novemb.rs Code Sprint Weekend 2016 - Retrospective

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This post is a tiny bit late, but better late than never.

So on 19th and 20th of November, just over a week ago, we had the very first novemb.rs Code Sprint. In 10 locations in Europe and the US as well as online, people gathered to hack on projects, start new ones or just to learn Rust. Bringing people together is one goal of the Rust community and coding, learning and having fun together is a lot of fun as well.

novemb.rs @ C4

We opened doors at Chaos Computer Club Cologne

I was part of the novemb.rs Event in Cologne. On both days about a dozen people showed up, from noon to late in the evening.

In Cologne, we had several different projects and ideas being worked on:

Thanks to our attendees and thanks to my co-organizers Colin, Flo & Pascal. And another big thanks to Mozilla for sponsoring the pizza and the C4 for offering the space.

Things that worked well

Things that we should improve

Rust @ Whiteboard

Coding on the whiteboard (only half of the attendees in the picture)

Try again?

Definitely! Given that the overall organization effort is low I’d like to make this a more regular thing. With the experience from this year we have enough points to improve and we can plan this in advance. Plus, we already have the domain anyway ;)

Until then, there are of course other opportunities to get in contact with fellow Rustaceans. We have a monthly meetup in Cologne, with a Christmas-themed impl Glühwein for RustCologne happening next week. Feel free to join us on the Weihnachtsmarkt or in January at another more regular meetup. If you are not from the Rhein area, take a look if there’s a Rust User Group near you.

Rust

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