Boston Code Sprint 2013

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Get together project members to make decisions and tackle larger problems (as done last year at the IslandWood Code Sprint 2012). This code sprint is targeting members of the "C Tribe" (eg, Mapserver, GRASS, GDAL, Proj, PostGIS, MapGuide, OpenLayers). Other tribes are welcome to join the sprint, of course, but we hope that "C Tribe" members will give this event special consideration.

We have started a Boston Sprint 2013 Agenda page for preliminary planning of tasks.


Dates: TBD (We are shooting for sometime in Late January, February, or March) Looks like most people prefer January and February because of cheaper airfare and accommodations.

Duration: Four days (TBD)


Weekend Access


We will again be looking for sponsors ($750) to support food and fun for the sprinters as they work hard and play hard for four productive days. Each $750 sponsorship will be put towards lunch and dinner costs for the sprinters, and potentially bringing in sprinters who might otherwise be unable to attend.

To sponsor, please contact Leo Hsu and Regina Obe (lr at pcorp dot us) directly.

2013 Sponsors




Participants should plan for the following costs:

  • Travel to Boston, variable depending on where you are.
  • Accommodation for four nights, $300 to $600 depending on what room you choose and whether you room share.
  • Breakfast, dinner and other snacks.
  • The sponsorship moneys will be put towards: morning snacks, lunches, dinner (1), social event (?), and supporting


  • IRC chat during the event:
    Channel: #tosprint


We are planning for attendance of 20-40. Please add your name and the projects you are hoping to sprint on, if you have a strong intention to attend.

  1. Leo Hsu (Definite) PostGIS
  2. Regina Obe (Definite) PostGIS
  3. Michael Smith - US Army Corps - MapServer; PDAL; GDAL/OGR - Will definitely be here
  4. Daniel Morissette - Mapgears - MapServer; GDAL/OGR - 99.72% sure
  5. Pierre Racine - University Laval - PostGIS Raster - Possible
  6. Paul Ramsey - PostGIS - Likely
  7. Michael P. Gerlek - Flaxen Consulting - PDAL & Friends - likely
  8. Frank Warmerdam - Google - GDAL; MapServer; PROJ.4 - Possible
  9. Tom Kralidis - MapServer, pycsw, owslib - Possible
  10. Mike Rosen - LizardTech - PDAL, GDAL - likely
  11. Thomas Bonfort - Terriscope - MapServer - very likely

Virtual participants (irc #tosprint)

Room Share

If you would like to room share,

  1. Reserve a room at the hotel, choosing a type with more than one bed.
  2. Put your name in this section, indicating the amount of space in your room.

Put your names below:

  • example entry: B has a triple room, needs two roommates.

Individual Preparation

  • Bring your own computer
  • Install subversion and the compiler tools, and come with a working development environment if possible.


  • Is the Boston Code Sprint just a coding event?
    • Yes, a coding and documentation event. It is a working session for people who are already participants in open source projects.
  • Will it be possible to present new projects during this event?
    • No, this is not a presentation-oriented event. People will get together in small groups and work on areas of mutual interest within their projects.
  • Will there be presentation time to show case innovative uses of technology?
    • Yes, Sponsors and sprinters actively working on projects will have their moment of glory

Social Events

Eating Options

Dim Sum - China Pearl - Boston Downtown Chinatown

Getting to the Sprint