Organise Promo Sprint 2019
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SPRINT DELAYED: It seems that the dates we initially set for the sprint were to soon for people to organise themselves. Therefore we are going to push it back until after Akademy (Sept. 7-13). Let's get some suggestions in with regards to dates and locations. Remember Promo sprints are usually held over a weekend, from Friday (for arrivals and informal meetups) to Sunday evening.

My suggestion is still Malaga, but I (@paulb) am open to anything, so I'll just start a list here and you can tell me what you prefer:

  • Malaga

Remember to include an approximate date of when it will be convenient for you and we'll try and reach a consensus before mid-May.

Deadline for sorting this

15/5/2019

paulb created this task.Mar 7 2019, 9:06 AM

My suggestion is to look into whether this can be co-organized with the Onboarding sprint in Athens, which is taking place in May. (https://phabricator.kde.org/T8623)

paulb added a comment.Mar 7 2019, 10:59 AM

I was thinking: we go to OpenExpo (T10539), which is in Madrid, do our Promo thing there, and then grab the high speed train down to Málaga for the sprint. Both cities are well-connected with international airports. The problem with Madrid is that I don't know where we could do the sprint and it is much more expensive than Málaga.

paulb updated the task description. (Show Details)Mar 7 2019, 11:00 AM
paulb updated the task description. (Show Details)Mar 7 2019, 6:17 PM

My suggestion is to look into whether this can be co-organized with the Onboarding sprint in Athens, which is taking place in May. (https://phabricator.kde.org/T8623)

Interesting idea! Please ping me once you know more about this as a valid option, so I can make the proper arrangements on time. =)

lydia added a subscriber: lydia.Mar 8 2019, 10:19 AM

Colocating sprints can be great if there are useful synergies but please keep in mind that they can also be a distraction making each of the sprints less focused.

paulb updated the task description. (Show Details)Mar 8 2019, 11:35 AM

My vote for Málaga, but I'll should arrive on 22th, 21th is last day of class and need to get my qualifications.

My suggestion is to look into whether this can be co-organized with the Onboarding sprint in Athens, which is taking place in May. (https://phabricator.kde.org/T8623)

+1

My vote for Málaga, but I'll should arrive on 22th, 21th is last day of class and need to get my qualifications.

So maybe another weekend. @skadinna, when are you free? You mentioned you had several trips pending. Say which weekends you would be available, and we can put that up as an option.

... Or we go with the Athens, idea

skadinna added a comment.EditedMar 15 2019, 10:47 AM

Yes, Málaga would also be fine for me, just some other time. Any place is actually fine; my problem is the timing 😅

So, I am free:

All of April
May 10-12, 24-26, May 31 - June 2
First two week(end)s in June (7-9, 14-16)

General outline of topics we'd like to cover during the sprint:

  1. Overview: current state of KDE Promo; what has improved and what we've achieved since last year; which new issues and challenges have arisen
  1. How to improve our review process for sensitive and embargoed content?
  1. How to improve our onboarding practices and materials?
  1. Building a central inventory of promo materials - physical and virtual. Where they are, how many do we have, how much it costs to make new ones, who's responsible for sending them around...
  1. Outreach strategies for events; especially non-FOSS events. How do we align attending events with Promo goals? How do we motivate more people to attend different types of events and run booths?
skadinna updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 7 2019, 8:52 PM

Hello, I am fine with both dates for Malaga, and even I am fine with the Athens Idea.

abetts added a subscriber: abetts.Apr 8 2019, 2:16 PM

I checked my work calendar and the best date for me would be May 31 - June 1. I have the time to travel. I have a preference for Athens :D, but that's just me.

adridg added a subscriber: adridg.EditedApr 11 2019, 6:13 PM

I pretty much burned out of promo after QtWS. I have Opinions, but not necessarily the desire or energy to share them. I have a thing june 4/5th, and wasn't planning on going to onboarding,; outside of that I'm generally available, but don't let anything depend on me. (editedchanged date on my existing event)

Hello everyone, any updates about the sprint's date and place?

paulb updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 27 2019, 7:02 AM

Hi, I am fine with Malaga and any date in month of October or first week of November is fine with me.

Hello, there is a slight change in my travel dates I will be able to make the sprint anytime after Mid-October.