We'd like to give members of the SilverStripe CMS community a chance to learn how to contribute back to the project. We've had meet-ups in the past, and will continue to hold them, as they’re very important to us, but right now, the time for talking is done. Let's get our hack on!
There's a big long list of things on the to-do list for the SilverStripe CMS , which are changes requested by the community for the community. We thought a good way to work our way through some of them would be to organise a hackfest in Wellington. We've booked the function room at The Southern Cross on Abel Smith Street from 12pm-4pm, there’ll be some money on the bar, there’s good food and drink available, and clever people will share clever ideas. Now we just need you to come along to make things go. Want to know more? Here’s some questions and answers from the event organiser Will Rossiter.
Who's the Hackathon for?
It's for people with an interest in contributing to core or modules. Core developers for most of the modules will be there, so you'll have a good chance to talk to them.
What are the main things we're hoping to achieve?
We're hoping to give Sapphire and related modules some dedicated love, and to get more people interested in contributing their time and efforts.
What should first-time Hackathon goers expect?
They should bring laptop computers, and expect to get their hands dirty with the code. Really we need previous SilverStripe CMS experience. Though if they really want to come along, I guess non tech people can help by testing tickets. (SilverStripe groupies, this is your cue!)
(Please note: the Cross does have CafeNet wifi running, but if you happen to have mobile broadband, it probably wouldn’t hurt to bring that along as well, just in case!)
Saturday December 11, 2010
Southern Cross Bar, Abel Smith Street, Wellington.