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Fabien Potencier
Developing the Symfony Community
by Fabien Potencier – November 08, 2011 – 242 comments

The Symfony Community

The Symfony project relies on volunteer efforts from many people around the world. As of today, more than 310 developers have contributed in one way or another to the Symfony2 code base. But that's just one example. There are many other ways you can contribute to the project: creating plugins or bundles, writing documentation, publishing blog posts, translating books, speaking at conferences, helping people on the mailing-lists, forum, or IRC, etc. And even the smallest contributions are very much appreciated... like wearing a Symfony t-shirt in the street!

I'm very grateful to everyone who contributes to the Symfony project but unfortunately, not all contributors are equal. The contributors who write code are the most well-known but how can we also reward all the other community members who dedicate some of their precious time to the Symfony project?

What about allowing each community member to build his own online profile? What about introducing some "gamification" strategies to reward community members who deserve it the most by awarding them some nice badges? That way, we will have a simple way to thank the community and each member will be able to use his online profile as a proof of his commitment and involvement in the community.

When I say "community", I'm not talking about just the Symfony community, but I'm talking about all the people that are part of a larger ecosystem that makes Symfony better. I'm talking about the ones who are contributing to third-party libraries that are heavily used by Symfony like Swiftmailer, Twig, Propel, Doctrine, Composer, Assetic, ...

The corner stone of such a system is a unique account where all information are gathered and aggregated. We already have such a system on symfony-project.org but it is quite limited as it is only used for authentication.

Today, I'm happy to introduce you to SensioLabs Connect, a replacement for the current symfony-project account management system... but on steroids.

Besides authentication, SensioLabs Connect also comes with a built-in badge system. Each connected application is able to award badges based on some algorithms that are up to the application. The symfony.com website is the first such application to benefit from the system. Comment on this post to see it in action and get your first badge!

Right now, the number of badges you can gather is quite limited, but we will add more in the coming weeks from serious ones to more fun ones... and yes, you will even get a badge if you send me a postcard! Don't forget to write your account username on the postcard.

Behind the scene, the system implements the OAuth 2 protocol ("the OAuth 2.0 authorization protocol enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service") which means that third-party applications will also be able to interact with the system and award their own badges.

The Symfony Community Awards

And there is more as I'm even more excited to announce the first edition of the Symfony Community Awards.

The Symfony Community Awards are a great way to offer recognition of work which, in the community opinion, significantly improves the Symfony project.

This year, we have opened seven categories:

  • Best blogger: The Symfony community member who best exemplifies support for the community through blogs.

  • Best support on mailing-lists: The Symfony community member who best helps people through the Symfony mailing-lists.

  • Best support on the forum: The Symfony community member who best helps people through the Symfony forum.

  • Best support on IRC: The Symfony community member who best helps people through the Symfony IRC channel.

  • Best evangelist: The Symfony community member who best exemplifies support for the community through conference presentations and connections with other communities.

  • Best contributor: The Symfony contributor who best exemplifies support for the community through code contributions and fixing bugs.

  • Personality of the year.

The award winners will be determined by the vote of the community. Each person will get to vote once per category from November 7, 2011 to December 24, 2011 on the dedicated website. The winners will be announced in January 2012.

Beside recognition of their work, winners will of course also win a nice badge that will be assigned to their SensioLabs Connect account.

Vote Now!

