The European Union, through its EU-FOSSA 2 program will organise several
hackathons in the coming months. We are thrilled and honoured that the first
will be the Symfony and API Platform Hackathon on April 6 and 7, 2019.
The purpose of these events is to improve and contribute to Open Source Software
projects used by the European Union, bring together key contributors from the
FOSS community and collaborate on creating innovative solutions. We have set the
following goals for our hackathon:
- Strengthen the security of the codebase;
- Lower the number of open issues and pull requests for Symfony and API Platform;
- Write and improve documentation for both projects;
- Work on improving the diversity of the community;
- Improve continuous integration with end-to-end tests and additional providers.
The hackathon is invite-only and over 50 active Symfony and API Platform
contributors have accepted this challenge and will dedicate an entire weekend
towards the project.
We have done our best to gather a diverse group of participants from amongst
active contributors. Some will even come from non-EU countries such as Cuba,
Morocco, Russia and Switzerland! Thanks to all of them for taking part in this
This will also be the first time that many contributors will meet in person. And
because we spend so much time online critiquing and reviewing each other’s
contributions, the event will be a unique opportunity to socialise in real life
and strengthen friendships inside the community.
The main hackathon organisers have been Nicolas Grekas, from the Symfony
company, and Jean-François Hovinne, from the European Commission. The hackathon
will be attended by key Symfony figures such as Fabien Potencier, Christophe
Coevoet, and Lukas Kahwe Smith, as well as EU-FOSSA 2 members like Marek
Przybyszewski, Saranjit Arora, Denislava Simeonova and Lara Canto E Castro.
Thanks to them and to Suwom Ham and others at BeMyApp for providing logistical
About EU-FOSSA 2¶
EU-FOSSA 2 offers a systematic approach for the EU institutions to ensure that widely used and critical FOSS, is safe and secure. The project helps reinforce the contribution of EU institutions to ensure and maintain integrity and security of key open source software.
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