MODX Meetup @ Grünenwald, Switzerland

February 8th - 11th 2018

Information

Date: February, 8th - 11th 2018

Location: Gasthaus Grünenwald, Grünenwald 1, 6390 Engelberg, Switzerland

The Gasthaus Grünenwald is situated outside the mountain village of Engelberg in the german spoken heart of Switzerland. A quite famous ski ressort in Switzerland. Located centrally, about 30 kilometres from Lucerne.

The guesthouse Grünenwald was built a 100 years ago an run, since 20 years, by some music addicted guys and gals. A lot of bands come here to rehearse, but now we want to invite MODX addicts for a few days of tech and snow. We have the whole house to ourselves.

We want to meet and work together, have a good time and a few drinks. But there should also be enough time to catch the snowboard or skis to draw some lines into the snow.

Ok, at the moment it looks more like this.

 

What it is all about?

The main goal will be meeting MODX oriented people. Have a sip of coffee in the morning, discussions, working together and take a sip of beer in the evening.

We suggest to cover the following topics: MODX Workflow (Gitify, gulp, git, ...) / Community related issues

We are open for any suggestions and we will update this section regularly.

Workflow

It shall be more of a workshop than a meeting. We'd like to check out how people are working with MODX. How they organize their workflow. What is needed to install, setup and building a MODX Website? What tools do you use to get the routine jobs done (automatically)? Gitify, gulp, git, yeoman, CodeKit?
We want to present our workflows and (hopefully) create a useful user guide for anyone interested in it.

Community

A lot has been talked about and people have been invited to help building our MODX Community. There are hundreds of resources available that show how to contribute. Even for non-developers there is a lot they can do to make our preferred CMS better.
Now we would like to take action.
We want to realize all the available information and put it into one place. We want to lower the barriers to motivate people to contribute. We want to remove non-technical obstacles that prevent MODXers from being a active part of the community.

Who's who?

We are two guys working with MODX since several years and we are still excited about it. At least once a week we talk about how happy we are that we do not have to rack our heads on other, weird CMS.

We run our own small company called Pixmill.

Reto is the CSS and frontend wizard.

Fabian is more the behind-the-scences guy. And he took the chance to meet awesome like-minded people during meetups in Cologne, Almaty and Minsk. He calls the lovely Gasthaus Grünenwald his home.

Cost

Switzerland is expensive, for sure. So we would like to offer you free accomodation at our guesthouse. There are 5 guest rooms available.

1 room with 4 beds.
1 room with 3 beds.
3 rooms with 2 beds.

Sums up to 14 beds in total.

If anyone wants to spend money on a more modern atmosphere, we recommend the Hotel Bellevue-Terminus in Engelberg. Rooms for a lower budget you'll find at Spannort Inn. Book the room on their website directly. They offer better prices than booking.com and other platforms.

 

Capacity during sessions/workshops/eating/drinking

The Gasthaus Grünenwald is convenient for up to 25 people.

Food and Drinks

There should be enough of everything. We will cook and eat together. Just throw some money into the food pot and we will buy whatever everyone is keen on. Drinks are offered by us.

And most important: there are several coffee machines in the house. Coffee's for free and à go go.

In the middle of nowhere...

Why in wintertime in the Swiss Alps, you may ask yourself. The answer is simple: because we live here and Engelberg is a excellent skiing spot. So, if you'd like to jump out of the meeting and put your skis on: go ahead. There is some snow waiting for you. We'll try to provide you with some reduced-price tickets for the cable cars.

By car: check Google Maps, it will guide you. There are plenty of parking spaces in front of the house. Normally no need for snow chains, but make sure your car has winter tires.

By train: Take a train to Lucerne/Luzern. From there you'll find your connecting train up to Engelberg (about 1 hour). Then call me, I will pick you up at the trainstation of Engelberg.

By plane: fly to Zurich or Basel (easyjet). From Basel and Zurich to Engelberg is approximately the same distance. 

Participants

Confirmed (as of jan 5th 18)

Reservation

 Just send us an email or call us.

Contact

Fabian
f.christen@pixmill.ch
+41 76 571 13 31