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  • Hugo Hamon
    #1 Hugo Hamon said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:04
    Great news for the Symfony Community :)
  • Pablo Godel
    #2 Pablo Godel said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:16
    Will past postcards count towards badges ? :)
  • Pablo Godel
    #3 Pablo Godel said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:21
    Will past postcards count towards badges ? :)
  • Tristan Bessoussa
    #4 Tristan Bessoussa said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:21
    Great :-)
  • Robert Schönthal
    #5 Robert Schönthal said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:22
    nice...how to get the symfony-day 2011 badge? :)
  • Benjamin Leveque
    #6 Benjamin Leveque said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:22
    why don't use gravatar for image ?
  • Edgar the Cat from KnpLabs
    #7 Edgar the Cat from KnpLabs said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:23
    Good luck to the admins, seems like it already has some success!!
  • Richard Miller
    #8 Richard Miller said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:23
    Excellent, good stuff
  • Alexandre Bacco
    #9 Alexandre Bacco said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:24
    Great idea to improve the community!
  • Denis Baudot
    #10 Denis Baudot said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:24
    O_o
  • Dennis Benkert
    #11 Dennis Benkert said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:29
    Love it! :)
  • Alessandro Nadalin
    #12 Alessandro Nadalin said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:29
    Way to go!
  • Geoffrey Bachelet
    #13 Geoffrey Bachelet said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:30
    Where is the developers docs for building an app on top of connect ? :)
  • jules boussekeyt
    #14 jules boussekeyt said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:30
    Fucking awesome!!
  • Henrik Westphal
    #15 Henrik Westphal said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:30
    Nice! But the "Save" button on the "Profile" page does not work in Opera 11.52 :-(
  • Konstantin Kudryashov
    #16 Konstantin Kudryashov said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:31
    We need an API docs! :-)
  • Xavier Briand
    #17 Xavier Briand said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:31
    Congrats Marc!
  • Jean-Louis GUINALDO
    #18 Jean-Louis GUINALDO said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:33
    No gravatar support ? hmmm. :)
  • Marc Morera
    #19 Marc Morera said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:34
    Will be any Gravatar support?
  • Jeremy Perret
    #20 Jeremy Perret said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:34
    I want my pink badge!
  • Benjamin Thuillier
    #21 Benjamin Thuillier said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:35
    I hear the servers crying
  • Damien Alexandre
    #22 Damien Alexandre said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:38
    Nice work! Does that mean there is an OAuth 2.0 Bundle for SF2 somewhere?
  • Christoph Schaefer
    #23 Christoph Schaefer said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:38
    Great!
  • marc hugon
    #24 marc hugon said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:41
    At last ;)
  • Freerich Bäthge
    #25 Freerich Bäthge said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:44
    Thanks Marc. Nice Job!
  • Benjamin Thuillier
    #26 Benjamin Thuillier said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:44
    I see some bugs =)
  • Julien Brochet
    #27 Julien Brochet said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:44
    Great!
  • Clément JOBEILI
    #28 Clément JOBEILI said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:49
    Love it ! Well done and great news for the symfony world !
  • David Castelló
    #29 David Castelló said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:50
    Great! :)
  • Damon Jones
    #30 Damon Jones said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:52
    I think this is a great idea. Good work!
  • John Kary
    #31 John Kary said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:53
    Considering I just launched another symfony-based site, I will have to send another postcard your way!
  • Chris Schuhmann
    #32 Chris Schuhmann said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:55
    Sounds like a good idea!
  • Tito Miguel Costa
    #33 Tito Miguel Costa said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:57
    Symfony improving in every possible way..
  • Tugdual Saunier
    #34 Tugdual Saunier said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:57
    Well done Marc!
  • Kevin Bond
    #35 Kevin Bond said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:58
    Very cool!
  • Arnout Boks
    #36 Arnout Boks said on the 2011/11/08 at 17:59
    Great idea!
  • Marcelo Rodrigues
    #37 Marcelo Rodrigues said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:00
    Fantastic!
  • Sergey Poulikov
    #38 Sergey Poulikov said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:00
    Great
  • Sylvain Papet
    #39 Sylvain Papet said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:06
    Big Up for Sensio !

    Be careful, the confirmation e-mail was detected as spam by my Google Apps account (= Gmail).
  • Scott Meves
    #40 Scott Meves said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:07
    :)
  • Ludovic Fleury
    #41 Ludovic Fleury said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:09
    Nice feature, gravatar support would be awesome.
  • Pierre Durand
    #42 Pierre Durand said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:10
    \o/
  • Jordi Boggiano
    #43 Jordi Boggiano said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:31
    Opera support!
  • Thomas Rabaix
    #44 Thomas Rabaix said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:34
    Where is my badges ?
  • Nahuel Cuesta
    #45 Nahuel Cuesta said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:44
    Great ideas again, and a great job!
  • Witold Janusik
    #46 Witold Janusik said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:46
    Wow! Great news!!
  • Joseph Bielawski
    #47 Joseph Bielawski said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:53
    I would love an gravatar support. Also I don't have any blog or facebook/linkedin account and I would like to make my profile marked as 100% complete without this.
    Also you don't have validation on URLs in profile edit. ;-)
  • Christophe Coevoet
    #48 Christophe Coevoet said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:55
    Great news
  • Jonas Wouters
    #49 Jonas Wouters said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:57
    Gravatar and google+ support would rock
  • Jeremy Mikola
    #50 Jeremy Mikola said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:57
    Didn't expect to see this launched so soon after Symfony Day Cologne. Awesome :)
  • Burkhard Reffeling
    #51 Burkhard Reffeling said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:57
    Good stuff. Might've been good to allow other OAuth providers tho?
  • Ivo Azirjans
    #52 Ivo Azirjans said on the 2011/11/08 at 18:58
    Great, this is inspiring.
  • Jeremy Benoist
    #53 Jeremy Benoist said on the 2011/11/08 at 19:17
    Intéressant !
  • Adán Lobato
    #54 Adán Lobato said on the 2011/11/08 at 19:27
    Excellent idea! I'm having some issues with the login system: 404's, not showing that I'm logged when I'm, it seemed I was logged as another user for a page load... can be these issues cached pages maybe?
    And about the system I'm +1 on Gravatar support! Good job!
  • Moisés Maciá
    #55 Moisés Maciá said on the 2011/11/08 at 19:28
    Is this the OAuth bundle used? https://github.com/ruudk/OAuthBundle
  • Sergi de Pablos
    #56 Sergi de Pablos said on the 2011/11/08 at 19:35
    Congratulations! The community was crying for it ;)
  • Timo Haberkern
    #57 Timo Haberkern said on the 2011/11/08 at 19:39
    Nice. Gravatar Support would have been even nicer :)
  • Carlos Mafla
    #58 Carlos Mafla said on the 2011/11/08 at 19:40
    Awesome!
  • Pierre Minnieur
    #59 Pierre Minnieur said on the 2011/11/08 at 19:46
    May we use Sensio/Symfony Connect as a Single-Sign-On service in the near future? Btw, great work :-)
  • Anton Babenko
    #60 Anton Babenko said on the 2011/11/08 at 19:51
    Great stuff (as usual), though I never understood what is so cool with badges and WHY people should try to earn/win some. :)
  • Jeremy Mikola
    #61 Jeremy Mikola said on the 2011/11/08 at 19:53
    @Tom Van Looy (#59): Revoking write access to Facebook was easy enough both during the initial prompt and after through FB's app settings. Unfortunately, Twitter doesn't allow removal of write perms after the fact.

