Give and take: supporting the TYPO3 community in Berlin
Recently, Executive Director Dominik Stankowski, Senior Account Executive Christoph Lüthy and Sales & Marketing Manager Jon Bowers attended the 10th International TYPO3 Conference from October 8-10 in Berlin.
At T3CON14, the three met friends and customers, made new connections, and even fulfilled one of Jon’s dreams. “The conference took place near the Berlin Wall,” said Jon, “so I was able to fulfill a dream of seeing the Wall that I’d had for a long time.”
Jon, Dominik and Christoph delivered presentations on, "Sourcing TYPO3 Skills 2015", "Inspired to Share: A Personal Journey" and "How to Use Agile Always".
Though it was Jon’s first time at a TYPO3 conference, he dove right in, and particularly enjoyed being able to connect with TYPO3 developers. "I met free-spirited, highly competent developers,” Jon said. "It was a good introduction to the TYPO3 Community and what all the buzz is about."
"Since being there, I’ve found the contacts really useful, especially for the TYPO3 conference we’re having here in Phnom Penh in August 2015."
In addition to networking opportunities, the conference also provided the chance to learn more about TYPO3 and reflect on Web Essentials’ work. Christoph remarked, "When we were here 2 years ago we were still in start-up mode. Now I see how far we have come with the maturity of our processes and our experience. It was amazing to see how all the hard work is paying off."
Given TYPO3 is open-source, it’s no surprise the TYPO3 Community emphasizes working together and values collaboration.
Web Essentials believes strongly in contributing to this community, as shown by Dominik’s participation on the TYPO3 Executive Advisory Board, and having three staff attend T3CON14 continued this participation in the community.
As Jon said, "We want to learn more about what others are doing. We want to not only learn as much as we can, but also give as much as we can." He will be sharing insights from the survey he conducted for the conference very soon.
This attitude is further demonstrated by Web Essentials’ work to host a TYPO3 conference in Phnom Penh next year.