SilverStripe CMS (www.silverstripe.org (http://sfphp.org/eufty)) is an open source CMS designed to be modern, intuitive, and capable of running government and business websites. It's also the friend of the PHP developer because at the heart is Sapphire, an MVC framework written in PHP5. Co-founder Sigurd Magnusson is visiting from New Zealand and will give a preview of material to be presented at the upcoming Chicago CMS Expo Learning and Business Conference (cmsexpo.net (http://cmsexpo.net/))
Overview of SilverStripe CMS and Sapphire framework. Roadmap for 2011: SilverStripe CMS v3.0, and Sapphire as a stand-alone MVC framework. Software usability and interaction design in an open source model. Q&A. Speaker Bio:
Sigurd Magnusson (@sigurdmagnusson (http://twitter.com/sigurdmagnusson)) is one of three co-founders of SilverStripe Ltd (http://sfphp.org/eicqv). He has worked in the business for more than ten years. He's been living and breathing the internet since 1995 when his city council provided the only local internet service, then entirely text-based. The potential of the internet piqued his interest and he began learning computer programming. Sigurd is an evangelist for the principles and technology of the web, and is an avid supporter of open source, open data, and the web as a modern software platform. Off the web, he enjoys spending time with his family, cross-country mountain biking in New Zealand, and experiencing foreign cultures.
6:30 - 7:00 : Doors open, food & socializing sponsored by CBS Interactive
7:00 - 7:10 : Announcements
7:15 - 8:00(ish) : Presentation by Sigurd
8:00 - 8:30 : Questions
8:30 - 10:00 : Open discussion
10:00 - ??? : Beers somewhere?
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