sprint template email

Hi Everyone,

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday, Nov 2 for the scikit-learn sprint (https://tinyurl.com/sf2019-sprint).  Please read below for reminders.

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SPRINT LOGISTICS

Doors open 9am.  Andreas will begin the sprint promptly at 9:30am.  Breakfast (eggs, fruit, etc) is provided.   

LOCATION

UCSF Mission Hall, 550 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158

Room 1401 & 1402 

https://goo.gl/maps/oJKJq2roWymUZw9w8 

IT'S A SPRINT!

It's called a "sprint" because it's a great mental workout.  Get a good night's sleep the night before so you can make the most of the Saturday event.  

NAMETAGS

Please take a stick-on nametag upon signing in to event.  Include:

  • First Name:  required
  • Affiliation:    recommended (helps with networking)
  • Last Name:  optional
  • Pronoun:     optional

TWEETING (SOCIAL MEDIA)

We encourage you to take photos and share on Twitter and LinkedIn.  Sharing about the event brings visibility to scikit-learn, WiMLDS and open source.  And importantly, it helps us to get sponsors for future events. 

Event hashtag:  #ScikitLearnSprint

Here are twitter handles for our event sponsors:  

  • @UCSF
  • @UCSFimaging
  • @neo4j
  • @Microsoft & @MSFTReactor
  • @seanmylaw & @TDAmeritrade
  • @OReillyMedia

SPRINT CHAT

The best place to chat and discuss sprint issues is on Gitter:  https://gitter.im/scikit-learn/wimlds

FEEDBACK SURVEY

Please complete the feedback survey before leaving the event:  https://forms.gle/xAjy1JX1ewESkSsbA

 

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SPRINT REPO

The GitHub repo for this event is available.  It's a good idea to "star" it so it is easily accessible:  bayarea-2019-scikit-sprint

 

CURATED LIST OF ISSUES

The list of issues is now available.  It's helpful to review prior to the sprint: list of issues

AIR QUALITY

This site provides Air Quality information for San Francisco. 

SUBWAY TRANSPORTATION

The event is on a Saturday in NYC, which can possibly mean subway delays. Check out the MTA Weekender to see if your transit line is impacted. 

 

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VOLUNTEERS

This event is organized and run by all volunteers.  This is the list of volunteers who are contributing to the event. 

  • Reshama Shaikh (me) (WiMLDS organizer)
  • Valentina Borgheshani
  • Pablo Damasceno
  • Andreas Mueller
  • Michael Eickenberg
  • Michael Dupre la Tour
  • Thomas Fan (NYC scikit-learn core contributor)

WOMEN'S SPACE

We welcome all genders.  We also ask our attendees to respect that this is organization and event is a women's space.  One example of supporting that space is allowing women to speak and ask questions.   

RSVPs

If you unable to attend, please send an email to reshama.shaikh@gmail.com with subject "[SF scikit sprint] cancel"; I will need to manually cancel your ticket on Eventbrite.

PREP WORK

Review prep work prior to sprint.   

BREAKFAST

9 am is early for Saturday, but good news!  Breakfast will be provided on Saturday, with sponsorship from Microsoft.  There will be egg burritos and fruit. 

MOTHER'S ROOM

Lactation rooms are available at UCSF.  Email me to make arrangements.

NumFOCUS DONATIONS

There is no charge for this sprint.  We ask you to donate a nominal amount ($5 or more) to support open source. 

For "Donation Dedication:"  indicate "scikit-learn"

For "Please notify the following person that a donation has been made:"  info@wimlds.org

BUILDING SECURITY

Photo ID must be provided for entry to building.  Attendees must be registered for event to be on security roster.

CODE OF CONDUCT

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone.  All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.  Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate.  All attendees are required to read and adhere to the Code of Conduct.  

BLOG

I am looking for someone to write a blog about their experience at the event.  Past blogs are:  

If you are interested, email me.  

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS

Feel free to email with any questions.  Looking forward to seeing you at the sprint!

Cheers,

Reshama

reshama@wimlds.org