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The STK 2.0 kickoff workshop will be comprised of a small team of mainly developers that are experienced with STK and wish to improve it. The Goal of the workshop is to gather specific feedback, decide on features for STK 2.0 and define a roadmap as well as responsibilities for the further development (i.e. who does what). 

There is no obligation for the participants to work on the actual implementation, but the likelihood that a feature will be implemented will much increase if the person who wants it also provides it.


  • missing features / obstacles
  • separate framework and templates
  • resources/performance: permanent caching, facilitate development
  • imaging integration: better solution
  • add-ons / plugins / modules
  • maintenance
  • roadmap: STK 2.0 / Magnolia 5.0?
  • further collaboration?

Date, Time, Location

Monday June 14 & Tuesday June 15th
St. Johanns Vorstadt 38 (new office)
9 AM - 5 PM


We'll have a joint dinner Monday night unless we can't stand each other, in which case we will simply sit on separate tables (wink)


Rainer Blumenthal <>

Rainer Blumenthal is a Technical Project Manager at Aperto AG. At Aperto he has been realizing Magnolia projects since 2007. His responsibilites include the technical coordination and conception of IT-projects for clients like Volkswagen, EADS, Frankfurt School, degewo or INSM.

Rebecca Heinen <>

Rebecca Heinen is a Frontend-Developer at Aperto AG since October 2007. Her responsibilites include conception, construction and quality assurance of html-prototypes in use with css and javascript. Her special capabilities are in the fields: web standards, accessibility, usability, SEO and mobile web.
Rebecca Heinen graduated an apprenticeship for media design (balance point design, non-print) with Vipex GmbH in Cologne. Furthermore she finished a study for multimedia producing at SAE College in Cologne.

Ernst Bunders <>

My name is Ernst Bunders. I have been a Java web developer for about 8 years now. I am at the VPRO for nearly three years. During that time I worked a lot with a dutch object-oriented content management system called MMBase. In many projects I participated in I did the technical design.
I started playing around with magnolia for about half a year now, Investigating and customizing Magnolia and the stk on all levels.
Apart from creating many custom paragraph- and template model classes, I developed dam integration for the simple media module (which has been accepted as a patch). Currently I am discovering the inner workings of magnolia caching and preparing some optimizations to the standard caching configuration.

Nils Breunese <>

My name is Nils Breunese, I will be 29 years old tomorrow and I have been with VPRO since November 2008. Like all of my colleagues at VPRO we have started using Magnolia last year. Magnolia-wise I have been primarily working on building custom paragraphs and model classes and integrating with our own backend systems (mainly CouchDB at the moment).

More details about me can be found on my LinkedIn profile:

Mail from Gerbrand / VPRO

Initially we thought we would use the STK to get us started and would write our own 'VPRO Templating Kit' later on. Knowing a bit more we think we can keep using STK, especially as we can help make it better. We are currently discovering how to override the template classes so we can be more flexible about areas etc (this was the main worry for a time). This seems to go well and makes the use of STK for future projects much more viable.


  • Philipp
  • Boris
  • Christian

Media Catalyst

  • not sure yet, asked to confirm participation by mid May
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