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Zurich Hackathon March 2013

You always hear about this event. Since one month, everybody is tweeting, facebooking, googling plusing, blogging, chatting but for what the hell reasons should you come! They pushed you against the wall and told you: “You MUST go in Zürich on 8-10th March 2013! That’s the Magento Developer event of the year in Switzerland.”. Sad isn’t it! Find here some arguments to NOT come:

  1. Magento, what is it? I’ve never heard about that. I’m still using the dark side of the ecommerce solution, osCommerce, the best ever Open Source solution!
  2. I’m the best coder of the world. I need no friend, no tips, no network, no fun. I don’t want to share my knowledge with no one because I prefer to work alone, I’m more efficient. PHP is the bottleneck for Magento, I don’t want to improve it.
  3. I prefer to do a world tour. It’s more interesting. Where the hell is Matt? http://www.wherethehellismatt.com
  4. Achmed – The Dead Terrorist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uwOL4rB-go) didn’t allow me to go. He said if I go: “I kill you!”
  5. The last time I came, it was in Berlin, a Dutch opened all people’s beers with my shiny MacBook Air. It doesn’t work anymore. I’m shocked for all of my life.
  6. I’m not the sponsor. I’m sad and sulking!
  7. I still didn’t digest the sweets of the Munich Hackathon in last october. I cannot move anymore, sorry!

If unfortunately, after all these reasons, you still didn’t find yours. It seems you have no reason to not coming. ;-)

Visit the event website to enjoy with us and get some surprises in Zürich on 8-10 March 2013: http://www.magento-hackathon.ch

PS: if you have better, funnier or others arguments, please comment them :-)

Magento Hackathon Logo

The Magento Hackathon is a Magento Developer Event which was located this last week end (26-28 October 2012), in Munich. It’s a good moment to share knowledge about the development process or some tips to improve his skills with Magento. This is also an opportunity to create some challenge or emulation with different projects and make some good friends :-)

The projects

In Munich, we were more than 24 developers from different companies based in Germany and Switzerland ;-) and did during this event some projects that you can find on Magento Hackathon Github  like:

  • Product sort order in categories via Drag’n drop: A good idea module, to help you to sort your products into your categories thanks to Drag’n drop action which can be used from the backend or the frontend of your online shop.
  • Login Provider Framework: A framework to provide other authentication methods to get access to the backend. It could be for example, to implement an authentication method with a LDAP server.
  • Honey Spam: A Magento module to block automatic process which try to use the forms of your shop to hack it for example.
  • Social Commerce: Do you want to make your shop more social? Thanks to this module some events which happens on your shop, can be published on social media automatically. While I’m writing these lines, a newly created and enabled product saved from the backend can be published automatically to twitter with its name and a shorten frontend link.
  • Magento Composer Installer: The purpose of this project is to enable composer to parse and execute modman files. Magento modules are installable as long as they have a valid modman file.

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