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OpenVPN Hackathon 2017


This year's hackathon is organized by Heiko Hund (d12fk).

We will stick to the format of the previous years, which means attendance is in principle limited to "active developers that are also regularly contributing to #openvpn-devel or the mailing list". We should have enough space in the meeting room for 16 devs.

who is coming?

Name Topics Arrival Departure Hotel
Heiko Hund - Fri. 10am Sun. 20pm @home
Antonio Quartulli traffic manipulation API Thu noon Sun afternoon Der Blaue Reiter
Samuli Seppänen - - - -
Steffan Karger Post-quantum key exchange, performance Fri noon-ish Sun mid-afternoon Blaue Reiter
Gert Döring  branch maintenance - what goes where, and why? Fri noon-ish Sun late afternoon Blauer Reiter
Arne Schwabe  - Fri 12 am at HBF Sun late afternoon Blauer Reiter
David Sommerseth clean-ups, plug-ins, OpenVPN 3 client Thursday evening Sun afternoon Blaue Reiter
Lev Stipakov ovpn3 - - -


The meeting is held at the Sophos office in Karlsruhe (Germany):

Karlsruhe is an one hour ICE train ride away from Frankfurt Airport.

If you have any questions or got lost - please contact Heiko at +49 172 74 911 92.


The hackathon will take place from Friday November 10th 2017 to Sunday November 12th.


So what is the goal of the Hackathon?

  • should we get rid of LZ4 as bundled library and always rely on what the system has installed?
  • plan clean up route.c and tun.c - which approach should we use? improve OS/distro modularization? settle on an improved API?
  • add more topics here!

We're all open for additions here - I think the meetings in Brussels (2011+2012), Munich (2013+2014), Delft (2015) and Helsinki (2016) have shown that "just being able to sit together and hack" is a useful exercise.


There will be drinks and snacks to get us through the day. We have a kitchen, so you can also make sandwiches or a bowl of cereals. Chance of BBQ if there's demand in November.


Free Wifi and wired network is available


The closest Hotel is the "Der Blaue Reiter" just across the street.
Cheapest accomodation is IBIS budget a good 10 minute walk away.