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Monday, February 23, 2015 by Tim Geyssens

cg15[5]Get your abstracts ready! Our 11th annual conference will be running from the 10th - 12th of June in Copenhagen. We are currently laying out the blueprints for this years edition. But we need you to come and share your knowledge and experiences. If you think you have something awesome to talk about, tell us all about it and we’ll consider your entry.

What we're looking for:

First and foremost, we’re interested in topics that make us go, “Oh, wow! Yes! Tubular! We want to send our attendees home fired up and inspired, creating even better Umbraco solutions.

If you need some inspiration to get your ideas flowing check out the videos from last years sessions http://stream.umbraco.org/channel/9915696/codegarden-2014

We’ll have 2 tracks:

  • Technical track, this track focuses on the technical aspects of working with and developing for Umbraco.
  • Usecase track, the second track is focused on use cases and what advantages Umbraco provides.

Guidelines

It’s pretty obvious that your topic needs to be Umbraco related for the rest here is what you need to take into account

  • Sessions are presented in English
  • Talks are 45 minutes long (including q&a)
  • Original and authentic topics (so avoiding same people talk about the same things all the time)

We also value general web dev sessions so you don't have to be deep down in Umbraco code. If it helps people build awesome Umbraco sites, we are all for it!

The Perks

As if the fame, the glamour, the success of presenting before 500 fellow Umbraco enthusiasts isn't enough, if your proposal is selected you’ll get free admission to codegarden 15,  which includes access to the full three days of conference and all of the associated events (party, infamous Umbraco bingo, Ole Erling, ...).

Submissions deadline

So give it some thought and submit your talk. We’re expecting your magnificent session proposal(s) by 1 April 2015, GO!

Let us know what you want to see at Codegarden 2015

Don’t have a session idea, you can still help out! What sessions would you like to see at this year's conference? Let us know your thoughts in a quick survey here, and take part in shaping this year's program.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Sebastiaan Janssen

We're happy to anounce the return of regular Umbraco patch releases, starting with v7.2.2 today.

You may have noticed that we're a bit late on our usual regular release cycle due to the winter holidays, some security fixing and a focus on other projects in the HQ. But fear not, as of today you can expect a new patch release every 4 weeks like we've been doing in the past.

In today's 7.2.2 release we've put some exciting little gems like progress bars when you're uploading media files, a few bug fixes for the grid and fixes for mandatory field validation. You can see the full list of changes on the release page. Other than that you will now also be able to upgrade to MVC5 and WebApi2 by following the Microsoft upgrade guides. We still default to the older versions for now as there's a few breaking changes but if you're willing to rebuild your project we are not in your way of upgrading any longer: happy days!

As for v6, we fixed a few things in 6.2.5 that were broken in recent releases of v6 to make sure that the latest version is as functional as it can be. This also marks the end of regular releases for Umbraco 6, from now on it will only receive security updates if a severe security problem gets discovered.

Go download your Umbraco 7.2.2 or 6.2.5, enjoy!

Monday, February 16, 2015 by Niels Hartvig

Umbraco 20

Exactly ten years ago this crazy journey started in a small office in Copenhagen, Denmark when Anders Pollas, Kasper Bumbech and I released the first open source version of Umbraco. 

What a ride it's been. From incredibly tough early years where it was an uphill battle and open source was evil, to being a part of the first wave of commercial open source, over almost loosing it all in the v5 project, to rise like a phoenix and finding the meaning of the project through our mantras of "High five, you rock" and "Share Simplicity".

So here's to our first adventurous decade, but more important to the next decade where we keep searching for the best way to empower the curious people who share our love for a tailormade online presence (and tweed and Campari). 

Thank you for being a part of the journey. High five you rock.

Best Partner in the world

Love,
Niels...