For more information about PyCon 2006, see the main conference site at http://us.pycon.org/.
The following sprints are planned for the four days after the conference.
To register a new sprint, just edit this page and add your sprint, listing yourself as the sprint coach. If you won't be around for all four days, please specify the days you'll be present.
If you have any questions about sprinting at PyCon, please send email to the Sprint Coordinator, David Goodger.
- Rooms: To be decided. Time: Starting 8 am Monday (intro session from 3:30 pm Sunday) Date: Monday February 27 through Thursday March 2 inclusive. Cost to attend: Free! Bring: Your laptop and a wireless card. IRC: #pycon-sprints on irc.freenode.net, or as listed below
Because the sprints are after the formal conference, all the sprint attendees will likely be present at the start of the sprints. Sprint coaches should plan for an introductory session on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning, where you can help attendees get started. This might involve helping them to get SVN or CVS installed, find the development tree, talk about the software's architecture, or planning what the four-day sprint will try to accomplish.
If the introductory session is on Sunday, you should plan to begin around 3:30PM.
Free Wing IDE licenses
For sprinters that would like a free license for Wing IDE Professional, please see Stephan Deibel or John Ehresman either at the sprint plenary Sunday 3:35 PM in Preston Trail or during the sprinting days.
- Goal: Same thing we do every night, Pinky Coach: Jacob Kaplan-Moss
- Goals: Integrate more of Zope 3 into Zope 2, improved through-the-web management, ... Coach: Jim Fulton (jim at zope.com)
Details: http://dev.zope.org/Zope3/PyCon2006Sprint IRC: #zope3-dev
- Goal: to port Stackless to Python 2.4.2 Coach: Christian Tismer
- Goal: add functionality, fix bugs, and facilitate applications
Details: /DocutilsSprint IRC: #docutils
- Goal: add functionality, fix bugs, and facilitate applications Coach: Brett Cannon
- Goal: add functionality, resolve tricky bugs and facilitate applications Coach: Kevin Dangoor
Goal: work in any area of interest of PyPy Coach: Michael Hudson, Armin Rigo, Holger Krekel
Goal: Rest of content conversion for http://beta.python.org and make it live on python.org on or before March 5th
Coach: Tim Parkin (not on site but knows everything) and Stephan Deibel (onsite but knows nothing
Goal: work on a unified conference software system for PyCon
pymon and CoyMon 3
Goal: release pymon 0.3.4 (monitoring server written in Twisted), work on component parts of CoyMon 3 including PyFlowCatch and PyRRD (where we're building a Twisted RRDTool server)
Coach: DuncanMcGreggor Details:
- Goal: work on any area of interest in Chandler
Coach: TedLeung Dates: Feb 27 and 28 only
Details: http://wiki.osafoundation.org/bin/view/Journal/PyCon2006 IRC: #chandler
- Goal: add hCalendar, hCard, and xCalendar support to vobject
Coach: JeffreyHarris Dates: Feb 27 and 28 only
- Goal: Finish up MySQLdb-1.2.1 and ZMySQLDA-2.0.9
Coach: AndyDustman Dates: Sunday through Tuesday
Details: Fix bugs at http://sourceforge.net/projects/mysql-python Submit patches/bugs in
advance if you have any. If you want CVS checkin ability, get a SourceForge account.
Array Interface Sprint
Goal: Adding a SciPy inspired Array Interface to the Python Core
What is a sprint?
A sprint is a focused development session, in which developers pair in a room and focus on building a particular subsystem. A sprint is organized with a coach leading the session. The coach sets the agenda, tracks activities, and keeps the development moving. The developers often work in pairs using XP's pair programming approach.
The sprint approach works best when the first few hours are spent getting oriented -- presenting a tutorial for the development material, laying out the stories to tackle for the day, getting everyone a CVS or SVN checkout to work with.
ZopeMag's miniGuide to Zope Sprinting is a good introductory article; just mentally remove every "Zope" from the article to make it generic.
Why sprint at PyCon?
The sprints are intended to benefit various projects, and to encourage more people to take part in development. They will also be a good place to see ExtremeProgramming or other AgileMethods in action, and to work closely with experienced Python developers.
PyCon will always have a core Python sprint. Other topics will come and go each year.
If you wish to participate in a sprint, please contact the sprint organizers in advance, or add your name to the list of participants for a given sprint.
What equipment/supplies will sprints get?
PyCon will supply the following:
- Room. Multiple sprints will share the same room; different sprints will presumably occupy different tables.
- Wireless networking.
- Easels, a tablet of paper, and markers.
- Writing paper and pens (for notes, sketches, etc.).
- Ice water.
PyCon does not supply food for the sprint days. Participants will have to go to PyCon2006/NearbyRestaurants, or have food delivered to the hotel.
Who makes this possible?
The Python Software Foundation sponsors the sprints at PyCon2006. Please consider making a donation to support this vital community activity!
If you cannot attend the sprints in person but would still like to follow the progress and/or participate, you can, via IRC (irc.freenode.net) or other means, as listed above. The #pycon-sprints channel can be used for general sprint-related traffic.