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<p>On May 12th, 2012, over 50 <a class="reference external" href="">Python</a>, <a class="reference external" href="">C++</a>, <a class="reference external" href="">Ruby</a>, <a class="reference external" href="">PHP</a>, <a class="reference external" href="">JavaScript</a>, and <a class="reference external" href="">Node.js</a> developers arrived to code on a variety of projects. It was awesome! Tons of open source projects saw contributions, and people across languages and frameworks worked together.</p>
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<h2>Event Background</h2>
<p>Less then two weeks before May 12, a bunch of us Los Angeles area Python developers were hanging out and wishing we had a local sprint to attend that was just about developers working on open source projects. It was then that <a class="reference external" href="">Audrey Roy</a> and I, along with an army of hardworking volunteers, decided to stop wishing and make it happen on May 12th.</p>
<p>We lined up a venue, contacted awesome sponsors <a class="reference external" href=""></a>, <a class="reference external" href="">Heroku</a>, <a class="reference external" href="">Github</a>, <a class="reference external" href=""></a>, and <a class="reference external" href="">Cartwheel Academy</a>. As we did that, we also invited people from the many Los Angeles programming communities in Los Angeles to join us. The result of everyone's hard work? <strong>We filled up all sixty spots in less than 96 hours!</strong></p>
<p>Some of the projects worked on included:</p>
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<li>Salt Stack: <a class="reference external" href=""></a></li>
<li>A node.js-powered streaming terminal, allowing for shared input at a terminal among several participants.</li>
<li>A JavaScript powered astrolabe.</li>
<li>Settlers of Catan analytics in JavaScript.</li>
<li><a class="reference external" href="">OpenFrameworks</a>, a cross-platform toolkit for creative coding in C++.</li>
<li>My own time at the sprint was spent with Audrey Roy and <a class="reference external" href="">Randall Degges</a> on engineering cleanup and fixing bugs on <a class="reference external" href="">OpenComparison</a>.</li>
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<h2>More open source sprinting on July 15</h2>
<p>There's going to be another Los Angeles open source event on July 15 at <a class="reference external" href="">Originate</a>. Instead of less then two weeks to plan, we have nearly two months - so it's going to be better!</p>
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