18 July, 2017
Filed under Community, Security, Sprints

This morning Jaap and I (both from CiviCooP) took a train to Bonn and walked from the HauptBahnhof to the Systopia offices. Quite a nice sunny morning, met Beethoven on our way!

We are joining some dudes from Systopia and Palasthotel to work on CiviMcRestFace (a first attempt at a CMS agnostic connector to CiviCRM) and CiviProxy (policeman between CiviCRM and the rest of the world - check https://github.com/systopia/CiviProxy ) in a sprint for 3 days. Good stuff, made possible by Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Amnesty International Flanders and PUM Senior Experts. As you can imagine we are hard at work, with regular insertions of coffee and cold water.

Our ambition is to add some necessary...

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27 June, 2017
Filed under CiviCon, Sprints

This year we had a sprint after CiviCon Cologne. So far I have only been to a sprint in Edale UK. The Germans copied everything from that sprint, remote location with hardly any internet. But with Germans you know it is done well. So the internet was faster (but still slow). The remote location had a bbq place, swimming pool and sauna.
At the sprint we had many new people which I think is good. Read their experiences below. At the start of the sprint I helped some people with installing buildkit. I managed to get it working during the last Edale sprint. So I thought it is my time to explain because by explaining I will probably get a better knowledge of the tool. I have also been working on CiviMcRestface an software toolkit to connect to remote civicrm instances. The initial development was done by Björn (Systopia) and during the summer we are going to develop it further so this was a good time to get started on CiviMcResface. I enjoyed this sprint and came home energized...

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25 May, 2017
Filed under CiviCon, Sprints

 

Following what was a successful annual gathering for CiviCRM community at CiviCON St. Louis, the traditional Sprint commenced boasting 35 in attendance including participants from New Zealand, UK, Canada, and folks from all over the US from the east to west coasts. The Sprint is an annual opportunity for the CiviCRM community to come together and work on developing the CiviCRM software in a context that allows face-to-face interaction as opposed to the usual remote work and conversations.

During the Sprint, a number of groups are created to work on different topics such as coding, marketing and documentation for the software.

This year, the Sprint took place at the same time as the end user and...

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01 March, 2017
Filed under CiviCRM, Meetups, Sprints

Thursday 23th and Friday 24th of March we are having a mini-sprint in the Ede (NL) in which we will fix CiviCRM bugs. We are with four of us already (Erik Hommel, Alain Benbassat, Klaas Eikelboom and me) so it is going to be fun! That is the main reason and the other reason is that we want to contribute to CiviCRM Core.

Our plan is to have two days for fixing CiviCRM bugs once in the month or once in the two months. But at least regularly and fitting to our busy schedule.

So if you are in the neighborhood we want to invite you for joining us so it going to be more fun.

The dates we have planned so far are:

  • Thursday and Friday 23th and 24th of March (in Ede, NL)
  • Thursday and Friday 18th and 19th of May (location to be decided, possibly Antwerp)

If you want to join us drop me a message on the chat or send me an e-mail on jaap.jansma@civicoop.org

 

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10 January, 2017
By Stoob
Filed under Make it happen, Sprints, Teams

Hello world, I would like to introduce the idea of of CiviCRM "Community Fridays".   Let's coalesce our ongoing community efforts improving Civi around a certain day of the week: every Friday.

This is the idea of myself, Allen Shaw, Josh Gowans and and other partners.  Will you consider joining us?  Community Friday isn't just for bugs and developers... it's for marketing, end users and everyone.

Do what you've been doing, do more, or do less, whatever you feel is fair and necessary for your business.   We're just hoping that you try to do it on Fridays with us.

Why?  Like a global mini-sprint, we amplify our efforts when we coordinate together, thus...

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16 October, 2016
Filed under CiviCon, Sprints

CiviCon London wrapped up last week, with over 150 attendees attending more than 30 information-packed sessions. It was great to have such engaging presentations, representatives from the core team talking about the direction of the project, and so many long-term contributors around. But for me, this is the most valuable thing about attending CiviCon...

You get the chance to meet, and put faces to, the names that flicker across the chatrooms, issue queues and StackExchange. You realise that you’re not part of a virtual network of people - you’re part of a real community of users, implementers and developers. A community that is full of passionate people who don’t just want to help create a great CRM, but want to make a positive impact on the world by using it.

Organisations big and small were represented at the conference, and attendees ranged across...

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13 October, 2016
Filed under CiviCon, Community, Sprints

This year, around 25 dedicated and fascinating people have gathered together in Edale, Peak District, to make improvements, discuss progress, and learn more about the CiviCRM project. Some have already left us and some will be here right up to the end of the weekend, but we have all contributed to the project in a helpful and constructive way.

We are staying in a lovely cottage in the Peak District, at the foot of the Pennine Way and half way between Sheffield and Manchester. We chose early on to split up into two groups: the Developers (‘Devs’) and the ‘Non-Devs’, each with different targets, supplemented with opportunities to come together and grapple with various issues, usually over food.

The Devs have been focussed on reviewing Pull Requests (PRs) and writing tests, which has evolved into various side projects, including writing procedures to reconcile table indexes, fixing new bugs found when testing PRs, improving reports, making Buildkit work with Bitnami...

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28 September, 2016

One of the top goals for the CiviCRM roadmap is to improve the theming to look good on more websites and devices. That's a big task and it won't happen overnight, but I want to stop and appreciate the progress we've already made plus other improvements in the works:

DASHBOARD IMPROVEMENTS

As of CiviCRM 4.7.11 the dashboard has a face lift. It loads faster, looks better, and refreshes itself automatically so you always have the latest information. And 4.7.13 will include a responsive layout that works great even on tiny screens.

MOBILE-FRIENDLY MENU

Thanks to Alice Frumin from AGH Strategies, we've released a ...

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11 August, 2016
Filed under CiviCon, Sprints

If you've been using CiviCRM for a while, you most likely already know that it is developed by a diverse bunch of people from around the world. Sprints are the time and place when these folks get together to get things done.

It doesn't matter if you are fairly new to CiviCRM or have been around for a while. If you're keen to get more closely involved with the community or have a pet project that you'd like to move forward, then you should come to the sprint in Edale, in the heart of the Peak District.  It's a great way to carve out time to improve CiviCRM in the company of others who share your passion.

The sprint is a four day residential event that starts the Monday 10th October (the Monday after CiviCon London, which you should sign up to if you haven't already!) and is made for people that are thinking "hmmm, I don't think two days of CiviCRM conferencing is going to be enough for me!". The majority of our time is spent working together in small teams on...

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06 June, 2016
By Eileen
Filed under Sprints

Inspired by a colleague I suggested we report today's sprint events in Haiku. Here are the burnt offerings from Colarado!

Bugs & QA team

Many Civi Bugs

Ate the sprinters pesticide

And died horribly

 

Reports Team

Report craziness

no wonder no one did this

more go juice needed

 

UI team

html div 

.crm-container 

color: inherit

 

SECURITY TEAM 

snowplow chump canberra...

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