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Craft CMS
Web veteran and long time meetup organizer Ben Seigel presents on Craft CMS. Craft is a flexible, extensible, open architecture CMS which powers sites for Netflix, Associated Press, Midwest Horse Fair and Hootsuite. Built on the LAMP stack, Craft incorporates open source tech like Yii, Twig, Guzzle and jQuery. In this presentation, you'll learn about Craft's theme-free, design-agnostic approach to layout, and how channels, templates, entries, and categories each play their part in the CMS symphony. You'll leave with an overall understanding of Craft, able to weigh it against other popular CMS like WordPress & Drupal. ==================== Ben runs Versa Studio, an agency specializing in custom websites via a collaborative approach. Since 2008 Ben has organized the Madison Web Design & Development Meetup and volunteers each year with Junior Achievement and YWeb Academy. In his spare time, Ben enjoys bicycling, music, travel, spirited conversation and pretending to do Parkour. He also organized the best party his 6th grade class had ever seen. -------------------------------------------------------- The Madison, Wisconsin Web Design & Development Meetup is now being sponsored by Robert Half Technology. Robert Half is a full service staffing firm that helps companies find tech candidates on a full-time permanent basis as well as staffing shorter-term projects. In addition to these types of offerings, we also have a full time professional team that we employ here in WI. They are responsible for truly consulting our clients on their needs and next steps and are often brought in to execute their solution. We would love to talk to anyone in the IT field about their career and next steps they are looking to take. If anything consider us a resource to count on for resume review, local industry knowledge and potential employment opportunities. Both of these recruiters, George Pappamichiel ([masked]) and Mike Zellner ([masked]), are local Madison staffing professionals ready to aid you in any aspect of your staffing needs. -------------------------------------------------------- If your company is interested in sponsoring our group, please drop us a line at:

Filament Games

316 W Washington Av Suite 1000 (10th floor) · Madison, WI

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    What we're about

    Join your fellow web designers for:

    • Presentations on topics of interest

    • Q&A about web design

    • Networking

    Every month, we look at various aspects of web design and development, including:

    • Adobe Creative Suite


    • HTML5

    • Content Management Systems (CMS)

    • Workflow

    • UI

    • Javascript

    • Flash

    • Video

    • Server madness

    • Social media

    ...and much more.

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