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Development Sprints

Development Sprints

Monday, March 18th through Thursday, March 21st, 2013.

Development sprints are a key part of PyCon, a chance for the contributors to open-source projects to get together face-to-face for up to four days of intensive learning, development and camaraderie. Newbies sit with gurus, go out for lunch and dinner together, and have a great time while advancing their project.

What's a sprint?

Come for PyCon, stay for the sprints!

PyCon Development Sprints are four days of intensive learning and development on an open source project of your choice, in a team environment. It's a time to come together with colleagues, old and new, to share what you've learned and apply it to an open source project.

In the crucible of a sprint room, teaming with both focus and humor, it's a time to test, fix bugs, add new features, and improve documentation. And it's a time to network, make friends, and build relationships that go beyond the conference.

PyCon provides the space and infrastructure (network, power, tables & chairs); you bring your skills, humanity, and brainpower (oh! and don't forget your computer).

Where will the sprints be?

On the second floor of the Hyatt (pdf). We have all of the shaded rooms on the "Second Level" of the map, except for the one labeled "A/V Office."

Who can participate?


All experience levels are welcome; sprints are a great opportunity to get connected with, and start contributing to your favorite Python project.

Participation in the sprints is free!

What's the schedule?

Intro sessions

There will be two pre-sprint sessions on Sunday, March 17, 2013 after the end of the conference talks:

Intro to Sprinting (4:30pm - 5pm) A plenary session which will begin with a talk explaining the basics of sprints and how they work at PyCon. That will be followed by a brief introduction to each project by the sprint leader.

Sprint Tutorials (5pm - whenever) Sprint leaders will gather sprinters and head to their sprint rooms for introductory sessions. Sprint leaders will explain their project, walk through code, help with repository access, etc. This way, come Monday morning you'll be able to get started coding right away.


See all the projects sprinting at PyCon, and add your own!

More information to come

More information about the sprints, including a list of sprinting projects and contact information for questions will be available closer to PyCon.