PKP Fall Sprint 2016 – Fredericton

July 29th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Fall Sprint 2016 – Fredericton

Get ready, PKP Sprinters, we’re gearing up for a Fall 2016 Sprint in beautiful Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, on Sunday/Monday October 2-3, 2016. The event will be co-hosted by PKP and our friends at the University of New Brunswick Library.

Our previous sprint, in Montreal, was a resounding success (read about the outcomes on the PKP blog) and we hope you will join us for what we are sure will be another fun and productive couple of days.

As always, we’ll run it unconference-style, with topics proposed by the group. In particular, we’ll be focusing on OJS 3.0, hacking in experimental features, building documentation, and exploring the new software. Much of this work will be technical in nature, but there will be opportunities for non-technical contributors. We will also be accommodating remote participation.

For information on getting to Fredericton, see the Access 2016 conference web site (which is happening immediately after the sprint).

For information on accommodations in Fredericton, see the Access 2016 conference web site.


Sunday, October 2 (note: all times in Atlantic Time)
9am-10am Orientation/Topic Selection/Team Formation
10am-noon Work (coffee provided by PKP)
Noon-1:30 Lunch (lunch provided by UNB Library)
1:30-4:30 Work (coffee provided by PKP)
4:30-5 Wrap Up
5:30pm onward Dinner at King’s Street Ale House
Monday, October 3
9am – 9:15am Questions, discussion
9:15am-noon Work (coffee provided by PKP)
Noon-1:30 Lunch (lunch provided by UNB Library)
1:30-4:00 Work (coffee provided by PKP)
4:00-5 Group reports
5pm onward Informal socializing

Proposed Topics
So far…

  • OAuth integration
  • Documentation writing and review
  • Develop a plan for supporting multilingual author names (more research than development)
  • UI/UX reviews of OJS 3/OMP 1.2
  • CSRF protection and GET requests changing state (
  • Reviewing/writing system notifications
  • Viewer.js integration for inline OpenDocument viewing in the workflow

Remember to suggest your own topics of interest when you register!

Please let us know if you’d like to join us or if you’ve got any questions or topics to suggest.

Free registration and topic proposals:
Deadline: September 23

PKP is grateful to the University of New Brunswick Library for co-hosting, providing the room for the sprint, helping with the local organization, and for allowing us to hitch our wagon to the Access Conference (October 4-7).


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