===================================================================== PyPy Leysin Winter Sports Sprint (8-14th January 2007) ===================================================================== .. image:: http://www.ermina.ch/002.JPG The next PyPy sprint will be in Leysin, Switzerland, for the fourth time. This sprint is a fully public sprint and will also be a kick-off for the final work on the upcoming PyPy 1.0 release (scheduled for mid-February). The sprint is the last best chance for students looking for a "summer" job with PyPy this winter! If you have a proposal and would like to work with us in the mountains please send it in before 15th December to "pypy-tb at codespeak.net" and cross-read this page: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/summer-of-pypy.html ------------------------------ Goals and topics of the sprint ------------------------------ * Like previous winter, the main side goal is to have fun in winter sports :-) We can take a couple of days off for ski; at this time of year, ski days end before 4pm, which still leaves plenty of time to recover (er, I mean hack). * Progress on the JIT compiler, which we are just starting to scale to the whole of PyPy. ``_ * Polish the code and documentation of the py lib, and eventually release it. * Work on prototypes that use the new features that PyPy enables: distribution ``_ (based on transparent proxying ``_), security ``_, persistence ``_, etc. ``_. .. _: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/jit.html .. _: http://codespeak.net/svn/pypy/dist/pypy/lib/distributed/ .. _: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/proxy.html .. _: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/project-ideas.html#security .. _: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/project-ideas.html#persistence .. _: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/project-ideas.html ----------------------- Location & Accomodation ----------------------- Leysin, Switzerland, "same place as before". Let me refresh your memory: both the sprint venue and the lodging will be in a very spacious pair of chalets built specifically for bed & breakfast: http://www.ermina.ch/. The place has a baseline ADSL Internet connexion (600Kb) with wireless installed. You can of course arrange your own lodging anywhere (so long as you are in Leysin, you cannot be more than a 15 minute walk away from the sprint venue), but I definitely recommend lodging there too -- you won't find a better view anywhere else (though you probably won't get much worse ones easily, either :-) I made pre-reservations in the Chalet, so please *confirm* quickly that you are coming so that we can adjust the reservations as appropriate. The rate so far has been 60 CHF a night all included in 2-person rooms, with breakfast. There are larger rooms too (less expensive, possibly more available too) and the possibility to get a single room if you really want to. Please register by svn: http://codespeak.net/svn/pypy/extradoc/sprintinfo/leysin-winter-2007/people.txt or on the pypy-sprint mailing list if you do not yet have check-in rights: http://codespeak.net/mailman/listinfo/pypy-sprint You need a Swiss-to-(insert country here) power adapter. There will be some Swiss-to-EU adapters around - bring a EU-format power strip if you have one. ----------- Exact times ----------- Officially, 8th-14th January 2007. Both dates are flexible, you can arrive or leave earlier or later, though it is recommended to arrive on the 7th (if many people arrive on the 6th we need to check for accomodation availability first). We will give introductions and tutorials on the 8th, in the morning if everybody is there, or in the afternoon otherwise.