CodeCon is coding and camping, just in case you hadn't been to one before.
Real tents, no Internet, no phones.
I do hire a 2.5kVA generator, so the laptops still work.
This year we are at
Wollondilly River Station.
We are booked the weekend of 22/23/24 October.
The WRS web site says no generators, but we will be OK, because I asked
specifically. There are more remote sites (still on the river) where we
will not disturb anyone.
The gerenator has to be off by 9PM.
Friday 22-Oct-2010 noon (or whenever the second person arrives),
until about 3PM Sunday 24-Oct-2010.
- Honda EU20i
- Quiet: 54 dB
- Must be off by 9PM
- Kennards Hire: $186
Who Is It For?
The expected attendees will be coders, usually open source coders.
About $60 each (2×$10 + $generator/n) depending on numbers.
Peter Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please let me know if you are thinking of coming, so I have some idea
of numbers. This helps me hire a 240V generator of the appropriate
What To Bring
- a laptop (it is a codefest, after all)
- A 5 to 15 minute talk on a coding subject. Whatever you are
passionate about, or some problem exercising your brain cells at
- a tent (some people have big tents, and are willing to share)
- a sleeping bag
- You need to bring your own food (there are no shops nearby).
- A stove to cook on would be handy, and many people are willing to share.
There will be a camp fire, if you are adept at that kind of cooking.
- Flavored ethanol is traditional.
- Optional warm clothes (it won't be as cold at night as last time,
but we are in a valley)
- Optional folding chair, although the organiser has a few spares.
- Some folks find torches useful.
What Will Be Provided
- a quiet 240V generator
- shade (for screen contrast) and a roof
- the camp ground has toilets
- the camp ground has (some) drinking water
- the camp ground has showers (river water)
Coding, talking about coding, mucking about in the river, coding,
whale watching, coding, avoiding the Honey-Do list, and coding.
From the Wollondilly River Station map page:
only 2 hours from Sydney, 2½ hours from Canberra.
Google says the travel time is 4½ hours from the Central Coast.
Head south along Southern Freeway and then the Hume Highway
Take the left hand exit to Mittagong (Old Hime Highway), follow
this for about 10.6km, you will go through Mittagong and out the
other side (if you get to Berrima you have gone way too far)
Turn right onto Wombeyan Caves Road (just past Mittagong) follow it for
about 45km until you reach Goodmans Ford. (There is a short tunnel (GooMap) along the road, too.)
The office is around there somewhere. The web site says on the
western side of the bridge (across the bridge if you are coming via
See also the WRS “map” page. Towards the bottom there
are directions, plus comments on road conditions.
Here is a
Google maps link.
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