Examine from the trenches, widget based websites & pickled eggs!

Whats on?

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.

Amaze plc
6th Floor
Number 1 First Street
M15 4FN

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.

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  • Antony M.

    Good talks - good times!

    December 14, 2012

  • Richard

    Great to hear how other developers have implemented projects and organised their development environment. Look forward to the next event

    December 13, 2012

  • Martin P.

    Excellent, enjoyed the session immensely.

    December 13, 2012

  • Ismail M.

    You can download the slides from last nights presentation from http://umbracoukfestival.co.uk/videos-photos/ and view the full video from the talk I gave in October. Also I did a series blogs posts see http://thecogworks.co.uk/blog/posts/2012/november/examiness-hints-and-tips-from-the-trenches-part-1/ just follow links for follow up posts.

    December 13, 2012

  • Peter D.

    Really enjoyed all the talks and talking myself of course, I'll hopefully have more time to prep some slides next time.

    1 · December 13, 2012

  • Simon S.

    Top meeting, best yet in my opinions, nice location too with nice views over the city

    December 13, 2012

  • Chris G.

    Loved it, thanks to all who turned up it's great to see the group growing.

    December 13, 2012

    • Simon S.

      Thanks for organising, great topics and enjoyed them immensely - sorry I had to leave early but banging headache meant get home asap!

      December 13, 2012

  • Ismail M.

    Excellent meet up some real good nuggets gleaned from Chris and Pete's talks!!

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Karl W.

    Very useful, good 2 see the community. Only wish had more time to chat

    December 12, 2012

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