Yesterday was the first day of Tokamak 5. What's this "Tokamak" I speak of? It is what we call the Plasma development sprints that we hold approximately twice a year. We gather anywhere from 10 to 25 people involved in various aspects of Plasma development together in one place for a week to work on the pressing issues of the day. They let us knit our core community together more closely, find paths for the bigger challenges we face and get a fearsome amount of work done.
This Tokamak is being held in Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Sebastian Kugler is our host and the weather has been fantastic thus far. On our first day, people took turn giving presentations about things like QML, Plasma Active, libplasma2, Share/Like/Connect, syncing and more. We set up a kanban board in white grease pencil on the large front windows of the apartment to organize and track our progress over the rest of the week. We finished the first day with a celebratory BBQ in the back yard .. followed by more presentations. :)
We have people from Plasma, KWin, Solid and various other KDE libs bits here, giving us a nice set of skills and interests to put into play. It's a smaller Tokamak this time compared with the last one which had 25-30 people in attendance, and this is intentional. We wish to focus on a very specific set of tasks surrounding libplasma2 and Plasma Active.
I don't expect to get a whole lot of sleep over the next week, but on the upside we should get a hell of a lot of work done, and we'll keep you all updated as it happens via our blogs and the #tokamak hashtag on identi.ca.