[portland] Code Sprint & Project

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 00:14:00 CEST 2007

Apropos of all this, I developed a strong impression, while working
at Free Geek (as a contemporary of Jeff here for an episode), that
the open source world is deficient in bookkeeping savvy, pretty much
across the board.  On the brighter side, we're well positioned to develop
some kick ass fund accounting systems, complete with video archives
for privileged access donors (better access to staff).

More in this blog post:


Other thought:  "code sprint" is a great idea, could be used as a
model for educators doing "lesson plan sprint" -- brainstorming cool
curriculum segments, adaptable more locally, to a locale ( = namespace).


On 10/2/07, Jeff Schwaber <freyley at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey folks,
> Arlo said he won't be there, so I wanted to let you know that I'll be
> stepping up with a project I've got.
> For a long time I've seen people do accounting as part of their
> software. Double entry accounting is the standard among accountants,
> and for good reason, but programmers in general don't think about it
> in their projects that want it. This sounds, to me, like the perfect
> think for an API to handle.
> Recently, I've been working with an Aspect-Oriented Rails plugin that
> does this, and I have some ideas for a module to handle it more
> explicitly (and provide this service for the python language). It's a
> relatively easy project and I'm offering to be customer for it.
> In addition, for those who want to work in Ruby or other languages, we
> really want to welcome you. I'd recommend bringing a project in your
> language, as there are lots of folks who'd like to work on a new
> language but don't want to start a project in a language they don't
> know. =)
> See you tonight (Wed),
> Jeff
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