The Ember Times - Issue No. 68

Hola Emberistas! 🐹

EmberConf 2019 is here, is this the year for you to submit a talk idea?! 🗣 In this week's issue we're highlighting some ways to contribute to Ember: the Ember Help Wanted App 🚧, the new Ember CLI guides 📚, and Module Unification 📝. We're also celebrating some Hacktoberfest 🕸 wins. Read on!

Find Ways to Help Out with the Ember Help Wanted App ✨

Too much spare time at hand and don't know what to do? Wanna contribute to open-source? Then check out the sparkling ✨ new Ember Help Wanted App ✨!!

The Ember Help Wanted App lists all current open issues across Ember repositories, like Ember CLI, Ember Data, the EmberJS Website and more which could use some support. The website is also a great resource if you're still looking forward to get your contributions in for Hacktoberfest, so be sure to check it out.

EmberConf 2019 Call for Papers 📝

Huzzah, the announcement is here! EmberConf 2019 will be held March 18-20 in Portland, OR! EmberConf is three days of activities, sessions, talks and trainings with the Ember Core Team and community members from around the world.

EmberConf is great because its speakers are great, and you could be one of them! The Call for Papers is public, starts out blind, and features a collaborative process to help applicants improve their proposals. Proposals will be accepted and reviewed from now until November 18, 2018.

Don't forget to check out #ember-conf on the Ember Discord!

Quest: Write the MVP of the New Ember CLI Guides ✨

Looking for your next challenge? We’re looking for contributors to help port over and rewrite content from as outlined in the RFC.

Choose a task, any task – we’ve got you covered! There are plenty of opportunities to contribute from picking a markdown file without any content and adding suggested headings to it – to completely working on a greenfield rewrite of the deployments section. The idea is to empower new contributors by having up-to-date and clear documentation with the goal of wrapping up the MVP by the end of 2018.

See the full list on the cli-guides-source Quest issue!

Module Unification Is in the Final Stretch! 🛣

Have you heard of Ember's future default project layout? If you haven't, you can read about it the Module Unification RFC.

The initial work on Module Unification is nearly complete, as there are only a handful of tasks left and some of the tasks need a good amount of spelunking time. If you can donate some of your time to help finish this up, the entire community will forever be in your debt. 💖

Also, if you are a user of namespaced components, this RFC is a must read. Please leave your thoughts on the Module Unification Packages RFC as nested components affect the majority of Ember projects.

To learn more about Module Unification, feel free to join the #st-module-unification channel on the Ember Discord!

Curious what a real project looks like with module unifcation? Checkout emberclear by @NullVoxPopuli on GitLab or GitHub!

Hacktoberfest Happenings 🎃

Want to see ember-cli-addon-docs in the wild? @rwwagner90 shipped an update to shipshapecode/ember-flatpickr for Hacktoberfest, converting its docs to ember-cli-addon-docs! Check out the new slick docs site here.

Contributors' Corner 👏

This week we'd like to thank @josemarluedke, @rwjblue, @chadhietala, @btecu, @amyrlam, @chrisrng, @CodingItWrong, @NullVoxPopuli, @sivakumar-kailasam, @yohanmishkin, @wifelette, @SergeAstapov, @jessica-jordan, @Alonski, @jrjohnson, @rwwagner90, @Turbo87, @pzuraq, @Gaurav0, @oligriffiths, @stefanpenner, @samselikoff, @SparshithNR, @luxferresum, @chancancode, @toddjordan, @HuggableSquare, @ybakos, @EndangeredMassa, @prasannavijayan, @mansona, @ppcano, @kategengler, @dfreeman, @Techn1x, @jenweber, @Parrryy, @ynotdraw and @jtenclay for their contributions to Ember and related repositories! 💖

Got a Question? Ask Readers' Questions! 🤓

Office Hours Tomster Mascot

Wondering about something related to Ember, Ember Data, Glimmer, or addons in the Ember ecosystem, but don't know where to ask? Readers’ Questions are just for you!

Submit your own short and sweet question under And don’t worry, there are no silly questions, we appreciate them all - promise! 🤞

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That's another wrap! ✨

Be kind,

Ryan Mark, Preston Sego, Chris Ng, Amy Lam, Jessica Jordan and the Learning Team