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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Tim Geyssens

Windows-Live-Writer_Lee-Kellehers-guide-to-CodeGarden_ADC6_lee_2We are getting close to having a complete schedule for Codegarden 14 .Today we are pleased to announce another session, 500 brands, Umbraco-as-a-Service... that calls for a Carlsberg! by Lee Kelleher.

Codegarden takes place in Copenhagen, June 11th-13th, get your tickets today!

The Session

Carlsberg had a problem, how could they deliver a single multi-lingual CMS solution for over 500 different brands?

Step up Umbrella and Umbraco-as-a-Service!

In this session, you will hear how Lee and the Umbrella team delivered a simple, yet highly configurable solution for the Carlsberg Group, all running on the Umbraco-as-a-Service platform.

From developing a single codebase to build a reusable framework, to the extensibility of modular design integrating custom skinnable components.

The Speaker

Lee is an Umbraco specialist and a co-founder of Umbrella, an Umbraco Gold Partner.
A key figure in the Umbraco community Lee has contributed and developed many packages including the ever popular uComponents project, as well as being voted Umbraco MVP 3 times!

Umbrella have delivered websites for Carlsberg, Jaguar, Direct Line and Microsoft.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by Tim Geyssens

37b2d32We are getting close to having a complete schedule for Codegarden 14 .Today we are pleased to announce another session, Why CMS is a core part of the Future of Retail by Martin Frederiksen.

Codegarden takes place in Copenhagen, June 11th-13th, get your tickets today!

The session

Technology and changes in consumer behavior is changing retail rapidly and forever. The good old days will return in new and unexpected ways, backed by technology. Content management is a core part of the new user experience, and new websites and e-commerce projects must be built to support content marketing and digital integration in stores.

Simplicity is by the way a core part of this. I’ll present a load of slides with examples of the modern retail experience backed by examples of implementation, where and why Umbraco is a strategic fit and how it can be used to connect to new devices and screens apart from the desktop browser or smartphone.

The speaker

Digital Business - that's Martin Frederiksen. By heart and experience Martin is a software specialist that has been working with all things Internet since 1991. Martin enjoys both the business side and helping development teams reach their goals. Working at http://www.klean.dk/ in Denmark.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 by Tim Geyssens

MerchelloIn the build up to Codegarden 14 we'll be announcing the schedule in the following weeks! We must says it’s been hard to make a choice from the many submitted proposals.  We are thrilled to announce another session, Open Source eCommerce for Umbraco 7 by Jason Prothero and Rusty Swayne.

Codegarden takes place in Copenhagen, June 11th-13th, get your tickets today!

The Session

After years of working with the power and flexibility of Umbraco CMS, we saw the need for a stable, high performance eCommerce platform that could be driven by community contribution. We wanted to design something that can leverage the advanced power of Umbraco itself, yet easy enough in design and coding for a community of developers and designers to continue improving it.

Inspired by Shopify, AbleCommerce, Magento and others, Merchello brings a fast and reliable online store capability to the latest version of Umbraco CMS.

In this talk we will demonstrate Merchello and talk about how you can use it now for your eCommerce projects.  In addition, we will talk about how it was built, our roadmap for the future, and how you can contribute to the project.

The Speakers

Jason Prothero

Jason Prothero is the guy who lead his web agency, ProWorks, to Umbraco five years ago and continues to champion it to anyone who will listen.  He also really likes building web applications with Javascript Frameworks like Knockout.js and Angular.js.  His role on the Merchello project is building the back-office and making sure store management is the easiest part of the store owners life.

Rusty Swayne

Rusty Swayne is the Founder and Lead Developer of Mindfly Web Design Studio, where he transitioned his team to Umbraco four years ago and started actively promoting the project.  He enjoys collaborating openly with talented people on projects whenever the opportunities presents themselves.  Rusty is Merchello’s Project Lead and is primarily responsible for Merchello Core  application.