    If I had to guess, prompting for those permissions now will allow the option to push earned badges to FB/Twitter later on (like Foursquare).
  • David Judik
    #62 David Judik said on the 2011/11/08 at 19:54
    I love badges!
  • Grayson Koonce
    #63 Grayson Koonce said on the 2011/11/08 at 19:58
    done and done. Badge me :)
  • Tom Van Looy
    #64 Tom Van Looy said on the 2011/11/08 at 19:59
    @Jeremy Mikola thanks, guess so too
  • Roman Marintsenko
    #65 Roman Marintsenko said on the 2011/11/08 at 19:59
    Great idea :D
    btw for some reason my country (Estonia) is displayed as Estoniadu in my profile
  • Daniel Tiecher
    #66 Daniel Tiecher said on the 2011/11/08 at 20:02
    Wow, what a nice way to improve the community. Waiting for Symfony2Bundles adopt it in 3, 2, 1...
  • Matthias Althaus
    #67 Matthias Althaus said on the 2011/11/08 at 20:12
    Nice idea... would be great to build up a nice community. :D

    Gogogo \o/
  • Pascal Borreli
    #68 Pascal Borreli said on the 2011/11/08 at 20:24
    Really nice :)
  • Bertrand Zuchuat
    #69 Bertrand Zuchuat said on the 2011/11/08 at 20:26
    Congrats :)
  • Paweł Jędrzejewski
    #70 Paweł Jędrzejewski said on the 2011/11/08 at 20:33
    Awesome but am I blind or there is no frontpage where we can view other people profiles?
  • Kamil Kraśnik
    #71 Kamil Kraśnik said on the 2011/11/08 at 20:56
    You slyboots ;)
  • Michael Piecko
    #72 Michael Piecko said on the 2011/11/08 at 21:02
    Nice :)
  • Krzysztof Menżyk
    #73 Krzysztof Menżyk said on the 2011/11/08 at 21:06
    I like how Symfony Community is getting bigger!
  • Carsten Nielsen
    #74 Carsten Nielsen said on the 2011/11/08 at 21:14
    Interesting experiment!
  • Albert Jessurum
    #75 Albert Jessurum said on the 2011/11/08 at 21:16
    This is great! And i bet it will help the Symfony community grow even more.
  • Fabien Gasser
    #76 Fabien Gasser said on the 2011/11/08 at 21:28
    Good job ! As Usual.
  • Pierre Tachoire
    #77 Pierre Tachoire said on the 2011/11/08 at 21:29
    very smart
  • Hubert Moutot
    #78 Hubert Moutot said on the 2011/11/08 at 21:35
    Nice :)
  • Thomas Lallement
    #79 Thomas Lallement said on the 2011/11/08 at 21:42
    Symfony and the community rocks !!
  • Marcus Stöhr
    #80 Marcus Stöhr said on the 2011/11/08 at 21:47
    Amazing stuff.
  • Alan Gabriel Bem
    #81 Alan Gabriel Bem said on the 2011/11/08 at 22:01
    +1 for gravatar support
  • Jakub Zalas
    #82 Jakub Zalas said on the 2011/11/08 at 22:11
    This post's gonna get shitload of comments! Will I get a badge for a postcard I already sent? ;)
  • Jonathan Wage
    #83 Jonathan Wage said on the 2011/11/08 at 22:18
    Very cool!
  • Andreas Hucks
    #84 Andreas Hucks said on the 2011/11/08 at 22:24
    Awesome, I'm a sucker for badges :)
  • Beau Simensen
    #85 Beau Simensen said on the 2011/11/08 at 22:28
    Nice! Now what can I really do with this profile? :)
  • Jan Sorgalla
    #86 Jan Sorgalla said on the 2011/11/08 at 22:29
    Rocks!
  • Darren Black
    #87 Darren Black said on the 2011/11/08 at 22:44
    badge me!
  • Andreas Hucks
    #88 Andreas Hucks said on the 2011/11/08 at 22:48
    Are there any api docs yet?
  • Chris Sedlmayr
    #89 Chris Sedlmayr said on the 2011/11/08 at 23:05
    Interesting idea, will look forward to seeing how you use it going forward.
  • Dustin Dobervich
