We are announcing a Joomla! Pizza Bugs and Fun 2011 event scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2011. The event is global for virtual participants with local venues where ever they are organized. The official start time is 9am in each time zone. Help us prepare Joomla! 2.5 for release early in January 2012!

Our goal is to work on coding and testing issues in the CMS Issue Tracker as well as working on coding and testing new features for the new release. The coding will obviously require programmers to do, but you don’t need to be able to code to test. You will need to set your computer up to run Joomla locally (for instance, with XAMPP) and be able to apply patches. To do documentation, all you need is a login to the Joomla documentation wiki. If you don't already have one you can register on the site at https://docs.joomla.org.

We’ll have a Google doc to keep track of what everyone is working on and a Skype chat to communicate.

The wiki at https://docs.joomla.org/Pizza_Bugs_and_Fun_2011 will be used as the central resource for coordinating efforts and accumulating results from this event. Go to that wiki to get the contact information for joining the Skype chat, which you should do before the day of the event. This wiki is also the place to go to to see if anyone is organizing a local party in your area or to list your local party.

Come join the fun!