eZ Community UnConference 2012 schedule

Wednesday 17th October 2012

  • The Story of Symfony2 - innovation, passion, and openness

    by Fabien Potencier

    The work on Symfony2 started more than 5 years ago, but the framework has been available since last year. Discover the story of Symfony2, the lessons learned, and why some Open-Source projects like eZ Publish have chosen Symfony2 for their next version.

    Fabien Potencier discovered the Web in 1994, at a time when connecting to the Internet was still associated with the harmful strident sounds of a modem. Being a developer by passion, he started to build websites with

    PHP5 in 2004 and created the Symfony framework to help SensioLabs, his company, leverage the power of PHP for its customers.

    Fabien is also the creator of other Open-Source projects, a writer, a blogger, a speaker at international conferences, and a happy father of two wonderful kids.

    At 10:00am to 10:45am, Wednesday 17th October

    Coverage photo

  • Innovation and the User Experience

    by Bård Farstad

    Learn some about some of the latest innovations at eZ and how eZ is thinking about innovation for the future. In this talk Bård will share our innovation vision and what to look for in the future and how we are working on completing our vision.

    Bård founded eZ back in 1999 together with his brother Aleksander. Having lead the product development at eZ for a decade he is now running the product innovation at eZ.

    At 10:45am to 11:15am, Wednesday 17th October

  • Cloud-based Services

    by Roger Gosine

    Roger is VP Commercial Partnering & Business Development at Deutsche Telekom, where he is responsible for delivering innovative new consumer and business cloud services. Prior to this Roger has spent 11 years in various international business development leadership roles in Deutsche Telekom Group including VP Group Business Development, VP Sales Channel Development and VP WiFi Partnering & Business Development at T-Mobile International. Prior to telecommunications, Roger was one of the first senior managers to join a successful payments start-up, PayPoint, where he was responsible for business development and he spent his early career in the Energy industry with Schlumberger as Commercial Manager and Principal Development Engineer focusing on smart and prepay metering solutions.
    He holds an MSc in Strategic Marketing Leadership from The Henley Business School, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Open University (UK) and a BSc in Electronics Engineering from the University of Sussex.

    At 11:15am to 12:00pm, Wednesday 17th October

  • Ixonos - eZ Publish Cloud, a PaaS Solution - what's under the hood?

    by Michael Friedmann and Simo Nurmi

    At 12:15pm to 12:45pm, Wednesday 17th October

    In Barceló Cologne City Center

  • UnConference sessions planning

    At 12:45pm to 1:00pm, Wednesday 17th October

    In Barceló Cologne City Center

  • UnConference style #1 - Working and developing on topics (cf desc for topics)

    • eZ Publish 5: customization possibilities (modules, datatypes, etc from 4.x),
    • eZ Publish 5 template syntax (Twig),
    • Best practices for deployment of whole eZ Publish installation and further code changes,
    • Handling transition between 4.x and 5.x.

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesday 17th October

    In Barceló Cologne City Center

  • UnConference style #2 - Working and developing on topics (cf desc for topics)

    • Complete eZ Publish 5 installation from scratch (from packages to configuration, +Composer),
    • How is the 5.x data model going to compare to 4.x (+NoSQL?),
    • Administration interface,
    • Content staging, archiving solution.

    At 3:45pm to 4:45pm, Wednesday 17th October

    In Barceló Cologne City Center

  • Summary of the UnConference sessions

    At 4:45pm to 6:30pm, Wednesday 17th October

    In Barceló Cologne City Center

Thursday 18th October 2012

  • CXM Mobile

    by Stig Martin Fiskå

    The Mobile Experience is surpassing the Desktop Experience in terms of users time spent and new possibilities. What does that mean for future CXM and the way we implement?

    Being part of both product and customer related innovation projects Stig Martin keeps up pace between the world of tech, user experience, marketing and customer demand.

    At 9:45am to 10:30am, Thursday 18th October

  • eZ Publish top-performance through mastery (and extension) of the cache layers

    by gilles guirand

    Ever-dreamt of having zero SQL queryS from your pagelayout? Ever needed to create your own custom cache, suiting your particular business-logic? Gilles will bring his long-time experience to you as a series of best-practices to get the most out of eZ Publish performance-wise, in high-load contexts.

    Gilles Guirand is a certified eZ Publish Developper, Kaliop's co-founder & member of the community board. He is widely acknowledged by the community to be one of the eZ Publish experts on highly technical and complex projects.

    At 10:30am to 11:15am, Thursday 18th October

  • eZ Publish 5 in-depth inspection: insights from eZ Engineers

    by Bertrand Dunogier, André R., Damien Pobel and Jérôme Vieilledent

    At 11:30am to 12:15pm, Thursday 18th October

    Coverage slide deck

  • Published in 1885 and Shared on Facebook

    by Joe Kepley

    The web brings a whole new set of challenges to the traditional print business model. Implementation of an effective web presence can create new value for existing readers and create new subscribers in the process. Over the past 2 years, Blend Interactive has worked with the faith-based publishing arm of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, to create a new web presence and bring more than 120 years of archived content online in an unprecedented merger of print and the web.

    In this talk, I'll give some background on the project, and discuss the process for bringing 250,000+ articles from print to eZ Publish Enterprise. I'll discuss some of the business drivers behind the project, and touch on some of the challenges that affect very large projects, and how the Blend team managed these challenges.

    At 12:15pm to 1:00pm, Thursday 18th October

    Coverage slide deck

  • Closing Session

    At 5:00pm to 5:30pm, Thursday 18th October