I think this is a great idea. It's been a long time since
we all got together. As another plus, a lot of people are
either in quarantine (see Italy) or are voluntarily
working from home, and boredom is a factor.
Previously we have just used the #octave IRC channel for
sprints, but could consider something else.
Do we want a theme to the code sprint? Or is this more of
a social event and everyone will be hanging out and
working on their own coding problems?
more questions than answers:
- when does GSOC officially start again? And what's the
gap between that and participant selection/confirmation?
Might be a good time to set the sprint as an 'onboarding'
- i'm a broken record regarding this for every
organization I'm in, but how could this be used to bring
on/educate the newbies? (not just GSOC) "getting started",
"setting up your pc to contribute", "running windows,
believe it or not all is not lost you can still help", etc.
I could see webinar-esque value to something like those.
(edit: what's the octave-maintainers-request address?)