CertiFunicationAs a new type of event, the "TYPO3 Alumni #CertiFUNcation Day" was held at the Phantasialand near Cologne, Germany on June 5th, 2015. Current and upcoming TYPO3 Certified Integrators could be certified for the current TYPO3 6.2 LTS version and re-certification. The TYPO3 Education Committee shared their expertise and organized a great mixture between knowledge exchange, interesting presentations about 6.2 migration and the future with CMS 7, and fun within the Phantasialand later in the evening.
Pic by Nicki Uhlbach (www.flickr.com/photos/22621002@N08/) The day revolved around 7 workshop sessions, certification and fun. Marcus Schwemer reports on his blog about the Awesome TYPO3 CertiFUNcation Day. From the article: The seven sessions:
- Session 1: “What’s new in TYPO3 6.2?”
Patrick Lobacher (@PatrickLobacher) showed us the central parts that changed between TYPO3 4.5 and 6.2.
- Session 2: “Securing TYPO3?
Helmut Hummel (@helhum) presented a diary of a website hack.
- Session 3: “Smooth Migration 4.5 to 6.2?
As migrating from TYPO3 4.5 to 6.2 is a big topic in the TYPO3 community, Jürgen Godon (@eagen46) gave us a lot of insights on the different parts.
- Session 4: “TYPO3 Themes”
Jo Hasenau (@bunnyfield) gave us a lot of insights on how to bring theming within TYPO3 to the next level using the cascade of the “theme*” extensions.
- Session 5: “The Future of TYPO3 CMS”
As the product owner of TYPO3 CMS, Matthias Schreiber (@mattLefaux) presented the expected changes in TYPO3 7 (LTS).
- Session 6: TYPO3 Certified Integrator Preparation Workshop
In parallel to the future workshop Peter Pröll (@alinbu) prepared the participants for the certification in the next slot.
- Session 7: The TYPO3 Certified Integrator Exam
The last slot of this day was reserved for the official paper based certification.
Release of TYPO3 CMS 7.3The community released the new and updated TYPO3 CMS 7.3 in full swing. The tempo is high and significant improvements keep rolling out. This particular release is labeled under the term "More stability, more control" and it streamlines a lot of editing features under the hood as well as performance and stability improvements in package management. Along with the release fresh and updated 'What's New Slides' are also published. Ready in 5 different languages and 3 in progress as I write this. With the great support of Michael Schams and Patrick Lobacher an easy to use translating pipeline is available for anyone that wants to support the TYPO3 community in any way. Writing documentation is THE way to support building your community. So if you are not a coder, this is definitely a way to contribute. Contact either Michael or Patrick to get informed on how you can translate the 'What's New Slides' in your language. For the 7.3 release topics were addressed that simplify the code base and make it easier to maintain, while providing new standards for setting up new projects made with TYPO3. The package manager that was backported from Flow was slimmed down, the Fluid template engine leading to significant performance improvements in Extbase extensions. Both fluid and Extbase are backported from the Flow PHP framework. The main form-based editing was modernized and more flexible Fluid templates are provided. A first step to inline backend editing was taken giving a glimpse of what is to come in this area. The next release is planned for August 4th, 2015, with a final LTS version to be released in fall 2015.
French Community / Code SprintThe team is actively working on the next version during this week, while having also connected to the French community. A code sprint took place the last few days in Paris at SMILE where active contributors and first-timers met in real time to get bugs fixed and new ideas developed. Additionally the annual T3UNI meetup in Annecy, France will take place, from June 30 - July 2. Mathias Schreiber will give insight in the current development and how the French community can take part in the process.
T3CON ASIA (August 21 - 22)Want to do something stimulating? Or need a break? - Come and share TYPO3 + Neos + Flow in exotic Cambodia! The organisation by means of Jon Bower lets us know that an impressive line-up is already in place with some crackin' speakers like Mathias Schreiber, Aske Ertmann, Helmut Hummel, Kiro Harada, Sven Ditz, Gina Steiner and many more. The list will go up soon on the website. The schedule that includes the Conference, the Student Event to introduce TYPO3 to 300+ university students & teachers and SCRUM.org Certified Agile Training for 1/2 the price of Europe http://www.t3con15.asia/program/ This is more than just another TYPO3 conference.
- T3CON15ASIA is inviting speakers from Agile Scrum
- Kiro Harada will present on his experience at Toyota, the birthplace of agile.
- Offering Scrum.org Certification Training - for 1/2 the price of Europe!
- Presenting TYPO3 + Neos + Flow to 300 university students Providing a more sharing, supportive environment for TYPO3 + Neos + Flow enthusiasts
- Delivering content that improves the competitiveness of the individual, company & Community
T3CON15 Amsterdam (October 21 -22)
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