[Grok-dev] future sprint opportunities

Souheil CHELFOUH trollfot at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 10:43:00 EDT 2010

As I will not join you in Birmingham, I'm really looking forward to
any other sprints.
I've been very upset to miss the Rotterdam one, so you can already
count me in for this one.
I can try and find financial sponsors and give a logistic hand,
remotely, if that is doable.

2010/7/6 Martijn Faassen <faassen at startifact.com>:
> Hey Uli,
> On 07/06/2010 01:54 PM, Uli Fouquet wrote:
> [2 days after europython]
>> Will there also be a Grok-dedicated sprint? If yes, then it again will
>> only be two days, right? So, anybody interested in doing a sprint there?
> I'd be happy to sprint on Grok there, so if there are enough people
> we'll have 2 days of Grok sprint. :)
>> I happily accepted a friendly invitation to this place for one day and
>> explored it a bit deeper. As a result I'd say that it is not impossible
>> to do a sprint there, but it will be less comfy compared to Cologne. We
>> would have to share a DSL connection with limited bandwith (2 MBit
>> downstream, 512 KBit upstream), a kitchen and a large central room.
> With a bit of care 2mbit down will at least be doable - we might want to
> put up our own local pypi cache though (anyone know how?).
> We could also look for a bit of sponsorship to boost their bandwidth.
> One consideration bit of sponsorship and use it to upgrade their
> bandwidth (for a year or whatever the minimal period is). That depends
> on pricing though; any idea about the options at that location?
>  > We would not have a second room to split in workgroups or similar.
> What would be the maximum people that would fit in the house comfortably
> for sprinting? We can simply make it exclusive. :)
>> The house is very solid, very old (few centuries) and surrounded by a
>> large beautiful garden and forrests. It's heated by underfloor heating
>> and one or two fireplaces (yes, real fireplaces with woodfiring). We
>> could use up to two bedrooms in the house, but there are also a hostel
>> and a hotel (at least the hostel with very reasonable prices) in
>> footwalking distance.
>> A real problem is the location far away from public transport, shops,
>> etc. The next train station is about 20 mins away by car. That means,
>> that we would have to do self-catering and also transport has to be
>> self-managed.
> We'd need to organize some kind of shuttle service for incoming
> sprinters; perhaps we'd have enough cars available.
> So we need to get organized:
> * shuttle service volunteers to help people get to and from the station
> * shuttle service volunteers to help obtain food
> * volunteer cooks
> * updating the wiki and such
> (anything else?)
> As I said above, sponsors would also be useful. :)
> As to cultural stuff, I'd like to make use of the 5 days of sprinting as
> much as possible, so it'd be nice if we could somehow organize something
> half-day or so in the neighborhood so we make optimal use of our time.
>> Overall I'd say: if we find one or two others persons willing to do the
>> organisational part together with me (preferable with cars), we could
>> have a 1-week sprint in mid-October. I'd be happy if that would
>> happen :-)
> I'm hoping we can get our community organized enough!
> Regards,
> Martijn
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