"We are planning to have a team of up to 5 hand picked developers for two separate Grid Elements Code Sprints in 2016 going for 3 days – Friday to Sunday.
The road map for the sprints is as follows:
We want to focus on features and code migrations to match the core of the upcoming TYPO3 versions (CMS 7 LTS provided us with bootstrap support and structured content), so we can focus on the missing features during both sprints, while still providing the base for THEMES and the planned Government Package.
The maximum number of people should be 5, since we want to get people into the same location for better socializing and communication and the hotels in the Upper Harz are not that large. In 2014 we calculated with 9 but in the end the number of participants was lower than expected, which is why we reduced it for 2015, which worked out quite well.
The location will be the Aula of the Technical University of Clausthal - which is the host of one of our TER mirrors BTW.
The actual hard core coding will start on Friday afternoon and will be open end for all 3 days. We want to prepare parts of the code beforehand, so that it already matches the upcoming theme packages and we can concentrate on implementing features into the core and improving features of or adding features to the extensions that make up the themes family.
We have decided to go for a voluntary team in both parts again, since we want to get more people involved to both spread and improve the principles and ideas of backend layouts and grids as well as themes and accessibility, but there will be other budget applications for those.
The sprint will end on Sunday evening. The goal is to improve the user experience of the TYPO3 8+ core even further."
BO: Jo Hasenau
EAB Responsible: Martin Wiederkehr