[TYPO3-core] Reanimation of the TYPO3 bug day

ben van 't ende ben.vantende at typo3.org
Mon May 14 16:54:40 CEST 2012

Hey Andy,

Thanks a lot for speaking out on this subject and caring about it. I think that
we could do something in the form of a sprint. It would be cool if we could
discuss this in a separate team and organise a mini-sprint once in a while. If
we can make this a steady event we could even try to get budget for it the
coming year. It would be great if there could be some more people in the
organisational team. Would anyone else be interested in taking care of such a
bug sprint?

gRTz ben

On 09/05/12 22:14, 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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