TYPO3Camp in Poland
Natalia Kaczmarek 20.10.2013 TYPO3 Community Conference

One week before TYPO3Camp PL our office was all orange. All leaflets and the copies of a line-up were printed, ID cards and gifts for the participants were prepared.

We had everything under control and with a great attitude we couldn't wait for the first day of the conference.

TYPO3Camp PL took place in Poznań on 18th -19th October at Poznan University of Technology, where our company was the main organizer. It was the first international conference organized by us and we are very pleased that so many people took part in it - more than we had expected.

The keynote for the conference was presented by one of our special guests, Ben van 't Ende. Thanks to Ben the audience could understand how the TYPO3 community works and what opportunities are available for getting in the TYPO3 project.

The line-up for the event was diversified, it covered not only to TYPO3 technical issues e.g. development with continuous integration & deployment (by T. Nietsch), working on a variety of development environments (by K. Szymukowicz), unit and functional tests (by T. Motylewski), using Apache SOLR (by T.Grzemski) but also combined technical and business issues - TYPO3 Neos features (by R. Lemke) and challenges of responsive web design (by A. Cichosz).

Not to mention Sven Ditz's business presentation about how to sell the best CMS, which won the hearts of all participants. He told the audience how to contradict myths about TYPO3 and what arguments to use to show the many advantages it has.

The very first preview of TYPO3 Neos presented by Robert Lemke caused real "WOW" effect among participants! It is truly a next-generation system, which differs from the commonly known systems available today. Inspired by the possibilities of Neos, Tomasz Grzemski and other members of TYPO3 Polish Community came up with an idea to relaunch the typo3.pl website based on this solution (they have already created a project on forge for it).

Of course the Camp, could not do without after-party which took place in Opcja Club and was great! We were told that it was the first conference where almost all participants were dancing during the after party.

The event showed a great enthusiasm in the TYPO3 Polish Community and that the community is getting bigger and bigger each year. Inspired by the success of TYPO3Camp PL we have already started to think about the next edition. We hope that we will be able to provide an even better line-up and atmosphere. Likewise our goal for next years event is getting more case studies and business presentations lined up to interest more people.

See you in Poznań next year for the second edition of TYPO3 Camp PL!

This article appeared first on typo3.org

Natalia Kaczmarek
Natalia KaczmarekProject Manager
Certified Scrum Master