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Community Day at the eZ International Winter Conference 2010 in Geneva

Friday 04 December 2009 6:57:39 am

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By : Nicolas Pastorino

Every january is the occasion for the eZ Ecosystem to gather to look back at the 12 passed months and look ahead into a new year.
Geneva will host us this year, very central and convenient location for a conference, and cradle of a growing activity around eZ.

Two free days and a ski weekend in the Alps

While the event lasts 2 days ( jan. 21st and 22nd ), plus the week end in Chamonix, the Comunity Day will be happen on thursday jan. 21st (more information about the Partner day here )

These events are free, but you need to register here. Propose a talk here.

eZ Community update

This Community Day will be the occasion to get presented with the new community platform, how it works and how we can make it an hyperactive, attractive and fun tool for eZ Publish users. The in-depth changes about the way the eZ Community lives will be exposed, and you will in this regard meet the community members who decided to join the team.

On top, we will sit and talk on how you can get concretly involved. So come by and grab the opportunity to contribute to the eZ Community. We will also make us busy with discussions around the latest release of eZ Publish, share feedback on your usage and ideas for the future.

The day will be split into 2 parts :

  • Organization and structure around the eZ Community (community program, community committee, events, activties and more)
  • Technical updates and discussions about eZ products and technology

Details of the agenda here.

Get involved: propose a talk!

We need you (yes, you) to come and give a talk in the afternoon. Three and a half hours in the afternoon are open for you to come and talk about any eZ-related topic, be it 15 minutes about your last extension, 40 minutes on the last eZ Publish project you worked on, half an hour on a new technology that could be used with eZ Publish.

These time slots are open, so grab them before there is no more!
Register and propose a talk here.

Spread the word

Twitter hashtag: #ezwintercf
On this portal with tags: ezwintercf

Get to and stay in Geneva

In addition to the traditional airlines, see below some interesting direct flights to Geneva :

Car and train are working fine to get there too. More logistics info in the right column of this page.
Here is a map aggregating hotels close to the venue:

9:00 - 9:45 Coffee, welcome word / today's schedule
Community at eZ & the new community portal
9:45 - 10:15 "The team: how it works, how to contribute"
10:15 - 10:30 break
10:30 - 11:00 "Front-end performance"
by Damien POBEL - Technical Expert at Smile
11:00 - 11:30 eZ DMS - Extending eZ Publish into the Document space
By J-A Eberhard - CEO of Open Net Ltd
11:30 - 12:00 "eZ Systems product strategy"
by Roland Benedetti - VP Product Management eZ Systems
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 "eZ Publish project best practices: are we doing it the right way?"
by Mirko Battisti - Web designer and developer - Argentea
14:15 - 14:40 "cjw Support Solution - FAQ, downloads, forums & ticket system in eZ Publish
cjw Graph - multiple graph integration (eZ Components Graph) in eZ Publish for statistics and more"
by Ekkehard Dörre - Owner of - member of cjw Network
14:40 - 15:00 eZ Publish workflows: user-friendly delayed publishing
by Peter Keung - Managing Director at Mugo Web
15:00 - 15:30 "eZ Publish blog posts compilation :
Netvibes / iGoogle Widget, custom RSS, google maps and others tips"
by Gilles Guirand - Technical Director at Kaliop -
15:30 - 15:45 break
15:45 - 16:30 "eZ Engineering: agile organisation, methods and quality"
by Atila Mellilo - VP Engineering eZ Systems
16:30 - 17:15 "What's brewing in the eZ Systems extensions kitchen:
from collaboration systems and document management to cloud-enabled archiving
and ezfind as your preferred IR engine"
by Paul Borgermans - eZ Publish extensions domain leader at eZ Systems
17:15 and on

Barcamp and community happening: chill out and share.

Indicative agenda:

  • New admin GUI
  • Image Editor
  • eZ Publish projects best practices: discussion (Argentea)
  • Complex metadata
  • Creating Communities Online (VisionWT)