[OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeo-Conf] Code sprints at FOSS4G 2013

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 02:27:00 PDT 2012


We proposed the conference from Tuesday through Saturday in our original submission to OSGeo, those are the only dates available as we are dovetailing with the UK Association for Geographic Information's GeoCommunity event which runs on the Tuesday and Wednesday (overlapping with our workshops).

Thoughts about the preference for a codesprint before the event or the day after were what prompted my mail. We will try to accommodate whatever the coders want.


Steven Feldman

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On 17 Oct 2012, at 09:44, Bart van den Eijnden wrote:

> Hey Steven,
> this has been discussed in the past, where I was in favour of a sprint before the conference, but I think I was one of the few (if not the only one), since most people have talks and workshops to prepare.
> I was a bit surprised though to see the conference move into the weekend, what is the thought behind that? I can hardly imagine doing a code sprint after a six day work week.
> Best regards,
> Bart
> -- 
> Bart van den Eijnden
> OSGIS - http://osgis.nl
> On Oct 17, 2012, at 10:39 AM, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I know it is very early to start talking about code sprints for FOSS4G 2013 but we have a couple of options that we would like to share.
>> The rough timetable for FOSS4G 2013 currently looks like this:
>> Tuesday 17th Sept - 	Workshops
>> Wednesday 18th -	Workshops, Icebreaker event in the evening
>> Thursday 19th - 		Conference Opens, Plenary, Streams, Gala night
>> Friday 20th - 			Conference streams, afternoon plenary, free night
>> Saturday 21st -		Conference streams, closing plenary, FOSS4G closes, informal party for those staying over
>> Sunday 22nd -		Side meetings, chapter groups
>> So the questions are
>> When do you want to run the code sprints? Our preference would be to provide facilities for the code sprints on Sunday 22nd but if there was a strong preference to go for the Monday we could try to secure space for that (not guaranteed but we could try)
>> If there is a choice between one large space with clusters for the different projects or a series of smaller rooms which would you prefer?
>> Apart from power, internet and coffee are there any other requirements?
>> Can we get your feedback on this in next few days as we will need to make some choices with the venue by early next week. Apologies for short notice.
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