Paris Code Sprint 2016 : XP
- Attendees expected that D1 morning breakfast would be already available. And it wasn’t.
- We really missed one or two rooms, big enough for 10-12 peoples. For meetings.
- was a good idea, and something to keep on such a big group.
- Color code related to projects, on badges, to. But forget to communicate on the color code a bit pity.
- Keep in mind that badges can’t stop to flip and print names on both sides.
- Using only TOSPrint ML is not enough
- OSGeo discuss mailing list is a must (and also ML from projects wanted to been reached)
- Tweeter (and if possible with a dedicated account for the event)
- #TOSPrint should have been replaced by something like #CodeSprint #OSGeo (who reminds that TO refers to Toronto ?)
- When you speak about money, far more people listen. And somehow it was also a way to promote this event (through funding stuff).
- Use one mail time to time with several points stacked, increase chances to be read.
- A nice event Logo was such an help to communicate
- We avoid every time we could to interrupt the whole sprint at once (for speechs, announces and so on…). Sponsors could have a kakemono, but no dedicated time for a speech. No D1 welcome speech, nor ending one on D4…
- Forget any kind of evening event not strictly related to code and projects, nobody care (for similar reasons "break ideas" were useless).
- D2 evening is a good timing to let everyone talk about what he do. It let time enough to anyone to really get in.
- Projects tables plan been designed to help to "build bridges".
- Keep the best evening place affordable, for the last evening. (and try to make every day better than the one before)
- Staying on the event sprint on at least one evening is a really good idea. D2 choice was a good one. (maybe D1 could be, but for sure, not D3).
- If the venue allow that, find a solution to open the main room on early morning.
- Evening places must allow to communicate easily in small groups.
- Quite impressed about D0 evening participation, about half the sprinters were already there... Welcoming event has to been kept...
Food and drink
- Quality and variety of food and drink were really targeted. To be noticed that attendees noticed it.
- For a next edition keep in mind that ~10% of attendees are vegetarians.
- Open bar on evening time is appreciated (what a surprise).
- D1 meal trays (on lunch time) were'nt such a good idea (even if practical)