Past Meetup

Kent Umbraco Meetup

This Meetup is past

11 people went


90 Calverley Road · Tunbridge Wells

How to find us

We're on the top floor, simply follow the signs.

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6:30 - 7:00 - Food, drinks and general chatting

7:00 - 7:15 - We'll go over any major Umbraco news that has happened over the past few months

7:15 - 7:45 - Dan Godfrey - An introduction into securing Umbraco on a budget

Some simple tips on making and Umbraco site more difficult to attack.

7:45 - 8:15 - Maggy Burns - How I created an Umbraco multisite, and what I learnt along the way.

Maggy will be talking about how she made a multilingual site using Umbraco and the pros and cons of hosting many websites on one instance.

8:15 - 8:30 - Intermission

8:30 - 9:15 - Callum Whyte (Umbraco MVP) - Turbo-charge your search with Elastic

Umbraco ships with Examine out of the box – but for all it’s greatness, there are times where indexes get corrupt, load balancing Examine can be difficult, and it’s not designed to handle vast numbers of queries or complex documents.

In this session we will explore the various ways we can use Elasticsearch to turbo-charge search within Umbraco, on both the front-end and in the backoffice.

Callum will cover how to index content into Elastic, how to search on the front-end, and how to wire up the backoffice to use get some of that Elasticsearch goodness too! Finally, we'll look at the circumstances where Elastic may be a better choice than Examine so you can decide if it’s right for your projects.

We're always open for suggestions and talks from any members of the group for all of our meetups.