[OSGeo-Conf] participants events

till.adams at fossgis.de till.adams at fossgis.de
Mon Jun 15 00:05:16 PDT 2015

Hi Cameron,

good point, but...  some of the sprinters are also "needed" as workshop 
chairs - so even if we find a possibility to run the code sprint before 
the conference, this might cause other trouble ;-)

What we can offer is the following: We have two smaller rooms (we could 
get for free) in another building we might use for monday/tuedday to 
offer room for "project code sprints" or s.th. like that. But I would 
favor to remain with the code sprint on saturday, it's a little 
tradintional as well.

Other opinions?


Am 2015-06-14 01:18, schrieb Cameron Shorter:
> 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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