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The Package Team

We help you expand the functionalities of Umbraco by making package development, distribution and usage simpler and fulfilling.

Focus areas

  • Supporting people with their package creation
  • Helping people use packages
  • Helping people contribute to packages
  • Gathering feedback, promotion, celebrating contributions and content creation
  • Ensuring the package format evolves with the new changes to the CMS

Roadmap

We have a roadmap that will be continuously updated. It can be found on the Umbraco.Packages issue tracker.

Goals

  • To promote packages as a first-class citizen
  • To provide and maintain clear structure and development guidelines
  • To help and encourage new and returning package developers
  • To ensure a transparent and open collaboration and exchange with the HQ dev team and the other community teams
  • To improve the usability of the Our package section

Main activities

  • Maintaining documentation on how to create a package, best practices and tackling common problems as a package developer
  • Organizing and holding bi-weekly follow-up online meetings - discuss the current state of the package repositories, potential improvements, and plans going forward. (The meeting notes are publicly available)
  • Writing and publishing follow-up and updates blog posts on umbraco.com
  • Developing and maintaining open source tools that benefits package developers
  • Participating in hackathons, panel discussions, meetups, and conferences/festivals to assist new package developers, talk about the structure of the team, achievements, and future goals

Let's meet the team!

The team uses a dedicated Slack channel to communicate, and the issue tracker to comment and follow-up on tasks. In-person meetings are scheduled twice a year: May (around Codegarden) and November (team visit to HQ).

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Team Steward and Umbraco HQ

The Steward is appointed by Umbraco HQ to dedicate half of their job towards the team. Their responsibility is facilitating for the team, providing necessary support to team members and coordinating with the HQ dev team and the stewards of the other community teams​.

Umbraco HQ ensures transparency and visibility, supports the team where relevant, and provides financial support for travel and accommodations to participate in meetings and events

Getting in touch with the Team

To ask questions or share remarks, the Packages Issue Tracker is the recommended channel to use.

For those who don’t have a Github account, they can send an email to packages@umbraco.com

We also have a Package Team Twitter account!

Joining the Team

An online application will be open once a year, typically in autumn. 

Ad hoc appointments can be made in case a team member chooses to step down.

Terms of agreement

All Community Team members must abide by the Community Teams Agreement.

Revised in November 2020.