    #90 Dustin Dobervich said on the 2011/11/08 at 23:28
    cool idea!
  • Juan Carlos
    #91 Juan Carlos said on the 2011/11/08 at 23:46
    This just keeps getting better =)
  • Hidenori Goto
    #92 Hidenori Goto said on the 2011/11/08 at 23:52
    I've done!
  • Jonathan Ingram
    #93 Jonathan Ingram said on the 2011/11/08 at 23:54
    Interesting idea.
  • Derek Stobbe
    #94 Derek Stobbe said on the 2011/11/08 at 23:56
    Wicked sweet. Wicked sweet.
  • amine matmati
    #95 amine matmati said on the 2011/11/09 at 00:11
    Can't wait to contribute !
  • Timothy Anido
    #96 Timothy Anido said on the 2011/11/09 at 00:40
    Excellent! I'm not a regular commenter or contributor but this is just the push I needed
  • Agustín Marisi
    #97 Agustín Marisi said on the 2011/11/09 at 01:53
    Great idea.
  • Pierre Geyer
    #98 Pierre Geyer said on the 2011/11/09 at 02:23
    Great job. Very clean and simple to use interface. Like.
  • Bernhard Schussek
    #99 Bernhard Schussek said on the 2011/11/09 at 02:25
    Great initiative!
  • Pierre Geyer
    #100 Pierre Geyer said on the 2011/11/09 at 02:52
    Yeah. I got 200% in my profile https://connect.sensiolabs.com/profile/ptheg (:
  • Saad Tazi
    #101 Saad Tazi said on the 2011/11/09 at 04:50
    Any plan to put SensioLab Connect on github as a couple of Symfony2 Bundles?
  • Quentin Pleplé
    #102 Quentin Pleplé said on the 2011/11/09 at 07:51
    Very nice indeed!
  • Marcel Lenz
    #103 Marcel Lenz said on the 2011/11/09 at 08:07
    I like the idea :)
  • Daniel Stokowiec
    #104 Daniel Stokowiec said on the 2011/11/09 at 08:11
    It's will be very interesting to see gamification in action, especially with such awesome community as this.
  • Per Bernhardt
    #105 Per Bernhardt said on the 2011/11/09 at 08:30
    Nice :)
  • Flavian
    #106 Flavian said on the 2011/11/09 at 08:31
    Great stuff!

    +1 for the gravatar support.

    Would love to see SensioLab Connect on github ;)
  • Lukas Kahwe Smith
    #107 Lukas Kahwe Smith said on the 2011/11/09 at 08:35
    must admit i am still a bit skeptical. but then again i never participated in any site that lets me collect badges.
  • Antoine Hérault
    #108 Antoine Hérault said on the 2011/11/09 at 09:00
    That's awesome. Thanks!
  • Amal Raghav
    #109 Amal Raghav said on the 2011/11/09 at 09:05
    Awesome!
  • Augustin de Laveaucoupet
    #110 Augustin de Laveaucoupet said on the 2011/11/09 at 09:05
    I'm in
  • Matt Drollette
    #111 Matt Drollette said on the 2011/11/09 at 09:22
    Cool :-D
  • Thomas Botton
    #112 Thomas Botton said on the 2011/11/09 at 09:31
    Just to see how the comment badge looks like on my page ;-)
  • Javier López
    #113 Javier López said on the 2011/11/09 at 09:38
    Where is can I see the list of badgets available once I've logged in?
  • Andreas Kleemann
    #114 Andreas Kleemann said on the 2011/11/09 at 09:48
    Awesome news :)
  • Willem-Jan Zijderveld
    #115 Willem-Jan Zijderveld said on the 2011/11/09 at 09:52
    Very nice initiative, definitely going to vote :-)
  • Dmitriy Korablinov
    #116 Dmitriy Korablinov said on the 2011/11/09 at 09:53
    Good news!
    What do you think about awarding badges not only for users, but for applications (build on Symfony) too?
  • Stefano Sala
    #117 Stefano Sala said on the 2011/11/09 at 09:58
    That's great!
  • Konrad Riedel
    #118 Konrad Riedel said on the 2011/11/09 at 09:59
    Nice!

