Sprints will be run on the conference weekend: Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, at FHNW (our sprints venue)
As is tradition, sprints are not organized by the conference organizers, but instead run by the attendees who want to put on a sprint. We only provide the rooms, Internet, food and drinks.
What is a “Sprint” ?
Most open source software development happens on the web and developers usually communicate online only when working on projects. This usually works out fine, but the lack of in-person meetings can sometimes be a limiting factor in making good progress.
For this reason, a form of impromptu coding meetups called “sprints” or “hackathons” (outside the Python community, the term “hackathon” is more common) were initiated, where developers interested in a project can get together in person for a short period of time to make quick progress. Since conferences provide the perfect place to meet, sprints are made part of the conference program.
EuroPython has had sprints ever since it started in 2001. This year we will have a sprint weekend, where developers can join to work on interesting things. It is also possible for people interested in a project to join in for the first time at a sprint. The setup and management of the sprints is solely up to the sprint teams running the sprints.
We will have a sprint introduction session on Friday afternoon. If you want to join a sprint team, attending this session is a good idea.
We will have the sprints at the FHNW. Please see the venue page for details.
Organizing a Sprint
If you are planing to run a sprint at EuroPython 2019, please add an entry to the public Python.org wiki page we have for this:
and announce it on the social channels.
Note: Please see the wiki front page for instructions (near the bottom of the page) on how to edit the wiki page.
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