Wikimedia Hackathon 2019/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: “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 a pleasant café.”
During night hours, the café will be open for hacking.
Address of the venue:
National Library of Technology / Národní technická knihovna
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).
In the surrounding of the Library there are several accommodation options:
- Hotel Diplomat (the closest to the venue, some of participants will be staying there)
- Hotel International
- Hotel DAP
- Art Hotel Meda (local hotel with artistic soul)
- Masarykova kolej (student housing, the most economic option)
- Hostel Dakura (not that far from the venue and good price)
You can also check Airbnb or Booking platform, they offer a vast spectrum of accommodation.
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The local currency is the Czech Crown (Koruna, CZK or Kč). 26CZK≅1EUR. EUR is also accepted in many places but be aware that the exchange rate might not be great.
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