Umbraco by boat. An actual floating boat. Really.

Umbraco Cruising....

As most of you know (especially if you're a digital business owner in Manchester) the Umbraco Manchester meetup venues are found completely by cheek.

Though not this time…

Blueprint Web Tech has offered to pay for a barge for the next meetup! A proper floating barge from There’s a couple of planned talks (see agenda) and plenty time for a social drink from the on board bar.

The cruise lasts for 3 hours and sets off from Castle Street, near Albert’s Shed at 6:45pm prompt.,-2.256693&sspn=0.002765,0.004077&g=M3+4JR&ie=UTF8&ll=53.478444,-2.2567...

There is a maximum of 50 people, so places are strictly limited. If you do reserve a place and find you can’t attend please update your RSVP as soon as possible.

It’ll be one to remember!


Whats on?

Code Garden Recap.
Ismail Myatt has offered to give us a recap from the annual Umbraco Code Garden conference held a couple of weeks before.

How are we selling Umbraco?
More of a forum rather than a led session. Sam Flanagan will lead the proceedings but perhaps have a think about the following beforehand:

• How do we explain to clients the difference between Umbraco and WordPress? The advantages of Document Types over modules.
• Any examples of migrations from competitor systems, e.g., Kentico, Sitefinity, etc
• Any examples of where potential customers have been unconvinced by Umbraco and used a competitor system instead
• What evaluation methodologies are customers using during the CMS procurement process?
• Impact of Concorde


Chance to network and enjoy a drink...

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  • Steven P.

    A big thank you to the organisers.

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Big thanks to everyone that put this event together, I really enjoyed the event. I enjoyed the last presentation the most because I've never used umbramco. It was a good eye opener and I can completely relate to what was being said.
    Thanks everyone.

    June 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you have a link or if you need my email that would be fantastic.

      June 27, 2013

    • Sam F.

      I've put my slides into Google Docs, you should be able to see them here:­

      June 27, 2013

  • Neil H.

    Great event, enjoyed the talks and meeting some Umbraco folk for the first time, only sorry i didn't get chance to talk to everyone but please add me on Twitter @Neil_Hodges

    June 27, 2013

  • Peter D.

    Sorry folks, horrid deadline looms and I need to knuckle down for it. Enjoy and have a beer for me :(

    June 26, 2013

  • Phil G.

    Thanks to everyone for coming along. Had a really great night. Sorry about the Blue Peter projector screen!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Chris A.

    Thanks to all of you who came. Hope you all had a top night!

    June 27, 2013

  • Chris B.

    Great night - met some great people. Big thanks to Blueprint for the boat!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Chris G.

    Where did the time go?

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Ismail M.

    This one will take some beating!!!

    2 · June 26, 2013

  • Gareth E.

    Had an awesome evening, met some cracking people too!

    June 26, 2013

  • Alan E.

    Excellent - will be at next one for certain

    June 26, 2013

  • Rob S.

    :-( Stuck in that London so not going to make it. Hope someone can have my place.

    June 26, 2013

  • Karl W.

    Can't got I'm on amergency baby sitting duties :-(

    June 25, 2013

  • Gareth E.

    Permission Granted :D

    June 26, 2013

  • Leon P.

    Starting a new project with Umbraco, would be nice to meet up and talk to people about the system.

    June 25, 2013

  • Sam F.

    Ahoy me hearties! Just a reminder that there will be a bar on the boat and the first drink is on Blueprint! See you all there!

    2 · June 25, 2013

  • Gareth E.

    Sorry ladies and gents, I wont be able to make it :(

    June 25, 2013

  • Lee K.

    Sorry I can't make it. Enjoy the boat trip!

    June 24, 2013

  • Chris G.

    Update! Neils is sending over the Umbraco Pirate flag (as in the picture above). Wicked.

    3 · May 28, 2013

    • Ismail M.

      Pah bloody health and safety lol thats awesome big up to niels

      May 28, 2013

    • Ismail M.

      Can we have captain dread by dread zone blasting out full volume all right me hearties follow me

      May 28, 2013

  • Stuart Q.

    This one looks great for freelancers. I'm in!

    May 28, 2013

  • Chris A.

    Ahoy there my Umbraco hearties!

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Antony M.

    Will anyone be steering the good ship umbraco?

    May 28, 2013

  • Paul w.

    Better hunt out my eye patch and parrot!

    May 28, 2013

  • Simon S.

    Too bloody right i'll be there!

    May 28, 2013

  • Douglas R.

    How, this looks really great! Great initiative, Blueprint Web Tech!! Wish I could join you.

    May 28, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • Detangled Digital Ltd

    Detangled Digital are covering the fees

  • Amaze

    A space for the meetup and the usual food and drink. Thanks guys.

  • Blueprint Web Technologies

    Help with hosting at special locations

  • Building Blocks

    Space in their new office to host the meetup and lovely refreshments

  • Code Computerlove

    A lovely office to run our presentations in, pizza and beer!

  • Creative Lynx

    Space in which to have our meetup, food & drink all for free!

  • Pluralsight

    25 free Monthly subscriptions we can give away in any way you like

  • O’Reilly

    Some free books!

  • Jet Brains

    Prizes to be raffled at meetings.

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