Tag: Google Hangouts

Notes from today’s Alfresco Office Hours

We had another live broadcast of Alfresco Office Hours today on Google Hangouts on Air. If you missed the broadcast you can watch the recorded session.

Here are my rough notes from today’s session:

CMIS & Apache Chemistry book is now in print

Lightning talks deadline is this weekend!

Why don’t more people use the source code?

Question raised on #alfresco freenode IRC about Share moving away from YUI:

Forum fix update:

  • Have you noticed that tags and alfresco version are being shown in forum posts now?
  • When creating posts in the forum, please try to remember to set your Alfresco version.

Alfresco Developer Series stuff moved to github

  • Code lives here
  • Thinking about converting the actual tutorials themselves to a plain-text based format and checking that in as well. WDYT?
  • Need to move that code and all of my other code to the Maven SDK

Speaking of the SDK, it is time for the community to step up and rescue that project

  • Engineering is on board with us doing that
  • I’ll move the code to github and will then start taking pull requests
  • I’d like to get the SDK converted to use Maven
  • We should refactor old code if it needs it
  • We should add new examples where none exist, like for CMIS, the Public API, and simple Share customizations.

Other projects we need your help on…

Pages marked as needing work on the wiki

Jira bug triage

  • I think we can increase the attention community-reported issues get if we can focus engineering on the quality bug reports
  • Maybe the community could help triage these
  • If you are interested, let me know

Projects on the help wanted page

Organizing local meetups

As you can see, we covered a lot of ground and had some great discussion. We were even joined for a little while by a fellow community member, Alfresco partner, and Alfresco Summit speaker, Boris Mejias. It could be you next time. See you at Alfresco Office Hours on August 30.

Alfresco Office Hours with Jeff & Richard

Alfresco Office Hours with Jeff & Richard is our periodic Hangout on the Air that we use to keep everyone up-to-date on things going on in the Alfresco community. If you missed today’s session, you can watch the replay.

And here are some rough notes…

  • If you cannot login to the support portal, are having trouble with the download links, or you have any other problem or feedback with the new system, please let your main contact know. If you don’t know who that is or how to get in touch with them, let me or Richard know.
  • Alfresco Summit Can’t Wait Rate ends 7/19. That’s tomorrow! For a complete discount schedule, go to http://summit.alfresco.com/pricing
  • Alfresco Summit speakers should now know their status and have received speaker instructions.
  • CMIS Book is in print! We’ll have free copies at OSCON next week.
  • New York City meetup is happening 8/14. Sign-up at http://www.meetup.com/webcms-45/
  • Alfresco Day Sydney is happening 8/22. Sign-up at https://www.alfresco.com/events/alfresco-day-sydney
  • Sounds like a San Francisco meetup may also happen in August. Watch http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaAlfresco/ for date announcements
  • A Kansas City meetup is trying to happen, but struggling. There are a lot of Alfresco users in Kansas City–don’t you all want to meet to trade tips and tricks?
  • Add your meetup to the Local Communities page on the wiki. http://wiki.alfresco.com/wiki/Local_Communities
  • Thanks to marsbard who reported a problem with the ecmarchitect.com workflow tutorial on 4.2.c in our last Office Hours. It’s fixed now. Download the updated zip from https://ecmarchitect.com/archives/2012/02/20/1552
  • I will move the tutorial code from ecmarchitect.com to github. The old Alfresco Developer Guide code is already on Google Code but I don’t really update it any more.
  • Check out the Community Edition How-To vids on YouTube: http://youtube.com/alfresco101
  • Please use us. If your Jiras aren’t getting attention or if you have a large code contribution that you want to make, we can help facilitate that. That’s just one example. The point is, we want to help you get plugged in to the community. Don’t be afraid to reach out.

Alfresco virtual meetup via Google Hangouts on July 2

On Monday, July 2 at 13:00 US/Central 19:00 London time we will have the first-ever Alfresco virtual meetup using Google Hangouts on Air. Planned panelists include Luis Sala, David Draper, Chris Paul, and myself. We’ll be talking about some cool side projects these guys have going, including a low-level JavaScript client for Alfresco called AlfJS, a Share Activities Browser Plug-in, and a look at Alpaca, a client-side forms and templating engine.

The meetup will be broadcast live on the Alfresco Google+ Page and recorded for later viewing on YouTube. Join us!