This Week in TYPO3 (2016 Q4 events)

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The last quarter of 2016 brings a number of good events that are worthwhile to visit, be part of or to participate in.
This Week in TYPO3 gives an overview of Q4 2016, of past events and coming events. More about the <link http:>TYPO3 conference and the <link http:>Award evening, <link http:>TYPO3 East Europe, <link http:>marketing sprint and <link http:>TYPO3camp Rhein Ruhr.

TYPO3 Developer Days 2016 and 2017

Before heading of into quarter 4 of 2016 we take one step back and two steps forward with the Developer Days. This years Developer Days 2016 was as successful as developer days are. Held for the second time in youth hostel on a hill in Nuremberg it was again pretty perfect. The great advantage of the youth hostel is that everyone is in the same building for the duration of the event, providing a good bonding experience. Perfect also describes Latte Art champion and Barista extraordinaire <link https: baristachristianullrich>Christian Ullrich, who was there almost all of the time serving coffee and getting creative with everyone’s coffee.
Pic by Josef Glatz T3DD is THE go to meetup and community event for TYPO3 developers. A few stats for thie T3DD16: 261 attendees - 10% Women, 13 Helping Hands (5 Women) 1500 L of bear, 6 birthdays. Nice weather - round about 25 Degrees, 100 cigars. It is good looking back at an event like this where community spirit permeates through the whole event. It came as a nice surprise that Robert Lindh, CEO of <link http:>Pixelant, announced the Developer Days 2017 will be held in Malmö, Sweden. It will be the second time T3DD ventures outside of the german speaking area (DACH) after <link http:>T3DD14 in the Netherlands. T3DD17 will be an important move for TYPO3 to raise more awareness internationally.

TYPO3 Conference (October 26-27, Munich)

The TYPO3 conference is consists business day and a future day, all complemented with a stylish award evening where outstanding TYPO3 projects get the appreciation they deserve.

Why attend the TYPO3 Conference?

The TYPO3 conference in it’s current form covers all aspects the TYPO3 project relies on from a business perspective, future innovations to acknowledgement for the work community members, TYPO3 agencies and free-lancers have done to raise awareness of TYPO3. You will learn more about the features of the latest LTS version and what the future holds for TYPO3 version 8 and beyond. T3CON16 is just as exciting for clients as for agencies, who consider using TYPO3 or who already use TYPO3. Compelling case-studies will be presented showing the strengths of TYPO3 as an enterprise CMS. Besides the LIVE podium the conference also features an expo area where agencies and hosters are more than willing to answer any questions.


Besides many of the well known TYPO3 leaders, presenting diverse topics from the newly formed TYPO3 company to varied applications and extensions enhancing TYPO3, there are also a number of speakers outside of the TYPO3 eco-system, like André Paetzel of Grey Advertising Company speaking about ‘<link https: ae1ccx>The need for a strong brand in an agile world’ and Erik Händeler, famous author and futurologist about ‘<link https: iiqqkc>The History of Future’. The expo are also features a stage where a number of presentations will be held.


Both days feature a workshop. On Day One, the business day, there will be a workshop about TYPO3 as a company and on the future day a workshop about TYPO3 as a product exploring research and development.

TYPO3 Award (October 27)

After a successful first year for the TYPO3 Awards at the TYPO3 conference Amsterdam 2015, the TYPO3 Awards are organised for the second time. The International TYPO3 Award is the official gala event for celebrating and awarding the most outstanding TYPO3 projects of agencies and customers in 2015 / 2016. On the evening of October 27, the who-is-who of the TYPO3 world walks the red carpet of the Löwenbräukeller Munich and will witness this prestigious awards ceremony. TYPO3 projects are nominated in 10 categories with the community voted category "small website" as a new category.
  1. Website of the Year
  2. Ecommerce
  3. NGO
  4. Enterprise/Industry
  5. Education
  6. Government
  7. Tourism
  8. Finance
  9. Community Award for Small Websites
  10. Best TYPO3 Event
… <link https: shortlist-award-2016>and here are the nominees

Not a coder? Join the marketing sprint

The marketing team organises a sprint from the 16th to the 18th of November 2016 at Haus Heiland, Oberursel in Germany. The sprint is a collaboration between Grey Advertising Company, the TYPO3 GmbH and the marketing team. Everybody is focused on one goal: “Making TYPO3 the best CMS worldwide’ As a technical project we have a lot of programmers working on and contributing to the core. Coders is not all we need, however. If you are not a coder this could be your chance. You can be part of this sprint! Are you into marketing, public relations, sales, conception, writing, organizing or do you have skills along mentioned lines? Join the marketing sprint. You could be a company CEO or you just love TYPO3 like we do - Join in. Do not hesitate! Apply at <link http:>

TYPO3camp RheinRuhr (November 4-6, Essen)

Just a quick mention of the <link http:>TYPO3camp RheinRuhr as it is already sold out and german only. It is however the favourite camp among many. The location in the  <link http:>Unperfekthaus, provides a creative space where the attendees feel comfortable and at home.

TYPO3 East Europe (November 10-12, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Already at the 4th edition, TYPO3 East Europe (T3EE) gathers TYPO3 developers and enthusiasts from all over Europe with the aim to promote the development of TYPO3 in countries where it is not yet well known, to encourage the growth of the local communities, help them get more involved and also boost TYPO3 among TYPO3 among developers and on the market. T3EE is a warm and welcoming event with a very diverse crowd. For an impression of last year’s event please read AOE’s Stefan Rotsch’s ‘<link https:>TYPO3 East Europe 2015: A Look back at conference highlights’

International TYPO3 University Day (November 10)

TYPO3 CMS is used by many universities worldwide and still growing. This day invites universities to get involved in the development of the CMS and the organization of the TYPO3 community, but also wants to attract more universities in using TYPO3 as the CMS of their organization. To kick off this platform, T3EE will start with a dedicated day for universities at November 10. The day will be focused university topics organized in open spaces, workshops and discussion panels with topics like:
  • Technical - Server management, connection with external systems, TYPO3 development
  • Organizational and logistic - Development and communication processes
  • Communication - Between universities and the TYPO3 world (TYPO3 Association, core development, other universities)
The organisation has opened the "<link http: call-for-papers>call for papers" where you can propose a talk/workshop/discussion. Check the <link http: typo3-university-day>University Day section for more info