Back from the Symfony CMF Hack Day

What a short day on a long journey: waking up at 5 in the morning to get the train to Zurich from Paris Gare de Lyon, 7 hours later back to the train (8hours back and forth).

It was a very pleasant surprise to see 15 people from various countries: England, Holland, Germany, Austria and France. All coming for the CMF and as a matter of fact for the Sonata Project. The day was very well planned:

  • Discussions about the roadmap, which features concentrate on for a 1.0.0 release. It is not always easy to have a good solution, the 1.0 will be a "consumer" discovery version with all main features set and stable. However as any young project some things are going to change for the better in the next releases.
  • Lunch: very important for the local team, it was the time for Lukas to explain how to throw a frisbee
  • "Demo time": participants were pleased to show some projects running with the CMF project. From learning projects to production projects, all the works was impressive. Building such websites, with the moving states of Symfony, CMF and Sonata, shows how the interests are for those technologies and how important it can be in the future.
  • Discussions: As some CMF's components used Sonata's bundles, I provided some help to a few people. As I was running out of time, I did not get the chance to speak to as manu contributors as I would have liked. There will be another time!

As a side note to this day, I was very happy to see the work done with the sonata project, and being able to see how people are using your code is the best reward you can get. It is also great to see how people understand and integrate the code to create their own solution with their own vision. It is the best way to check that the currrent implementation is solid (or not!). So if you have been using sonata for a project and want to provide good or bad feedbacks please feel free to do so : [email protected] .

Thanks to Liip for hosting this hack day! Thanks to Ekino for supporting the Sonata Project!


  • dbu (Jun 24, 2013)
    thanks a lot for coming, thomas! really appreciated you took the long journey on you for that. the release process is currently discussed here and we have an overview of open issues on[Milestones][]=1.0&facets[Milestones][]=1.1
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