- About 10-30 people attend.
- Only a handful of groups tend to hold them; for this cycle we're seeing some teams choose not to.
- Often subteams form around a specific tasks to complete.
- Meeting space is donated by companies.
- Travel costs are the responsibility of the individual attending (their employer most likely).
- Sometimes companies will host meals (not often).
- Choose the Design Summit first for gathering the whole team for decisions and roadmap alignment.
- Attend or host in the early days of team-forming.
- Plan for real work getting done and a specific outcome in mind.
- Add your sprint to the Sprints wiki page.
- PTL or a designated delegate typically organizes the event.
- You can co-host sprints across teams. However, productivity also lies in the small, quiet environment, and social bonding is easier in smaller groups.
- Favor separate sprints unless there are good cross-pollination opportunities between co-hosted teams.
- Pitfall can be a feeling of "required" attendance (social or actual) causing hard feelings; also some types of contributors will be marginalized despite best efforts, such as those without a corporate sponsor, family caretakers, and people who need Visas to travel.
- Often there's a choice implied in choosing what an individual travels to; adding a midcycle sprint means a choice has to be made.
- Virtual aspects of a midcycle require additional support such as open source tooling, or if using non-open source tooling, you must get agreement from participants.