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Monday, October 26 • 16:40 - 17:05
Handbook for Successful Online Open Source Sprints - Tania Allard, Microsoft & Cheuk Ting Ho, TerminusDB

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Contribution sprints provide an excellent opportunity for project maintainers, users and aspiring contributors to work on open source projects. A common trend is to organise such sprints around other events such as developer conferences (i.e. PyCon). With most OSS projects being developed in a distributed way, in-person events bring together developers, designers and project contributors. Project maintainers often use these events as an opportunity to discuss the project roadmap or work on complex features as a team. The current worldwide panorama has changed our in-person interactions. As a consequence, most conferences have moved online, and with them events like contribution sprints. In this talk, we will present the many challenges we have faced when moving mentored contribution sprints to online formats. We will discuss how you can organise virtual sprints while preserving and enhancing the mentor and contributor experience - from technical to organisational and logistic choices. Finally, we will present the Mentored Sprints community handbook: a community-developed and oriented project aimed to support organisers, mentors and attendees of online contribution sprints.

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Tania Allard

Developer advocate, Microsoft
Tania is a Sr. Developer Advocate at Microsoft with vast experience in academic research and industrial environments. Her main areas of expertise are within data-intensive applications, scientific computing, and machine learning. She has conducted extensive work on the improvement... Read More →
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Cheuk Ting Ho

Developer Relations Lead, TerminusDB
After spending 5 years researching theoretical physics at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Cheuk has transferred her analytical and logical skills in natural science and built a career in data science. Cheuk has been a Data Scientist in one of the biggest worldwide... Read More →

Monday October 26, 2020 16:40 - 17:05 GMT
DES Theater
  Diversity Empowerment Summit, Mentorship
  • Skill Level Any
  • Technical Talk No