Announcing the Radiant Sprint Weekend, Oct. 24-26, 2008

Posted by Sean Cribbs on Thursday, August 28, 2008 | |

I’m excited to announce the Radiant CMS Sprint Weekend.

What

A day to weekend-long hackfest to help finish some features for the 0.7 release of Radiant CMS. The official goals are — refactoring the admin controllers toward REST, implementing a new UI, adding blogging features, improving the extension registry, and writing more documentation.

When

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 8:00AM-6:00PM (official hours at the venue — unofficially all weekend)

Where

Carrboro Creative Co-working
205 Lloyd St, Suite 101
Carrboro, NC 27510 USA
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Who

Members of the Radiant dev team and community – hopefully you!

THIS IS NOT A CONFERENCE! The focus is on hacking out a lot of code/design/documentation in a short amount of time. We encourage anyone who can contribute their code, web design, or writing skills to attend. If you’ll be coding, we expect a workable knowledge of Rails, RSpec, and Git — bonus points if you’ve worked on Radiant before, built extensions, or have experience with RESTful controller design and web-services. If you’ll be doing design, we expect a workable knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and image manipulation — bonus points if you know Haml, Sass, Prototype, Scriptaculous, and LowPro. If you want to do documentation, we expect you to be able to write clearly and use the Radiant wiki — bonus points if you write clean HTML.

All work and no play makes a dull Rubyist, so rest assured that we’ll have some free-time to relax, see the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill sights, eat, drink, and be merry.

If you plan to attend, please fill out this form so we know you’re coming.

If you will be traveling to North Carolina from out-of-state or need assistance making travel plans, please feel free to contact me privately at sean cribbs AT gmail DOT com.

On behalf of John Long and the rest of the dev team, I sincerely hope you can make it!

Cheers,

Sean Cribbs, Lead Developer

P.S. If you are a business or individual interested in sponsoring some food, drink or swag for the attendees, please contact me privately.

P.P.S. My apologies to those who expressed interest in attending in the Northeast USA and those from outside the USA – since the scope of this weekend is small, it was easiest to host it close to home. Watch the mailing lists for information about a more formal conference-like gathering soon.