News

Biggest ownCloud developer meeting to-date

More than 50 developers from all over the world.

By ownCloud GmbH

ownCloud secure cloud solution for filesharing

I’m just recovering from our latest developer meeting this past weekend — August 16th to the 19th at the Technical University of Berlin. More than 50 developer from all over the world attended, our largest attendance yet. We managed again to keep a healthy ratio of 50% ownCloud employees and 50% community volunteers.

Major work was done in several areas:

  • Quality. The developers worked on more automated testing and we fixed a lot of open bugs.
  • Performance. This will be a focus for the future. A group of developers did serious profiling and optimization. ownCloud will keep getting faster.
  • Cool new features for ownCloud 6 (more on that later).
  • Better integration between Desktop, Mobile and Server.

Some contributors could not wait for the meeting to start and met in the c-base in Berlin, one of the most famous hackerspace in the world, a few days earlier to work.

The ownCloud contributors interact every day over the internet, but you only gain true perspective of the intensity, passion, energy, joy and genius of our community during these dev meetings. It’s awesome to see such a huge and passionate community that shares the same goals to work on ownCloud.

On Saturday evening we did a big group dinner sponsored by ownCloud Inc. We picked a traditional German restaurant to introduce the developers from overseas to German Sauerkraut and Sausages. — oh, and German beer.

As an aside, the contest to close most bug reports was won by Jan-Christoph Borchardt, who got a Nexus 7 as prize.

Thanks again guys for all the help — and the memories — here are some pictures of the fun and see you in six months!

ownCloud GmbH

August 29, 2013

Ready to see what’s next?

We care about protecting your data. Here’s our Privacy Policy.

Read now:

Ok, Go: New language, new partners

Ok, Go: New language, new partners

In September, we presented cool new partnerships that will make our upcoming ownCloud Infinite Scale work nicely with key open-source productivity suites. We explained our reasoning in switching to Go and how to get started with ownCloud using a virtual machine appliance.

read more
Remote education: Choose these 3 tools for distance learning

Remote education: Choose these 3 tools for distance learning

Call it virtual classroom, remote education or distance learning – if you want to teach partly or completely remote, you’ll need the right tools. We recommend three helpful open-source platforms that can help educators avoid high costs, data privacy nightmares and vendor lock-ins.

read more
New shiny things from all throughout this summer

New shiny things from all throughout this summer

In August, we had a lot of cool new things to present at ownCloud: Our partnership with NAS industry leader QNAP, our all-new website, a new major server release and a new iOS App release full of new functionality. And the Privacy Shield ruling from mid-July still reverberates across boardrooms and newsrooms.

read more