The Joomla! Community Portal ™

Tue

18

Jun

2013

Business Pizza, Bugs, and Fun July 12th, 2013
Written by Nick Savov   
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:56


You're Invited

Please consider this your personal invitation to join us on Friday, the 12th of July, for our first Business Pizza, Bugs, and Fun event. It's an all-day global event that's open to all virtual participants that are interested. There will also be local venues wherever they are organized. The key goal is to fix as many Joomla 3 and Joomla 2.5 bugs as possible before the next maintenance releases.


Friday July 12th

We've dubbed the event as a Business PBF, since it's our first PBF on a weekday (Friday) and we'd like to get more businesses involved. We've created badges that you can use on your sites to spread awareness of the event and get recognition for your participation. For more information, check out our landing page at http://developer.joomla.org/pbf.


Our Thank You for Joining

Furthermore, we'd like to give you more recognition and highlight your pledge of participation by placing your logo and a link to your site on this landing page. To be listed on the landing page, please submit this form.

There are four participations levels: Epic, Platinum, Gold, and Bug Squasher.

Epic:
is for 100 hours or more pledged to the event
Platinum:
is for 10 hours or more pledged to the event
Gold:
is for 5 hours or more pledged to the event
Bug Squasher:
is for individuals that have pledged to participate

So, for example, if Company ABC had five of their developers for two hours, then they could use the Platinum badge and have their logo (and link) in the platinum area on the landing page.


Don't be Shy

The hours you choose to pledge towards the event is totally up to you as an individual or business. As a bonus, if you write a blog post about the event, you can count it as 30 minutes towards your pledge. So if you pledged 5 hours and write a blog post, you'd be helping at the event for 4.5 hours.

Finally, on the day of the event, come and go as you'd like and fulfill your pledged hours. You can help with testing bug fixes, reporting bugs, coding bug fixes, etc. Most of all, enjoy every minute! Have fun, enjoy the fellowship, learn, and make Joomla better for you, your business, your clients, and your friends.


Your Opportunity to Learn

This Bug Squash event is a great opportunity for intermediate to advanced users to learn how to contribute to Joomla bug fixes within the community. You do not have to be an expert coder or even a coder to contribute; all we ask is that you are familiar with running Joomla on your localhost before the event and that you consider yourself at least an intermediate user. We will provide you with the help, including training sessions, and documentation that you need to test the Joomla patches (i.e. fixes), so please join us on Friday, the 12th of July and help us to make Joomla better!


Join Us

The landing page for the event is at http://developer.joomla.org/pbf. Detailed information about the event can be found in the wiki at http://docs.joomla.org/Pizza_Bugs_and_Fun_July_12,_2013

To comment or discuss this post, go to http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=704&t=807006