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Wikimedia Hackathon 2019/Venue

< Wikimedia Hackathon 2019
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17 - 19 May, 2019 | Prague

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Venue

Location of venue and accomodation

WIFI Info: NTK-Wikimedia-Hackaton, pass: Wikimedia

The event will take place at the National Library of Technology (Národní technická knihovna, NTK). Wikimedia Czech Republic (Czechia) 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 Czechia, 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

Technická 2710/6

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).


If you want to go around and check the neighborhood, we have prepared a map with some suggestions, where to go.

 
National Library of Technology
 
The venue (front)
 
The venue (top)

Venue map

We are spread across the whole building, having few rooms on each floor. Please see the map bellow for rooms which are dedicated to us (highlighted with green color).


Accommodation

In the surrounding of the Library there are several accommodation options:

You can also check Airbnb or Booking platform, they offer a vast spectrum of accommodation.

In case you need help, please contact us at hackathon@wikimedia.cz

Czechia

The local currency is the Czech koruna (Crown, CZK or ). 26CZK≅1EUR. EUR is also accepted in many places but be aware that the exchange rate might not be great.

Czechia uses CEE 7/5 (Type E - French) electricity sockets.

Prague

 
Prague

Prague is the capital and largest city in Czechia, the 14th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of 2.6 million.

Prague has been a political, cultural and economic centre of central Europe complete with a rich history. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The city has more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas and other historical exhibits.

For those, who are interested in exploring the city, its heritage and history, get some tips where to eat, those links can be handy:

Notes

  • This page incorporates text from the English Wikipedia article Prague, see which for attribution.