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Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Tim Geyssens

CrumpledCodegarden is getting closer and we are exited to add another session to our line-up. Harnessing Umbraco v7.2 for Britax’s European websites by Jeavon Leopold and Jack Stunell

Codegarden takes place in Copenhagen, June 10th-12th, get your tickets today!

The Session

Crumpled Dog recently spent 6 months developing Britax’s European websites and would like to share their experience & approach in developing a large multilingual website using Umbraco v7.2.  Britax manufacture childcare products such as car seats, pushchairs & bicycle seats.

Topics include:

  • How and why we created early prototypes for considering Umbraco content UX using Umbraco Core tools, Archetype, nuPickers & other packages
  • A look at the 40 custom Angular JS property editors we created as well as a few Umbraco hacks we needed in order to provide the Britax content editor team with a streamlined UX for managing complex content
  • How we have approached mixing 1-1 multilingual content with language specific websites, including friendly URL’s & Multi-language search indexes using Examine
  • Super flexible Grid layouts using 20 custom grid editors for generic content pages
  • Integrating custom data sources and management into the Umbraco UX through the utilisation of custom applications and trees

The Speakers

Jeavon & Jack work at Crumpled Dog, an Umbraco Gold Partner based in London’s TechCity/Old Street (Silicon Roundabout).

Jeavon has been working with Umbraco since v3.0 (2007ish), he is an Umbraco Core Collaborator and creator of several Umbraco packages. At CodeGarden 2014 he was awarded Umbraco MVP.

Jack is the development team lead at Crumpled Dog and has been developing with Umbraco since v4.0. He loves all things Umbraco but in the last 6 months he has developed a special passion for AngularJS and Examine!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Rune Strand

14435760695_c0fcb752d8_mAfter the successful introduction of the classroom workshops at last years cg we are happy to announce that the format is back. It’s a unique opportunity to get taught directly by the developers behind the software.

Codegarden takes place in Copenhagen, June 10th-12th, get your tickets today!

We made Umbraco as a Service (.com) to remove friction when it comes to working with Umbraco, so you can focus on building amazing things and never again worry about installing, upgrades, deployments, hosting and any other infrastructure bits that steal between 8-12% of your time! Getting more productive while doing what you like the most - what’s not to love?


After this half-day event, attendees will have an in depth knowledge of:

  • Creating new projects for your development team
  • Deploying between environments (both locally and remote)
  • Git basics and tools used to run a site locally
  • Advanced debugging and troubleshooting
  • Assigning hostnames and going live
  • Creating sites from a common baseline.
    • A baseline is an Umbraco site that you configure to have all of your favourite packages and preferred site structure set up for you
  • Updating the baseline and pushing changes out to all sites created from that baseline
  • Upgrading to a new Umbraco version
  • Workflow for pushing changes forward and pulling back live-content


Taught by Morten Christensen, Sebastiaan Janssen and Paul Sterling from Umbraco HQ - the main architects behind Umbraco as a service. This workshop will give you insight into using Umbraco as a Service as your main place for running, maintaining and developing Umbraco-based sites.


While the workshop will start with an in-depth introduction, it will be very much hands on with regards to working on an actual site and seeing what happens when changes occur and how to work with these changes in a team. Make sure to bring your own laptop in order to be able to follow along. We will provide all attendees with a site ready for implementation and a set of instructions on how to proceed with the site. Imagine that the instructions are from your Project Manager and you work in a team to finish a site. This will be as close to real life as possible!

Intended audience

This workshop is suitable for both frontend and backend/.net developers as the focus is on using Umbraco as a service in a team, which consists of different types of developers. It doesn’t matter if you are on a PC or a Mac or don’t have a lot of experience with Git. We aim to bring everyone up to speed on the basics needed to get up and running with Umbraco as a service.


Workshops have very limited seating so seats are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. You’ll need an assigned cg ticket to be able to claim your spot and you can only register for a single workshop (so choose wisely). Reservation takes place on the site.

Here is an overview of the reservation schedule

  • 16/4 15:00 GMT +1 - 15 seats
  • 12/5 15:00 GMT +1 - 15 seats

So don’t miss out on this rare opportunity and make sure to get your cg ticket on time!

Friday, April 10, 2015 by Tim Geyssens

codegardenIn the build up to Codegarden 15 we'll be announcing the full schedule in the coming weeks! We must says it’s been hard to make a choice from the many submitted proposals.We are happy to add another session to our line-up, Make your editors happy by Dave Woestenborghs.

Codegarden takes place in Copenhagen, June 10th-12th, get your tickets today!

The session

A good content editing experience is as important as a good working website. In this session I will show you how to make the content editing workflow better, resulting in happier editors.

I will show some commonly used practices in setting up the backoffice. But more importantly I will show how you can improve them to create a better editor experience.

This will all be done with existing property editors. So no need for angular coding.

The speaker

Dave is an Umbraco Level 2 certified developer working at Colours, a full service internet agency located in 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.

He has using Umbraco since v3 and loves being part of the community.

When not programming, you can find him spending time with his family, or playing some music.