[Incubator] thinking about incubation sprint

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 16:49:10 PDT 2014

Just a clarification from off list - mentor is there to answer question
about how to go through incubation.
The Code Provenance Review
<http://www.osgeo.org/incubator/process/codereview.html> is an activity
performed by project volunteers (not the mentor).
Jody Garnett

On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 9:08 AM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>

> I was trying to think what an incubation sprint would look like .. am I
> correct in assuming that "code review" is the sticking point?
> In any case two ideas:
> 1) A general cross project sprint where we gather up developers from
> several projects, along with their mentors and try and power through
> checking the code. It is good value as projects will encounter  similar
> questions and have a chance to learn from each other etc... This is great
> for community building but represents large sponsorship cost as we are
> assured of getting developers from different corners of the globe.
> 2) The other way to play is to focus on a project at a time, and see if we
> can sponsor the project mentor to "crash" an existing code sprint. This may
> be better for projects with a lot of developers in the same part of the
> world?
> Finally I a not sure if remote (via Skype) sprints are going to cut it. It
> is too easy to get dragged away by your "day job" and not focus on team
> members who are waiting. It slows down the whole thing and lacks focus.
> Any ideas/thoughts? I would be keen to hear from graduated projects on
> "how they did it" - perhaps we can learn what worked and structure a
> "sprint" around that activity.
> --
> Jody Garnett
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