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  • Verify the Chinese addresses
  • Possibly add another hotel option closer to Intel
  • Add more information on how to get from the hotels to some key sights in Shanghai using public transport
  • Finalise time-table and bus pick-up with times
  • Provide details on what to do when arriving at Intel

When and Where ?

Intel Shanghai, April 28-29

Intel will be hosting this years Xen Project Hackathon on April 28-29, 2015 at their Shanghai Site.

We will start at 9AM and finish at 5PM each day. There will also be an evening social event on April 28th : more details will follow.

Address in English:

Intel Asia-Pacific Research and Development Ltd.
No. 880, Zixing Road
Shanghai Zizhu Science Park,
Min Hang District
Shanghai (200241)

Address in Chinese:

Tel: 86-21-61165000

Check out the event location on the map


April 28th

8:45 - 9:30 	Registration & Breakfast (Breakfast will be provided)
9:30 - 9:45	Welcome
9:45 - 10:30	Scheduling
10:30 - 11:30	Sessions 1
11:30 - 12:30	Sessions 2
12:30 - 13:30 	Lunch
13:30 - 14:30	Sessions 3
14:30 - 15:30	Sessions 4
15:30 - 16:00	Break 
16:00 - 17:00	Sessions 4
17:00 - 17:30	Plenary

April 29th

9:00 - 9:45	Breakfast
9:45 - 10:15	Scheduling
10:15 - 11:30	Sessions 1
11:30 - 12:30	Sessions 2
12:30 - 13:30 	Lunch
13:30 - 14:30	Sessions 3
14:30 - 15:30	Sessions 4
15:30 - 16:00	Break 
16:00 - 16:45	Plenary: Share achievements
16:45 - 17:00	Closing

Recommended Hotel Options

We will be organising a bus from and to one of the hotels below. They are all within walking distance from each other. More details will follow.

Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel

Booking Information and maps (english)

Cost: around USD 150 per night


5 Zun Yi Nan Road
Changning District
Shanghai 200336

Chinese Address:


Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel

Booking Information and maps (english)

Cost: around USD 115 per night


Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel
2099 Yan'an West Road
Changning District
Shanghai 200336

Chinese Address:

扬子江万丽大酒店 长宁区延安西路 2099 号, 邮编 200336

Jin Jiang Rainbow Hotel

Booking Information and maps (english)

Cost: around USD 90 per night


2000 Yan An Road (W)
Changning District
Shanghai 200336

Chinese Address:

锦江虹桥宾馆 延安西路2000号

Transport Information

This map shows you the relative positions of the Intel campus, recommended hotels and key sights within Shanghai.

Buses from hotels to the Intel Campus

We will be organising a bus service from the recommended hotels (see above) to the Intel site in the morning and the evening. Exact pick-up and return times will be published later.

Other ways to get to the Intel Campus

Taxi's in Shanghai are relatively cheap. You are looking at a cost of around $20-$25 for a 1-1.5 hour taxi ride of about 30-35 km's. There is no easy way to get to the Intel site by public transport. Should you chose to use a taxi or chose to stay in a different hotel to those recommended, please make sure you organise the taxi with the concierge at your hotel. Printing out a map of the Intel site's location and the address in Chinese as well as your hotel address also helps.

Reference distances to the Intel site:

  • The Bund : 38 km's - approximately 1.5 hours
  • Pudong : 40 km's - approximately 1.5 hours
  • Recommended hotels in Hongqiao : 27 km's - approximately 1 hour

Getting from the airport to the Hotels and vice versa

To get from the airport to one of the recommended hotels, you can take a taxi. It is about a 50 km drive and will take 1-1.5 hours depending on the day of time. It will cost around $25. Make sure to go to the airport's taxi stand and do *not* use one of the offers for a taxi when you come out of the gate. These are normally limousine services which will cost you several times more than a regular taxi. You should also print out the name and a map of the hotel, just in case.

Alternatively, you can use public transport: see the following map

Taxi's in Shanghai

Taxi's in Shanghai are relatively cheap. For more information see the Travel China Guide

Visa Invitation Letters

If you require an invitation, please send an e-mail to community dot manager at xenproject dot org. You should leave make sure that you have at least 2 weeks to organise a visa with your local Chinese Embassy after you have received the visa invitation letter. Please provide the following information:

Personal Information

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Full name of the company which you work for
  • Job title

Other Information

  • Date of arrival and leaving - note that you need a full itinerary in the visa application, but that in practice after you received the visa modifications to the schedule without notifying the Chinese Embassy is OK
  • State your role in the Xen Project Community
  • You will need to state who will bear the cost of travel to/from China and your accommodation in China

We will be processing invitation letters from the first week of March. Note that you do need to provide hotel information, when you apply for a Chinese visa. General information about receiving visa's to China can be found here.

Topics to Discuss, Code, Work on, ... at the Hackathon



Please add topics you want to discuss in this section as described above

I want to attend

Request an Invitation

In previous years we have requested for attendees to fill out a form and request an invitation. This was overly complicated, so we will revert back to a simpler approach. Please add your name to the list below. If your email address is not known in the Xen Community, please also add the name of your employer and send your e-mail address to community dot manager at xenproject dot org using "Request for Hackathon 2015 Invite" as subject line. This is important, such that we can e-mail more information to you.

Request invitation

  1. Add your name and org here - optionally you may also want to state the hotel you are staying at

Confirmed attendees

Note that we only have a maximum of 50 spaces : please add your name below

  1. Lars Kurth, Citrix staying at Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel