Imagine 2013 is right around the corner, and there isn’t a better way to prepare than with #Preimagine. Magento and the Community have planned various events throughout Las Vegas during the few days leading up to Imagine. This is a chance to meet other Imagine attendees, and explore the M Resort and Las Vegas before Imagine begins.
Sunday, April 7th
Techies on the Strip 2!– Relax and mingle with Imagine attendees at Madalay Bay’s Eyecandy Soundlounge & Bar!
Monday, April 8th
Registration Refreshments sponsored by Olark– Pick up your badge and some snacks, and meet some of the other Imagine attendees before the day’s events kick-off!
Developer BarCamp & Networking Event–BarCamp is divided into multiple tracks, each running a series of rapid-fire, short presentations and will feature community members as well as the Magento and X.commerce’s technical teams. Register today!
SEO with Magento by Magento U– Learn how to configure your site to employ best practice tools and techniques for ensuring optimal interaction with search engine functions. Magento functionality, tools, and practices for optimization will be highlighted! Register today!
From April 8th through April 10th, we will be offering shuttle service from Green Valley Ranch, South Point Hotel, and Mandalay Bay to the M Resort. Check out the the shuttle schedule here!
We look forward to seeing you in Vegas!
Hackathons have been a long tradition of the Magento community throughout the world. Developers and enthusiasts alike come together to work on challenging and inspiring projects, sharing of ideas and building friendships and experiences that are memorable. At every new event, a different and new hackathon format is introduced by creative community members.
This time, community members Sylvain Raye from Diglin and Tim Bezhashvyly from Openstream, brought all of us the first ever Mage Hackathon in Zürich, Switzerland. Magento joined in the fun and added a twist; focus on resolving issues and providing enhancements to the platform. But the fun didn’t end there. Another event was decided to be organized in the offices of Magento Headquarters in Los Angeles, running simultaneously on the weekend of March 8 through 10.
Great community members from Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, Ukraine and many even remotely gathered to the mission in Zürich. US developers joined the Los Angeles event.
Additional enhancements and fixes were suggested and introduced from members at the event and remotely in all areas of functionality – keep them coming. And although the format was somewhat different, long traditions were kept. In Zürich, great presentations were given on Solr integration by Tobias Zander, release management and deployment with Capistrano framework by Sylvain Raye, secure password implementations by Fabian Biechshmidt, Magento Test Automation Framework by Dima Aponasenko and Alex Gorbivskiy in Zürich and Artem Shugayev in Los Angeles, and pros/cons to checkout changes by Tim Bezhashvyly. In Los Angeles, Magento 2 overview by Sergey Shymko, protecting your Magento store and extension 101 by Tim Stripling and John JJ Jawed, and demystifying Magento views for fun and profit, a developer’s guide to layout xml by Ben Marks.
Great food, snacks, beer and sodas, were provided throughout the event by LIIP in Zürich and Magento in LA that kept the community and Magento team fueling. There was even a ping-pong competition at the LA event and some good old-fashioned foosball at Zürich. The winners are still being determined.
Thank you to all who joined us at Magento Bugathon/Mage Hackathon. Thank you to all the Zürich sponsors and special thanks to Sylvain and Tim for organizing a memorable Mage Hackathon at Zürich.
We are looking forward to the next one.
Click here to view more photos from the Los Angeles Bugathon.
Click here to view more photos from the Zürich Mage Hackathon.
Developers from both cities saying hello.
Presentation recordings will be published on YouTube when available.
Special thanks to all Zürich sponsors
The Magento community is looking forward to this weekend’s Magento Bugathon, where they will join fellow community members and Magento core team to stomp out issues that have been a bug in their daily work life. During the event there will be lots of great opportunities to network, code, listen and participate to presentations, and share Magento experiences with the Magento community.
Here are few updates to familiarize the attendees with the agenda and workflow processes.
Bugathon GitHub Repo
A list of functional issues provided by our Magento core team was uploaded to a newly minted GitHub Bugathon Repo account. Our engineering team members will review fixes contributed by the attendees at both events (Los Angeles and Zurich) to make sure they adhere to Magento development best practices. Once approved, commit and test the fixes to make sure we include them in the next release version of Magento Community Edition.
Orientation and Important Information
If you are available to join us in Los Angeles, come and enjoy a social gathering, included meals, and brainstorming with the best – it will be a fun weekend!
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Since the first-ever blog post welcoming you all to the wonderful world of Magento posted by Roy Rubin, one thing has been clear; the ever growing embodiment of the community’s strength. From revolution to innovation, the Magento community’s passion and desire to improve the Magento open source platform has been tremendous and uplifting. As the platform matured, so did the requests for new features, functions and removal of pesky bugs.
We have heard. We have listened. And now we want you to contribute. In keeping with the spirit of open source, we invite you to join your fellow community Magento developers and key Magento developer core team members to a Magento Bugathon stomping out issues that had been a bug in your daily work life.
This will be a great opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow developer community members and have face time with Magento key developer core team members. With your eCommerce knowledge and Magento skills, we’ll create projects and stomp issues together.
Got the urge to stomp some bugs now? If you’re a Magento developer and have the yearning to close issues and reduce the Magento bug count, then we want to hear from you.
A list of functional issues provided by our Magento core team or a bug burning inside of you to fix will be worked on in groups. Our engineering team members will review your fixes at the event to make sure they adhere to Magento development best practices. Once approved, commit and test the fixes to make sure we include them in the next release version of Magento Community Edition.
Weekend of March 8 through March 10.
The Prep Work?
Join us at one of the following Bugathon locations.
The Bugathon will be hosted by Magento at the Magento Headquarters.
Where to stay?
Four Points by Sheraton
Call hotel reservations and request eBay rate at (310) 641-7740
Zürich Bugathon Event – organized by Tim Bezhashvyly and Sylvain Rayé
Magento key developer core team members will join Tim Bezhashvyly and Sylvain Rayé, the organizers of the Mage Hackathon, in beautiful Zürich, Switzerland. The event will be held at the offices of Unic AG.
Special thanks to all Zürich sponsors
More details will be sent by email to all attendees. Let’s get stomping.
The conference started with an interesting keynote from Yoav Kutner. In his presentation, “Magento: A Journey Down the Open Road,” Yoav gave an overview about the development of Magento from the beginning and spoke about the challenges of founding a business. This session was followed by Sergey Shymko, a Magento core developer, who gave an update on Magento 2 development. There were a total of 14 sessions that covered a wide range of topics, like payment, social media, Magento extensions, development and online persuasion.
The attendees had the opportunity to network throughout event during the session break and at the famous After Show Party after the conference wrapped up.
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