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Re: Subversion Hackathon at SubConf 2009 -- are you coming?

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 10:46:54 +0100

That's excellent. I'm coming, and last year I found it immensely
team-building and inspiring to be in a "community room" where we could
hang out, coding quietly or in pairs, asking the questions we are shy of
asking by email, discussing the current and the future.

Earlier I was thinking that maybe I'd not stay for the third day (just
because there's only one presentation in English then), but a
"hackathon" is more than enough reason to stay: it's more productive for
the long term than spending the same time working privately.

I remember we made an agenda last year and discussed things on it, and
that took up more than all of the first day. Then we broke informally
into smaller discussion groups afterwards. It felt frantic: so much to
do, so little time. It was good.

- Julian

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Committers,
>
> I've traded some emails with Alexandra Bleicher, one of the organizers of
> the SubConf conference, about the prospects of securing some space and a
> network connection for a hackathon at the conference this year. She seems
> keen on the idea.
>
> The conference proper is on Wednesday and Thursday, October 28-29. Prior to
> that, on Tuesday the 27th, there is a day of workshops and, that evening,
> another developer roundtable such as we had last year.
>
> If I understand the deal that's being offered correctly, it appears to allow
> for us to have the room for 1-3 days, depending on our needs. Committers
> who attend the roundtable discussion will be allowed to attend the hackathon
> for free. Non-committers, and committers who are *not* attending the
> roundtable discussion, will need to fork out €100,00/day (to cover
> food/drink costs).
>
> Alexandra needs some information from us to help finalize some of these
> details. First, for which day(s) do we need this? Are we hoping to have a
> space for all three days of the conference, or just for that first
> workshop/roundtable day?
>
> Secondly, who among you us is planning to attend? Alexandra is ultimately
> looking for me to provide her with two lists of folks: (1) committers
> attending the roundtable, and (2) everyone else. She's already expecting
> the following folks: Hyrum Wright, Stefan Sperling, Stephen Butler, Julian
> Foad. (Also, a Dave Brown that I don't think I know, but who I suspect
> Julian does.) I told her that Lieven and Bert are possibilities, too. Are
> there others of you who are able to attend?
>
> --
> C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
> CollabNet <> www.collab.net <> Distributed Development On Demand
>
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