[OSGeo-Conf] participants events

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 16:18:15 PDT 2015

Hi Till,
I haven't got metrics from foss4g 2009 code sprint handy, but from 
memory there were ~ 10% to 20% off conference attendees at the sprint.

What I was surprised by was that a code sprint at the end of a 
conference was not as ideal as I though it would be.
Yes, you have so many key people all in the same place at the same time, 
and you don't want to miss that opportunity.
However, by the end of a conference, everyone is tied and a bit feeling 
a bit flat, and are probably not the the best head space for a code sprint.

Cheers, Cameron

On 12/06/2015 11:02 pm, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Hi Till,
> Regarding the Code Sprint, you should have space for 100 attendees. I 
> would be sure to have catering (coffee and snacks on morning and 
> afternoon break, plus lunch) for 80 attendees.
> I still have the FOSS4G-2011 invoices for hosting that code sprint in 
> Denver, and I see those rough numbers (space for 100, 77 lunch 
> sandwiches).
> If these invoices are helpful (listing all those little but important 
> items such as power bars and whiteboards) I will share them with you 
> confidentially.
> PS. and as I've told Sanghee, don't underestimate the importance of 
> coffee, to developers it is as important as wifi ha :)
> -jeff
> On 2015-06-12 3:34 AM, till.adams at fossgis.de wrote:
>> Dear conference-list,
>> in our recent meeting the question about number of participants for Ice
>> Breaker and Code-Sprint came up.
>> Is there anybody from past conferences who could give us a rough number,
>> just for orientation?
>> So far,
>> thanks, Till
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