Before the main DevCon conference starts there is an optional Training Day (details). Training Day is a full-day dedicated to getting people ramped up on the platform so that the material at the main conference can be more fully absorbed. Training Day has two options: a full day of Fundamentals for people new to the platform or a full day of Advanced Training (comprised of two half-day classes).
Many people bring their entire Alfresco team to DevCon. Those teams are often a mix of people relatively new to the platform and well-seasoned experts. If you want to travel to DevCon as a team, what do your existing experts do while their colleagues attend Fundamentals and Advanced Training? Work from the hotel room? Lame!
Instead, consider joining other experts for the Alfresco DevCon Hack-a-thon. We’re lining up some Alfresco-related open source projects that need some lines-of-code knocked out and we need people who can hit the ground running to spend a day collaborating towards releasing something usable by the time the evening reception starts.
The Hack-a-thon is happening on the same day as Alfresco Training. So send your team members who need training to Training Day, and send your folks who don’t need Fundamentals or Advanced training to the Hack-a-thon. Then, everyone can meet up at the reception that night. Sound like a plan?