• Cost of Freedom Book Sprint

    The “Cost of Freedom” Book Sprint is taking place this week in honor of Bassel Khartabil. Bassel, who has been an active contributor to  free/open knowledge projects around the world, was taken a political prisoner in Syria in 2012. Since ... read more

  • Book Sprints in Autumn

    There are a lot of exciting Book Sprints coming up this fall. October On October 12, IDEA – International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance started their second Book Sprint in Sweden, after last year’s Book Sprint was a great ... read more

  • Book Sprints Film Released!

    We are proud to announce the first film made about a Book Sprint. This short film (20 minutes) was produced in Nigeria during the ‘Nameless’ Book Sprint in December of 2014. Produced and directed by Barbara Rühling and Luis Antonio ... read more

  • The story of a book – Film release

    We are very happy to present our short documentary “The story of a book” shot in November 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria. You can watch it here:   The film looks behind the scenes of the writing of “Nameless,” a book ... read more

  • Kicking off 2015

    So, it’s 2015 and Book Sprints are underway. Already it has been eventful. F5 are re-formatting their book for print currently and we are planning the next Book Sprint with them in February. Cisco also has another Book Sprint coming ... read more

  • Blog Sprints

    We have been experimenting a little with Blog Sprints. Last night in downtown San Francisco Adam Hyde and the crew from Neo gathered together for a test Blog Sprint. The problem is well known – many organisations want their staff ... read more

  • Open Contracting Translated to Spanish

    The Open Contracting Guide which we facilitated for the World Bank in early 2013 has been translated into Spanish and is now available online. You can see it here: – or browse the embedded book below:  

  • 2 Book Sprints this week!

    We are facilitating two Book Sprints this week. One is in Sweden for IDEA (The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) about the use of Open Source in elections. This will be facilitated by the talented Faith Bosworth who ... read more

  • Recent Books

    Recent books produced by Book Sprints British Columbia in a Global Context   The main scope of the book is to apply the fundamental geographical approach of understanding our globally changing world by looking at the local processes. These local ... read more

  • On Book Sprints PDF The above is for version 1.1 of On Book Sprints. Produced during a 4 day Book Sprint in May 2014.