Past Meetup

Refine or Reboot: Pushing The Limits of EE and When to Consider Craft CMS

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ExpressionEngine is one of the primary tools we use to build websites. However, knowing a tool well is to also know its limits. Join us to discuss common pain points with ExpressionEngine and how one agency has found themselves turning to Craft CMS - a new CMS by the popular ExpressionEngine add-on developers Pixel & Tonic - to solve some of these problems.

Thank you to Pixel & Tonic ( for donating a Craft Pro License ($299 value)!

Codesly, Inc ( donating a BrilliantRetail ( E-commerce license ($150 value)!

Thank you to Causing Effect ( for donating a CE String, CE Image, CE Cache, and CE Tweet license for the Meetup ($115 value)!

Thank you to EllisLab ( for donating an EE + MSM license ($498 value) for the Meetup!

Thank you to mithra62 ( for donating a Backup Pro, Automat:ee, Securit:ee, Flag Master, Export It, & Entry Analytics license ($325 value)!

Ben Parizek is a Partner and Creative Director at Barrel Strength Design ( and curator of Straight Up Craft ( Barrel Strength is a member of the ExpressionEngine Pro Network and has developed several plugins for Craft CMS.

Coloft ( is a community and work space focused on empowering entrepreneurs,
startups, & freelancers. We love tech. We believe in awesomeness.
Come by and start experiencing the Coloft effect (a.k.a. Colofting*).

Codesly, Inc. ( is a web design, development, and content agency that creates custom websites for passionate people. Based on the Los Angeles coast, we love what we do (and so do our clients). People depend on our services and software every day to run their businesses.

We are proud to be a sponsor for this great group!