Apr
10
2015

Community Updates

There's a lot going on with the Craft community these days, so we felt that a big overview post was warranted.

Your New Community Liaisons

Last week we posted a job opening for a Community Liaison. We received a number of really high quality applications – far exceeding our expectations – and it was simply too hard to narrow them down to a single one. So we picked two instead.

Aaron Berkowitz (@asberk) and Jeroen Kenters (@jkenters) will both start working with P&T on Monday. If you've spent some time on Craft's Stack Exchange site, or if you follow the #craftcms hashtag on Twitter, those names will sound familiar. Aaron and Jeroen have both been heavily involved in the Craft community for some time, and now they get to be paid for it. Welcome to the team, guys!

Goodbye Craft Chat, Hello Craft Slack

Craft Chat, our weekly community chat room, has been running for two years now. It's been a great way for us to connect with the community on a more personal and direct level than we usually get from Twitter and support.

Starting today, we're taking Craft Chat to the next level by replacing it with something way better: Craft Slack. It's an official Slack group for Craft users, and it's open 24/7. You can request access from Craft's Community page, and an invitation should reach your inbox within a minute. The whole P&T team is in there, and we'll be signed in whenever we can.

Upcoming Events

There are two big Craft events right around the corner. The second virtual Craft CMS Summit is happening on April 22, and Peers is coming to Philadelphia from April 30 to May 2. Both have proven to be exceptionally great conferences, so we're really looking forward to them. Try to come to one (or both) if you can!

Craft is also sponsoring the Design and Content conference in Vancouver, BC this August. If you're going, be sure to look for the Craft booth and say hello.

Over 250 Plugins

Earlier this week, Barrel Strength announced that there are now over 250 plugins listed on Straight up Craft. To celebrate the occasion, they've revamped their Plugins page, making it easier to access the plugins' web pages, download links, and GitHub repos.

New Mijingo Course on Twig

To compliment their Learning Craft video course, Mijingo just released a brand new course for Craft users: Twig Templates in Craft. As its name suggests, the course is for people who want to learn more about how Twig/templating in Craft works. It's just over two hours long, and it only costs $50.

Ryan Irelan has also been publishing some helpful articles about Craft on the Mijingo blog: Brief Overview of Craft Routing to Templates, Key Value Arrays in Twig, and Using Macros in Twig and Craft.

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