[OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] Funding code Sprints

Hogan, Patrick (ARC-PX) patrick.hogan at nasa.gov
Sun Feb 21 18:40:38 PST 2016


I’m just suggesting that it be included under “Project Plans” here https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Paris_Code_Sprint_2016

Just asking that one line ‘Europa Challenge’ and URL simply be included there on the webpage, as an ‘approved’ Project Plan. The Europa Challenge is a well-designed ‘code sprint’ opportunity for doing this world some good. So it would seem a good way for the Code Sprinters to double-down on their efforts while fully supporting the OSGEO Code Sprint Paris 2016.

I too am not connected in that realm, so am quite alien to making this idea work.

But the Europa Challenge has respectable pedigree and deserves the attention.

Anyway, just a thought. . .

From: Venkatesh Raghavan [mailto:raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 6:28 PM
To: Hogan, Patrick (ARC-PX); OSGeo Discussions; OSGeo Board
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] Funding code Sprints

Hi Patrick,

On 2/22/2016 9:32 AM, Hogan, Patrick (ARC-PX) wrote:


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

I am not sure that I understand what you mean by "include the Europa Challenge criteria".
Since the Europa Challenge is open to all [1], I do not see any reason why the project
team or individuals participating in the code sprint cannot send in their entries  for
the Europa Challenge.

I would encourage you (or Maria) to send the info about the Europa Challenge to the
Code Sprint ML [2] (I am not subscribed to the list). You request the organizers to
print the Europa Challenge brochure [3] and leave copies at the registration
desk of the Code Sprint venue to increase visibility amongst the Paris Code



[1] http://eurochallenge.como.polimi.it/
[2] https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/tosprint
[3] http://eurochallenge.como.polimi.it/sites/default/files/Europa_Challenge-Flyer.pdf

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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