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First Spinnaker Community Gardening Days, April 9-10 @ Salesforce

Ahoy again! I’m thrilled to announce something very close to my heart – an opportunity for the open-source Spinnaker community to come together and synchronously move the project forward.

Mark your calendar now: April 9-10, 2020

Visit the meetup event page, RSVP, and share!

Organized by Armory’s Community team and hosted by Salesforce at its San Francisco HQ, this collaborative hackathon will provide a unique opportunity to collaborate on Spinnaker extensions and projects to benefit YOU and your organization. Propose a project, gather a team, consult the experts, merge your new contributions, and present your results all within 48 hours of teamwork. Or, just show up and participate! Also, if you’re not local to the San Francisco Bay Area, use the event collaboration software to dial in, check it out, and join us. Food and goodies provided throughout, of course. Here’s a proposed agenda:

Available from 4/2/20
Day 0: Asynchronous Workshops – optional Spinnaker Onboarding & Plugin Framework workshops will prepare you to participate.

4/9/20
Day 1: Opening & Orientation
Day 1: Project pitches – those interested in leading a project will briefly pitch their idea to participants, who may choose to join that team.
Day 1: Project work – project teams collaborate in-person and online, and can engage a Spinnaker expert if stuck.
Day 1: Optional Spinnaker training
Day 1: Wrap-up – we aren’t sadists, and this isn’t an all-night event in person, so we’ll wrap at the end of the business day. Feel free to continue working on your project!

4/10/20
Day 2: Project work – project teams collaborate and engage a Spinnaker expert when stuck. Live merge assists available!
Day 2: Project showcase – near the end of the day, we’ll call time and do a round of demos so you can show off your work.
Day 2: Community awards – we’ll close out by giving away awards and prizes for being awesome!

It’s time to start noodling on project ideas and gathering your teams! I’ve heard a few great ones already, from creating a plugin to integrate one company’s internal CI tooling with Spinnaker, to documenting Spinnaker service metrics as they correspond to admin APIs.

As an organizer of this event, I am committed to providing a few key things:

  1. Ability for companies to move the needle on Spinnaker projects and initiatives in a guided environment
  2. Opportunity for shy folks, Spinnaker n8bs, and remote participants alike to have a fun community experience
  3. A welcoming environment that makes both community veterans and newcomers feel purposeful and valued

Event invites and more details will be added to this article and Spinnaker.io very soon. For now, if you are interested in sponsoring or participating in this event, please reach out to me on Spinnaker Slack (@dnilasor or #community channel) or via email at [email protected]!