eZ Conference 2015

The eZ Content Technology Conference

November 3rd, 4th & 5th 2015

The eZ Content Technology Conference is an annual conference where ideas are exchanged, connections are made, and business accomplishments are recognized. eZ Conference will bring together the largest gathering of members from the eZ community from around the world - from those who use eZ Publish, eZ Publish Platform or forthcoming eZ Platform and Studio, to the developers and designers creating online experiences.
This year marks a special occasion for the conference for two reasons. It will be the first time the conference is hosted outside of Europe, taking place this year in the bustling city of New York. It will also be time to celebrate the fall release of eZ Platform and eZ Studio, as we discuss the many possibilities for the future platform. So join us for a week of celebration, talks, learning, networking and awards as we grow our community and conference into the future. 

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Paul Boag

Paul Boag

Consultant/Author/Speaker (boagworld)

(Keynote Speaker & Workshop Leader)

Paul Boag is a leader in digital strategy with over 20 years experience. Through consultancy, speaking, writing, training and mentoring he passionately promotes digital best practice. Paul is a prolific writer having written Digital Adaptation, Website Owners Manual, Client Centric Web Design and numerous articles for publications such as net magazine, Smashing Magazine and Sitepoint. Paul also speaks extensively on various aspects of digital both at conferences across the world and on his award winning podcast.

Karen McGrane

Karen McGrane

Speaker/Author (Karen McGrane)

Karen McGrane plays nicely in the content strategy, information architecture, and interaction design sandboxes. She is the author of Content Strategy for Mobile from A Book Apart; Managing Partner at Bond Art + Science, a UX consultancy she founded in 2006; and formerly VP and National Lead for User Experience at Razorfish. She's led projects for dozens of clients, including The New York Times, Condé Nast, and The Atlantic. She also teaches Design Management in the Interaction Design MFA program at the School of Visual arts.

Deane Barker Headshot

Deane Barker

Chief Strategy Officer (Blend Interactive)

Deane is a founding partner at Blend Interactive and a regular speaker on the content management and strategy circuit and writes about various web technologies at Gadgetopia. He is also the author of the book Web Content Management: Systems, Features, and Best Practices.

Bernhard Schussek

Bernhard Schussek

Core Developer (Symfony)

(Workshop Leader & Speaker) Bernhard - better known as webmozart - is a long-term member of the Symfony core team and lead developer of various Symfony components. He represents Symfony at PHP-FIG and is a passionate proponent of interoperability in the PHP ecosystem. Lately, Bernhard has been developing Puli, a toolkit for building and loading universal packages that replaces the "bundles", "modules" and "plugins" in PHP projects.

Dave Wieneke

Dave Wieneke

Digital Strategy Practice Director (Connective DX)

(Workshop Leader)

A RISD grad and former trek guide, Dave Wieneke directs the digital strategy consulting practice for ConnectiveDX, a digital experience agency. His clients include hospital and financial systems, as well as innovators in publishing and wearable technology. Dave teaches graduate courses in digital business and mobile design at Northeastern and Rutgers Universities. Prior to agency life, Dave built the digital teams of Thomson Reuters Legal, and the world affairs newspaper Christian Science Monitor.

Subrata Mukherjee

Subrata Mukherjee

Vice President of Product Management (Economist Digital)

Subrata is the Vice President, Product Management at The Economist. In his current role, he is leading a global transformation program for re-imagining and automating the entire lead to cash process for the B2C subscription business. Parts of the program include, but not limited to Access, Entitlement, Commerce, Payment processing, Personalization, Subscription Management, DMP, MDM, Customer Services and Revenue recognition automation. He was worked with Tier 1 companies like Bloomberg, Standard & Poors, McGraw-Hill, Sears Roebuck and Co.

Denis Antipov

Denis Antipov

Lead Software Engineer (Hootsuite)

A CMS Feature Lead Software Engineer at Hootsuite. Denis has nearly a decade of experience building and maintaining enterprise CMS systems based on a variety of technology platforms.

Ryan Weaver

Ryan Weaver

US Office Head & Trainer (KnpLabs)

(Workshop Leader & Speaker) 

Ryan Weaver is the documentation lead for the Symfony Framework, trainer and consultant at KnpLabs US, writer for KnpUniversity.com and an avid supporter of open source as a tool to solve serious business problems. Ryan likes to present topics in a narrative way - building real applications and telling a story as you learn and develop. He's a published author, speaker and, most importantly, the husband of the wonderful Leanna Pelham.

