Last Friday, 22nd September 2017, larger ever Alfresco Global Virtual Hack-a-thon happened.
Let’s review some figures to understand the impact of this event:
- 25 hours non-stop hacking leaded without interruptions by Order of the Bee board member Axel Faust
- About 80 developers from 5 continents contributing new open source features to the product
- 11 hacker rooms around the world sponsored by Alfresco
- keensoft UST Global hosted the main one in Spain
- 20 new Alfresco projects started by the Community
- Even John Newton participated to assist a Roy Wetherall’s Content Craft demo provided by Angel Borroy
keensoft UST Global hacker room
keensoft UST Global Alfresco team participated from Zaragoza hacker room from hour 9 to hour 20.
Our six developers worked starting from different topics related to Alfresco product:
- Auto classification
- Ingesting information and routing it to the right target by using automatic rules is a must for every document management product
- Database performance
- Alfresco database can manage millions of millions of documents, which is an issue when using default scheme
- Share-like Angular components
- ADF framework still lacks of basic Share features, which is a problem for end user adoption
We were sharing experiences with other Alfresco developers by using zoom.us collaborating channel provided by Alfresco and even we had the chance to talk with Alfresco engineers leading relevant parts of the product. We also participated in talks regarding some thrilling secrets that are near to come to Alfresco in the next months.
“Learning, meeting new people, collaborating, sharing and having some fun”. These could be the real motto for such a Hack-a-thon day.
You can find many other testimonials finding the hashtag #Alfrescathon at Twitter.
We are publishing all related work from this session in our GitHub account, stay tuned!