Back from TYPO3Camp Mallorca

26 September 2013 Comments Off

The Arxia team was for a few days at the already famous TYPO3Camp Mallorca that was held for the second year in row on the beautiful Spanish island Mallorca between the 20th and 22th of September. This is one of the few international camps dedicated to TYPO3 and it gathered around 170 developers and decision makers from 8 countries.

We were proud to be one of the well represented nations with 11 people – of course most of the people were from Germany where TYPO3 is the strongest. The event started on the 20th of September with a warm-up party at El Molino Mediterraneo located on the beachfront of Palma. We found some old friends there but also met new people from several countries and we discussed of course lots and lots about TYPO3 but also about our upcoming event T3EE.

The first official day of the camp debuted with the planning session (barcamp style) where almost 35 sessions were put on the board. The first interesting presentation was about the TYPO3 4.5 LTS to 6.2 LTS upgrade issues. The presenters hinted us that there will be a so called upgrade checklist which will allow a smooth transition to 6.2 LTS.

SrcBuilder was the next session dedicated to a TYPO3 Flow tool which would act as a package builder for the framework. It could be an interesting tool if the product will mature and will be released publicly.

Among other interesting sessions i could mention:

  • MySQL profiling
  • International Knowledge Sharing
  • Deployment with FlowSurf
  • NoEstimates

The day ended with another social night, this time at Marchica (where last year the first social night was held).

The second day featured also some interesting presentations, i would mention here

  • Vaadin web apps
  • Mobile App Development with TYPO3 and Titanium
  • 47 questions you should ask your hosting provider
  • Marketing for TYPO3 in new markets (like Eastern Europe).

And how could the TYPO3Camp Mallorca end without a nice dinner on a typical mallorcan restaurant, at Meson Ca’n Pedro. Some people already left for their plane but others enjoyed the typical cuisine and a few glasses of red wine.

Overall it was a very well organized TYPO3Camp, with lots of good presentations and lots of interesting people. We think that it was even better then the first camp at Mallorca. We can only hope that next year will be even better.

A big thanks to all of the sponsors who made this event possible and for the organizers who made sure that we have everything needed for a great camp!

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The group picture – photo credits: Riona Kuthe

 

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The Arxia Team at Mallorca

 

 Article written by: László Bodor