Magento Contribution Day in Kiev
We use Magento and Magento 2 in a lot of our work for our client-partners. It is an excellent tool to create your own e-commerce site with and has a lot of room for personalization. But like with all high quality digital tools there is always room to improve your understanding of the program. You can always discover a new neat feature or learn how to work faster and more efficiently.
Because of this the Magento Contribution Day in Kiev on the 23rd and 24th of March was of great interest to us. The chance to talk to the Magento core developers and become more efficient with the program was too good of an opportunity to pass up. Indeed, last year we visited Croatia to take part of a similar Magento event. So naturally several Forbytes developers left our new office and travelled to Kiev in order to participate in this year’s event.
The Magento Contribution Day itself
The Magento Contribution Day is intended to showcase the latest Magento trends. It is also an excellent opportunity to discuss and find solutions to any difficult e-commerce complications that guests might have. As an intentional bonus it also offers a chance to socialize with others who work with the program. Meet Magento organizes over 50 of these events worldwide and that number is steadily growing.
Hackathons and bug eliminations
The two days did not disappoint – our programmers thoroughly enjoyed the event and the chance to improve their skills. And it was not only their skills that they improved, but the Magento platform as well. Meet Magento invited developers to hackathons and feedback with the aim to fix bugs and enhance the product. Our programmers had a go at both Magento 2 and the Magento Functional Testing Framework and we are happy to report that we made multiple contributions.
Additionally, the two days also provided room for discussions, both with the Magento core team and with other developers. These discussions were very rewarding and provided insights in a variety of technical approaches.
All in all, it was two days well spent. Our programmers walked away satisfied and with newfound knowledge that will serve them well in the years to come. With the event being such a success, we fully intend doing it again when the opportunity presents itself in the future.