[Chicago] Planning a ChiPy sprint

Alex Gaynor alex.gaynor at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 04:26:56 CEST 2010

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 8:43 PM, Brian Curtin <brian.curtin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2010-October/104871.html).
> If that doesn't work for you, look forward to a December date.
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Unfortunately, doesn't work for me (friggin school...) :(


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