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eZ Publish Berkeley, California Meetup

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A Grand Two-Day Event for the Ecosystem

UC Berkeley - Clark-Kerr Conference Center, Room 104

Twitter hashtag: #ezcali

Day 1: Monday, March 19, 2:30pm

  • 2:30pm (note: room is available from noon with free WiFi)
    Introductions (name, where from, organization, eZ experience)
  • 3:00pm
    The Community (MC is Peter Keung)
    • meetup purpose
    • next meeting planning
    • topic brainstorm
  • 3:15pm
    Marketing eZ Publish (led by Joe Briand)
    • how to raise the visibility of eZ Publish
    • how do we deal with consolidation at the upper end of the industry
  • 3:45pm
    eZ Systems news: eZ Publish roadmap and partner program by Jon Henry, Senior Technical Consultant, Professional Services Division, eZ Systems
  • 4:15pm
  • Case studies and technical talks
    • 4:30pm
      Background processing with eZ and Gearman by Joe Kepley, Development Director, Blend Interactive

      Blend has developed a method to easily extend eZ to implement background task processing across multiple servers using Gearman. We'll cover the basics of Gearman and our extension that makes it eZ to build Gearman tasks for eZ Publish, and demonstrate how it works.
    • 5:00pm
      High-traffic media sites: common themes, keys to success, and eZ Publish best practices by Peter Keung

      Using The Christian Science Monitor, Computer Shopper, Rasmussen Reports, and The 49th Shelf as examples, we'll touch upon the following topics:

      Site architecture; attracting and keeping visitors; helping content editors; external services; making money; maintenance and growth; development aids
    • 5:30pm
      Mobile site best practices by Greg McAvoy-Jensen
    • 6:00pm
      Recurring Calendar extension for eZ Publish by Joe Kepley, Development Director, Blend Interactive

      Blend has developed an extension that allows for the simple creation and management of recurring events and 'calendar' type tasks. I'll talk briefly on the data model for recurring events and demonstrate the extension, which is available via GitHub.

6:15 - 7:00 break if needed

7:00pm Dinner at Berkeley Free House

Day 2: Tuesday, March 20

- Conference call with eZ Systems co-founder and product innovation board chair Bård Farstad and Regional Director, USA, Sophie Hill; if you are not attending the in-person conference, join this call here

- What's new in eZ Publish 4.5 and eZ Publish 4.6 by Jon Henry, eZ Systems

12:00pm Lunch at Jupiter Beer

1:30 - 4:30pm Napa Valley wine / champagne trip


For those who are coming from out of town, we suggest the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, which is a few blocks from the conference location and next to the subway station:

Contact info

Lost?  Call co-organizer Greg:[masked]

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  • Joe B.

    Nice to meet people in person. I look forward to our next eZ Publish community meeting. Any suggestions for locations or hosts?

    March 22, 2012

  • Peter K.

    Good representation for this first conference: partners, developers, clients, eZ. Looking forward to the next one... summer perhaps?

    March 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to finally meet some of the group members in person. Good presentations by John Henry, Joe Briand, Doug Plant, Peter Keung and Greg McAvoy-Jensen. Can't wait for the next meetup!

    March 21, 2012

  • Jon H.

    Great to see everyone and meet new people and talk eZ Publish

    March 20, 2012

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