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On October 6, the day before the Cocoon Gettogether, there is a Hackathon foreseen at the same location where the GT2003 is hapening.

The big idea is to use this page to hack together some agenda for that day, please make this a joint effort, practical stuff to be organized is most likely to be taken up by one fo the Outerthoughties (me, Marc Portier being the prime volunteer/suspect in case we are missing something that day) the broader thinking and idea generation is up to us all.

Below is the co-authored and evolving schedule of the day.

Schedule of the day

Welcome coffee

Morning: talks

The idea is to have several short talks, each followed by a discussion. We'd like to limit the plenary talks to the morning, with afternoon follow-ups on specific topics in smaller groups if needed.

Speakers should aim for a 10-minute talk, which will leave enough time for discussion.

Currently the following talks are planned, please add your proposals below, we will discuss them Monday morning and decide whether to include them in the "plenary" session or leave them for the afternoon small groups.

GT2003RealBlocks (Stefano)

Stefano will introduce the subject, providing historical context, reasons, requirements, goals and objectives. He will also introduce the current state of design and the potentially open issues. The aim is to come up with all the people involved with a solid idea of what blocks are and what are for.

Discussion topics/personal goals:

GT2003HackathonForms (Sylvain)

Discussion topics/personal goals:

GT2003HackathonFlow (Carsten)


Discussion topics/personal goals:

G!T2003HackathonCli (Upayavira)

I would like to have a short (maybe 1/2 hour) session on the CLI/bean. The purpose would be to share where I want to take it, and check that that is in harmony with others, and to get a sense of how others see it, both at present and in potential.

Cocoon For Users. Cocoon Made Easy.

GT2003HackathonJsr170 (David Nuescheler, JSR-170 Spec Lead)

I (Stefano) have invited David at the GT2003 to give us an overview of the Java Content. David will give a rapid presentation of what JSR 170 is about, where it is supposed to fit architecturally and what problems will solve. We are expecting the API to be in public draft exactly on the day of the GT or shortly after (it's currently under legal review inside the JCP)

The quest for GT2003HackathoncocoonCms. (Stefano)

I would like to talk about a general architecture for cocoon's own content management. The goal is to catalize the creation of a content management system based on cocoon for cocoon's own content. Sort of a wiki that saves XHMTL in a repository (CVS or other), with a little workflow, dead-simple editing, and improved navigation capabilities (wikis really suck on that). How present efforts (like Forrest, Lenya, Linotype, etc..) fit in this picture will come up from the discussion.

My dream is remove both hand-edited XML and the need for a wiki: the system should be able to replace the wiki in simplicity, match the existing forrest-based infrastructure for coherence and beauty, allow all users to edit documents but without compromising our security (a little approuval workflow will be required) and without scaring them away. It would be an incredibly useful tool for us and an incredibly powerful showcase of the potentiality of cocoon itself.

Add your talk proposal here...

Lunch: 12-13PM

Afternoon: Hackathon

The idea is to split in smaller groups, each with a group leader, to work on specific topics.

GT2003BugzillaCleanup (Carsten)

What about simply "cleaning" bugzilla? We could look at all found bugs and posted patches and fix/apply/reject them. I think this would make our users really happy and would be a great announcement at the GT the next day! People who cannot attend can still particpate by testing the cvs or providing further bug symptoms (see TimeAndDate Meeting Planner).

Add your group proposal here...

People attending

  1. Bruno Dumon
  2. Marc Portier
  3. Upayavira (Vegetarian)
  4. SylvainWallez

  5. Torsten Curdt
  6. BertrandDelacretaz

  7. ChristianHaul

  8. ReinhardPoetz

  9. Carsten Ziegeler
  10. Manfred Weigel
  11. GianugoRabellino

  12. Matthew Langham
  13. Michael Wechner
  14. Vadim
  15. Stephan Michels
  16. stefanomazzocchi
  17. Friedrich Klenner
  18. Crafterm
  19. MichaelMelhem

  20. JeremyQuinn (Vegetarian)

  21. Laurent Trillaud
  22. Christian David
  23. David Rogers
  24. Louis LaFontisee

  25. StevenNoels - popping in and out during the day

  26. Olivier Lange
  27. JoergHeinicke

  28. Daniel Fagerström
  29. Per-Eric Olsson
  30. Lars Samuelsson
  31. Marcus Lundblad
  32. Cheche- Arrive to brussels at 9:20 AM
  33. David Nuescheler

Getting there

Map & Driving instructions are the same as for the venue of the 7th. Check the related page on the official GT2003 site. We expect everyone to show up by his own means, which shouldn't be a problem given the central location.

A map is available at

Our contact details are listed on our website. Yes, we are a proper company. ;-) For emergencies, here's our mobile numbers: Marc: +32 476 47 36 33, Steven: +32 478 29 29 00, Bruno: +32 473 86 32 88

Collaborative Software to have

If you are a user of MacOSX, you should come with SubEthaEdit (formerly known as Hydra) installed. This is a rendezvous-enabled real-time collaborative text editor. It is *wonderful* for taking notes collaboratively on these types of events. If you aren't a user of MacOSX, buy one or die of envy ;-) (Stefano)

Grrr... I'm more and more dying of envy. Buying come next when the envy has reached an unacceptable limit. Approaching, approaching... ;-) (Sylvain)

Stuff around

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