[TYPO3-core] Reanimation of the TYPO3 bug day
Andy Grunwald [wmdb]
andy_grunwald at arcor.de
Wed May 9 22:14:35 CEST 2012
Hey @ all,
today i browsed through the pending patches in Gerrit .
My first impression was "wow, there are so much patches with an +1
verified AND +1 code review, where are the devs to commit this?".
At the moment there are eight sites only for TYPO3/Core.
In summary, that are round about 195 pending patches (7 sites per 25
patches, 1 site per 20 patches). Yeah, i know, some patches are for more
than one branch. SO, this number has to redruce a little bit.
Fact is, that are "to much" ;)
At this time, i`ve remembered, that there was a TYPO3 Bug day.
In the wiki i`ve found some sites for it. 
So, the last one was in August 2011. Sad :(
I don`t know why this event fell in sleep.
* To few contributers / activity?
* Because this event was on a normal working day and many guys get no
free from his company (it was a normal friday afaik)?
* Who knows some (other) reasons?
Okay, thats history. But we live in the presence.
As i already said, i like the base idea of this event. To make it clear,
in my opinion this event is to get progress at the TYPO3 project and fix
bugs, introduce some new features and _OF COURSE_ to get in touch with
the community and girls and guys in your neighbourhood.
Because we like and love TYPO3, like and love the girls and guys and our
daily work is based on this system.
So why we do not reanimate this event? This is what i`m talking about in
this post. I like to "reinvent" the TYPO3 bugday. The base idea is the
same but the stuff around is more about community and people.
But why reinvent? I would like to change some things (yes of course,
this are only some ideas from me and i don`t know if they will work, but
i think we can give this a try).
I like to have ...
* more (official) communication about this event (the result is
* more (statistics) numbers about the progress at this event (people
love to see what they have created / finished)
* every time a full list of _ALL_ contributers of this day (contribution
can be code, food, rooms, sleeping rooms, motivation, ...)
* a list of all fixed gremmlins / finished stuff of the day
* a small ranking system / badge system (e.g. foursquare, SensioLabs
Connect , ...) based on some statistics (heaviest contributer, place
of the most contributions, place with the most core devs, most active
community member during all bug days, and so on ..., people love fame)
* some "presents" sponsored by the association / company sponsors (this
must not be big presents, e.g. a t-shirt, some stickers, a poster form
the last dev days, a small post card from the "ghost of the week" and
his hometown? ;), some home brewn beer from MOC DK, a barcamp ticket,
whatever ;) (presents are motivating stuff!)
* some kind of "i wish this bug get fixed" or a voting (community
based). Perhaps this could be a second "bug auction" or something like this
* "direct" communication with our sponsors  / companies to provide
This are only some small ideas which are collected very fast from my
head. I think the crowed will find more cool stuff ;)
I know that this stuff will produce a big amount of work. If i get
official support from the TYPO3 Team (i don`t know who is responsible
for this stuff?) i will try to manage this.
But at first i want to know what you think about this topic.
I want _YOUR_ feedback. After a first tweet , i`ve get very fast
feedback from our Reverend  and Julle . DKD is always ready to
host a bug day.
This are just my 2 cents about this topic. Now i love to hear your
opinion about the / my additional ideas.
All the best,
More information about the TYPO3-team-core