OSGeo UK Local Chapter

OSGeo:UK 2024 Code Sprint - Code by the Coast - SOLD OUT

We will be running our first UK code sprint, Code by the Coast, on Tuesday 30th July 2024, at the The Heights Hotel, Portland, Dorset, UK. Book your tickets now. SOLD OUT. Please email us on if you have any questions.

This is a great opportunity to work on some up and coming open-source projects and to meet up with other open-source developers here in the UK. Whether you are new to open-source geospatial development or have been working in the industry for years we hope this event will be the summer work-cation you need!

Bring your device and join us at the Portland Heights Hotel where you can choose to work on any number of the open-source applications on offer.


It is possible that more projects will join us on the day and we are sure there will be some exciting development goals to help out with on the day. If you would like your project to join us, please let us know .


The event is provided free of charge but spaces are strictly limited. Thanks to OSGeo:UK and Addresscloud we have been able to offer 20 places free of charge

Addresscloud are a big advocate and strong backers of OSGeo:UK and FOSS4G events. They help insurers understand geographic risk. Their award-winning platform provides leading insurers with APIs and applications to make better underwriting decisions.

You can also buy a “Sponsored place” ticket where you pay for the full cost of your ticket. If you can afford to pay for your ticket this will ensure there are free places available for those that can’t. Thank you for supporting this OSGeo:UK event!

If you are a UK open-source business and wish to support the event then please get in touch and you could sponsor some more places.

We hope you will join us this summer as we…code by the coast!

Location - The Heights Hotel

The Heights Hotel
Isle of Portland
Nr Weymouth

Catering is provided, sponsored by OSGeo:UK:

Food and Drink

Thanks to funding from OSGeo:UK the event will include food and drinks for the day with breakfast treats available on arrival and lunch with a view in the middle of the day. Please provide information on any dietary requirements or preferences when you book your ticket.


Weymouth is easily accessible by train, with a half-hourly direct service from London (via Southampton) and regular services from Bristol.

The number 1 bus runs every 15 minutes from Weymouth train station to Portland. Alight at the “Portland Heights” stop. A single ticket from the train station to The Heights costs £2 and can be bought on the First Bus App, online, or on the bus using contactless or cash.

If you are coming by train, let us know when you plan to arrive and we can arrange a pick-up shuttle from the station to the hotel.

The hotel also has free parking for anyone attending the Code Sprint.

We encourage everyone to travel by public transport/car share or under their own steam if possible.


There are a range of places to stay on Portland and in Weymouth for a range of budgets.

The Heights Hotel are delighted to accommodate guests attending. Please contact the hotel directly, to obtain the best rate over the phone (01305 821361) for the date(s) required.

Funding availability

OSGeo:UK are funding the event (through GoFundGeo) and as such we have limited additional funds. If you feel you would like to attend but can’t because of funding issues, please reach out to us. We will consider funding on a case-by-case basis.

Additionally if care commitments are limiting your ability to attend, again please reach out to us to discuss options.

Please email us on .

Code of Conduct

Participants at the Code Sprint are expected to act respectfully toward others in accordance with the FOSS4G:UK Online Code of Conduct. Short version: everyone is welcome, make everyone welcome, be nice.

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