[pytest-dev] tentative pytest sprint june 2016 / funding

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Tue Jan 12 16:54:47 EST 2016

Hey Florian, Bruno, Brianna, Floris, Omar, all,

great to hear that 20-26th June could work for you all!
Ronny is missing though and i haven't heart from Anatoly
for a longer time.

I slightly prefer the june date to attaching the sprint to
EuroPython2016 which i am not sure i'll make.  As i am bound to be on
travels (currently in San Francisco) quite a bit this year i'd prefer
hosting the sprint in Freiburg to not add yet another longer duration
where i am completely away from family.

So now that we have a tentative plan i think it's time to go for the
funding campaign!  If no one beats me to it i can see to draft a text
end january.  I guess we can ask for EUR 4000 to be on the safe side as
it stands.  my company could handle the accounting or we appoint someone
else who does it (i am  not eager so please step foward if you like --
the overhead with my accountant is probably 10% :) 

Anyone prefering a particular platform like indiegogo or betterplace or
so?  I don't have much experience with those platforms myself.  If we
aim at getting primarily companies to fund it we could even go without
those platforms and just setup a campain page on pytest.org and provide
a contact mail.  A company funding it is also invited to send their
developer(s) to participate, learn and contribute for mutual benefit?!


On Thu, Jan 07, 2016 at 10:40 +0000, holger krekel wrote:
> Hey all,
> let's try to find out if we can make a pytest sprint happen in 2016.
> Here are some suggestions/thoughts on key points.
> Participants: anyway who has contributed to pytest in recent years but also
> interested newcomers/wanna-be-contributors.  Contributors are eligible
> for getting their travel costs reimbursed (see funding below).
> Location: somewhere around Freiburg, black forest, Germany.
> Date ranges:
>     20-26th June or
>     30th June - 6th July.
> Travel: arrive on the first day, leave the last.
> Funding: we'll do a Indiegogo or betterplace.org campaign and ask
> companies and individuals to help come up with funding for travel
> costs, lodging and food for participants.  If participants can come
> on their company's time and money even better.  In fact, the gathering
> will be a great opportunity to dive deeper into pytest and make the best
> use of it for your company.
> sprint contents: pytest-3.0 and a major new revision of the xdist plugin?
> Cleaning up wards, introducing new features (to be continued ...).
> deadline for funding compaign: maybe February/March
> so everybody can start booking.
> Who'd be up for it?  how much do you estimate you need for travel?
> Would the date range fit?
> best,
> holger
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