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How Something Old Can Make DNN New Again

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How Something Old Can Make DNN New Again
I will introduce you to a project I've been working on for the past several months, called Prompt. It's a simple name for something, I believe, can not only make your day-to-day DNN tasks simple, fun and efficient, but also can breathe new life into the DNN Platform and ecosystem. That's quite a billing to live up to, I realize. So, not only will you get a great look at this new tool, I'll also talk a bit about how I think Prompt can be leveraged going forward.

About Kelly Ford
Kelly Ford is the founder and "Head Know-It-All" at KnowBetter Creative Services and He's been developing for DNN since version 1 and is probably best known for his product XMod, a perennial best-selling application builder for the DNN Platform since its initial release in 2004. He also builds custom DNN solutions and provides boutique hosting for DNN developers and integrators. In recent years, Kelly has been drawing inspiration from outside the world of Microsoft and is now heavily involved in cloud consulting, microservices, and serverless web application development.


Website Performance
Matt Rutledge talks about his experience with DNN and Hotcakes Commerce centered around performance. Matt will go through his personal experience of a slow running site and what he did to improve the performance of the site, what the final results were, and what further improvements he plans to make.

About Matt Rutledge
Matt Rutledge has always had a passion for solving problems with technology and building software solutions. He has over 15 years of experience in software design, architecture, implementation, and product lifecycle. Matt has worked in many sectors of business including the telecommunications, aerospace, financial, and fundraising sectors. If you’d like to get in touch with Matt, feel free to message him on Twitter @mtrutledge


This week's Southern Fried DNN is everyone's chance to catch up on DNN, tooling, conferences, community buzz and more! Please be sure to join us in person or online!



• Welcome

• Sponsor Recognition

• Community Buzz & Announcements

• DNN Summit Recap

• Website Performance (Matt Rutledge)

• How Something Old Can Make DNN New Again (Kelly Ford)

• Giveaways

• Social Time!


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