A Code Sprint is an event where dozens of developers from around the world come together to code and share their ideas. The main goals of this code sprint are to support the development of tiling standards, more specifically: OGC API Tiles, OGC API Maps, the Vector Tiles Extension to GeoPackage, Variable Width Tile Matrix, the Changesets API and WMTS (DGIWG and NSG profiles). This code sprint will take place at the Moonshot Labs (St. Louis, MO, US) and on the OGC's Discord events server. It is organized by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and it is hosted by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
On the main track, developers have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the standards, either by working on implementations of the standards or on the actual standards.
They will be working at their own pace, developing code or in other related activities such as testing, compliance, submitting issues or documentation.
At the end of the code sprint, everyone one will have the chance to demonstrate what they have been working on, during the demo session.
We acknowledge that not everyone may be familiar or feel comfortable to contribute to the standards yet, so we have curated a parallel track for newcomers.
On the mentor stream, developers will have the opportunity to learn more about the standards, and give their first steps in using them. The stream will include community led tutorials which will take place on discord, at the #Mentor Room channel (voice) and access to mentoring from staff and community members on the #find-a-mentor and #mentor-room (text) channels.
You can view here an example of a mentor stream, from a previous code sprint.
If you don’t know where to start, you probably should check-out the Mentor Stream!
A Code Sprint is a three day virtual or hybrid event, where dozens of developers from around the world come together to code and share their ideas regarding sharing geospatial information. This code sprint will be hybrid.
The code sprint will be a 3 day event from June, 12-14 2023!.
This code sprint will take place at Moonshot Labs (St Louis, MO, US) and at the OGC events discord server.
Admission is free and includes mentors, workshops, $wag, resources, and a memorable experience!
If you are a web developer, working or interested in working with location data this sprint is also for you.You can take it as a starting point on a journey to use geospatial data in a more efficient manner. Do not worry about the things you don't know yet - just bring your enthusiasm and your backend or frontend skills, and we will bring the rest!
The sprint includes two parallel tracks: the main track and the mentor stream .On the main track, developers have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the standards, either by working on implementations of the standard or on the standard itself. They will be working at their own pace, developing code or in other related activities such as testing, compliance, submitting issues or documentation. On the mentor stream, they will have the opportunity to learn more about the standards, and give their first steps in using them. The stream will include community led tutorials and access to mentoring.
An hybrid code sprint takes place on a physical location. In this case, it will be in Moonshot Labs (St Louis, MO, US).
In addition, participants will be able to join online. This means that anyone in the world can join, provided they can follow the local timetable. The online part of the code sprint runs on the discord plattform, which provides both text and video/audio channels.
During the code sprint, we will meet at given times, according to the schedule and stream those meetings through discord.
You can read more about the logistics and other details of the code sprint, on the wiki page .
There will be audio and video recordings of some sessions, which will be available for registered participants.
We are empathetic towards the fact that people's schedules may not allow them to be at the code sprint 100% of the time, during the 3 days of the event.Just bear in mind, that in the case of sponsored code sprints you may need to demonstrate a minimum attendance, if you apply for funding. If the code sprint is not sponsored or you do not require funding, your attendance rate is completely up to you.
Everyone is free to attend this code sprint. However, registration is mandatory and in-person participants should wait for confirmation of registration before arranging their travel.
Registration is open now. Registration for in-person participation closes at 05:00 PM EDT on May 10th. Registration for remote participation will remain open throughout the code sprint. Follow this link to register!
If you are interested in sponsoring the Code Sprint, please check our sponsoring packages.