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Re: Berlin Hackathon Debrief

From: Lieven Govaerts <svnlgo_at_mobsol.be>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 08:57:40 +0200

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 3:16 AM, Hyrum K. Wright
<hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
> First, let me give a hearty thanks to the many people to worked hard
> to make the Berlin summit a success.  It was really useful for those
> of us who were able to come and work through both design and
> implementation issues in a real-time, high-bandwidth way.  Oh, and the
> T-shirts where cool, too. :)
>
> In the interest of building upon that success, I'm interested to know
> what people liked, and what they thought could be better.  I suspect
> that this will not be the last time we have such an event, and I'm
> interested in helping future planners in their efforts to similarly
> succeed.  Please respond to this mail with those thoughts in mind.
>
>
> Things that went well
> ---------------------
[..]
I agree with all of those.

While discussing code and ideas with Ivan/Greg I've learned new things
about serf and ra_serf, so achieved at least one of my goals.

> Things that could be better
> ---------------------------
> The conflict with other shows going on in town made finding hotels a
> bit difficult (but in the end we still managed to get a good deal).
>
> I think the attendance on Sunday was probably lacking (I know I wasn't
> there).  Perhaps future events should be on a Tues-Fri format to allow
> people like me who want to be home for the weekend that option.
>

Maybe you guys did this on Saturday when I already left, but I'd like
to propose for next hackathon that we sit together for an hour or so
to talk about what everybody is doing in Subversion and what they are
planning to do during the hackathon and after that. If there's need or
an opportunity to help with some coding...

This can bring everyone up to speed quickly on the progress of 1.7
development, and be a kickstart for the hackathon.

>
> Parting words
> -------------
> I can't wait until elego hosts another Hackathon.  Whoever does so
> next has a high standard to live up to.
>

And, Berlin is great location, even the parts outside the elego office! :)

Lieven
Received on 2010-06-16 08:58:37 CEST

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