August, 15th–17th: Sprinting on Pyramid

After Zope “-the-Framework” reaching the end of its lifecycle during the last few years, we did a bunch of new projects with Pyramid, a nice web framework primarily authored by long-term Zope developer Chris McDonough.

We think it’s about time to give something back to the community, and become more involved in Pyramid development. We therefore happily announce to host a large Pyramid sprint organised in cooperation with the pysprints.de team. You find more information and sprint topics at GitHub.

The sprint starts on Thu, August 15th 10:00h CEST, and ends on Sat, August 17th with a garden party in the evening! Expect BBQ, beer and (most likely) live music!

If you would like to attend, please sign up on lanyrd.

developer & admin BBQ IV

Our fourth BBQ (invitation post) had the most participants so far, almost 20 people were here to talk shop, exchange ideas and brave the unfortunately slightly rainy weather (the grilled goods were delicious regardless). We’re especially glad that the ratio of gocept people to guests was only about 50% this time, and we’re hoping it will go down further.🙂

The sessions in the Open Space were about diverse subjects, ranging from “Deploying lots of Rasperry Pi’s” over “Gamification in a business context” to “Why is there no slim and simple CMS yet?”. In several sessions we didn’t find a satisfactory solution to the problem, but sometimes sharing your frustrations with others who have similar experiences is helpful in itself.

Since the session about code katas was very well liked, we’re thinking about maybe doing a Code Retreat instead of a classic Open Space for the next BBQ, so stay tuned.