Last night I got home from the Cioppino Sprint in beautiful Bodega Bay, CA. Steve McMahon did an excellent putting arranging the sprint and got us a vacation house with a stunning view and a hot tub. Combine all this with a few great cooks and California fresh produce, we ate well, enjoyed the view and got a lot of coding done.
The sprint was focused on "achievable tasks that provide immediate wins for Plone-the-product or Plone-the-community", meaning low-hanging fruit mostly on the plone.org site itself. With Limi, I took on merging the plone.net service providers site into plone.org itself. For my part, this involved:
- updating Products.PloneServicesCenter to Plone 4 along other fixes, cleanup and improvements
- exporting the content from the plone.net then importing it on plone.org
- doing a few selective catalog updates
- re-creating some content
- setting up some content rules
Pretty easy stuff and it was mostly done by Friday. It was also the first time I got my hands on plone.org itself. Call me a fan-boy but I still get giddy when I get one step closer to the core of Plone, a project I was once totally on the outside of.
I also spent some time walking through the creation of a new custom AT content type with Bill and Spanky to see how hard it is to approach this task as a newcomer to Plone. I always enjoy helping get started and happily, Bill even posted his code to github.
Not to toot my own horn, but my mixology seems to have been a hit. My Manhattan was particularly popular and since Bill Deegan asked, here's the recipe:
Cioppino Manhattan 1.5 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon (good bang for buck, not quite top-shelf) 1.5 oz Carpano Antica Formula (really good sweet vermouth) 1-2 dashes Blood Orange Bitters Stir with lots of ice for a good while to melt plenty and mellow out the cocktail. Strain and serve.
In summary, the Cioppino Sprint was quite a success, I had a great time, and I very much hope it becomes an annual tradition!