Report on the typo3.org team sprint in Essen, November 2017

November 17, 2017

Category: Community
Author: Stefan Busemann

From 2nd to 4th of November our team met in Essen at the Unperfekthaus: Another step towards our new typo3.org sites. Also - we are looking for a lead designer.

At the beginning of November we had our sixth sprint of 2017, right next to TYPO3 Rhein-Ruhr Camp. A large group of TYPO3 enthusiasts came together to dedicate their time to our project. As usual, we arranged our resources into small groups to target specific areas for development. Here is a summary of what we covered during the sprint:

extensions.typo3.org: Andreas and Thomas worked on further improvements to our extension repository. One focus was to get rid of legacy code. 

my.typo3.org (in development): Stefan created a Slack integration that enables community users to create and link their typo3.org accounts with TYPO3 Slack. This will streamline and integrate the sign-up process into my.typo3.org. Miro worked on an email template so that all registration emails will get a consistent, friendly, and modern look.

new.typo3.org  (in development): Yaroslav, Harry, and his team worked on different aspects of our central layout extension and our main website:

  • News integration is complete
  • RealURL Config added
  • Linkhandler config added
  • Grid containers added

Lead designer wanted: During the last few sprints we have identified certain progress blockers. The most critical blocker is the lack of a lead designer. We are searching for a person to be responsible for layout-related decisions, take care of the frontend architecture (CSS structure, etc.) and be the central point of contact for the design team. 

Content: Mathias continued his work on the content, rewriting the remaining pages and completing basic proofreading. He started work on SEO, adding meta descriptions to important pages.

Next steps: Until the next sprint in mid to late January, we will continue to work and implement further details remotely. We will also work more closely with the design team to try to coordinate future sprints.

To get involved in the project join our team at the #t3o-relaunch-sprints channel in  https://typo3.slack.com. We have weekly hangouts on Fridays at 12am.

Participants of the sprint: 

Thomas Löffler, Stefan Busemann, Yaroslav Trach, Mathias Bolt Lesniak, Harry Glatz, Andreas Wolf, Miro Olma, Christian Knauf, Boris Schauer and Arnd Messer. Thanks to everyone involved in bringing the project forward.

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