On June 2-3 the Mozilla Science Lab held its third annual Global Sprint and the two-day event was a great success.
Scientists, researchers, students, coders, librarians and the public came together across many time zones to collaborate on open science and open data projects.
This year we saw a 15% increase in host sites and participation went up from somewhere over 200 last year to 320 participants. There were triple the # of changes pushed to projects on GitHub during this sprint and the discussion around the projects went from about 90 issues and comments filed last year to over 700 this year. Here are some cool visual showing the incredible participation over the two days.
One of the great things about this event is that it is not limited to sciences; not limited to coding. This year we had several projects that weren’t code based. But the sprint is not just about amazing projects it also showcases the leadership and commitment of our network members, highlights collaboration, digital inclusion, and open innovation while working with contributors from around the world.
Thank you to all who hosted a site, led a project and/or contributed to any of the open source projects. We greatly appreciate your participation.
We’ll be preparing for our next Global Sprint early 2017. Stay tuned for more information in the new year.