    But all mail is marked as spam:

    X-Spam-Status: Yes, score=7.177 tag=2 tag2=6.31 kill=6.31 tests=[BAYES_50=0.8, FH_HELO_EQ_D_D_D_D=3.177, HELO_DYNAMIC_IPADDR=1.951, RDNS_DYNAMIC=0.982, SPF_PASS=-0.001, TO_NO_BRKTS_DYNIP=0.268]
  • Dejan Spasic
    #119 Dejan Spasic said on the 2011/11/09 at 10:01
    Give me some badge^^ And the postcard is on the way :D
  • Romain Pouclet
    #120 Romain Pouclet said on the 2011/11/09 at 10:01
    Great news :)
  • Samy Dindane
    #121 Samy Dindane said on the 2011/11/09 at 10:30
    Awesome initiative that will encourage people to give more to the community. :)

    +1 for using Gravatar for the profile picture.
  • David ALLIX
    #122 David ALLIX said on the 2011/11/09 at 10:32
    Good idea.
    It'll be cool to can add Stackoverflow, bitbucket and more in the profile.
  • Luis Cordova
    #123 Luis Cordova said on the 2011/11/09 at 11:03
    great ! I better keep working on http://www.craftitonline.com :D

    - cordoval
  • Eduardo Carneiro
    #124 Eduardo Carneiro said on the 2011/11/09 at 11:20
    Thats great. I'm in.
  • Julien Galenski
    #125 Julien Galenski said on the 2011/11/09 at 11:40
    Very nice :-)
  • Ricardo Oliveira
    #126 Ricardo Oliveira said on the 2011/11/09 at 11:42
    Great stuff, now give me my badge :)
  • Amaury Leroux de Lens
    #127 Amaury Leroux de Lens said on the 2011/11/09 at 11:50
    Neat !
  • Michael Holm
    #128 Michael Holm said on the 2011/11/09 at 11:53
    thats really cool news.. looking forward to see what this will end up as.
  • Christoph Nissle
    #129 Christoph Nissle said on the 2011/11/09 at 11:57
    Brilliant Idea to bring the community closer and actually leverage from efforts. Lovely!
  • Stefan Blanke
    #130 Stefan Blanke said on the 2011/11/09 at 11:59
    Great news. I think that will bring the community closer together.
  • Pavel Campr
    #131 Pavel Campr said on the 2011/11/09 at 12:12
    Great!
    (my mail from *@sensiolabs.com was marked as a spam too...)
  • Yohan Giarelli
    #132 Yohan Giarelli said on the 2011/11/09 at 12:13
    Nice ;)
  • Richard Tuin
    #133 Richard Tuin said on the 2011/11/09 at 12:44
    Great news!
    Gravatar support would be nice though :-)
  • Loïc Vernet
    #134 Loïc Vernet said on the 2011/11/09 at 12:45
    Suggestions:
    - Link to the symfonians profile
    - Link to the symfony1 TRAC account

    Bugs:
    - My profile is 100% complete and I don't get the badge

    Good idea ! :) Let's now see how it will serve the community. :)
  • Alessandro Desantis
    #135 Alessandro Desantis said on the 2011/11/09 at 12:58
    Awesome! :-D
  • Anh Tuan Kieu
    #136 Anh Tuan Kieu said on the 2011/11/09 at 13:06
    Will the OAuthProviderBundle be open-sourced soon ;) ?
  • Leszek Prabucki
    #137 Leszek Prabucki said on the 2011/11/09 at 13:07
    What about "Best beer drinker" category? ;) Cool idea, really!
  • Franck Jousseaume
    #138 Franck Jousseaume said on the 2011/11/09 at 13:22
    Great ! It gives me some ideas for my own web site.
  • Malte Blättermann
    #139 Malte Blättermann said on the 2011/11/09 at 13:56
    Great News!
  • Richard van den Brand
    #140 Richard van den Brand said on the 2011/11/09 at 13:58
    Something is wrong with the html of the badges page I think: https://connect.sensiolabs.com/badge/1/noob
  • Keven
    #141 Keven said on the 2011/11/09 at 14:04
    Great! I hope more and more features will be added to the Connect network...
  • Jarvis Stubblefield
    #142 Jarvis Stubblefield said on the 2011/11/09 at 14:07
    This is excellent! Love the idea, and being a part of it all!
  • Grégoire Marchal
    #143 Grégoire Marchal said on the 2011/11/09 at 14:17
    Hum... Interesting...
  • S L
    #144 S L said on the 2011/11/09 at 14:35
    Cool
  • Julian
    #145 Julian said on the 2011/11/09 at 14:46
    rocks!
    +1 for gravatar
    +1 for nicknames
  • Maxime AILLOUD
    #146 Maxime AILLOUD said on the 2011/11/09 at 15:16
    Cool idea.
    Now we need gravatar and API ;)
  • Girish Varma
    #147 Girish Varma said on the 2011/11/09 at 15:32
    wonderful idea.
  • Stoyan Kyosev
    #148 Stoyan Kyosev said on the 2011/11/09 at 15:44
    Great news!
  • Rafael Ernesto Ferro González
    #149 Rafael Ernesto Ferro González said on the 2011/11/09 at 16:04
    Nice... great idea!!! :D
  • Mário Franco
    #150 Mário Franco said on the 2011/11/09 at 16:26
    Great!!
  • Matthew Davis
    #151 Matthew Davis said on the 2011/11/09 at 16:35
    Awesome! :-)
  • Enkhbayasgalan Galsandorj
    #152 Enkhbayasgalan Galsandorj said on the 2011/11/09 at 16:40
    I like it!
  • Nils Langner
    #153 Nils Langner said on the 2011/11/09 at 17:07
    Third badge ... checked.
  • René Herlitz
    #154 René Herlitz said on the 2011/11/09 at 17:30
    Nice idea! Let's see how it'll work out.
    PS: I got a 404 (the default symfony one, w/o having [email] etc. set) after hitting "connect" on this and "allow" on the following page.
  • Philip Dahlstrøm
    #155 Philip Dahlstrøm said on the 2011/11/09 at 17:45
    Sounds really interesting. Seems to me that badges could be a neat way to motivate the "edge participants" of the community :)

