasetic
  4. Sunday October 1st
    1. Continuation of agenda items
    2. Pizza night
  5. Monday October 2nd
    1. Eat more gelato
    2. Proposed social event: Irish Music

Attendees

Summit attendees this year. Sign up for summit lodgings is now closed!

Arrival date Arrival transport Departure date Departure transport Lodging Food Preference
Freso Lives in BCN - - - No Vegetarian (with lots of ice cream/gelato, kthxbai ❤️).
Alastairp Lives in BCN - - - No No special requirements
Quesito Lives in BCN - - - No Todo
Ruaok Lives in BCN - - - No Yes
Zas 2017-09-26 16:10 EZY4417 2017-10-02 16:05 EZY4418 Yes (at rob's) Jamón ibérico y tapas
iliekcomputers 2017-09-26 08:50 Plane 2017-10-03 09:45 Plane Yes will eat anything other than beef
samj1912 2017-09-26 12:35 Plane 2017-10-03 06:00 Plane Yes Lacto-Vegetarian
chhavi_ 2017-09-26 12:35 Plane 2017-10-03 06:00 Plane Yes Anything
ferbncode 2017-09-26 15:40 Plane 2017-10-02 20:00 Plane Yes Vegetarian
Reosarevok 2017-09-27 16:10 BT683 2017-10-03 17:10 BT684 Yes Lots
Leftmost "The Other" Cat 2017-09-28 08:55 (UA 8682) Plane/Dinghy 2017-10-04 ??? (Traveling) / 2017-10-11 09:10 (LH 1809) Plane/Pine box Yes Delicious
LordSputnik 2017-09-28 16:00 Plane (FR 9044) 2017-10-02 18:40 Plane (FR 9815) Yes If it tastes good, I'll eat it
Leo Verto 2017-09-27 12:30 Plane (FR 129) 2017-10-03 06:25 Plane (FR 128) Yes Everything
yvanzo 2017-09-26 10:40 Plane (VY 2975) 2017-10-03 On the Road Again Yes
Bitmap 2017-09-27 20:30 Plane 2017-10-03 10:10 Plane Yes Vegetarian
loujine 2017-09-29 04:50 Plane (VY8561) 2017-10-02 19:25 Plane (VY8560) Yes
Mineo 2017-09-28 13:05 Plane (LH 1130) 2017-10-02 20:00 Plane (SWISS 1957) Yes

Lodgings

Lodging counts per night:

date needed plan to have
Sept 26 6 7
Sept 27 8 8
Sept 28 11 13
Sept 29 12 13
Sept 30 12 13
Oct 1 12 13
Oct 2 6 6
Name Number of people Number of rooms Number of beds check-in check-out notes
AirBnB "Penthouse" 6 3 6 26 September 3 October
AirBnB "Living Apartment" 6 3 4 28 September 2 October
AirBnB "Lovely in Born" 2 ? 2 28 September 2 October To be booked soon
Rob's guest room 1/2 1 1/2 - - zas 26th - 2nd, leftmost 2nd-4th, reo on couch 27th, 2nd-3rd

Travel

Very important: Barcelona is a very safe city, save for pick-pockets. Once you leave your plane/train, make sure your wallet/passport/laptop is secured! Ideally important things will be under two zippers or better. Never walk with a wallet in your back pocket, unless it is secured!

Getting around: In any metro station you can buy tickets which are valid on the bus system, metro, and commuter trains within the Barcelona city limits. Buy a T-10 ticket, which will give you 10 trips for about 10€. Ignore any message about not being able to use the tickets to go to the airport. Insert the ticket in a reader at a metro turnstile or when entering a bus. You can transfer from one mode of transport to another (e.g. metro to bus or between two busses) for free within 1h15 of the first time you use your ticket. Make sure you swipe again when you enter the new transport.

Navigation: Google maps has pretty good public transit directions. You can also use Citymapper (https://citymapper.com/barcelona?lang=en)

Arriving by train

If you arrive at Barcelona Sants, you can take the Rodalies train from platform 8 all the way to Arc de Triomf, which is where the office and AirBnBs are.

Arriving by plane

If you arrive into the BCN airport, follow the signs to the buses and look for the light blue Aerobus. 5.90€ one way or 10.20€ round-trip this is the fastest and easiest way to get to into the city. The bus has free (slow) WiFi and a place to charge your phone! To make things easier, purchase and print your Aerobus tickets ahead of time.

Take the bus to Plaça España, the first stop. From there, transfer to the Metro line L1 (red) and take it a few stops to Arc de Triomf. For using the metro, purchase a T-10 card -- this card is good for 10 rides in zone 1 (which is huge). Even multiple people are allowed to travel on the same card -- you just need to pass the card backward so the next person can pass through the turnstile. If you travel with others on the same card, make sure to stay together in case you encounter a ticket inspector.