PKP’s sprints are typically two day events where a group of software developers (including programmers, user interface experts, users, librarians, and others) come together to brainstorm important tasks, make priorities, and work together to build solutions.


Our sprints are run in an unconference format, where everyone is encouraged to make suggestions, vote for which tasks should be tackled, and self-organize into work teams. Participation in primarily in-person, but remote involvement is also welcomed.

Tasks undertaken at recent sprints include building bootstrap themes for OJS, ORCID integration, adding basic article-level metrics, automated XML typesetting, organizing and writing documentation, and more.

Sprints usually happen in the spring and fall, as well as in conjunction with the biennial PKP conference. Keep an eye on our blog for the next one!

Upcoming Sprints

Spring 2019 – Vancouver (Registration Open)

Past Sprints

Fall 2018 – Heidelberg

Summer 2017 – Montreal

Fall 2016 – Fredericton

Spring 2016 – Montreal

Virtual Documentation Sprints

PKP’s Documentation Interest Group hosts bi-weekly virtual documentation sprints, where PKP software users and developers collaborate on documentation projects.  See the Documentation Interest Group’s page for upcoming sprint topics and information about how to participate.