# Event Background
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 Audrey Roy and I, along with an army of hardworking volunteers, decided to stop wishing and make it happen on May 12th.
We lined up a venue, contacted awesome sponsors Spire.io, Heroku, Github, Cars.com, and Cartwheel Academy. 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? We filled up all sixty spots in less than 96 hours!
Some of the projects worked on included:
- Salt Stack: https://github.com/saltstack/salt
- A node.js-powered streaming terminal, allowing for shared input at a terminal among several participants.
- OpenFrameworks, a cross-platform toolkit for creative coding in C++.
- My own time at the sprint was spent with Audrey Roy and Randall Degges on engineering cleanup and fixing bugs on OpenComparison.
# More open source sprinting on July 15
There's going to be another Los Angeles open source event on July 15 at Originate. Instead of less then two weeks to plan, we have nearly two months - so it's going to be better!
If you want to sponsor or volunteer, email me at pydanny (at) cartwheelweb.com or audreyr (at) cartwheelweb.com. We go out of our way to ensure that sponsors and volunteers feel appreciated.