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60th Plone Tune-Up Celebrates Four Successful Years

60th Plone Tune-Up Celebrates Four Successful Years

In 2008, Six Feet Up created "Plone Tune-Ups" - a series of regularly-scheduled, one-day mini-sprints where Plone community members from around the world come together online to work on outstanding tickets from the Plone Trac system.

On Friday, September 21st, a group of 31 Plone developers and companies located around the world undertook one of the largest Plone Tune-Ups ever to celebrate the 60th time such an event has been held. 

Attendees included: pingviini, datakurre, HammerToe, adam_c, Kabz|4D, pbauer, keul, alert77, maurits, polyester, kingel, aclark, ebigras, massimo_azzol, palendae, fredvd, cdw9, eleddy, BlueAidan, oferw, acsr, fulv, claytron, gabrielle, esteele, markcorum, tony__, witsch, ctxlken, mhi1, carolsixfeetup.

The group closed an amazing 34 out of the 72 open Plone 4 tickets tagged to be worked on during the Tune-Up. You can see the entire list of tickets here http://tinyurl.com/94ywjx4.

The 60th Plone Tune-Up winner is Maarten Kling (Kabz|4D). Maarten has participated in many Tune-Ups and previously won a Tune-Up t-shirt. Since he can only wear one shirt at a time, he has donated his shirt to the Plone Awards as a prize. Thanks so much for participating and your generosity!

According to Carol Ganz of Six Feet Up, who oversees the Tune-Ups, “I was totally astonished when I created the event report. The sheer number of issues that were addressed during the Tune-Up  was amazing! “

As an open source project, Plone relies on developers of all interests and skill levels to participate so that Plone can continue to be a leader in open source Content Management Systems. In tagging tickets to be worked on in Tune-Ups, the organizers always work to provide a diverse set of tickets, offering opportunities for a people to get involved not only writing code, but creating or editing documentation as well as helping out in other ways. 

In addition to the concrete benefits of closing tickets, the Tune-Ups have proven an excellent way for new developers to get acquainted with the Plone development process. Developers new to Plone can learn how to set up for development and get started in a collaborative environment where many of Plone's most experienced developers are on-hand to answer questions and provide advice.

The next Plone Tune-Up will be Friday, October 19th, 2012 from 9am-6pm in your local time zone. To find out more about how to participate, visit the Tune-Up site.

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