camunda BPM community day! It was really awesome! Thanks everybody who joined. I am really impressed that we could organize that so close after the 7.0 release and so many people already traveled to Prague just for us. I can just repeat myself: AWESOME!
Today I want to share some impressions and slides with you - we recorded the sessions and hope we will get videos online soon as well.
Introduction & Vision
Latest and greatest from the dev team
tasklist, cockpit, camunda-bpmn.js and last but not least the plugin-infrastructure. Yeah - you see right - he developed a Macgyver Plugin for cockpit. That is really awesome :-)
Falko and me talked about some experiences from our consulting work at various customers using BPMN 2.0 and camunda BPM. We talked about the online working group best practices (see our next meeting), some results we already got, versioning of processes and process applications, Liferay Portal Integration, asynchronous continuation, heterogeneous cluster support and the power of it, JMS usage, Business-IT-Alignment, Handling of Incidents and own cockpit Plugins and some small but really helpful stuff in real life - like the task name beautifier. Hope not too much content in too short time.
We already have a quite active ecosystem of contributors. Two contributions were highlighted in Prague:
Plexiti): Martin kicked-off and worked on camunda-bpm-testing (together with a couple of people in the meanwhile). We showed us the variety of topics already covered: fluent API, behavior driven development, mocking, ...
SLIDES (and he blogged about the community day as well: camunda.org Community Day 2013 in Prag!)
As second contribution Rafael Cordones wanted to present camunda-bpm-camel, the integration with Apache Camel. As he had to cancel the visit in short notice I quickly introduced that. Cool to have a couple of people in the audience already using Camel!
How do we work, Roadmap and Feedback
The rest of the afternoon was packed with some demonstrations about how we work (JIRA, Kanban-Board, GitHub, Pull-Requests, Contributions-Guidelines, Forum and so on). We discussed the current roadmap and plans - and we got pretty good feedback from the community - that further confirmed that we are on the right track. And the most amazing thing: There were no issues raised which is urgent or problematic - so camunda BPM 7.0 was definitely a step in the right direction. That was the right time to start partying (see below) :-)
Which city to go next time?
Hard to beat next year - but we can try. If you have a recommendation for a city, which is: easy to reach from different European cities, not too expensive and nice: Let us know!
Some more impressions
|Last minute slides ;-)|
|One feature was developed live (CAM-1380)!|
|It looks like even Daniel learned something.|
|Merging pull requests was kind of fun :-)|
|Hard to imagine a community day without beer - good to be in Czech Republic.|
|The real questions about 1&1 platform came later on.|
|Finally we found a pub where we got space, we simply were too much people...|
|...and it seems that we even managed to drink one barrel of beer. Wow!|
Last but not least we had a really - really good idea (imagine that we liked it somewhere around midnight ;-)). As most of the people ate some fresh grilled pork in the evening we came up the new badge idea: pork me on GitHub. Actually no idea what it means - but maybe better not to think about it:
But as vegetarian I have to add that Prague offered a good choice of vegetarian and vegan restaurants - so I could try a vegetarian and a vegan goulash. And both were really perfect! This is how the future must look like :-)
|You can even enjoy vegan pancake - gorgeous.|