Trees for Bugs Initiative: Planting Stage!

Have you ever planted a tree in your life? Or have you found a bug in software you've used?
During the Czech bank holiday on Friday 28th, we planted trees for the remaining bugs found in version 5.5 R2 (the first portion of trees was planted in spring 2011). For the first time in the history of the “Trees for Bugs” initiative, we got help from one of our partners – Jiří Francek from Dragon bits. Although the number of bugs was much smaller, we went forward and helped to plant almost 300 trees. By doing this, we actually also supported an attempt to smash the world record in planting trees.

We planted an alley of plums, mirabelles and greengages along the road from Vražné to Jesenik nad Odrou – the map of trees shows only those dedicated to bug finders. Each tree is shown in the tree gallery. Although we had a lot of fun during the planting, we took our job seriously, especially because some of the trees were dedicated to loved ones such as wives, children or mothers (dads were missing for some reason!). For the first time, one tree was dedicated as a memorial to a loved dog and one dedicated to an as-yet-unborn child - to be close to being the 7,000,000,000th citizen on Earth.

For all the work, we didn’t have much time to take pictures, but you can still find a few in the Trees for Bugs Fall 2011 album.

We also cleared down the counter, country standings and the graph on the homepage of the Trees for Bugs microsite. Now it shows the numbers for the latest version - Kentico CMS 6. The graph was also updated since we have two new development teams lead by Domink and Juraj. Let’s see what their favor for nature shall be! :) 

For those who are curious of the final country standings in bug-finding games for version 5.5 R2, the rank is not that far off the summer Olympic games (China is replaced here by the Netherlands).  If we look at particular names behind the national flags - one person that found the most bugs - Jeroen Fürst from IBL-Software, Breda, Netherlands, is a clear winner! Felicitatie!

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Thanks to all who contributed – either by making Kentico a better product by finding a bug or improving the environment by planting the trees! 

What is next?

Kentico CMS 6 and Kentico Enterprise Marketing Solution is out and the bug/tree counter has been reset.  Although a tree-lover, I wish the new version to have as few bugs as possible, to follow the first highly-positive feedback we have already received on it.

Our Trees for Bugs initiative continues!

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Petr Passinger

Petr is the Senior Business Analyst, responsible for the mapping and optimization of the sales funnel and revenue cycle leveraging the Kentico Customer Experience Management solution for online marketing activities.


Jeroen Fürst commented on

Dank je Petr! :)