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         PyPy Leysin Winter Sprint (23-30th January 2010)
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The next PyPy sprint will be in Leysin, Switzerland, for the
seventh time.  This is a fully public sprint: newcomers and topics
other than those proposed below are welcome.  

Goals and topics of the sprint

* The main idea of the sprint is to prepare the upcoming release of PyPy.
  This means mostly JIT or JIT-related work.  It is a bit hard to be more
  precise right now, because it depends on how much is left to do in the
  core JIT.  So work will be focused either on the JIT itself or on "make
  this or that feature of PyPy more JIT-friendly".  Of course, as usual,
  we are ready to add any other task -- please mention on the mailing
  list what you would like to work on; the list of task is not really fixed.

* And as usual, the main side goal is to have fun in winter sports :-)
  We can take a day off for ski.

Exact times

Officially, 23-30 January 2010.  The idea is that the 23rd should be the
arrival day, so we won't work too much until the 24th.

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:  The place has a good ADSL Internet connexion
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 minutes 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 :-)

Please *confirm* that you are coming so that we can adjust the reservations
as appropriate.  The rate so far has been around 60 CHF a night all included
in 2-person rooms, with breakfast.  There are larger rooms too (less
expensive) and maybe the possibility to get a single room if you really want

Please register by svn:

or on the pypy-sprint mailing list if you do not yet have check-in rights:

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.