I have been around the TYPO3 project for quite a while now. In the beginning I started with asking questions and giving answers on mailing lists. Later I helped out tracking down bugs and in the end I started contributing code to fix those little gremlins. My main focus back then was to further improve a great product which I started to love and loved even more, the more I learned about it. While doing so, I found out that not only the product itself is great, but in particular the people that are dedicated to maintain and improve it. Learning from the people in the community and sharing my own knowledge with them became an important part of my life.
I now have the honour of being the release manager of the next TYPO3 version. In order to stay focused on this task, I suggest four objectives which I would love to see fulfilled for this release.
- Enhance User Experience
- Improve and ensure Code Quality
- Increase overall Security
- Encourage and strengthen Collaboration
The first three objectives I see as important building blocks to make TYPO3 more useful, more stable and more fun to use; Just right according to our mission: "Jointly Innovate Excellent Free Software Enabling People to Communicate
" The fourth one I see as an important working mode to reach these goals. Alongside our vision "Inspiring People to Share
" we would like to encourage everyone to contribute to this release. Besides involving the community I'd like to strengthen the collaboration between the core development team and other teams like the design team, documentation team, extbase team, TYPO3 Flow team; just to mention a few.
If you have ideas, concepts, already working code or just want to help out: Don't hesitate to contact us. We already have a lot of ideas of how to make your contribution easy, fun and valued.
You can contact me via Skype (helhum) or email (helmut.hummel(at)typo3.org