ADINA Invitation Letters for Visas
Some attendees of ADINA15 may be required to apply for visas to enter the country. The Italian embassy seems to require a invitation letter. The format of the letter should be similar to this:
(Unfortunately, embassies tend not to appreciate terms such as 'hackathon'. As much as it pains me, I've had to switch to a bit more formal wording. Also it would be highly preferred it had some kind of letter head)
""" The Visa Officer Italian Embassy ,
This letter is to support the visa application letter of Mr/Ms .
Mr/Ms is invited to attend A Dive into Network Anomalies 2015. Organized by the Open Observatory of Network Interference with collaboration with the Nexa Center for Internet and Society, ADINA15 is a series of workshops focused on the study and development of computer networks.
The Open Observatory of Network Interference is the curator of a public archive of over 15,000 measurements from 70 countries world wide. OONI maintains a free software, global observation platform designed to enable better understanding of Internet topography, in particular network anomalies and interference. Friends and sponsors of OONI include the Open Rights Group, Greenhost and Google.
Mr is invited to participate as part of a team to work on creating solutions to understanding this vast database of data as well as expand it. With attendees from all around the world, the event aims to foster an environment promoting ingenuity, creativity and collaboration. After work is complete, the conference will recognize and award the top three participating teams in ADINA15. All data and source code created throughout the event be published using an open license to ensure that is as accessible as possible for researchers.
The conference will be held at Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament (Nuova Sala dei Gruppi Camera dei Deputati Via Campo Marzio 78 Rome, Italy) spanning a period of two days between the 1st of October and the 2nd of October 2015.
I will be happy to answer any further questions you may have about the event and the arrangements.
Sincerely,Open Observatory of Network Interference """