The next PyPy sprint will be in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a public sprint, suitable for newcomers. It starts a couple of days after PyCon South Africa, which is on the 4th and 5th of October. This is a relatively unusual sprint in that it is hosted halfway across the world from where most contributors live, so we plan to spend some time during those two weeks doing sprinting and some time doing touristy stuff. The goals for the sprint are general progress and whatever people are interested in.
- PyPy release 2.0
- running your software on PyPy
- work on PyPy's numpy (status)
- work on STM (status)
- JIT improvements
- any exciting stuff you can think of
If there are newcomers, we'll run the usual introduction to hacking on PyPy.
The sprint will be held either in the apartment of fijal, which is in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, or in the offices of the Praekelt Foundation, located in Woodstock, Cape Town. The Praekelt Foundation has offered to host us, if needed.
Cape Town, as a very touristy place, has tons of accomodation ranging in quality from good to amazing. Depending on the sprint location you might need a car.
Good to Know
You probably don't need visa for South Africa -- consult Wikipedia. South Africa is a lovely place with lots of stuff to do. You can see penguins, elephants, lions and sharks all on one day (or better yet, on multiple days).
There is a wide selection of good restaurants within a reasonable distance of the sprint venue (depending on the venue, either walking or driving).
The power plug is some weird derivative of an old-english standard, but adapters are easily acquired.
If you'd like to come, please let us know when you will be arriving and leaving, as well as what your interests are. We'll keep a list of people which we'll update (or you can do so yourself if you have bitbucket pypy commit rights).