I have been traveling to many conferences in the last 10 years, and many times I have been asked to organize an event in my native land, Sardinia. After delaying the inevitable for long time, here I can announce it. The Open Database Camp 2011 will take place in Sardinia, hosted by the Sardinia Technology Park, a local scientific and business institution with international links. Mark your calendars: the Open Database Camp will be held in Sardinia on May 6-7-8, 2011. I have already confirmed the venue, and I will have full cooperation from Sardegna Ricerche about the conference logistics. I will meet the organizers on January 27th to get in touch with nearby hotels and restaurants and negotiate rates. The place is a beautiful and modern compound, built in the middle of a forest. About 40 Km from Cagliari and its airport. There is a public bus service to reach the venue, and there will be an integrative bus during the conference. The place is a few kilometers from the sea resort of Pula, near the archeological beauty of Nora. If you want to start booking your flights, look for connections to Cagliari Elmas.
There are cheap direct flights from several European airports with EasyJet, Ryanair, TUIFly, Air Berlin, and probably a few more. For example, you can fly to Cagliari from Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart, London, Edinburgh, Brussels, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia, Venice, Rome, Milan, Turin, Basel, Geneva, Krakow, and probably more by the time you come. If you book now, you should be able to get a good price.
The weather in Sardinia is mild. May is almost summertime. If you live in cold places like the North of the USA, Canada, Scandinavia, May in Sardinia is definitely warmer. More logistics information will come.
Why Open Database Camp, and not Open SQL Camp like before? The Open SQL Camp tradition has evolved since its inception in 2008. It has now become a gathering of database professionals and enthusiasts, not necessarily identifiable with the SQL constraint. So, the conference welcomes everyone who deals with open databases, regardless of the languages used to interface them.
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