Plone Conference 2022 Sprint Recap

On 15 October 2022, many Plone Conference attendees participated in the Plone Conference 2022 sprint in Gembloux, Belgium. Fueled by coffee, speculoos biscuits, toasted sandwiches, and beer, we worked on various aspects of Plone, such as documentation, testing and CI, Volto, and many more.

For the first time in two years, members of the Plone community from all over the world travelled to Namur, Belgium, for Plone Conference 2022. On Saturday 15 October, after two days of training and three days of talks, we had the opportunity to contribute to Plone in the Plone Conference 2022 sprint.

A red double-decker bus transported us from Namur to the iMio offices in the nearby town of Gembloux. Thank you iMio for the use of your offices for the sprint. We had all you need for a Plone sprint: plenty of space, speedy wifi, and lots (and lots) of coffee.

We split into different groups to tackle different tasks and topics, from documentation to Volto to marketing. 

At the end of the day, the same red bus took us back to Namur. By that time, many of us had stopped drinking coffee and started drinking beer, so the drive back was fun, to say the least. It was a successful day and we were satisfied with our progress.

Progress During the Sprint

It was a productive day, with plenty of progress made towards Plone 6 under the following topics:

  • Documentation
  • Translations
  • Marketing for Plone 6 and the renewal
  • Volto
  • Add-ons
  • Testing and CI
  • Zope and Plone security packages
  • Upgrade of a real-world 5.2.7 install to Volto
  • Volto seamless/multi-host mode
  • plonecli / bobtemplates.plone
  • buildout improvements
  • Plone in a Box™

See the full list of tasks and accomplishments in the sprint document.

Participants of the Sprint

The sprint was well-attended, with at least 41 in-person participants and a number of online participants. 

  • Steve Piercy
  • Philip Bauer 
  • Talya Beyers
  • Karel Calitz
  • Fred van Dijk
  • Alessandro Pisa
  • Michael Toepfl
  • Kim Nguyen
  • Paul Roeland
  • David Glick
  • Michael McFadden - flipmcf
  • Alexander Loechel
  • Jon Pentland
  • Johannes Raggam
  • Jeff Bledsoe
  • Jan Mevissen
  • Richard Braun
  • Franco Pellegrini
  • Jens Klein 
  • Steffen Ring
  • Thomas Kindermann
  • Jonas Piterek
  • Ruda Porto Filgueiras
  • Maik Derstappen/ MrTango
  • Nicola Zambello
  • Marshall
  • Nilesh Gulia
  • Alok Kumar
  • Tiberiu Ichim
  • Piero Nicolli
  • Filippo Campi
  • Mauro Amico
  • Valentina Bolognini
  • Matteo Parrucci
  • Eric Steele
  • Alin Voinea
  • Katja Süss
  • Victor Fernández de Alba
  • Godefroid Chapelle
  • Martin Peeters
  • Érico Andrei
  • Rikupekka Oksanen

What a great way to end Plone Conference 2022, the first in-person conference in over two years (Check the conference recap)! Thank you to everyone who participated, and a special thank you to iMio for hosting the sprint, and to the main organisers iMio and Affinitic, the Plone Foundation, and the sponsors who made the conference and this sprint possible.