[Chicago] Planning a ChiPy sprint

Brian Curtin brian.curtin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 02:43:26 CEST 2010

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 08:30, Brian Curtin <brian.curtin at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you weren't at last night's meeting you missed a good one (thanks Tal
> and Ross), and you also missed me rambling about sprints again.
> For those not aware, the Python Software Foundation has set aside money to
> fund groups getting together to hack on Python stuff (see
> http://pythonsprints.com/). I've been involved with the group since the
> start and recently got my employer to sweeten the pot with a nice
> donation...so we're just sitting over here with stacks of money waiting for
> people to request it. Whether it's Python itself or any of the great
> packages out there, funding is available to groups who want to give their
> time to making the Python world better. Sprints to port projects to Python 3
> are especially awesome, and we recently sponsored two of them in South
> Africa and Minneapolis. Simply put: you write the code, PSF buys the pizza
> (and beer).
> If you are interested in getting together, fill in some details on this
> wiki page -- http://chipy.org/Fall2010Sprint -- or just respond with your
> details and I'll add them. What we need are the who, what, where, and when
> questions to be answered. Rough estimates are fine, then I'll try to
> coordinate that into some hard dates.
> Ideally I'm thinking something on a weekend from morning until dinner, then
> see where that takes us. We could also do a weekday evening/night sprint.
> I'd actually like to see this become a regular thing if we can swing it.
> Feel free to respond on the list rather than directly to me. Maybe it will
> guilt more people into showing up :)

So after getting a bunch of responses, would anyone be able to do November
20 or 21? I chose that weekend since it generally fits with the availability
I've seen, and it also coincides with the planned "bug days" for the Python
3.2 beta cycle (see

If that doesn't work for you, look forward to a December date.
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