Ismail Mayat @ismailmayat
Hints and tips from the trenches. A deep grok expedition into examine.
Anyone who's used Umbraco often enough will have bumped into the search. the question is what is the best way to use and manage Umbraco Examine (http://examine.codeplex.com/), the underlying Lucene and the fluent API? How do you specify what's in those indexes, rebuild them and add custom fields? Ismail has a lot of experience with Umbraco search and will share all.
Chris Gaskell @CGaskell
A widget based content approach and combining adaptive and responsive techniques.
This is a showcase of a build that has a slightly different approach to managing its content. The build uses content 'widgets' to construct pages, has a custom caching framework, device detection and dynamic template hierarchies. We will go through the initial designs, technical considerations, development approach and pitfalls found along the way.
Pete Duncanson @PeteDuncanson
Picked egg anyone?
Pete is the founder of OffRoadCode (http://offroadcode.com/) who are a Umbraco certified partner. Pete is also obsessed with pickled eggs. We don't yet know what Pete will present but it'll be witty and well worth a listen.
Where is it?
The meetup will be held at Amaze. Their offices are on the 6th floor, just inform security you're attending the Umbraco Meetup.
Number 1 First Street
People driving can park in the Q-Park outside or in the Bridgewater Hall NCP almost directly opposite. The nearest train stations are Oxford Rd, Deansgate and Metrolink @ G-MEX.