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YafaRay Code Sprint. Madrid 22, 23, 24, 25 November 2012

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YafaRay Code Sprint. Madrid 22, 23, 24, 25 November 2012

Post Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:04 am

This year a code sprint is going to take place in Madrid on 22-25 November, for developers of the YafaRay engine. The main purpose is to motivate and support this new generation of coders who are doing a great work on YafaRay and the exporters, and at the same time to keep 'old' developers on the loop. The event is also open to developers who want to get started with YafaRay for the first time. We will use the project funds to cover for attender's travel and accomodation expenses.

More information about what is a code sprint:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackathon

DATES AND PLACE
The event will take place in Madrid on 22-25 November 2012. Attenders can choose how many days they want to attend. By October 16 we should have a clear idea about who is going to attend so we can start booking tickets and rooms.

FUNDS AND EXPENSES
So far we have collected about 850$ for the sprint and we will use as well our reserve funds (7.300 $) to cover for the event expenses. YafaRay funds will cover:
- Travel full expenses (including airport connections)
- Hotel or Hostel with breakfast included.
- Trips in Madrid city when we get around as a group.
- Meals.
- 27 Saturday night "brotherhood" meal in a restaurant.

WHO IS INVITED
The event is open to any developer, he/she does not need to show previous contributions to the project, only sufficient skills and good vibes. However, it is not a holidays trip. Every attender should work, during the scheduled time for coding, on a planed list of tasks. These tasks should preferably be active bugs from the bugtracker or improvements on existing tools. Developers should have their own list arranged and coordinated with the Sprint Master before the event. People are also welcome to give brief lectures to the other developers, for instance about YafaRay architecture or new developments. These lectures will happen early in the morning before the coding sessions start and should not last longer than 1 hour. These lectures might be recorded if we get equipment to do so.

SPRINT MASTER
Person with deep knowledge about YafaRay inner workings who will guide and organise the flow of work. Rodrigo Placencia Vázquez a.k.a Dartide is the sprint master of the YafaRay Code Sprint 2012.

SCHEDULE
Usually we will start working early in the morning (9 A.M.) and continuously till 4 - 5 P.M. so we can have still time for sightseeing and relax in the evening. In the premises we will have take away food, sandwitches and beberage so we don't need to leave for dinner in the afternoon and everyone can have their break as he/she pleases.

HOSTEL
We will book beds in a hostel in the very center of the city, near to main communication hubs so we can move quickly around. Hostels means shared room and toilet. High amounts of patience, common sense and good vibrations are required. We will announce the hostel early in September.

CODING SESSIONS PREMISES
On Thursday 22 and Friday 23 the coding sessions will take place in RJC University in Móstoles. Commuting time is about 45 min. from the center of the city. On Saturday 24 the coding session will take place in an informal way in the Matadero Arts Center.

LEISURE
Every evening there will be time allocated for sightseeing and on 24 Sunday we will have a taste of Madrid famous night life. The city offers uncountable leisure options and a very intense cultural program.

HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE
By attending, the more we are the more we laugh.
By bringing your good vibrations with you.
By proposing ideas to improve the event.
By bringing other developers with you.
If you own a recording equipment it migh be useful if there is any lecture.
If you are in Madrid and you can provide or inform about any premises for the coding sessions, particularly on Saturday, that will be great.
Bring a laptop with ya dude !
By giving lectures about anything interesting to the other developers.
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Re: YafaRay Code Sprint 2012

Post Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:08 am

At the moment I'm looking for premises (just a classroom with a projector) in an university to host the coding sessions. If you can help with this matter, please contact us at alvarolunab(at)yahoo(dot)es
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Re: YafaRay Code Sprint 2012

Post Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:23 pm

The budget for the code sprint is aproximately 3000$. About 2/3 of that money will be used for air travel expenses as we expect 1 or 2 people to come from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Our target is to raise at least 1500$ from donations and sales of educative items. The other half will come from our reserves, but the more we raise from donations and sales the better.

A new option has been added to our donation page to add a specific account for the code sprint:
https://co.clickandpledge.com/?wid=34121

I will make the donation icon more visible through the site as soon as I have found the premises for the coding sessions. I will keep you informed in real time about how much money we raise.
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Re: YafaRay Code Sprint 2012

Post Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:37 pm

Just a brief note to say thank you for the donations and that we are working to set the location of the code sprint. Regards.
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Re: YafaRay Code Sprint 2012

Post Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:00 am

Is there a way to make a donation via PayPal?
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Re: YafaRay Code Sprint 25, 26, 27, 28 October 2012

Post Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:16 am

Updated with more info in first message
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Re: YafaRay Code Sprint. Madrid 25, 26, 27, 28 October 2012

Post Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:21 am

Rodrigo Placencia Vázquez a.k.a Darktide confirmed as a Sprint Master.
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Re: YafaRay Code Sprint 2012

Post Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:59 am

mookie wrote:Is there a way to make a donation via PayPal?


Hi Mookie how are you doing dude? at the moment is not possible. This question has been made several times, the fact is Paypal refuses to abide to any consumer protection law when problems arise, and that's why SPI our umbrella organisation does not want deals with them, and besides no one in the project wants to take responsability of such an option. Click & Pledge works great if you have a debit or credit card.
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Re: YafaRay Code Sprint. Madrid 25, 26, 27, 28 October 2012

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:01 am

The event has been posponed one month. The Code Sprint will now take place in Madrid, on November 22-25.

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Re: YafaRay Code Sprint. Madrid 22, 23, 24, 25 November 2012

Post Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:27 pm

Developers and teachers attending the Code Sprint:

  • Rodrigo Placencia Vazquez, sprint master and YafaRay lead developer. Possible lecture about YafaRay Architecture.
  • Bert Buchholz, raytracing guru and YafaRay volumetrics developer http://perso.telecom-paristech.fr/~buchholz/. Lecture about Acceleration techniques for montecarlo raytracers in path tracing and volumetrics.
  • Ruber De Smet, network rendering tools developer. Lecture about Network rendering tools for YafaRay.
  • Alexandr Smirnoff, Trimble Sketchup exporter developer.
  • Olivier Boscournu, YafaRay guru http://www.olivier-boscournu.com/. Workshop about YafaRay Use cases.
  • Alvaro Luna Bautista, YafaRay guru. Workshop about Edition and compositing of YafaRay renders.

On Friday 23 November, Bert and Ruben will deliver brief lectures about their work. It is possible that Rodrigo will prepare a lecture too about YafaRay inner workings. Olivier and Alvaro will make a workshop on that day too. We will try to broadcast everything live in Google Hangout, and record everything for our vimeo channel.

Thank you guys for your donations and support !

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Re: YafaRay Code Sprint. Madrid 22, 23, 24, 25 November 2012

Post Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:14 pm

Hemos creado una página de inscripción en el taller sobre YafaRay que tendrán lugar el viernes 23 de Noviembre 2012 en la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, campus de Móstoles, Madrid. El taller será impartido por Alvaro Luna Bautista y Olivier Boscournu de manera totalmente gratuita. El horario del taller es de 9:00 a 13:00 y de 15:00 a 18:00 horas.

El número de plazas disponibles es aproximadamente 30. Para apuntarte al taller por favor rellena el formulario que encontrarás en el siguiente enlace:

http://www.yafaray.org/workshop
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