The Flower Power Sprint
Exactly one month ago I had a long traveling day with r0sk. We left Lugo in the middle of the night and we got in a plane in A Coruña while it was still dark outside.
After a one-hour-and-something flight we arrived in Barcelona, where we got in another plane, this time the destination was Athens, Greece. We were on our way to one of our regular International Pizza sprints, when all the people working on the same project meet to work hand by hand for a few days (and then have lots of fun, of course).
We did stay in Athens for a short time, but there was time enough to meet our friends George, Javier and Pantelis for some drinks and dinner, everything organized by our Athenian host, Panos. We had a really good time there.
On the next day we took the boat at the pireus port, destination Naxos, the biggest island in the Cyclades (yeah! once more!).
It took us around 5 hours to get to Naxos. We had plenty of time to talk with Panos and Rika and update ourselves a bit on how everybody has been doing for the last couple of years (specially with Rika, as I hadn't met her since 2013).
Just before arriving, the boat did a short stop in the island of Paros, it was time to go to the back of the boat and enjoy this view I love every time I go there.
In Naxos, Sascha was waiting for us at the port. It was midday and we were hungry, so we had the first lunch in naxos (good quality food, as always!).
We spent 10 days in the island, with 3 work days, 1 resting day (cycling!!), 3 more work days and 2 social days (that is, having fun all the team together). The last day in the island was mostly for packing up and taking the boat back to Athens.
For this sprint, Sascha found a very nice small house in a village in the mountains, Damarionas. Really nice and comfortable house, with everything we needed and awesome views.
During this sprint we met the new team member for the first time, Grigori, and we had a very nice coding sprint (well, I had a tough time due to a problem in our production server, which took me off the sprint workflow for a while). We worked in a variety of places, in the house rented for the sprint as well as in some cafés
Sascha and me went cycling. As he liked to call it, my personal "cycling training camp". We had some nice rides and lots of fun (I even did beat the 100km barrier). He lend me his Kona Jake, which fit me perfectly well (same size and geometry as mine).
In the social days we did a social ride, on the dirt roads by the beaches, in hybrid bikes provided by Naxos Bikes. We also went to a climbing/bouldering gym and we did our traditional walk/hike to the temple of Dimitras.
We had lots of good moments during the sprint (it wasn't only working and cycling ;-P), we ate lots of good food... Just another great sprint!
Here are some more pics I took myself: