The New TYPO3 Association and the TYPO3 Universe
|Session type||Talk (45 minutes)|
|Long Abstract||The TYPO3 Association is a non-profit organization and was founded in 2004 to provide funds for long-term development goals, that would not be possible otherwise. Since then it has been able to draw about 600 members, companies and freelancers alike. The funds are coming from membership fees, donations and the annual TYPO3 conference in Europe. Everyone can apply for funding for his or her project, as long as it provides substantial and sustained value to the project and it‘s users. Among the development efforts funded by the Association are various improvements to Version 4.x and the development of the new Version aka „Phoenix“.
Recently the structure of the TYPO3 Association, thus also the bylaws, were changed to a much more transparent and democratic organization. Now we have three bodies, all elected by the association members and a defined budget process.
The TYPO3 Universe in addition is a complex entity, consisting of teams, user groups, lots of events and enthusiasts. Recently the TYPO3 community started to discuss a centralized team meeting of representatives of all teams. The community manager plays a central role in this universe and is also funded by the TYPO3 Association.
Get an insight in the TYPO3 Universe and see how the TYPO3 Association works, what their purpose is and how it is incorporated in the TYPO3 universe.
I'm TYPO3 enthusiast and Vice President of the TYPO3 Association; I joined the board of the TYPO3 Association in 2008. In addition I've organized the TYPO3 Developer Days in 2008, 2009 and 2010, until now I take care for the yearly budget of this event. As member of the event committee I'm interested in all official TYPO3 events and try to support all of them. I work with TYPO3 since 2003 and joined the TYPO3 user group in Hamburg shortly after. I was born in Black Forest in Germany and moved to Hamburg when my son was 3 years old to study Meteorology. I still live in Hamburg and work with TYPO3 on a freelance basis. TYPO3 has the best community ever seen and this is the reason why I still stick around ;-).