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From Francesco Chicchiriccò <>
Subject Re: Cocoon GetTogether?
Date Fri, 05 Aug 2011 06:14:04 GMT
On 04/08/2011 17:08, Simone Tripodi wrote:
> Hi all guys and sorry for have overlooked that discussion.
> A GT is what I really wish see realized :) I spoke also with Francesco via chat and we
both agreed/wish on give new energy to C3 promoting a GT.
> I tried to go to Vienna last year to meet Reinhard and Steven, but unfortunately didn't
have enough budget to go (here in Italy salaries are not at EU level - unless you are a Politician
:P) :(
> I would like - just my wish - to propose the University of L'Aquila (Italy) as next Cocoon3
GT for 2 main reason (3, since it is the city when I was born :P ):
>   * on April 6, 2009, it was partially destroyed by a earthquake[1] and it's still in
terrible conditions - so organizing a so great event would hopefully attract the interest
>   * because of it, the University lost a lot of students, we could maybe help them attracting
> It is just a prototypal idea, I should speak with people I'm still in touch there before
doing a real proposal... anyway, how does it sound?

Hi Simone,
as per our recent discussion about this topic, I would personally love 
this Cocoon GT in L'Aquila :-)

If other people agree, I can of course help organizing, either 
personally and by contacting some people at the University - it has been 
my University too :-P.

Gents, WDYT?

> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 6:44 PM, Lars Huttar<>  wrote:
>> On 7/18/2011 4:49 PM, Lars Huttar wrote:
>>> As we've been talking about Cocoon "Do-ocracy" and community
>>> contributions, my mind turns to my past attempts to help develop Cocoon,
>>> and the vast gap that seems to yawn between me and being able to
>>> contribute effectively. While I would love to be able to contribute,
>>> there is quite a stack of technologies that seem to require mastery
>>> first... e.g. Maven, Wicket, Spring...?
>>> I suspect that much of this would be reduced if I could sit down and be
>>> walked through a process with a knowledgeable person who can tell me
>>> what I do and don't need to learn, and of whom I could ask targeted
>>> questions.
>>> And that leads me to ask, what are the possibilities of a Cocoon
>>> GetTogether this year? next year?
>>> (The sooner the better, as far as I'm concerned!)
>>> AFAIK the last GT was in 2005? The hackathon sounded very productive.
>>> Regards,
>>> Lars
>> (Sorry for not replying directly to others' replies, but I don't seem to
>> be receiving them in my inbox (I read them at
>> Given that there may not be enough people and sponsorship for a Cocoon
>> GT, what about some kind of virtual GT?
>> I.e. a concentrated time of group web presence.
>> We could still have presentations, Q&A, hackathon, maybe using audio
>> channel such as Blink/Mumble/TeamSpeak...
>> For me, the most valuable part would be a tutorial on getting up to
>> speed on Cocoon development... with the minimum grounding in
>> Maven/Wicket/Spring/Java servlet technologies required, and with plenty
>> of opportunity to ask questions. A couple of simple "hello world"
>> tutorials would be worth a lot.
>> Regards,
>> Lars
Francesco Chicchiriccò

Apache Cocoon Committer and PMC Member

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