[OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] Funding code Sprints

Hogan, Patrick (ARC-PX) patrick.hogan at nasa.gov
Sun Feb 21 16:32:44 PST 2016


Howdy! Any reason why the Paris Code Sprint couldn’t include the Europa Challenge criteria?

They would simply use the Europa Challenge criteria submit their results there in addition to the Paris Code Sprint!

Then that code sprint would be getting *double exposure* and have a shot at the NASA Crystal Bull, http://eurochallenge.como.polimi.it/

That’s two finish lines for the price of one sprint!

We will treat Code Sprinters as grad students or SME, no mentor required.

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From: Discuss [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Venkatesh Raghavan
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 3:35 PM
To: OSGeo Discussions; OSGeo Board
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] Funding code Sprints

Dear All,

Considering OSGeo budget for 2016, I think, it could be
possible to support 3 or 4 Code Sprints at similar
sponsorship levels for each sprint as in the past.

I would like to propose to have code spread across three or four
periods across the year e.g Jan-March, April-June, July-Sept, Oct-Dec
and have RFP's for code sprints just like we have for our annual

OSGeo Code Sprint in Paris starting from today (22 Feb., 2016),
fits very well for the  first quarter of 2016. I see a great lineup
of projects and participants for the Paris Code Sprint [1].

Code sprints are an integral part of FOSS4G Conferences which is our
largest gathering of users and developers. It will be appropriate that
OSGeo Foundation supports Code Sprints at FOSS4G conferences as
an official event for the July-September period.



[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Paris_Code_Sprint_2016

On 2016/02/20 18:07, Massimiliano Cannata wrote:

Dear All,

this is to acknowledge that there is a topic on discussion within the board

directors on assigning funds to sprint code requests.

Up to now a request-voting-fund approach has been followed without any

specific plan.

Since the board f2f meeting (thank you community for supporting that as i

believe it was an enormous opportunity for OSGeo to speed up advances and

was so fruitful) a budget has been draft and resources has been allocated.

With this mail I would personally like to ask a few questions the different


- who is intended to present a fund request for sprint code in 2016. This

will give an idea of the number of expected requests.

- do you have preferences on criteria for assign resources and eventually

what is your choice motivation?

Thank you,



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