[TYPO3-core] Reanimation of the TYPO3 bug day

Philipp Gampe philipp.gampe at typo3.org
Wed May 9 22:52:02 CEST 2012

Hi Andy,

Big +1 ... I was about to write the same mail a few days ago, but then as 
distracted by other things.

May 25th would be the next candidate according to the wiki.


Andy Grunwald [wmdb] wrote:

> Hey @ all,
> today i browsed through the pending patches in Gerrit [1].
> 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. [2]
> 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
> transparency, too!)
> * 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 [3], ...) 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 [4] / companies to provide
> some devs
> * ...
> 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 [5], i`ve get very fast
> feedback from our Reverend [6] and Julle [7]. 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,
> Andy
> [1] https://review.typo3.org/#/q/status:open+project:TYPO3v4/Core,n,z
> [2] http://wiki.typo3.org/BugDay
> [3] https://connect.sensiolabs.com/
> [4] http://typo3.org/support/professional-services/
> [5] https://twitter.com/#!/andygrunwald/status/200264945940709378
> [6] https://twitter.com/#!/T3RevNeverEnd/status/200267467052953600
> [7] https://twitter.com/#!/christianjul/status/200270878951489539
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