On 15 August 2019, we switched the contributor log (previously a webform/civicrm) over to Gitlab. Details on how to track time can be found here. We did this because more and more of the project management was taking place in Gitlab and because of weaknesses in the contributor log, specifically it was clunky and it was difficult to assess the legitimacy of contributions reported.
Now that we have a few months of data on the new log, how it is going? Qualitatively speaking, feedback has been mixed. Some seem to be managing quite well with it whereas others either don’t engage on Gitlab enough or have run into permission issues that have frustrated them. To accommodate ease of entry, we likewise created a bulk import tool that bypasses Gitlab and allows users to log time en masse. The format of the...Read more
Don't forget your sunscreen! The Global Community Summit is coming to Barcelona on October: Register Now!
The site for the upcoming Global Community Summit in Barcelona is published. We are also collecting issues, comments, ideas, requests in the GitLab. If you consider yourself part of the community you should definitely register as soon as possible (we expect to have a full house).
- Global Community Summit: October 4 & 5
- Sprint / DevCamp: October October 6 - 10
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
- Venue: Can Ramonet, Sitges
- Website: ...
Diet Civi is a new "working" group within the CiviCRM community.
Our main objectives are to
improve CiviCRM’s ability to support a variety of different workflows on the common core data model.
define, coordinate, foster, and fund projects to achieve this.
Our aim is to represent the partners and community members that recognize themselves more or less in the following statements:
we mainly work on customer sites as part of a team that works with CiviCRM, bringing our CiviCRM knowledge to the table as one of the components
we do not see ourselves as software producers
we tend to see ourselves as the “family members” that know about CiviCRM...
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...Read more
- End users...
The Core Team has spent the past six months assessing its capacity, managing a cultural transition, and overseeing the CiviCRM project in a post-founder environment that requires a different approach to economic sustainability. The challenges and opportunities presented by this transition can’t be overstated. We’re confident that, with strong community support, we can evolve CiviCRM into a model open source project.
Before we do that, however, It’s important to recognize that not only are we undergoing a significant cultural change at CiviCRM, but that we’re also in a space (open source) in which there are few good business models. Needless to say, it’s very challenging to build a viable business based on freely giving your product away. CiviCRM’s own model has been based on community participation and has been financially supported by a relatively few number of individuals and organizations. Going forward, CiviCRM will become exceptional at cultivating its community for...Read more
- to provide more guidance and direction for developers in the creation and publishing of extensions, and
- to provide more clarity and better usability for users in finding and managing extensions through the multiple channels through which they are available (including the user interface, on CiviCRM.org, and on GitHub).
This goes out to CiviCRM users (yes YOU too!), admins and developers.
A key productivity tool in my day to day life is a set of Q&A websites called Stack Exchange. They have different sites for all sorts, from programming through to parenting(!). Typically, I'm on the programming ones usually, but stay with me, this isn't about to get technical.
What happens is that I'm getting on with my work and I get stuck on a problem that I'm sure a million others must have solved before. Or I'm doing something and I'm sure that there's a better/simpler/easier way. After the preliminary web searches fail me I'll hop over to the appropriate one of these Q&A sites where I'll hit the Ask A question button and start typing.
First this makes me phrase my problem as a question, and one that other people will be able to understand. This is a great discepline and...Read more
[F]orget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. --Kahlil Gibran
[T]hat which is boundless in you abides in the mansion of the sky... --Kahlil Gibran
[T]here are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy,...Read more
Eli Beckerman is the second winner of a copy of Using CiviCRM from Packt Publishing. Eli is excited about the potential of CiviCRM to organize bottom-up transformations to deal collaboratively with the many crises facing the world today.
Packt has also selected a runner-up in its contest: an experienced CiviCRM user from the City Bible Forum, ken, will get a downloadable eBook copy of the book.
Here's some background on Using CiviCRM from Packt's site:
What you will learn from this book:
- Create a successful CiviCRM implementation project
- Install and configure CiviCRM in Joomla! or Drupal, understand advanced configuration options, and review the upgrade process in detail