Thanks to Sanjay from NITSAN for sharing! Editor's note: This article is a repost from Sanjay's blog.
Welcome to the TYPO3 Community! Do you want to connect with TYPO3 friends online as well as offline? If so, then I would like to be your guide through 10 ways to connect you with the fantastic TYPO3 Community.
In my humble opinion, the TYPO3 Community has lovely, supportive, and friendly people compared to other Open Source projects. I've been in touch with other communities. Still, personally, I just love the TYPO3 Community more than any other, they are simply loving, welcoming, and helping people.
In my decade of experience with the TYPO3 Community, one thing is evident: if you stay in touch with the community, you will definitely improve yourself.
By connecting with TYPO3 Community members, your learning curves, and knowledge will remarkably improve. You can explore and gain experience from the TYPO3 Core Team as well as other experts.
The list of benefits connecting with the community is long, but here are some of mine:
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, there will be very few TYPO3 events in 2020. In the world, the near future is going to change how people connect, most of the time people will connect on digital platforms.
Notice from the TYPO3 Association:
As of March 29, 2020, no in-person TYPO3 Association meetings will be held until further notice.
Due to the Covid-19 virus crisis, the TYPO3 Association Board advises the organization's officials and team leaders to stop physical meetings in the TYPO3 Association name until further notice.
Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to find out in how many ways you can connect and interact. Digitally or face-to-face - get together with TYPO3 Community members.
First of all, I suggest a TYPO3 Community Membership. For as little as 7.92 EUR per year (of course, this is not mandatory), you can become a member of the TYPO3 Association.
Join the TYPO3 TYPO3 Association and get the following benefits:
Personally, T3DD is one of my favorite TYPO3 events and one of the longest-running official TYPO3 events. If you are a TYPO3 developer or integrator, you should participate at least once.
Here are some quick highlights:
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the annual TYPO3 Developer Days have been canceled, keeping everyone healthy and safety as the top priority.
NITSAN attended T3DD twice and documented their experience in 2018 and 2019. The attendees were speechless, they're hoping to visit this event more often, and they want to make it their annual ritual.
The international TYPO3 Conference (T3CON) is an exceptionally well-designed and organized event for TYPO3 business owners, decision-makers, and marketers.
Here are some quick highlights:
One of the coolest event formats is the TYPO3 Barcamp. Locally organized two-day events, all across Europe to learn and talk about everything TYPO3.
If you are eager to closely and regularly connect with the TYPO3 Community, join your local TYPO3 user group. Basically, it is a small group of people who regularly meet on a weekly or monthly basis.
Here are some common activities.
NITSAN is proudly organizing iTUG - India TYPO3 User Group.
The teams and committees of the TYPO3 Community take on tasks within specific areas, such as core development, education, communication, and security.
Take a look at the different TYPO3 community teams like the TYPO3 Core Team, Marketing Team, Education team, and Security Team.
Each TYPO3 team organizes sprints regularly with specific topics and goals. Anybody can join and contribute to their best abilities. Last year, we held a TYPO3 code sprint at our office. If you want to catch a glimpse of how the first-ever TYPO3 code sprint in India went, read about it in the NITSAN blog. We hope to be able to organize another code sprint in India soon.
An initiative consists of people with a common interest in making long-term improvements in a specific area of TYPO3, including strategic plans, goals, task-breakdown, and monitoring of progress.
Join your favorite TYPO3 Initiative.
Now let's talk about how you can become part of the TYPO3 Community by using the available digital platforms.
The fact is that, due to the Covid-19 crisis, the world is going through changes. More and more people will prefer to work remotely and interact with others through digital platforms.
To connect with any person, team, or group, the TYPO3 Community highly recommends using Slack for TYPO3.
Some of the popular TYPO3 slack channels are:
Reach out to ask your questions, share your ideas, provide or ask for help, or offer support to newer users.
Although Slack is an excellent channel, I also highly recommend using Stack Overflow for TYPO3 for help, questions, and answers.
The persistent format of Stack Overflow ensures that other users benefit from already answered questions.
Do you have any proposals to contribute to the TYPO3 core or any questions you can't find an answer to? You can explore and add to the TYPO3 core at TYPO3 Forge. Find out all the details in the TYPO3 Contribution Guide.
Many TYPO3 Community members write fantastic blog articles. You can keep in touch with news on basically any topic, ask your questions in the comments, or request articles for particular topics of interest.
Here are some of the popular TYPO3 Blogs:
TYPO3 Discussion & Decisions
The platform decisions.typo3.org is meant for discussions and votings on strategic topics of a more significant impact on the TYPO3 core development.
Thanks for reading this article, I hope you enjoyed reading it.
I want to emphasize again, you will feel amazing because the TYPO3 community is awesome, friendly, lovely, and supportive. Try to connect with them from one of the channels mentioned above, and I bet you'll be happy with the response!
Let's have a quick recap to stay connected with the TYPO3 community:
If you have any questions or need help, feel free to write a comment down below, we are happy to answer you.
Have a happy TYPO3 get-together - Inspiring people to communicate!