Date: 8. to 11. february 2024
With great pleasure we announce the 5th MODX Snowup at Gasthaus Grünenwald, Engelberg!
Location: Gasthaus Grünenwald, Grünenwald 1, 6390 Engelberg, Switzerland
The Gasthaus Grünenwald is situated outside the mountain village of Engelberg in the german spoken heart of Switzerland. A quite famous ski ressort in Switzerland. Located centrally, about 30 kilometres from Lucerne.
The guesthouse Grünenwald was built a 100 years ago an run, since 20 years, by some music addicted guys and gals. A lot of bands come here to rehearse, but now we want to invite MODX addicts for a few days of tech and snow. We have the whole house to ourselves.
We want to meet and work together, have a good time and a few drinks. But there should also be enough time to catch the snowboard or skis to draw some lines into the snow.
Ok, at the moment it looks more like this.
Topics & Schedule
The main goal will be meeting MODX oriented people. Have a sip of coffee in the morning, discussions, working together and take a sip of beer in the evening.
There will be talks and workshops. The schedule has to be set up.
Some topics we will touch:
- Workflows with MODX: how do we work with MODX, Gitify, Gitlab et al. (Pixmill)
- Fenom as a fast parser alternative in MODX. How-to, hands-on, techy (Sterc)
- Using the JS library Mithril for AJAX (Julian Weaver)
- MODX Extra Cursus. An Introduction (Thomas Jakobi, Threehill)
Talks as mentioned above
Bughunt. Find, eliminate Bugs in MODX and its Exras.
We still are looking for speakers who would like to present what they are working on with MODX.
Just drop us a note if you want to perform, speak, show, talk. Happy for all ideas.
We are four guys working with MODX since several years and we are still excited about it. At least once a week we talk about how happy we are that we do not have to rack our heads on other, weird CMS.
We run our own small company called Pixmill.
Reto is the CSS and frontend wizard.
Fabian is more the behind-the-scences guy. And he took the chance to meet awesome like-minded people during meetups in Cologne, Almaty, Berlin, Minsk, Rome. He calls the lovely Gasthaus Grünenwald his home.
Switzerland is expensive, for sure. So we would like to offer you accomodation at our guesthouse. There are 8 guest rooms available.
3 rooms with double beds
1 room with 4 single beds
1 room with 3 single beds
3 rooms with 2 single beds
Sums up to 16 beds in total
We will charge 40 CHF per bed per night.
As the capacity is limited the rooms/beds are assigned in order of the applications.
If anyone wants to spend money on a more modern atmosphere, we recommend the Hotel Bellevue-Terminus in Engelberg. Rooms for a lower budget you'll find at the Ski Lodge. Book the room on their website directly. They offer better prices than booking.com and other platforms.
Capacity during sessions/workshops/eating/drinking
The Gasthaus Grünenwald is convenient for up to 25 people.
Food and Drinks
There should be enough of everything. We will cook and eat together.
Calculate with about 25 Swiss Francs (or Euro) per meal. And 10 bucks more per day for beer.
And most important: there are several coffee machines in the house. Coffee's for free and à go go.
In the middle of nowhere...
Why in wintertime in the Swiss Alps, you may ask yourself. The answer is simple: because we live here and Engelberg is a excellent skiing spot. So, if you'd like to jump out of the meeting and put your skis on: go ahead. There is some snow waiting for you. We'll try to provide you with some reduced-price tickets for the cable cars.
By car: check Google Maps, it will guide you. There are plenty of parking spaces in front of the house. Normally no need for snow chains, but make sure your car has winter tires.
By train: Take a train to Lucerne/Luzern. From there you'll find your connecting train up to Engelberg (about 1 hour). Then call me, I will pick you up at the trainstation of Engelberg.
By plane: fly to Zurich or Basel (easyjet). From Basel and Zurich to Engelberg is approximately the same distance.
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