Christophe Dujarric

Christophe Dujarric

Product Manager (Blackfire.io)

Christophe is the Product guy at Blackfire/SensioLabs. He has been working  in several start-up companies, helping them to make and sell products out of technologies. He’s involved in every step of the product’s lifecycle, from strategy to design and sales, and loves to coach on product management methods.

Jeff Herron

Jeff Herron

Executive Vice President/ Partner (Beaconfire RedEngine)

Jeff is a co-founder of Beaconfire and serves as Executive Sponsor and/or Principal Consultant on client projects. Jeff forges strategic partnerships and oversees staffing and resourcing for the company to ensure the best fit teams on each project.

Jeremy Mikola

Software Engineer (MongoDB)

Jeremy Mikola is a software engineer at MongoDB's NYC office. As a member of the driver and evangelism team, he helps develop the PHP driver and contributes to various OSS projects, such as Doctrine ODM and React PHP. Jeremy lives in Hoboken, NJ and is known to enjoy a good sandwich.

Sebastien Morel

Sébastien Morel

Head of U.S. Operations and Technology (Novactive)

Head of Novactive Corporation in San Francisco. Winner of the Innovation of the Year 2012 and author of eZ Accelerator. eZ Publish specialist since 2005 Sébastien is an expert in building high traffic website and mobile apps.

Janne Kalliola

Janne Kalliola

CEO (Exove)

Janne Kalliola is the founder and CEO of Exove, a leading company in using open technologies to improve customers’ digital business in the Nordic countries and Baltic states.

Ivo Lukač

Co-founder (Netgen)

Co-founder of Netgen, Croatian based web company focusing on eZ Publish and Symfony as server side technologies. eZ Publish Innovation Board Member. Frequent speaker on various conferences. Organises eZ Publish Summer Camp (since 2012) and PHP Summer Camp (since 2014). Hosts The eZ Publish Show online hangout every few months.

Björn Dieding

Björn Dieding

CEO (xrow GmbH)

Björn Dieding is the owner of xrow GmbH. In his 15 years of professional experience he has designed and delivered content and commerce solutions to customers. Björn has received honorary awards for his achievements with eZ Systems.

Gilles Guirand

Gilles Guirand

CTO & Co-founder (Kaliop)

Gilles is Kaliop's CTO/co-founder & member of the eZ Publish community board. He is widely acknowledged by the community to be one of the eZ Publish experts on highly technical and complex projects. He extended his expertise to other tools & communities : Symfony, Silex, Varnish, Solr, NewRelic, CI tools & the devOps culture.

Aleksander Farstad

Aleksander Farstad

CEO (eZ Systems)

Founded eZ with Bård in 1999. Served as CEO until 2009. Board Director and Strategic Advisors until 2013 before coming back as CEO.

Gabriele Perego

Gabriele Perego

CTO (S'nce Group)

Member of Milan PHP group. Worked for several years as consultant in CMS and e-commerce solutions for different markets and businesses. Peculiar focus on developing consumer experience in complex enterprise environments. eZ and Symfony integration expert. Interested in DevOps and automatic deployment strategies to speed up and optimize standard development workflow processes.

Roland Benedetti

Roland Benedetti

Chief Product & Marketing Officer (eZ Systems)

Head of the eZ's New York office.

Product Management / Digital User Experiences / Product Strategy.

Jacques Leroy

Jacques Leroy

Digital Regional Manager (Whirlpool GIS)

Worked in Digital and eCommerce for more the 18th years, mostly in North America and Europe. Build and design multi-channel eCommerce solutions for customers. Mission design and innovate around digital solution and eCommerce for EMEA and Global GIS team. Manage with a team 151 sites across 34 markets in EMEA with list of common components like Digital assets, analytic, responsive design and 3rd party integration.

Frank Dege

Frank Dege

CTO (silver.solutions GmbH)

CTO and Co-founder of silver.solutions, a Berlin based e-commerce company focusing on eZ Publish and eCommerce. Member of the eZ Publish Innovation Board, Frank has been into e-commerce for more than 25 years.

Ania Hentz

Ania Hentz

CEO (silver.solutions GmbH)

CEO and Co-founder of silver.solutions, a Berlin based ecommerce company focusing on eZ Publish and eCommerce. Ania has more than 15 years of experience in ecommerce and business process optimization.

André Rømcke

Vice President of Engineering (eZ Systems)

(Workshop Leader)

Vice President of engineer at eZ Systems; kanban "master", project & release manger of eZ Platform. Worked 7 years with PHP and eZ Publish, prior experience with .net and general web consulting, bachelor in economics.