    I'd like a way to link my IRC username to my Connect username though :)
  • Sven Paulus
    #156 Sven Paulus said on the 2011/11/09 at 17:46
    Nice site, but where on github are its sources? :-)
  • Thomas BUJAUD
    #157 Thomas BUJAUD said on the 2011/11/09 at 17:48
    Great :)
  • Dawood RASHID
    #158 Dawood RASHID said on the 2011/11/09 at 18:16
    Great Idea…

    Hoping for some new interesting features…
  • Attila Bukor
    #159 Attila Bukor said on the 2011/11/09 at 18:38
    cool, I like this stuff
  • Eduardo Gulias
    #160 Eduardo Gulias said on the 2011/11/09 at 19:40
    I'd like to know why Sensio needs permission to public tweets through my account or to modify my profile as these is what Twitter says Sensios ask permission for.
    Apart from that, excellent idea!!
  • Albert Casademont
    #161 Albert Casademont said on the 2011/11/09 at 19:43
    Testing this new fabpot goodie :-)
  • Emanuel Winblad
    #162 Emanuel Winblad said on the 2011/11/09 at 20:02
    Looking good, indeed! :-)
  • Oscar Balladares Moya
    #163 Oscar Balladares Moya said on the 2011/11/09 at 21:01
    Cool!
  • Stéphane PY
    #164 Stéphane PY said on the 2011/11/09 at 21:37
    Nice news :)
  • Ben LeTibétain
    #165 Ben LeTibétain said on the 2011/11/09 at 21:49
    Crafting a new badge... hey thanks ;)
  • Yoann PETIT
    #166 Yoann PETIT said on the 2011/11/09 at 22:10
    Great. +1 Gravatar.
  • Nils Abegg
    #167 Nils Abegg said on the 2011/11/10 at 03:00
    badge me :)
  • Alexander Trauzzi
    #168 Alexander Trauzzi said on the 2011/11/10 at 04:47
    I look forward to a stronger Symfony community and a better Symfony as a result!
  • Eric Clemmons
    #169 Eric Clemmons said on the 2011/11/10 at 04:51
    As long as our votes don't have to be justified, this will be interesting :)
  • Dmitry Bykadorov
    #170 Dmitry Bykadorov said on the 2011/11/10 at 07:53
    Right way for community development! )
  • Dmitry Bykadorov
    #171 Dmitry Bykadorov said on the 2011/11/10 at 08:00
    Oh, yes! How I can connect my site? Need some docs/api!
  • Markus Bachmann
    #172 Markus Bachmann said on the 2011/11/10 at 08:06
    Nice Idea ;-)
  • Florian Preusner
    #173 Florian Preusner said on the 2011/11/10 at 08:39
    Great!
  • Björn Fromme
    #174 Björn Fromme said on the 2011/11/10 at 09:52
    Symfony t-shirts? Where? Wanna have!
  • Konstantin Tjuterev
    #175 Konstantin Tjuterev said on the 2011/11/10 at 11:12
    Great news! Claiming my badge now..
  • Stelian Mocanita
    #176 Stelian Mocanita said on the 2011/11/10 at 11:21
    A great initiative to reward the community.
  • Markus Öhler
    #177 Markus Öhler said on the 2011/11/10 at 11:24
    Awesome ... I want my badge too
  • christophe thomas
    #178 christophe thomas said on the 2011/11/10 at 12:23
    Thanks,

