A month ago, I asked the FSFE's core team about the interest in a friendly walking competition. If you're not familiar with the concept, it's a health initiative whereby groups of people get together to compete regarding who can walk the most over a period. Typically run in companies and public administrations where employees can group in teams to compete against others.
You set the start and end date for the competition, then ask everyone to log (on paper or otherwise) their daily step counts with whichever step counter they happen to have (of either hardware or software kind), and then transfer those counters to a web application where they can track their progress against others.
This is all honour-based of course. No one is asked to track that others walk as much as they say they do :-)
I thought it might be fun to run a competition for those in the free software community who's interested, and so yesterday, some of our FSFE core team members set out to try it out.
It's long been said you should walk 10,000 steps a day to maintain a healthy life, but recent studies would indicate we should up that a bit more. To entice you further to participate in this challenge, here are some of the changes you could experience from participating!
- Better focus is tightly connected to physical exercise, so you'll get more work done, in less time.
- Trouble falling asleep? Not much longer. You'll be out before you know it.
- As if that's not enough, you'll rise earlier in the morning and might even see the sun rise more often!
If you want to walk with us, visit https://pythonmarch.party/ and help us discover the bugs in this Django app! (The name? Oh, some of our core team members have an unhealthy attitude towards Monthy Python).