Cato Salter

Cato Salter

Creative & Marketing Director (FotoWare)

Jan-Vidar Bakke

Jan-Vidar Bakke

Developer (FotoWare)

Steinar Magnussen

Steinar Magnussen

Senior Advisor | Head of Sales (Seeds Consulting AS)

Jo Henrik Endrerud

Jo Henrik Endrerud

Software Developer (Seeds Consulting AS)

Jérome Vieilledent

Jérome Vieilledent

Lead Engineer of eZ & Symfony (eZ Systems)

(Workshop Leader)

Jérôme is a completely self-educated web developer. He started developing with eZ Publish and Symfony in 2007. He is now part of eZ Engineering in Lyon, France.

Damien Pobel

Damien Pobel

Lead Engineer User Interface (eZ Systems)

(Workshop Leader)

Damien is an active member of the eZ Publish community since 2005, he won 2 "Blogger of the year" eZ Awards and worked for two of the biggest eZ Systems' partners since 2004. He also worked with others tools such as Liferay and Magento. He's now Lead Engineer User Interface in the eZ Engineering team working in the Lyon, France office.

Bertrand Dunogier

Bertrand Dunogier

Lead Software Engineer (eZ Systems)

(Workshop Leader)

Software engineer for eZ Systems in Lyon, specializing in eZ clustering.

*Note: Workshops, along with conference talks, will be separated by two tracks; Business (Main Room) and Technical (Theater).

Day 1
09:30 - 11:00
Using eZ Platform for Development
Bertrand Dunogier
Ryan Weaver
Tech
Using eZ Platform for Development

(Beginner Workshop)

For all the developers who want to kick-start their eZ Platform know-how this is the workshop you need to attend. An eZ core developer will show and explain the most important features through several examples. The workshop will include a basic tutorial and go over all the new updates that were recently implemented. We highly recommended this workshop to all those starting with the new stack and to those who would like to update their eZ knowledge.

This first workshop will be introducing eZ Platform to developers. No specific knowledge is required beyond basic PHP and standard web development. 

09:30 - 12:30
A non-designers guide to user interface design
Paul Boag
Business
A non-designers guide to user interface design

A designer delivers a set of Photoshop documents. Now it falls to the rest of the team to make that vision a reality. But what about all the details the designer has ignored? What about those little interactions that make or break an experience? What about those error messages, animations and details that make all the difference?

In this workshop Paul Boag will show you how to enhance the experience of users after the designer has walked away. You will learn:

  • Making user centric forms.
  • Improving the perception of speed.
  • Helping users when things go wrong.
  • How to deal with edge cases.
  • Using animation to create delight.

But most of all you will learn you don’t need a designer to tell you how to create a great experience! 

11:00 - 12:30
Using Symfony, controllers, templates, routes & tweaking
Ryan Weaver
Bertrand Dunogier
Tech
Using Symfony, controllers, templates, routes & tweaking

(Intermediate Workshop)

Those who have attended the previous beginners workshop and who have basic knowledge of PHP and web development will be prepared for this workshop.

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
Repository Forms: Dealing with editing repository object
Jérome Vieilledent
Bertrand Dunogier
Tech
Repository Forms: Dealing with editing repository object

(Intermediate Workshop)

No specific knowledge required beyond basic PHP and standard web development knowledge. Having followed the morning sessions is a plus.

14:00 - 17:00
Digital Strategy Redesign Workshop
Dave Wieneke
Business
Digital Strategy Redesign Workshop

Work through the strategy process from aligning around a core problem, to developing prototype solutions and the business case needed to support lasting change. This action-based three hour workshop will introduce the process flow and key tools consulting teams use to help clients develop more useful, valuable relationships with customers.

The session will be led by Connective DX’s digital strategy practice director, Dave Wieneke, who teaches these techniques at Rutgers Business School. He will share a set of open source templates and techniques that you can use to build the vision and organizational support needed to drive the changed needed for more customer-focused interactions.

Things you’ll learn:

  • Techniques to quickly align corporate strategy with market needs.
  • Outside – In thinking which makes improving the adoption of experiences and products a part of any design process.
  • The five ways that customer connections create value and form the basis for business plans.
15:30 - 17:00
Forms and Writing Your Own Form Types
Bernhard Schussek
Jérome Vieilledent
Tech
Forms and Writing Your Own Form Types

(Intermediate Workshop)

This workshop will dive deeper into form building. You will learn how to configure forms, create your own form types and map them to your domain model in various ways. If you attended the morning session, you should already be prepared.

