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Here’s How The Magento Community Is Celebrating Christmas

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The holiday season is filled with joy and happiness. Christmas is all about gathering with friends and family to enjoy their company, reconnect and celebrate the holiday season by exchanging gifts.

Since Christmas is just around the corner, Magento store owners are busy packing their online stores with the Christmas fever. Thanks to some of the out-of-the-box features of the platform, store owners are able to create the most exciting Christmas online shopping experience. Magento offers a variety of unique designs, templates, decorative effects, and features that add discounts to your online store.

And just like always, Cloudways is a step ahead in engaging the Magento Community. I have interviewed almost all the well-known members of the Community. I admit some of you are still missing. But rest assured, I will find you, and I will outreach you. 😀

I am grateful to those who took part in the Cloudways interview series. Your interviews have helped me in highlighting your importance in the Community.


This time, however, I came up with another idea to empower the Magento community. I asked the participants of Cloudways Interview Series a simple question:

As a Magento Enthusiast, How Are You Spending Christmas This Year?

Many of the Magento experts participated in this survey, and their participation is highly appreciated! So without further ado, let’s read these interesting responses.

Fayyaz! I will be spending it with Cindy, my girlfriend, and Neo, my best friend. This year we are especially blessed with a new puppy, her name is Peppa.

Damon Tavangar
Technical Account Manager at Magento

Magento and Christmas! This year's season starts with a combination of these for me: Christmage (December 4th). Traditionally, our local Magento meetup was held at the famous Christmas market in Aachen in December. This year we made it an entire day event. With talks and discussion rounds (the "Dev Exchange" format known since Imagine), then the Christmas market. It will be bigger than ever, and the team with Sonja and Andreas put considerable effort into it. Learn more at https://www.integer-net.com/christmage.

Christmas itself will be spent with my family, and I'll make sure that I won't get anywhere near work over the holidays. However, my son loves my plush Magento elePHPant "Maggie," so she might join us. Then there will be indeed a little bit of Magento orange at our celebrations.

Fabian Schmengler
Magento Developer and Consultant at integer_net

I will spend my Xmas with my family like many other people. I fear this isn't something that could be interesting to share. But a week before that, I'll be in Ukraine at MageConf, to speak about my involvement in MSI project and to share the lessons I learned.

Alessandro Ronchi
COO at Bitbull srl

The great thing about e-commerce is that it never stops. We can’t physically close our doors around the holidays. In fact; most businesses see a pretty high increase in sales around this time of year.

In my personal situation, as a Magento developer, when it comes to releasing new significant changes or features just before Christmas; I advise against it (because of limited support), for my own clients at least. I’d hate to have to walk out of a family dinner and fix something with my hands still greasy from all the food that I’m in the middle of shoving down my throat haha.

Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I usually start playing Christmas music as early as October to get into the spirit. 😀

Simone Zuurveld
Magento Developer at Bold Commerce

When it comes to Christmas, it's always about family and friends. I will spend the winter holidays with my family, my dear ones, enjoying every moment.

Sandu Babasan
CEO of Blugento/Zento

I like to take my Magento enthusiasm to the extreme, and so I will be spending my Christmas in the home of Magento HQ... LA baby! I absolutely love this time of year, and I am so excited to wear all my Christmas jumpers and drink lots of eggnog lattes (& gin, because that's for all year round).

Have a holly, jolly Christmas; it’s the best time of the year!

Rebecca Brocton
eCommerce Solution Specialist at JH

I will spend Christmas with the people I care the most about. So, I think it will be with family, which is a gift in itself that I thank for. 🙂

Lorena Ramonda
Magento Certified Frontend Developer at Bitbull srl

I will be spending it with family and friends! 🙂

Rouven Alexander Rieker
CEO of Semaio

Continuing to support our clients throughout the Christmas holiday.

Steven Wu
Technical Director at R & W Media Limited

I'll spend my Christmas day on the train! I'll leave on the 25th at lunchtime; I do not know where to or where from, but I love the peace and silence of the train during the holidays.

Irene Iaccio
Magento Frontend Developer at Bitbull srl

For Christmas this year, I am taking a well-deserved rest from work and playing on my Xbox. If I miss Magento too much, I’m planning on exploring the B2B modules in a little more.

Andrew Pemberton
Lead Technical Developer at Interactive Web Solutions

This year, I will spend Christmas in a circle of family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere.

Eugene Zubkov
Middle Magento Developer at SYSINT

Here’s what our Magento enthusiast are doing this Christmas. How are you planning to keep yourself busy or relaxed? Leave a comment below and share the joy of this season!

Fayyaz Khattak :Fayyaz is a Magento Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed Magento Hosting Platform. His objective is to learn & share about PHP & Magento Development in Community. Fayyaz is a food lover and enjoys driving. You can email him at m.fayyaz@cloudways.com