We have a great tradition of extended sprints around big Drupal events including the ones we did around DrupalCons in Portland, Munich, Denver, as well as Drupal Dev Days like Dublin and Barcelona. While there is a sprint day included in DrupalCons (usually) on Friday, given that a lot of the Drupal core and contrib developers fly in for these events, it makes a lot of sense to use this opportunity to start sooner and/or extend our stay and work together in one space on the harder problems.
DrupalCon Prague is next up! This is the first DrupalCon, where the Drupal Association recognises the need for extended sprints as part of the schedule and works with sprinters to provide space on Monday as well! We are still organising additional weekend sprints before/after for ourselves! There are already various sprints signed up including Multilingual, Views, WSCCI, Configuration management and Fields all to further development of Drupal 8 at various capacities on these weekends. Now is the time to consider if you can be available and book your travel and hotel accordingly!
Lead sponsor: Capgemini
Looking for sponsors
We are looking for more sponsors to be able to pay for extra expenses. If you are interested sponsoring or if you need sponsors to cover expenses, please contact me at http://drupal.org/user/4166/contact
The Drupal Association and DrupalCon are not involved in the organisation of the extra weekend sprint opportunities.