[iRail] First iRail hack day of 2014

Pieter Colpaert pieter.colpaert at okfn.org
Tue Aug 5 14:58:38 UTC 2014

Hi all,

We have a pile of awesome development and markcom work still up for the 
grabs. In order to celebrate that this work is still up for anyone to 
do, we're going to organise the first iRail hack day of 2014!


What's the schedule and who do we need?

The 5th of September at 10am we're assembling in Ghent (exact location 
to be announced). We will divide in 3 teams:

1. The hyperRail developers team:

This is a small team who is fixing issues over here: 
https://github.com/iRail/hyperRail/issues already consisting of: Nico 
Verbruggen, Sam Hendrickx, Brecht Van de Vyvere and myself. There's 
still room for more though!

2. The strategic team:

iRail is more than just an app. We're a community of people that wants 
to make getting around in Belgium easier by wrangling data. How do we 
proceed though? What communication channels should we deprecate? Which 
should we keep? Are you writing our next blog posts, tweets or facebook 

3. The app developers and API reusers

Are you already creating an app on top of the iRail API? Great! Come 
along and talk with the developers about new features (did you know you 
will be able gather check-ins in trains from your users with the iRail 

Are you someone who is planning to create an app? We're willing to give 
you crash courses for your specific platform. Come along!

What do we still need?

  - A location for ~10 to 20 people. Can you provide us that? Great! 
You're our main sponsor!
  - Food and drinks!
  - You! (if you fit in one of the 3 groups)


So, this first hack day focuses on iRail.be and its API with a limited 
amount of people in order to keep productivity. The next hack day will 
be about adding more datasets such as De Lijn, MIVB/STIB and TEC.

Kind regards,



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