It's time to give you an update on what is happening with the annual Umbraco
conference CodeGarden. This year we are introducing a new
session format for one of the tracks, which is the lightning
What is a lightning session?
A lightning session is a usual one hour session slot in the
schedule broken down into three smaller sessions of twenty minutes
each. This allows for a fast rapid pace of learning and keeps the
speaker focused with more hands on demos rather than long lengthy
theory and slides.
The one hour slot will be a mixture of three different speakers
on a related topic or it will be one speaker for the hour talking
about three different topics in their session.
After each of these lightning sessions the speaker/s will be
available in the hands on room to take any questions and to discuss
their talk further. This allows you as an attendee to get more
direct access knowledge from the speakers at CodeGarden and build
up some great relationships.
We are happy to announce...
We are happy to announce a few of the lightning sessions that we
have confirmed for this years CodeGarden schedule. Below are some
of the confirmed speakers and sessions we have for the new
Pete Duncanson - Mobile first with Umbraco V5
Pete is the Managing Director and chief geek at Offroadcode, a
small team of three developers based in Huddersfield, UK.
He and the team have been active in the community since 2009 and
like to support it by releasing handy packages (XSLTouch, DocType Mixins, XSLToJSON, etc.).
Working with others over a pizza and a beer (or two) we like
coming up with interesting solutions to Umbraco related
Offroadcode are currently working on a complete rebuild of the
Olympic Holidays website to make it one of the first truly mobile
friendly travel websites on the market using numerous best
We will be sharing some of the lessons we learnt while using
HTML5, CSS3 and some Umbraco goodies to make developing your site
for mobile easier along with some tips and tricks too. Hold on to
your hats, it is going to be a whirlwind tour!
Søren Spelling Lund - Coding Nerdvana With
Søren is co-founder of the uCommerce company, which
develops a full featured e-commerce platform for Umbraco with
everything you need to run a successful online store on
He's been involved with the Umbraco community since 2008 when
work began on the uCommerce platform. Since then he's been a
regular speaker at Codegarden. Prior to getting involved in Umbraco
he worked as an e-commerce consultant for more than 10 years and
was named Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Søren hates writing these bios :-)
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Richard Soeteman - CMSImport for V5
Richard Soeteman is actively involved in the Umbraco community
since 2008 and the author of several popular Umbraco packages such
In this session Richard will show you how you can import your
content or members from various datasources such as SQL server and
Excel into your Umbraco V5 environment using CMSImport
for Umbraco V5. Richard will also show you how you can import
content while remaining the hierarchical structure, how to avoid
common pitfalls during the mapping of columns and how to update
existing content or members.
OK that's it for now but keep your eyes peeled as we announce
more sessions and details about CodeGarden.
haven't purchased your tickets to CodeGarden yet, why not? As
this year sees the entire schedule dedicated to the new MVC version
of Umbraco, version 5. If you want to be ahead of the competition
and start working with version 5 then this is a must attend event.
Not only will you learn a lot from the sessions but you have the
opportunity to socialize and network with some great people of the
Umbraco community and meet the who's who of the Umbraco world.
Umbraco certified partners, keep an eye soon as we will be
sending you details about a great offer for CodeGarden 12 tickets
for you and your team.
Until next time...
Warren and the Umbraco HQ