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2nd Annual NYC WiMLDS / Scikit-learn Sprint


  • 9:30 am - 10 am: Arrive early for technical support
  • 10 am - 1 pm: Sprint
  • 1 pm - 2 pm: Lunch will be provided
  • 2 pm - 4 pm: Sprint

Code of Conduct

WiMLDS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down others. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for all. Please read the full Code of Conduct before participating.

CoC summary is adopted from NumFOCUS

The Team


Scikit-learn Host


Teaching Assistants


Purpose of Sprint

  • Widen the pool of open-source contributors
  • Contribute to scikit-learn library
  • Involve more women and gender minorities in scikit-learn and open source
  • Build momentum for continued contribution

Goals for the Day

  • The plan is to work in pairs.
  • The goal is that each participant will be able to resolve one trivial fix and one actual fix.


1. GitHub Account

2. Join Gitter

Gitter is an open source instant messaging and chat room system for developers and users of GitHub repositories. You can use your GitHub ID to sign in.

Join the scikit-learn Gitter community

3. Read thru scikit-learn Contributing documentation

  • It is approximately 16 pages

4. Review Open Issues

5. Curated List of Issues

Day of Sprint

1. Hardware

Bring your laptop and charger.

2. Nametags

We will have stick-on nametags. Make sure to wear one to network with other attendees. Feel free to add your preferred pronoun and institution affiliation.

3. Taking Notes for Blog

If you would like to blog about the event, email me ( and I would be happy to share and promote the blog with our community.


Please feel free to take photos and tweet about the event.



Info from 2017 event: First NYC WiMLDS / Scikit Sprint


  • #ScikitSprint
  • #wimlds
  • #opensource
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