Winter @ Netgen
The first few months of 2018 were filled with further work on Web Summer Camp and open-source projects, as well as interesting conferences and meetups. We also welcomed some new people to our team – read on!
At the end of 2017, several early adopters launched their first websites based on Netgen Layouts: infolox and raumobil from Germany and Conversa from Italy. We asked them about their experience using our product, what they liked and what they thought we should improve. Thanks to their feedback, we put together how to successfully build websites with Netgen Layouts.
Right at the beginning of the year, we announced Web Summer Camp 2018 while the ticket sale started in February. We sold out the alumni tickets and there are only a few Early Bird tickets available. Check out our confirmed speakers and secure your place at our hands-on workshops. For more information, read Maja’s blog post.
We continued our collaboration with Agent Conf, our winter counterpart, where we raffled a #websc 2018 ticket for our JS track.
Conferences & Meetups
This winter, we visited some great conferences and meetups. In January, our backend dev team went to Antwerp for PHPBenelux.
We were also in Barcelona at the eZ Partner Meeting, two days of hands-on sessions on eZ Platform and its features.
Maja went to sunny Split where our partners at Locastic organize Tinel Meetups. This one was about web accessibility where Charlie Owen, a frontend dev based in Berlin, gave a great talk on the topic.
A new website was launched for Microblink, an R&D company developing proprietary computer vision technology optimized for real-time processing on mobile devices – microblink.com. Microblink provided the design which we implemented on the site using Netgen Layouts 0.9.
We did a lot of open-source work in the past three months. Netgen’s Site API is a thin layer on top of the eZ Public Content Repository API on which we have been working on for years now. Petar and Ivo wrote more about why we need it for eZ Platform CMS. For more information, also check out the webinar we did a few months ago.
We did a lot of open-source work in the past three months. Edi continued his work on Netgen Tags. Today, Netgen Tags has the admin interface integrated into three different admin panels in addition to the standalone variant – read more in the blog post.
Ivo explored the topic of dealing with the complexity of eZ Platform architecture or, in our case, how we went from LAMP to LNMpPf7VHMS.
We recorded a webinar about the eZ Platform and Sylius integration, based on the same Symfony instance, which offers a powerful combination of content management and e-commerce.
Mario B. held a presentation on badges in open source on the local PHP meetup.
Traditionally, Ivo wrote a summary of the Netgen life and work in 2017. Our main goal for 2017 was to enable others to use Netgen Layouts by themselves and we celebrated our 15th birthday.
In the last few months, we welcomed some new faces to our growing family.