You're rebuilding your website and you don't want to make the same mistakes as the last one. This time around it needs to be different. This time you realize that building a website is a lot easier than maintaining a website. You're in luck. The second annual Now What? Conference — the conference that gives you the know-how to manage your website post-launch — has finalized its lineup and looks to expand upon last year's successful event with bigger names and a full day of workshops.
If Sioux Falls, SD is less than a day's drive, I encourage you to go to this conference. The conference and various workshops will be held on April 23rd and April 24th. Created by Blend Interactive, the conference promises to bring together web and marketing professionals from across the region. Something that rarely happens in our region, you will hear some of today’s leaders come together and cover post-launch web maintenance, web analytics, content strategy, and talk shop with colleagues and speakers.
Now What? Conference 2014 packs two days full of smart talks and workshops from smart people. Workshops will focus on real-world tasks and governance methods, while the main conference will give you the tools and the inspiration to fuel change and progress within your organization.
If you have some free time this Thursday then you might want to tune into the CMS Connected's live webcast. As a periodic guest, I will be reviewing the Magnolia CMS platform in the show's Vendor Spotlight segment. Magnolia is an open source java-based content management system that is used in more than 100 countries across the world, by governments and leading FORTUNE 500 enterprise.
Showtime is set for Thursday, February 27th at 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT. If you plan on watching the webcast live, be sure and register for show at CMS-Connected.com.
The primary focus of the show will be on something we've been covering here at CMS Report a lot lately, the shift to "Big Data". As part of our discussion on Big Data they will welcoming Seth Earley into the studio. Seth is a 25 year veteran of the technology industry and currently heads a consulting firm of which is is the founder and CEO.
Also, joining the show will be regular co-hosts, Scott Liewehr and Butch Stearns. A first, I think, DCG Principal Analyst Jill Finger Gibson will also weighing in on some of our big news stories of the show.
The Jahia Solutions Group recently sent us a message through our good friend Anne de Forsan. They wanted to let us know that Jahia 7 will be unveiled during JahiaOne. JahiaOne is Jahia's first International User Conference which will be held in Paris for two days, February 6-7, 2014. The open source vendor is presenting this new generation Java CMS solutions at the conference. They're also focused on their own vision of "Digital Industrialization".
This year, CMS Report is happy to report that we're once again a media sponsor for the Content and Digital Experience Gilbane Conference. This year, the conference will be held on December 3-5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Gilbane Conference brings together industry experts, content managers, marketers, marketing technologists, technology and executive strategists to share experiences and explore the most effective technologies and approaches to help enterprises build agile, sustainable digital experiences.
This year, the Gilbane Conference is offering four tempting tracks:
Content, Marketing, and the Customer Experience - Designed for marketers, marketing technologists, growth hackers, web and mobile content managers, strategists and technologists focused on customers and digital marketing.
Content, Collaboration, and Employee Engagement - Designed for content, information, technical, and business managers focused on enterprise social, collaboration, intranet, portal, knowledge, and backend content applications.
Re-imagining the Future: Technology and the Postdigital Experience - Designed for technology strategists, IT, and executives focused on the future of content and internal or external digital experiences.
Digital Strategies for Publishing and Media - Designed for publishing and information product managers, marketers, technologists, and business or channel managers focused on the transition to digital products.
If you plan on registering for this event you save save some money by using this discount code: CMSR. Discounts are for conference only as no workshop discounts are being offered this year.
So now that you have the event, where, and savings...be sure to register at the Gilbane conference before you regret not making plans to attend this great conference.
Long time readers know that I'm a big fan of CMS Expo often held in Chicago. The same folks that bring you CMS Expo, The CMS Association, are now launching Dayhitter Events. Instead of the usual three-day events, these will be one day events and it sound like they might also take these events "on the road" to a location near you.
London, 26 September 2013 – As operators, broadcasters and content providers continue to look for ways to monetise content delivery, next week’s CDN World Summit will exclusively reveal ground-breaking insights, provide future forecasts for CDN, and give visitors the opportunity to meet all of the major players within the ecosystem. As part of its evolution, the event will this year explore key areas such as Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN), Edge Caching and the Cloud.
Matt Mullenweg recently gave his State of the Word speech at WordCamp San Francisco 2013. In the embedded video below the fold he speaks about the WordPress project’s past and future. In the speech, the soon-to-be release of WordPress 3.6 is discussed as well as the planned releases of WordPress 3.7 and 3.8. Interestingly, there is also the discussion of the role of WordPress as blog, content management system, and application platform.
At the 2013 CMS Expo Learning & Business Conference I have the privilege of moderating a panel focused on the Cloud. That's actually a broad topic, but I think it's a topic that is increasingly becoming well understood by the CMS community. Last year, I moderated a similar panel and, in my opinion, we spent way too much time trying to define the Cloud. This year, I'm hoping we're past the "what is it" phase and spend much more time talking about real problems, real benefits, and the challenges the content management industry may be facing by moving toward a Cloud solution.
The calendar is moving fast toward one of my favorite content management focused conferences, the 2013 CMS Expo which is hosted in Evanston, Illinois (near Chicago). This year, the conference will be held on the 14th, 15th, and 16th of May once again at the Hilton Orrington Hotel. Learning & Business Conference. This event is billed as a "Learning & Business" conference showcasing some of the world's leading content management systems and the people who power them. Whether the CMS you favor is proprietary or open source, focused on small business or enterprise, non-profit, government or commercial applications, there’s something for everyone at CMS Expo.
If you still need to register for CMS Expo, reading this article might help save you $100 from the full registration price.
Just a little reminder, this month's live show of CMS-Connected is today. If you haven't already, be sure and register for the 11 am Central show (March 26th at 12:30 pm Eastern / 9:30 am Pacific). As usual, this show will be action packed! After years of talking to MODX developers, I finally will be holding my end of the bargain and will be talking about what I think of MODX.