lessons learned from hackfests

Riccardo Magliocchetti riccardo.magliocchetti at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 01:53:26 PDT 2015

Hi Thorsten,

Il 25/10/2015 23:59, Thorsten Behrens ha scritto:
> Riccardo Magliocchetti wrote:
>> Given such a short time frame how is this time better spent from
>> your own experience?
> Hi Riccardo,
> as others said, try to push as much deliberation/setup/preps in front
> of the event. TDF provides a number of cloud VMs with a pre-built
> libreoffice for hackfests, so don't waste time with that during the
> event. Try to have them pre-select an Easy Hack beforehand, or pick
> one for them if you have an idea about their skill sets.

make sense, will try to push all the preparatory work beforehand.

> For keeping people involved, of course a working libreoffice compile
> on their laptops is sortof nice, so this could be something to do in
> the background while working on the cloud instances. Don't expect all
> builds to be finished after 4 hours though...

I am well aware of libo compile times :)

>> What do you think is more important to tackle?  helping people
>> getting setting up their machines, explaining libo tools /
>> development, going straight to easy hacks or something else?
> The gratification of having an Easy Hack submitted to gerrit & merged
> is hard to beat. I'd go with that.

Indeed, better return home with something accomplished.

Thanks a lot

Riccardo Magliocchetti


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