    A badge for symfony live too ?
  • Vladislav Krupenkin
    #179 Vladislav Krupenkin said on the 2011/11/10 at 12:49
    Nice. good idea!
  • André Friedli
    #180 André Friedli said on the 2011/11/10 at 13:01
    Long life :)
  • Károly Marton
    #181 Károly Marton said on the 2011/11/10 at 13:15
    Awesome:)
  • Magnus Nordlander
    #182 Magnus Nordlander said on the 2011/11/10 at 13:28
    This is great news. I'm hoping we'll be able to develop our own sites that can award badges as well (in moderation, of course) in the near future.
  • Benoît Merlet
    #183 Benoît Merlet said on the 2011/11/10 at 13:44
    Finally, i got this working!
    I thinks it's really awsome feature for the community!
  • Alexis Attimont
    #184 Alexis Attimont said on the 2011/11/10 at 13:44
    Great !
  • Santiago Díaz Fernández
    #185 Santiago Díaz Fernández said on the 2011/11/10 at 14:06
    Ooh! thats a great step :-)
  • Fabian Spillner
    #186 Fabian Spillner said on the 2011/11/10 at 15:16
    Awesome!!!
  • Carlos Rubén Jacobs
    #187 Carlos Rubén Jacobs said on the 2011/11/10 at 15:45
    Great!
  • Julien Levasseur
    #188 Julien Levasseur said on the 2011/11/10 at 16:49
    Long live Symfony!
  • Paul Thrasher
    #189 Paul Thrasher said on the 2011/11/10 at 19:52
    Really appreciate the effort that SensioLabs puts into Symfony and it's community.
  • Stefan Koopmanschap
    #190 Stefan Koopmanschap said on the 2011/11/10 at 20:19
    I need to send a shitload of postcards to get that badge ;)
  • Ismael Ambrosi
    #191 Ismael Ambrosi said on the 2011/11/10 at 20:33
    Very nice!
  • Gabriel Dias
    #192 Gabriel Dias said on the 2011/11/10 at 21:01
    Great idea as always!
  • Johnny Peck
    #193 Johnny Peck said on the 2011/11/10 at 21:13
    Great news. I'm sure this will be interesting.
  • Rob Masters
    #194 Rob Masters said on the 2011/11/11 at 00:08
    Sounds great, thanks!
  • Nathan Vonnahme
    #195 Nathan Vonnahme said on the 2011/11/11 at 03:06
    Slick. It's particularly cool to see an implementation of oAuth. Thanks for keeping the "best practices" I otherwise wouldn't've paid much attention to coming.
  • James Muir
    #196 James Muir said on the 2011/11/11 at 04:19
    sounds cool, excited to participate in the community
  • Jan Markmann
    #197 Jan Markmann said on the 2011/11/11 at 08:47
    Looks great, whats the next app to get connected? doctrine website?
  • Fabian Steiner
    #198 Fabian Steiner said on the 2011/11/11 at 11:16
    Awesome - as usual :)
  • Javier Eguiluz
    #199 Javier Eguiluz said on the 2011/11/11 at 11:46
    Shamelessly commenting just for the badge :)
  • Erkhembayar Gantulga
    #200 Erkhembayar Gantulga said on the 2011/11/11 at 11:55
    Cool!
  • Jordan Alliot
    #201 Jordan Alliot said on the 2011/11/11 at 17:47
    Great news!
  • stealth35 ‏
    #202 stealth35 ‏ said on the 2011/11/11 at 19:20
    Cool
  • diphda net
    #203 diphda net said on the 2011/11/11 at 20:16
    great news!
    i just login now
  • Eriksen Costa
    #204 Eriksen Costa said on the 2011/11/11 at 22:34
    I'm a noob!
  • Edwin Hermans
    #205 Edwin Hermans said on the 2011/11/12 at 00:10
    Nice!
    What about badges for our presence on the live events ? ;p
  • Leevi Graham
    #206 Leevi Graham said on the 2011/11/12 at 08:56
    This is going to get pretty interesting when more apps integrate with the badge system
  • Leo P
    #207 Leo P said on the 2011/11/12 at 20:14
    +1
  • Franck Nijhof
    #208 Franck Nijhof said on the 2011/11/12 at 23:30
    Wow! What a great idea! It's like GetGlue on Symfony steriods... Nice :)
  • Vitaly Gridasov
    #209 Vitaly Gridasov said on the 2011/11/12 at 23:49
    Nice :)
  • Nicolas Montesdeoca
    #210 Nicolas Montesdeoca said on the 2011/11/13 at 00:05
    symfony and his the comunity are the best
  • Grayson Koonce
    #211 Grayson Koonce said on the 2011/11/13 at 02:15
    *sends postcard*
  • Loban Rahman
    #212 Loban Rahman said on the 2011/11/13 at 06:39
    Awesome!
  • Ait Boudad Abdellatif
    #213 Ait Boudad Abdellatif said on the 2011/11/13 at 13:36
    Great news for the Symfony Community :)
  • Alex Joyce
    #214 Alex Joyce said on the 2011/11/13 at 22:30
    Very nice..

