April 10th

Report on Spring of Code #4#

20 participants attended our 4th event, this time hosted at C4CC, an interesting meeting venue for collaborative projects.

We we're lucky to have members from 3 different groups joining us: The London Java Community, the London Sofware Craftmanship Community and the Liferay User Group! We had an introduction of the LSCC and LJC by Sandro and of the Liferay group by Phil.

After a quick presentation of the philosophy behind the Spring of Code and the projects, this time we decided to get everyone to buddy up on bug-fixing. It was a great way to enable people to work together and get the Spring of Code site up and running.

This site, based on Java and built via the Open Source Liferay CMS was the focus of the evening exercise. You'll find on the bug-swatting page the list of bugs which we work on and still need to be looked at (and fixed!).

Hacking

  • CSS

2 members specially worked on the CSS, Santosh giving great tips to Takako on how to customize themes in the Liferay.

  • Geo-Locate

One group looked at and tried to configure the LR Geo-Locate community portlet which puts all members on a map based on their IP addresses, which is a great way to build a community by seeing who's around you and get coders to work online and offline.

  • Mailing list

Phil, who is a regular Liferay user showed to other developpers the issue he has with using the forum as a mailing list. It is key to the Spring of Code project to get this working as it will allow all members to be kept in loop and to be able to follow the latest activity on the site.

For the list of all annoying remaining little bugs, visit our bug-swatting page.

If you want to contact a fellow coder you can check the Crew list or visit this email list page (view limited to Spring of Code members).

Next meeting We have our next meet-up already scheduled for the 24th of April 6.30PM at C4CC so save the date in your calendar right now!

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