Re: [OpenDaylight Discuss] Lithium Cycle Hackfests

Ed Warnicke (eaw) <eaw@...>

I think that may be a good idea… any thoughts on what that mix would look like?


On Nov 19, 2014, at 10:53 AM, Thomas D. Nadeau <tnadeau@...> wrote:

Can we accommodate a mix of virtual and real participants to lessen the requirement for travel?


On Nov 19, 2014:9:14 AM, at 9:14 AM, Kyle Mestery <mestery@...> wrote:

-1 to 3 Hackfests for this release. That's asking people not in the
bay area to travel an inceasing amountl, as it doesn't even include
the ODL Summit, which is a fourth trip. At some point, the travel
becomes too much. Thus, the virtual hackathon's become a nice way
forward and allow everyone to participate who doesn't have a monstrous
travel budget.

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 5:34 PM, Phil Robb <probb@...> wrote:
Just an update folks on the hackfests.

We are looking for venues in the bay area for January (the week of the 12th
being preferred). Thus far, the venues we've contacted have no
availability, but some venues have not yet responded. We should know more
by the end of the week.

I would prefer that we hack all at the same location, so let's only talk
about a distributed/virtual hackfest if we can't find a venue that would
hold us all. I'm estimating that 75 to 100 people would show up.

On the other Lithium Hackfest dates, is there consensus that having
hackfests around M3 and M5 (in addition to the January Hackfest) are
preferred? Throw a "+1" out if you like the idea and a "-1" if you think
it's too much.

Your thoughts are much appreciated.



On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Colin Dixon <colin@...> wrote:

I like the idea of getting people together.

My gut reaction is that cross-project release planning will be somewhat
harder than we might hope at a face-to-face event because attendance from
the different projects is likely to hit and miss. That doesn't necessarily
mean that it's a bad idea, but just that we'll need to try really hard to
get at least some people from each participating project to join the
hackfest virtually if they can't attend physically and make sure that we are
very inclusive of our virtual participants—even more so than in the past.

I think getting together for a real hackfest, i.e., one where we push on
code in between M2 and M3 is actually a really good idea. My guess is that
there are logical groups of people working on code that could benefit from
actually sitting at a table together and hacking through things for a day or

I think in general the idea that we would have hackfests for a few days
around M1, M3 and M5 each release with a larger event loosely following the
release is maybe a good general pattern.


On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM, Abhijit Kumbhare <abhijitkoss@...>

Should have clarified - I like Luis' idea as well.

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 11:59 AM, Abhijit Kumbhare
<abhijitkoss@...> wrote:

I like this idea as well.

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 11:16 AM, Luis Gomez <ecelgp@...> wrote:

I like the idea.

Besides this one I also see value in gathering around:

- M3: to define and hack the project features
- M5: to cut stable branches and do some bug fixing


On Nov 10, 2014, at 10:50 AM, Ed Warnicke (eaw) <eaw@...>

Would it make sense (or be possible) to have a Hackfest for Release
Planning to 1/13-15 in Santa Clara?

The idea would be to get folks together for inter project
collaboration on Release Plans (and hopefully to write
some code towards that).

Thoughts? (including other points in the Release Cycle where
Hackfests might or might not make sense)

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