We have even more great news in regards to this year's speakers
12. Neither of these fellows are strangers to CodeGarden
(or presenting at CodeGarden) and we consider them a couple of
So without further adieu let me introduce them and their
Lee Kelleher -
uComponents, Y U NO UMBRACO 5?
Lee is an Umbraco specialist. Having first used Umbraco 3.0.3 in
2007, he has become increasingly involved with the community and
helped towards building a network of user-groups within the UK.
With over 15 years of web-development experience, Lee has worked
with a vast range of clients such as Tesco, Toyota, PwC, Ernst
& Young and JPMorgan Chase.
Over the last 2 years, uComponents has become an essential part
of an Umbraco developer's toolkit. Initially with Multi-Node Tree
Picker being the must-have feature, then discovering other
desirable gems, such as uQuery and countless XSLT extensions.
Questions arose as to why uComponents wasn't part of the Umbraco
core product... in this session, we will explore how uComponents
started, why it wasn't part of the core, and how this has changed
for Umbraco 4.8. Now the question remains.... what does this mean
for Umbraco 5?
Aaron Powell - What I learnt by
building Stats It
You may know Aaron best by his twitter handle
@slace or because of his massive contribution to the Umbraco v4
Core. Over the past 7 years as a web developer he's worked his way
through a number of different content management systems from
enterprise to open source.
"I've always admired the passion of the Umbraco community and
what they have put together. It's that kind of strength that can
ensure a community will thrive and one of the reasons I love coming
back to CodeGarden each year".
When v5 was under development Aaron decided to undertake an
ambitious project, a self-contained analytics package. An analytics
package isn't exactly simple though, there's trees (including a
full representation of the content tree), macros, surface
controllers, hive interaction and editors. Then there's actually
building the package! So while undertaking this task what did
he learn? Come to the session and find out!
There are going to be so many good speakers and masses of
valuable information you would be silly not to be at CodeGarden
this year. If you haven't already done so, why not live a
little and book your
ticket to CG12. Live life without regrets :)