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The sprint rooms are 301 and 307 on the third floor of the Marvin Center, and sprints will run from 8am to 6pm (roughly) each day from Saturday March 19 through Tuesday March 22. Further information, including a link to directions, under Logistics below.

Please add planned sprints to this page. Feel free to create new wiki pages for planning your sprint in detail.

Introduction

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 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! Sprint topics are listed below.

(Do we use a private LAN in the sprint room or have Internet access to a Subversion server? How is chaos avoided?)

Schedule

Saturday, March 19

Sunday, March 20

Monday, March 21

Tuesday, March 22

Possible Sprint Topics

JythonSprint? SWTSprint?

Python Core

* rewrite setup.py

* rewrite site.py

* handle bugs / patches

Logistics

Who makes this possible?

The Python Software Foundation is sponsoring the sprints for PyConDC2005. Please consider making a donation to support this vital community activity!


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