Wikimedia Hackathon 2019/Venue

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17 - 19 May, 2019 | Prague

Venue[edit]

Location of the venue

The event will take place at the National Library of Technology (Národní technická knihovna, NTK). Wikimedia Czech Republic decided to run the event in NTK, because of its modern and ecological environment. This is how they describe themselves: “ it the largest and the oldest library of science and technology literature in the Czech Republic, with a collection of over 1.5 million volumes. Its primary function is to provide specialized information resources and services to students, teachers, and researchers in the fields of engineering and applied sciences, as well as to educate members of the general public interested in technical information. The library is an ideal meeting place for everyone, with a spacious ground floor, the Prague 6 branch of the city’s Municipal Library, a computer store, and café Prostoru.”

During night hours, café will be open for hacking.

Address of the venue:

National Library of Technology / Národní technická knihovna

Technická 2710/6

160 80 Praha 6 - Dejvice

The venue is a five minute walk from the Metro station Dejvická (green line A) and from the tram stops Lotyšská (lines 8, 18) and Dejvická (lines 20, 26).

National Library of Technology


The venue

Accommodation[edit]

In the surrounding of the Library there are several accommodation options:

You can also check Airbnb or Booking platform, they offer a vast spectrum of accommodation.

In case you need help, please contact us at hackathon@wikimedia.cz

Czech Republic[edit]

The local currency is the Czech Crown (Koruna, CZK or ). 26CZK≅1EUR. EUR is also accepted in many places but be aware that the exchange rate might not be great.

Czech Republic uses CEE 7/5 (Type E) electricity sockets.

Prague[edit]

Prague

Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of 2.6 million.

Prague has been a political, cultural and economic centre of central Europe complete with a rich history. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The city has more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas and other historical exhibits.

For those, who are interested in exploring the city, its heritage and history, get some tips where to eat, those links can be handy:

Public Transport[edit]

  • Public transport tickets (jízdenka) are valid in the Metro (underground), on buses, trams, boats, and the funicular to Petřín hill.
  • More detailed information can be found on Prague Public Transport website
  • Ticket types:
    There are tickets valid for 30 minutes (24CZK) and tickets for 90 minutes (32CZK).
    There are also passes (24h: 110CZK≅4.3EUR; 72h: 310CZK≅12EUR), but they usually do not pay off (do the math!).
  • Buy:
    You can buy tickets at the public transport info centers.
    You can buy tickets at the yellow ticket machines which accepts coins but no bills. Some newer machines also accept paying by card and allow changing the interface language to English.
    Many small shops (trafika) sell tickets.
    Bus drivers may sell tickets but they usually only accept coins and may not speak English.
    If you have a Czech SIM card, you can buy an SMS ticket by sending "DPT24" (30min) or "DPT32" (90min) to the number 90206.
  • Use:
    You need to validate your ticket by getting it stamped. Validator boxes are in the trams, in the buses, and in the front of the escalators inside metro stations.
  • Find your way:
    You can look up connections.
    Schematic overviews are available for download. You can get paper maps at transport info centers and often in entrance areas of metro stations.
    There is also a Prague public transport mobile application.
  • Travel apps: Having one of them can be helpful, when commuting from one place to other within Prague. We can recommend you IDOS searcher.