TYPO3 Insider Scoop - 2024 February Edition

TYPO3 Insider Scoop - 2024 February Edition

As we welcome the month of March and bid farewell to February, many TYPO3 events and TYPO3 news take center stage. This month, we bring you the latest TYPO3 news and events right to your desk with a series of TYPO3 insider scoops for 2024.

So without further wait, let's take a look at the TYPO3 February Insider Scoop 2024 Edition!

Insightful three days camp Inspo at Web Camp Venlo

As per sources and news from the TYPO3 community, TYPO3 members and developers are ready to look ahead to organizing Web Camp Venlo from February 29th to March 2nd, 2024. This international event is planned to be held in Venlo, Domani, a beautiful place that promises to be an experience for all involved in software development, especially open-source software.

As per previous years' reports, Web Camp will start on Thursday with insightful discussions and workshops from renowned trainers such as Matthias Noback, Tonnie Tielens, Adam Marcinkowski, and Łukasz Uznanski.

Probably the highlights of the program include:

  • The Current State of TYPO3
  • Current status of TYPO3 v13.0
  • The ultimate use of AI for better management of complex websites with TYPO3
  • Domain-Driven Designs
  • Latest computer viruses and ultimate solutions for threats
  • Talk on Components of NL Design Systems
  • Discussion on Open Source Platforms Odoo and AI integrations

In summarising the news, Web Camp Venlo presents a unique opportunity for TYPO3 experts as well as industry professionals to meet, expand networks, and exchange ideas within the TYPO3 open-source ecosystem. If you want to know more about Web Camp Venlo, read more here.

TYPO3 Association Co-Founds Open Website Alliance a Historical Step!

In the recent month from TYPO3 Community, TYPO3 Alliance presented Content Management systems behind roughly 50% of all online websites. the purpose of Open Website Alliance is to promote the user choice of open-source software & Make effortless collaboration between free and open-source web content management projects.

as commerce results between Drupal Associations, Open Source matters (Joomla), TYPO3 Associations, WordPress Projects,..etc

A Common Stance for Open Source Software

The Open Website Alliance, as outlined in its purpose statement, aims to promote the adoption of open-source software in website development. It emphasizes educating stakeholders on the benefits of open source over proprietary systems, fostering a community of trust and quality. The Alliance seeks to improve public perception of open-source projects and ensure the reliability and safety of open-source software. Additionally, it advocates for supporting upstream dependencies to strengthen the broader open-source ecosystem.

Shared View on Open Web

The Open Website Alliance members, in addition to committing to joint collaboration, also uphold the principles of the Open Web Manifesto. Originating from the Drupal Association, the manifesto advocates for the web as an inclusive and empowering platform, emphasizing freedom, decentralization, and equal access for all individuals. It underscores the importance of shared responsibility in maintaining the open web, protecting privacy, fostering innovation, and ensuring resilience against external control.

Read in detailed report on Open Website Alliance here !

TYPO3 Association General Assembly 2024

In the last month, TYPO3 announced plans to organise the General Assembly from April 18, 2024, in Zurich, Switzerland.This General Assembly offers the opportunity to participate in the TYPO3 Camp, aimed at strengthening the TYPO3 brand in Switzerland.

The General Assembly is scheduled to take place from March 11, 2024, to April 18, 2024. If you wish to become a candidate for the TYPO3 Association or BCC, you can submit your petition now !

TYPO3 13.0.1, 12.4.11 and 11.5.35 security releases published

This month, TYPO3 has released updates:

  • TYPO3 13.0.1
  • TYPO3 12.4.11 LTS
  • TYPO3 11.5.35 LTS

All versions are security releases and contain important security fixes to address vulnerabilities. These updates are crucial for maintaining the integrity and security of TYPO3 websites.

Detailed Report from Content Types Team

Following the tradition of code sprints, this month, a self-organised code sprint event was held in Düsseldorf. The purpose of this code sprint was to focus on the GUI for EXT:Content_Blocks and prepare a comprehensive first draft.

The great news from this code sprint is that Content Blocks are now officially planned to be included in TYPO3 v13. The sprints for TYPO3 v13.0, TYPO3 13.1, and the sprint release v13.2 are scheduled for July 2, 2024.

What's the Plan for Next?

The Content Types Team plans to further develop Ext: Content_Blocks based on the joint efforts of the code sprint.

Insights from EMPAMOS Barcamp & Nuremberg Networking Highlights 2023

The event aimed to explore the study of motivation through game mechanics, a research project at the tech-university of Nuremberg. Attendees included a diverse group of professionals, ranging from IT specialists to psychologists, all interested in understanding and applying motivational elements from gaming to non-gaming environments.

