[Inpycon] First cut of grand schedule
lawgon at au-kbc.org
Mon Apr 26 14:00:02 CEST 2010
On Saturday 24 Apr 2010 3:02:52 pm स्वक्ष wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 14:00, Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at gmail.com> wrote:
> > not very confident about sprints. Of course, we didn't advertise or
> > charge up people for that either so maybe...
> since we have a few months to plan and discuss something similar? Any
what is a sprint? it is when people who are working together on a project get
together (either in person or on IRC or on both) for a fixed period of time and
work non-stop to finish a fixed target (usually bugs, but could also be
hence the prerequisite for a sprint is a project with sufficient number of
developers with adequate rights to want to work together and feel that f2f
will help things. As far as I know the total number of projects with Indian
developers who are likely to attend the conference is zero. A sprint can also
be held with just two developers who would like the opportunity of a f2f to
iron out a whole lot of things. These may possibly take place at the
conference, but without fanfare as both those guys will quietly sit in a
corner and go about their business.
the other type of so-called sprint is where people assemble to write code to
order. The miserable failure of fsck.in to produce is an example of what
happens in that case. I know a couple of guys who did not write code for
months as they were saving up the code to write it at the 'conference'.
Whether they actually wrote it is anybody's guess. No, writing code for show
or on order is a non-starter.
lurking on the django-dev list I have seen sprints being planned for pycon and
for djangocon - but they have been planned and executed because at times it is
nice to have a f2f to clear up things that get confused on mailing lists and
IRC. But these come from need - if anyone *needs* to have a sprint at the
conference, it will happen.
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