|First QGIS Bughunting in Moscow 2009|
The first QGIS bughunting event on December, 5 2009 was held at the Institut of Ecology and Evolution (Russian Academy of Sciences), Biodiversity Conservation Lab. The institute provided the venue, audiovisual equipment, kitchen facilities and internet access. We are extremely grateful for helping us hold our event.
Bughunt was organized as 2 simultaneous events, with 14 people present in person in Moscow and around 10 on IRC channel. We were searching for bugs for about 3 hours and then had about 3 hours more of relaxed discussion of everything GIS related with lots of talks about QGIS and world-domination plans.
The event was planned to fill the gap of extensive and well organized user testing of QGIS with careful registration of all inconsistencies these being bugs or suggestions for improving the interface. The approach was the following:
Though we planned to split the area of work by topics, this didn't work out in the end, just because people were overwhelmingly new to QGIS. The work was coordinated in GIS-Lab.info forum acting as a buffer and refined results were then transfered to main QGIS trac by more experienced users.
Here are some of the results of our work:
Here are some of our experiences and lessons learned from this event in no particular order.