The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Apache Software Foundation (ASF), and Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) are pleased to announce the date of the 4th annual Joint OGC ASF OSGeo Code Sprint as February 26-28, 2024.

As a hybrid event, the face-to-face component will be held in Casa Cordovil-Universidade de Évora (Évora, Portugal), while the virtual component will be held via the OGC Events Discord server. Registration for the code sprint is free and open to the general public here.

The code sprint will be hosted by Universidade de Évora, NaturalGIS and Geobeyond. Catering will be sponsored by NaturalGIS, Geobeyond and the European Union-funded GEOE3 project. Further sponsorship opportunities remain available: see below for more information.

The code sprint will engage with multiple ASF and OSGeo projects, supported by OGC Standards – including OGC API Standards, the building blocks for location on the web. All OGC, Apache, and OSGeo projects, working groups, and members, as well as the wider public, are encouraged to participate. In addition to developers, technical writers are also encouraged to participate to help the various projects and working groups with their documentation.

A code sprint is a collaborative and inclusive event driven by innovative and rapid programming with minimal process and organization constraints to support the development of new applications and candidate Standards.

The goal of the 2024 Joint OGC ASF OSGeo Code Sprint is to advance support of open geospatial Standards within the developer community, while also advancing the Standards themselves. The code sprint will provide software developers a period of three days in which to focus on projects that implement open geospatial Standards.

There will be an opportunity for joint discussion with other participants, as well as daily briefings from each project and working group. However, the majority of the time will be spent in collaboration between participants in active coding and related activities such as testing, reporting issues, and working on documentation. 

The sprint will also provide a mentor stream that’s aimed at developers who are not yet familiar with the software projects and Standards. Through tutorials and 1:1 mentoring, the mentor stream aims to support developers in taking the first steps in their journey toward mastery of open geospatial Standards and projects.

For more information on the code sprint, including registration, the projects and Standards involved, and FAQ, visit the 2024 Joint OGC-ASF-OSGeo Code Sprint website. Registration for in-person participation closes at 9:00am WET on the 19th of February, 2024. Registration for remote participation will remain open throughout the code sprint.

To set the context of the code sprint, and to help participants prepare, there will be a one-hour pre-event webinar on Discord at 14:00 WET/UTC/GMT, on February 20.

The agenda and other logistical information about the code sprint can be found on the 2024 Joint OGC – OSGeo – ASF Code Sprint GitHub Wiki. Information on other OGC Sprints or events for developers can be found on the OGC Developer Events wiki on GitHub.

Event Sponsorship

Opportunities to sponsor the code sprint remain available. A range of packages are available that offer different opportunities for organizations to support the geospatial development community while promoting their products or services. Visit the OGC Code Sprint sponsorship page for more information. Organizations interested in sponsoring the Code Sprint should contact the OGC Standards Program and OSGeo point of contact

About OSGeo
OSGeo is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development.

About the Apache Software Foundation
Since 1999, The Apache Software Foundation has been shepherding, developing, and incubating Open Source innovations “The Apache Way”. The ASF’s all-volunteer community comprising 816 individual Members and 8,500 Committers on six continents steward 227M+ lines of code, oversee 350+ Apache projects and their communities, and provide $22B+ worth of software to the public at 100% no cost.


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