[kde-community] Help for sprint guidance/organization

Riccardo Iaconelli riccardo at kde.org
Sat Sep 19 16:23:05 UTC 2015

Hi all,

(hoping to break the thousands of emails currently being written...) we're 
having our first sprint at WikiToLearn!!!
It's an exciting news since most of the participants are absolutely newcomers 
to FOSS development (let alone to KDE), and to various degrees to WikiToLearn 
too. The contribution areas are very diverse (content, code, 
infrastructure...), so there are some discussions which can't be held 
together. To complicate the matter, the sprint is happening this weekend (it 
was organized just two weeks ago), it will have 8 participants, and I will 
have (as WTL maintainer and sprint organizer) to guide it.

It is my greatest objective to make this sprint productive and especially 
community building, to give every participant the sense of how beautiful and 
inclusive our community is.

Since it's been a few years since my last KDE sprint, I am admittedly quite 
rusty on how to make a sprint work best. I have checked online and I found no 
guidance on how to make a good sprint that can perform well.

I want to take the opportunity to ask the help of the community! I need help 
in guidance, tips and tricks to help make the sprint as good as possible (hey, 
why don't we have a KDE knowledge base on these community matters?). Could you 
share some of the things that you found the most helpful in your past sprints? 
What did you like, what did you find productive? Did scrum work for you? How 
would you organize it? How would you structure the day? What infrastructure 
would you bring?

Thanks a lot for your input. :-)


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