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13 agosto
2008

First Codigo23 sprint

or how to meet interesting people to do great things...

This should be posted some days ago, but I didn't have the time for it. Anyway I would like to write some lines about last week.

For me, the week began just some hours after my visit to the MRI tube. I picked up my car and I drove near one hour from Lugo to Foz. I've some other posts about that place, it was not the first time I went there, just to relax and enjoy some free/spare time.

This time there was a surprise, an old friend called me just before we left lugo, he and his girlfriend were there too, so we could arrange a nice weekend.

His girlfriend wasn't there before, so we did the usual trip with visits to some nice beaches and places.

Las catedrales - quite an impressive beach

Of course we had lunch and dinner in the usual cheap-and-delicious traditional restaurants and we had a lot of fun. In fact, we had so much fun that we decided to stay and get back to lugo on Monday (very early in the morning) instead of Sunday. It was really worth of it.

On Monday I met Roberto in Lugo. He has been working for Codigo23 for the past few months (quite well I've to say) and he has been doing it remotely, from Caceres. On monday he arrived at Lugo to stay here for a week, we had a plan to do a sprint during the week, just to finish some things in a project that should be ready for september (it is a django based webapp, that should be ready to be announced along the release of django 1.0).

Working on it! Roberto, working on it too!

It was a productive sprint, and we closed some important tickets that were pending for a while. During the sprint we shared some points of view about the app, and took some interesting decissions/approaches for its future.

Of course we didn't spend all the time working. It was the first time in Galicia for Roberto, so we did some walks all over Lugo and we went to Coruña too.

First, we visited the roman walls in Lugo, among some other parts of the town (no pics, sorry :(). Then, we moved to Coruña, visiting the Tower of Hercules, the aquarium finisterrae, Maria Pita Square and a lot more places. Here are some pics I took during the visit:

Hercules Tower, one of the eldest lighthouses in the world:

Hercules Tower, one of the eldest lighthouses in the world

The aquarium finisterrae, a must-see which includes the amazing nautilus room:

The aquarium finisterrae, a must see with the nautilus room!

A great view from outside the aquarium:

A great view from outside the aquarium

Another view of the tower of hercules, this time from outside the aquarium:

Another view of the tower of hercules, this time from the outside zone of the aquarium.

We do a lot more things, like going out on Tuesday to show Roberto the tipical cañas y tapas gratis (free snacks + beers) from Lugo or meeting some IRC friends to have dinner on Wednesday.

The week ended on Friday, with Roberto leaving Lugo by bus on a 9-hour trip back to Caceres, a lot of work on the project done and a sensation to not only met a great person but to get a new friend.

Posted by wu at 12:39 | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
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Re: First Codigo23 sprint

What a crazy week! :). "Cañas y tapas gratis" are always welcomed. I hope to see Roberto soon on Galicia.

Posted by: r0sk at agosto 13,2008 20:54
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