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digitalmars.D.announce - Announcement: DConf 2017 Hackathon May 7

reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
     I am happy to announce that there will be a special addition to this
year's 
DConf.

     The conference will not end after the three days of talks but continue on 
into Sunday for a hackathon during which people can collaboratively focus on 
long-lasting problems and pain points in the D ecosystem. Of course, any D 
hackers who wish to simply progress their own personal projects are welcome
too! 
Sociomantic has once again been an amazing host and reserved the same venue 
(Heimathafen) for this day as well.

    The motivation for adding a D ecosystem hackathon (besides having fun) is 
that a lot of time is wasted due to communication latency because most people 
can only hack during the night or weekends. At last year’s DConf, the
“birds of 
feather” groups were intended to reduce this communication problem, but sadly 
the scheduling didn’t quite provide enough time. Thus, the DConf 2017
hackathon 
isn't a hackathon in the tradition sense as most of the time and focus will 
hopefully be spent discussing, planning and developing future D projects.

     More details will follow shortly and will be announced here and on
dconf.org
Feb 14
next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
I'll be there. Looking forward to it!
Feb 14
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Jonathan M Davis via Digitalmars-d-announce writes:
On Tuesday, February 14, 2017 13:17:02 Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d-
announce wrote:
      I am happy to announce that there will be a special addition to this
 year's DConf.

      The conference will not end after the three days of talks but
 continue on into Sunday for a hackathon during which people can
 collaboratively focus on long-lasting problems and pain points in the D
 ecosystem. Of course, any D hackers who wish to simply progress their own
 personal projects are welcome too! Sociomantic has once again been an
 amazing host and reserved the same venue (Heimathafen) for this day as
 well.

     The motivation for adding a D ecosystem hackathon (besides having fun)
 is that a lot of time is wasted due to communication latency because most
 people can only hack during the night or weekends. At last year’s DConf,
 the “birds of feather” groups were intended to reduce this communication
 problem, but sadly the scheduling didn’t quite provide enough time. Thus,
 the DConf 2017 hackathon isn't a hackathon in the tradition sense as most
 of the time and focus will hopefully be spent discussing, planning and
 developing future D projects.

      More details will follow shortly and will be announced here and on
 dconf.org
LOL. I booked my flight and hotel back in December, and my flight was for Sunday. Fortunately, after seeing this, I was able to change it, even if it wasn't free (though the flight was actually cheaper on Monday, so that took a bite out of the change fee). So, I guess that planning ahead cost me. :) - Jonathan M Davis
Feb 14
parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 2/14/2017 2:11 PM, Jonathan M Davis via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote:
 LOL. I booked my flight and hotel back in December, and my flight was for
 Sunday. Fortunately, after seeing this, I was able to change it, even if it
 wasn't free (though the flight was actually cheaper on Monday, so that took
 a bite out of the change fee). So, I guess that planning ahead cost me. :)
I'm sorry about that. The hackathon was a late addition. I'm glad you were able to fix the flight.
Feb 14
prev sibling next sibling parent rikki cattermole <rikki cattermole.co.nz> writes:
On 15/02/2017 10:17 AM, Walter Bright wrote:
     I am happy to announce that there will be a special addition to this
 year's DConf.

     The conference will not end after the three days of talks but
 continue on into Sunday for a hackathon during which people can
 collaboratively focus on long-lasting problems and pain points in the D
 ecosystem. Of course, any D hackers who wish to simply progress their
 own personal projects are welcome too! Sociomantic has once again been
 an amazing host and reserved the same venue (Heimathafen) for this day
 as well.

    The motivation for adding a D ecosystem hackathon (besides having
 fun) is that a lot of time is wasted due to communication latency
 because most people can only hack during the night or weekends. At last
 year’s DConf, the “birds of feather” groups were intended to reduce this
 communication problem, but sadly the scheduling didn’t quite provide
 enough time. Thus, the DConf 2017 hackathon isn't a hackathon in the
 tradition sense as most of the time and focus will hopefully be spent
 discussing, planning and developing future D projects.

     More details will follow shortly and will be announced here and on
 dconf.org
Even though I'm not going, if anybody wants to work on getting an image library for Phobos going, get in touch with me please. I will do my best to be available in any communication means (including IRC & Skype) during this time.
Feb 14
prev sibling next sibling parent reply =?UTF-8?Q?Ali_=c3=87ehreli?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 02/14/2017 01:17 PM, Walter Bright wrote:
     I am happy to announce that there will be a special addition to this
 year's DConf.
Can we have dconf.org updated with this please. Ali
Feb 15
parent Faux Amis <faux amis.com> writes:
On 2017-02-15 22:19, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 On 02/14/2017 01:17 PM, Walter Bright wrote:
     I am happy to announce that there will be a special addition to this
 year's DConf.
Can we have dconf.org updated with this please. Ali
Don't know why this is not done directly, who is responsible for this nowadays?
Feb 16
prev sibling parent Faux Amis <faux amis.com> writes:
I understand this is especially nice for the people who are physically 
there. But, is there any way to collaborate for those that are 
physically challenged (as in, not in the vicinity). A video stream, or 
an official open communication channel. I would love to follow the 
development.
Feb 16