Elgg Blog: Elgg 2.0 Hackathon

Join the core team for 2 days of concentrated effort on the next generation of the Elgg framework.

When: Friday, April 10th - Saturday, April 11th

Where: Online (http://gitter.im/Elgg/Elgg)
What: Resolve issues on the 2.0 milestone

Who: Developers interested in contributing to Elgg core


We will have much of the core team available on these days so that pull requests (PRs) can be reviewed quickly and merged. We hope to make significant progress paying down technical debt and making Elgg 2.0 a more modern, testable, lower-maintenance PHP framework.

If you’re new to open source development this is a great time to jump in and get assistance through the process of making your first PR. We have a list of easy tickets that we think would be good fits for newcomers.

Claim your issue now if you already know what you want to work on. You can self-assign or just request to be assigned on the issue itself and someone will assign it to you. This way we can avoid duplication of effort on the days of the hackathon and gauge interest in participation. Some of the tickets might even require preparation/design beforehand, so it may help to post your plans for how to address the issue before the hackathon to get some early feedback and make sure the core team agrees with your direction.

I’m not a developer. Can I still participate?

Yes, please! We’d really appreciate your help in:

  • Testing open issues to see if they’re still reproducible/valid, or adding more information that would help us get them resolved quicker

  • Reviewing our documentation to make sure it is up-to-date, thorough, and helpful. Report any bugs that you find or suggestions for improvement, missing docs. Maybe even write some of your own!

  • Bumping open pull requests and issues that you’d like to see get more attention


Evan Winslow

Software Engineer at Google. Elgg enthusiast. I wrote the Javascript and CSS frameworks for 1.8.

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