Testing Games with Fun - Game Development Insights

Let's take a brief look at the event recap. Daniel Greiner from Ravensburger shared insights and views on game development using examples from various games. Additionally, participants from different working environments discussed their current projects and shared their practical experiences with the EMPAMOS toolbox.

Motivating People beyond Gaming

Dr. Thomas Voit provided valuable insights into integrating non-gaming situations into games. He also emphasised that underlying motivational principles are universal.

Mathias Bolt Lesniak as project ambassador for TYPO3

According to news from TYPO3, Mathias Bolt Lesniak has assumed the role of Project Ambassador for TYPO3. His main responsibilities include community coordination, communications, outreach, and presentations.

Upgrade Your TYPO3 Site to a Digital Experience Platform

TYPO3, beyond its role as a content management system, can serve as a skill management platform with the SkillDisplay extension. This extension enables talent management functionalities, such as mandatory training tracking, onboarding for TYPO3 editors, and enhancing training and seminar websites. Users can define learning goals, track training attendance, and suggest suitable training based on individual skill profiles, enhancing the overall digital experience platform. Want to know more ? Read More.

Sales for TYPO3 Developers Days 2024 Tickets are now live!

Mark your calendars! The highly anticipated TYPO3 Developer Days are scheduled to take place from August 1st to August 3rd, 2024, in the vibrant city of Karlsruhe, Germany. This annual event brings together TYPO3 developers, enthusiasts, and industry professionals from around the world for three days of learning, networking, and collaboration. 

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Wolfgang Fiebig Discusses the Special Essence of the TYPO3 Community

In a recent interview, Wolfgang Fiebig, a prominent member of the TYPO3 community, delved into what makes this community truly unique. He highlighted two key aspects: openness and exceptional eye contact.

Fiebig emphasized the culture of openness within the TYPO3 community, where members freely share ideas, collaborate on projects, and support each other's endeavors. This culture fosters an environment of inclusivity and mutual respect, welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds and skill levels.

Additionally, Fiebig underscored the importance of exceptional eye contact within the community. This metaphorical gesture symbolizes the genuine connections and meaningful interactions that typify TYPO3 events and gatherings. Whether in person or online, TYPO3 community members engage with one another with sincerity and attentiveness, forming strong bonds and nurturing a sense of belonging.

Best Practices Team Report from 2023

The Best Practices Team had a productive 2023 and anticipates more events, new members, and challenges in 2024. They held their first remote sprints towards the end of 2023, documented by Karsten Nowak in a blog post. At TYPO3 Developer Days 2023, Oliver Klee presented a session on software quality for TYPO3 projects. In 2024, their main goals include increasing active contributors, making EXT:tea compatible with TYPO3 v13 LTS, integrating runTest.sh into EXT:tea, and demonstrating how to update TYPO3 extensions.

T3OpenAI2.0 Version is Released !

T3OpenAI 2.0 - Looking for AI Content Assistant At TYPO3 Backend? your search stops here , Get Your Content Assistant at your TYPO3 Backned! 

Announcing the release of T3OpenAI 2.0, a version that introduces new features designed for content creation workflow with efficiency and creativity.

Here's what awaits you in T3OpenAI 2.0:

  • Ready-to-Use ChatGPT Sidebar: The new ChatGPT Sidebar seamlessly integrates with your TYPO3 backend, enabling direct interaction with ChatGPT. Generate ideas, brainstorm content, and receive real-time assistance all within your editing backend.
  • One-Click SEO Optimization: Simply provide relevant keywords, and T3OpenAI 2.0 will automatically generate optimized meta descriptions, titles, and other SEO elements.
  • Upgraded Content Assistant: The Content Assistant receives a significant upgrade in T3OpenAI 2.0. Expect accuracy, improved suggestion quality, and a range of content formats supported for you to craft compelling and engaging content effortlessly.
  • Improved Chat Style Module: Choose from a variety of predefined styles or create custom styles to ensure your content aligns perfectly with your brand voice and target audience.
  • Content Generation Options: T3OpenAI 2.0 expands your content creation options with control over the content generation process. Choose the specific content element type for your TYPO3 AI Pages and produce the exact content you need.

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In summary, the TYPO3 community is buzzing with activity as it welcomes 2024. From exciting events like Web Camp Venlo to the establishment of the Open Website Alliance, there's a strong focus on collaboration and innovation. With updates to TYPO3 versions, advancements in skill management platforms, and plans for TYPO3 Developer Days 2024, the community is poised for another year of growth and progress. Together, TYPO3 enthusiasts are shaping the future of digital experiences and strengthening the TYPO3 ecosystem.

See you in Next Month ! Happy TYPO3 Reading !

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