    Will point out one bug. When returning to the symfony.com website after logging in will return a 404. When doing it a second time it will all work nicely.

    Had this occur on two machines (both Chrome).
  • Aleksandr Parinov
    #215 Aleksandr Parinov said on the 2011/11/14 at 13:47
    Great
  • Creasixtine
    #216 Creasixtine said on the 2011/11/14 at 22:53
    Very nice indeed !
  • Jacob Dreesen
    #217 Jacob Dreesen said on the 2011/11/15 at 11:53
    Finally I managed to log in. Really nice, thx for this! :)
  • Jacob Dreesen
    #218 Jacob Dreesen said on the 2011/11/15 at 11:59
    By the way: in this blog post you say about the community awards "Each person will get to vote ONCE per category..." and on the awards page itself it's "You will get to vote TWICE per category..." ;)
  • Christian Jennewein
    #219 Christian Jennewein said on the 2011/11/15 at 14:01
    +1
  • Stepan Tanasiychuk
    #220 Stepan Tanasiychuk said on the 2011/11/15 at 16:09
    I'm here
  • Nick Winfield
    #221 Nick Winfield said on the 2011/11/15 at 17:03
    Interesting idea, I hope it encourages more engagement from those on the fringe of the Symfony community.
  • Maarten Dubelaar
    #222 Maarten Dubelaar said on the 2011/11/16 at 12:45
    Nice!
  • Héctor Sanjuán
    #223 Héctor Sanjuán said on the 2011/11/16 at 13:45
    Good news!
  • Georg G
    #224 Georg G said on the 2011/11/16 at 14:23
    I loooooooove badges ;-)
  • Minaya Serrano
    #225 Minaya Serrano said on the 2011/11/16 at 15:03
    A little bug... I've got three 100% badgets!! The system added a 100% badget on every save of the profile.
  • Łukasz Wojciechowski
    #226 Łukasz Wojciechowski said on the 2011/11/16 at 17:24
    This is great!
  • Carlos Alberto Mock-kow  Mendoza
    #227 Carlos Alberto Mock-kow Mendoza said on the 2011/11/17 at 21:06
    Great :D
  • Serge HARDY
    #228 Serge HARDY said on the 2011/11/18 at 09:19
    well done!
  • Ala eddine khefifi
    #229 Ala eddine khefifi said on the 2011/11/19 at 18:02
    Great news, go for it Sensio :)
    I'm so excited for this
  • Sergio Flores
    #230 Sergio Flores said on the 2011/11/19 at 20:55
    I am very proud to have chosen symfony!
  • Wil Moore
    #231 Wil Moore said on the 2011/11/22 at 01:41
    This is an excellent and welcome addition to the PHP and Symfony community. Thanks for doing this.
  • Andrew Zhilin
    #232 Andrew Zhilin said on the 2011/11/25 at 19:30
    Nice :)

    just wonder - are you going to replace http://forum.symfony-project.org as well? Or link it with connect? :)
  • Clément Camin
    #233 Clément Camin said on the 2011/11/26 at 10:59
    Great idea, let's hope it's gonna strengthen the community !
  • Raul Fraile
    #234 Raul Fraile said on the 2011/11/28 at 16:15
    Is there a public list of badges?
  • Adam Tombleson
    #235 Adam Tombleson said on the 2011/11/30 at 12:49
    a badge for a comment? sounds fair.

    good work :)
  • Jan G.
    #236 Jan G. said on the 2011/12/02 at 13:38
    So, if I comment here, I get a badge? Let's see...
  • Gilles Doge
    #237 Gilles Doge said on the 2011/12/03 at 14:07
    Promising...
  • Jur Wind
    #238 Jur Wind said on the 2011/12/05 at 15:08
    Awesome!!
  • Tero Alén
    #239 Tero Alén said on the 2011/12/05 at 19:31
    Sweet :)
  • Igor Golovanov
    #240 Igor Golovanov said on the 2011/12/06 at 19:01
    Great ;-)
  • Russ Flynn
    #241 Russ Flynn said on the 2011/12/10 at 00:44
    Wow I'm so out of date
  • Vadim Tyukov
    #242 Vadim Tyukov said on the 2011/12/13 at 14:28
    That would be great if there was a contributor badge