============================================== Leysin Internal Winter Sprint (3-9 April 2006) ============================================== The next PyPy sprint will be in Leysin, Switzerland, for the second time. Its main focus is progressing in the core PyPy areas. This sprint is "internal" in the sense that we would like to concentrate on areas that are not terribly newcomer-friendly, so prior knowledge in PyPy is definitely required. (A priori, it is not closed to people outside the "official" core developers group, though.) Goals and topics of the sprint ------------------------------ It so happens that the sprint goals can be summarized in two opposite statements: 1. Have fun in winter sports. There is plenty of snow this year, so skiing will still be great during the sprint. For non-skiers, there are many winter things to do: walks, ice skating, sledge and other forms of downhill gliding, etc... The idea would be to reserve several days for this; ski days end around 4pm, which still leaves plenty of time for hacking. 2. Progress on the "core" areas that are critical in our EU-phase-2: JIT, GC, Tasklet pickling, rctypes, (logic if Logilab people are here). More specific goals are not necessary: in most areas we will just continue the on-going effort from wherever it is at the moment. Location & Accomodation ----------------------- Leysin, Switzerland, same place as in January 2005. Let me refresh your memory: both the sprint venue and the logding 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 (you cannot be more than a 15 minutes walk away from the sprint venue), but I definitely recommend to lodge there too -- you won't find better sights 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. We get 2-persons rooms for 60 CHF a night all included, 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. Depending on availability we might have to juggle a bit dynamically. Please register by svn: http://codespeak.net/svn/pypy/extradoc/sprintinfo/leysin-winter-2006/people.txt Exact times ----------- Officially, 3-9 April 2006. Both dates are flexible, you can arrive or leave earlier or later: I don't expect this to be a problem in such internal sprints.