[python-committers] UPDATE 1: Core sprint 2017 - Sep 4 - Sep 9, Menlo Park, California

Ezio Melotti ezio.melotti at gmail.com
Wed Jul 12 15:00:50 EDT 2017


On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 1:55 PM, Łukasz Langa <lukasz at langa.pl> wrote:

> Update: the sprint is on!
> *Good news*: Facebook is covering the venue, food and hotel costs. This
> is confirmed. I'm working on getting a PSF grant for flights like last year.
Great news, and thanks for organizing the sprint!

> *Please book your* *airplane tickets* as soon as possible. Like last
> year, we can reimburse up to *$500* for domestic roundtrip flights and up
> to *$1500* for international roundtrip flights. If that’s not enough to
> get you to California and back, let me know and we’ll figure something out.
> Send me the receipts my way, you should get your money back before the
> event, preferably as soon as I get the grant wired. For sums smaller than
> $500, provide me with a PayPal e-mail. For larger ones, I will need your
> details to set up a wire transfer. I will use TransferWise for the latter
> to cut down the wire costs. * I recommend flying in on Sunday and flying
> out on Saturday.*
Other than the cost, are there any restrictions on the flight?  If possible
I would like to spend some more time in the US after the sprint.  By
booking the return flight on a later date the total price of the flight
should be similar if not cheaper.  Of course I'll take care of the hotel
and other expenses -- I don't want to take advantage of the PSF.  If that
is fine, I can contact you off-list and provide more information.

Both the SFO and SJC airports seem to be close to Menlo Park. Is there any
preference on the airport? Does the hotel provide any shuttle service?

> *Please DO NOT book hotels*, Facebook is covering this, preferably in the
> same hotel as close to Facebook HQ as possible. NOTE: I cannot confirm your
> hotel room until I have your flight information.
> *Full list of confirmed attendance:*
> zware
> ned-deily
> ncoghlan
> warsaw
> benjaminp
> tiran
> ericvsmith
> 1st1
> larryhastings
> ericsnowcurrently
> Mariatta
> ezio-melotti
> applio
> nascheme
> bitdancer
> gvanrossum
> gpshead
> zooba
> haypo
> rhettinger
This is quite an impressive list, I'm looking forward meeting you all!

Best Regards,
Ezio Melotti

> If for any reason you can no longer come, *please let me know immediately*
> .
> - Ł
> On Jun 13, 2017, at 1:04 AM, Lukasz Langa <lukasz at langa.pl> wrote:
> Hello fellow committers!
> I'm organizing another core sprint this year to make Python 3.7 the best
> release possible.
> *WHY*:
> 1. *Community*.  The sprints at the end of PyCon are great but they
> mostly get the same people in the room year after year.  Many of the most
> active contributors never attend conferences.  My goal with this sprint is
> to bring together many core devs who rarely if ever meet!
> 2. *Focus*.  When we have sprints at the end of a conference, many of us
> are pretty tired and less productive than we could have been without the
> late dinners, endless hallway sessions, and so on.  Some of the sprinters
> are preoccupied with tutoring newcomers.  This sprint won't be after a
> major conference, and it's only for seasoned CPython core devs--so get to
> work!
> 3. *Communication*. There are tremendous benefits to getting everyone
> together in one big room.  Conversations that drag on on python-dev can be
> solved quickly in person.  Even contentious debates become faster, easier,
> and more civil.  And meeting face-to-face helps us all feel more connected
> to our community.
> *WHY THE BAY AREA*: We have a large population of core contributors
> here.  Also, I can arrange for Facebook to provide us a "war room" for the
> whole week, with full access to the campus during the sprints. That
> includes free food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, compatible
> with almost any dietary restrictions.
> *WHY EARLY SEPTEMBER*: It's almost impossible to find a time that doesn't
> overlap with a PyCon. This week worked well last year so we're redoing it
> that way. Monday September 4 is Labor Day in the US, which may make it
> easier for employees of US companies to attend, as they'd only be taking
> off four days instead of five.
> *HOW LONG*: A full week Monday, Sep 4 to Friday, Sep 8 evening. You can
> check into your hotel the day before the sprint (Sunday, Sep 3) and check
> out the day after (Saturday, Sep 9).
> *HOW BIG*: No fewer than 10, no more than 20.  More than 20 people would
> be great but it'd be hard for me to organize a sprint that big.
> *WHO PAYS*: The venue, hotels, and food are provided by Facebook. I'm
> working on getting flight reimbursements. Last year they were provided by
> the Python Software Foundation. Anybody is free to waive their
> reimbursement.
> *PLEASE REPLY*: If you're interested in attending and have the commit bit
> on GitHub's python/cpython, fill out this Google Form:
> https://goo.gl/forms/MzrNtRe0NAmzvGwF2
> *DISCLAIMER*: I'd like to be able to host everybody. However, if I
> receive more than 20 applications, this is not going to be possible. In
> this case, the following will happen:
> 1. I will look at your current level of involvement in CPython
> development. This includes metrics like commits / PRs, activity on the bug
> tracker and python-dev, special role (release manager, infrastructure dev,
> etc.).
> 2. I will look at your sprint plan and ability to participate in the
> entire sprint (per answers to the questions above).
> 3. I will gather all this data and leave the final decision to our
> Benevolent Dictator (who is also attending the sprint). This is one of
> those occasions where having a dictator is useful.
> *DON'T WAIT*: September is closer than you think! Please let me know as
> soon as possible so we can start setting up the event. I'm going to close
> the sign-up form on June 23rd.
> Organizational-ly yours,
> Ł
> Vice-Minister of Silly Sprints
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