The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites developers and other contributors to the July 2024 Open Standards Code Sprint, to be held from July 10-12 in London and online. Participation is free and open to the public, with travel support funding available to select participants. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

The Code Sprint is sponsored by OGC Principal Member Google at the Silver Level, with additional Strategic Member support from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).

This will be a collaborative and inclusive event to support the development of open Standards and applications that implement those Standards. All OGC Standards are in scope for this Code Sprint, including OGC API Standards. The Sprint will feature three special tracks on Data Quality & Artificial Intelligence, Validators, and the Map Markup Language (MapML). 

OGC Code Sprints experiment with emerging ideas in the context of geospatial Standards and help improve interoperability of existing Standards by experimenting with new extensions or profiles. They are also used for building proofs-of-concept to support standards development activities and the enhancement of software products. 

Non-coding activities such as testing, working on documentation, or reporting issues are welcome during the Code Sprint. OGC Sprints also provide an opportunity to onboard developers that are new to OGC Standards, through the sprints’ mentor streams.

Organizations are invited to sponsor the Code Sprint. A range of packages are available offering different opportunities for organizations to support the geospatial development community while promoting their products or services. Visit the Event Sponsorship page for more information.

A one-hour pre-event webinar will take place at 14:00 BST (UTC+1) on June 13. The webinar will outline the scope of work for the Code Sprint and provide an overview of the specifications that will be its focus. The pre-event webinar will take place on OGC’s Discord server.

Travel Support Funding is available for selected participants. Participants interested in receiving travel support funding should indicate their interest on the registration form. Any participant applying for funding will need to submit their registration form by June 30. Applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of their application whether travel support will be available to them or not.

The code sprint will begin with an onboarding session at 09:00 (UTC+1) on July 10, and ends at 17:00 (UTC+1) on July 12. Registration for in-person participation closes at 17:00 (UTC+1) on July 3. Registration for remote participation will remain open throughout the Code Sprint.

Registration is available on the July 2024 Code Sprint websiteTo learn more about future and previous OGC code sprints, visit the OGC Developer Events Wiki, the OGC Code Sprints Website, or join OGC’s Discord server.


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