Cioppino Sprint

I’m back home after the west coast sprint formerly known as the Tahoe sprint, is now on, and I can spell Cioppino without looking it up.

Last night I got home from the Cioppino Sprint in beautiful Bodega Bay, CA. Steve McMahon did an excellent putting arranging the sprint and got us a vacation house with a stunning view and a hot tub. Combine all this with a few great cooks and California fresh produce, we ate well, enjoyed the view and got a lot of coding done.

The sprint was focused on “achievable tasks that provide immediate wins for Plone-the-product or Plone-the-community”, meaning low-hanging fruit mostly on the site itself. With Limi, I took on merging the service providers site into itself. For my part, this involved:

  • updating Products.PloneServicesCenter to Plone 4 along other fixes, cleanup and improvements

  • exporting the content from the then importing it on

  • doing a few selective catalog updates

  • re-creating some content

  • setting up some content rules

Pretty easy stuff and it was mostly done by Friday. It was also the first time I got my hands on itself. Call me a fan-boy but I still get giddy when I get one step closer to the core of Plone, a project I was once totally on the outside of.

I also spent some time walking through the creation of a new custom AT content type with Bill and Spanky to see how hard it is to approach this task as a newcomer to Plone. I always enjoy helping get started and happily, Bill even posted his code to github.

Not to toot my own horn, but my mixology seems to have been a hit. My Manhattan was particularly popular and since Bill Deegan asked, here’s the recipe:

Cioppino Manhattan

1.5 oz      Buffalo Trace Bourbon (good bang for buck, not quite top-shelf)
1.5 oz      Carpano Antica Formula (really good sweet vermouth)
1-2 dashes  Blood Orange Bitters

Stir with lots of ice for a good while to melt plenty and mellow
out the cocktail.  Strain and serve.

In summary, the Cioppino Sprint was quite a success, I had a great time, and I very much hope it becomes an annual tradition!

Updated on 13 June 2011

Imported from Plone on Mar 15, 2021. The date for this update is the last modified date in Plone.


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