At the peak the air was so thin, your brain feels like cotton

What do extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner and the Magento expert Ribian Blechtzel have in common? Right, they both had a high goal in mind, and reached it finally WITHOUT oxygen!

Under this motto Ribian Blechtzel – an illegitimate clone of Germany’s Magento Community Manager Rico Neitzel and Fabian Blechschmidt, free Magento Developer & one of the heads of Firegento e.V. – started the session “Half a Rush-Hour for Developer“. Their goal: Magento concisely explained in 30 minutes.

In the probably fastest spoken Meet Magento lecture ever you can learn all about Magento INDEX.PHP, DEVMODE, MULTISITE, CODEPOOLS, NAMESPACES, OWN MODULES, CONFIG.XML, FACTORYNAMES, ROUTINGWORKFLOW, FRONTNAME, CONTROLLER, ACTION, LAYOUTWORKFLOW, LOCAL.XML, LAYOUT.XML, BLOCKS, TEMPLATES, CACHING, LAYOUTHANDELS, PAGETEMPLATES, FALLBACK, OBSERVER, SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS, SYSTEM.XML … phew, just typing is exhausting … ACL, DEFAULTS, SETUPSKRIPTE, DATASKRIPTE, HELPER, REWRITES, MODELS, RESSOURCEMODELS, COLLECTIONS, EAV, SQL-ABSTRACTION and EXCEPTIONS … arrghh, “No thanks, I just need to breathe, I know the words.” – Thanks Fabian, also one of those breathtaking moments of the session.

 

75% of the value of the lecture are in the way and manner of the presentation itself. So for all people for that the slides at diepraesentationistonline.de are not sufficient, now the whole session is available on our Meet Magento YouTube Channel.

And now, in the next 30 min + a bonus track with an additional 40 min all about …

So, start the movie.

Okay, some attentive cool calculators of you will wonder themselves now:

“What? – Half a Rush-Hour – Magento in 30 min – Part 2 – Whaaat?”

So I like to say so as Ribian Blechtzel “Very well, we skip, we have no time, more on that later”.

To explain the whole Magento world in just 30 min was a very very very ambitious goal and we must admit at this point that, unfortunately: “Mission initially failed”. Personally I think it was due to too little oxygen in the as always well-filled room of the Meet Magento developers.

But “He had this special gift to dare” Reinhold Messner and so it went back to base camp … äääh … to the BarCamp the next day. You always should take your time to breathe in between!

Then it finally was the time:

Wednesday, the 13th of May 2014, Westin Hotel in Leipzig, Meet Magento Developers room around 12:35 pm.

“WWWWT!?, some sources, THANK YOU” – Slide no. 275 DONE, hurricanes of applause, Photo finish:

“At the peak the air was so thin, your brain feels like cotton.”

Reinhold Messner

A feeling which I can absolutely confirm after watching both session videos at once! Thanks to Ribian Blechtzel..

„You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.“

Sir Edmund Hillary, probably about Ribian Blechtzel

I think this Magento crash course should already be considered as a new standard work for all Magento developers.

So “Who still has questions after the lecture, did not pay attention somewhere in between!”

Further Links:

Half a Rush-Hour for Developer at de.meet-magento.com

about Rico Neitzel, owner Büro 71a and Magento Community Manager Germany

about Fabian Blechschmidt, free developer and member of FireGento e.V.