The workshop is led by Bernhard Schussek, the developer of Symfony's Form component, with support of Jerome Vieilledent. Bernhard will share with you a broad set of skills that will help you in your daily development.

Day 2
09:30 - 11:00
Extending Platform UI
Damien Pobel
Tech
Extending Platform UI

(Intermediate Workshop)

Intermediate knowledge of JS and basic eZ Platform and Symfony is needed for this session. Attending the Tuesday sessions is a plus and should prepare you for this workshop.

08:45 - 12:00
eZ Global Partners Meeting
11:00 - 12:30
Using Solr to Speed Up Your Queries

Tech
Using Solr to Speed Up Your Queries

(Advanced Workshop)

Intermediate PHP and basic eZ Platform knowledge is required for this session. Attending the Tuesday sessions is a plus and should prepare you for this workshop.

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00
(Keynote) Intro to eZ Platform - Past, Present & Future
Roland Benedetti

Business
(Keynote) Intro to eZ Platform - Past, Present & Future

Description coming soon. 

15:00 - 15:30
Best in content & commerce: eZ Publish, Salesforce and ERP
Björn Dieding
Business
Best in content & commerce: eZ Publish, Salesforce and ERP

Showing a customer case of an ecommerce business process with eZ Publish Content Management, Saleforce and a ERP governed by a BPM workflow engine. Todays enterprises need to think digital and bring their business online, consumable to customers and interoperable between services. We are providing a model for digitalisation within any company. A BPM Workengine has been integrated into eZ Publish to plan, analyze, execute, control and monitor business processes. A service based interface has been created as a self service for customers, to exchange business relevant data and trigger company wide processes.

15:00 - 15:45
Puli: PHP’s Next Package Revolution
Bernhard Schussek
Tech
Puli: PHP’s Next Package Revolution

The development of Composer packages is thriving. But much effort is duplicated, creating the same packages but for different frameworks. Why not join forces and create great tools together, for everyone?

Puli, a new toolkit built on top of Composer, is a step to make this possible. With Puli, you can create packages that can be enabled in any project (Plug 'n Play) simply by running "composer install" - independent of your framework. Are you ready for the future of PHP?

15:45 - 16:30
Site Re-imagined: How We Used Data Visualization to Transform a Brand
Jeff Herron
Business
Site Re-imagined: How We Used Data Visualization to Transform a Brand

Data visualization can entirely transform a brand. Glasspockets.org, a website promoting charitable transparency, was a gold mine of information. The problem though was that no one could acknowledge just how valuable the information was because no one could find. The site was likened to a Manhattan closet prior to the redesign: “dark, cluttered, and hard to find anything.” Glasspockets knew that they to present their important message and data-rich content in a fashion that was visually informative, engaging, and easy to navigate.

This talk delves into the transformative process of this award-winning redesign from user experience through foundational building, with a focus on how data visualization brought it to life.

15:45 - 16:30
Building a Content & eCommerce Monster with eZ and Sylius for the Future

Tech
Building a Content & eCommerce Monster with eZ and Sylius for the Future

Content marketing and content monetization are still difficult to achieve, which makes a deeper integration between CMSs and eCommerce an imperative. Because eZ Platform is based on Symfony, we looked for a Symfony-based eCommerce solution, and Sylius was the clear winner. Though a young product, Sylius is already proving itself a valid solution, especially when flexibility and customization power are needed.

Along with discussing how we combined these two systems into one Symfony solution, this session will explore what is possible now that the eZ community can participate in this open-sourced merged solution.

16:30 - 17:15
eZ integration on complex eco-systems: Whirlpool EMEA Case Study
Gabriele Perego
Jacques Leroy
Business
eZ integration on complex eco-systems: Whirlpool EMEA Case Study

In 2012 Whirlpool EMEA was looking for a business and technical solution able to add set of capabilities to complex online eco-system. Cost-efficiency and time-to-market were the 2 main motivations leading to a change in technology and organization.

Moreover, Whirlpool was looking for a flexible and scalable platform that could manage and merge different business assets through a holistic approach. In this talk we will dive into the project where eZ currently manages more than 30 non-transactional websites, 10 transactional websites and 6 mobile applications.

16:30 - 17:15
Rethinking Extension Development for PHP and HHVM

Tech
Rethinking Extension Development for PHP and HHVM

When MongoDB and its PHP driver first appeared on the scene, the GoPHP5 movement was just winding down, PHP6 books were on the best-seller list, and developers were handling dependencies with a mix of PEAR and Git submodules.

After six years, our beloved driver had become quite the complex, monolithic extension, and PHP 5.x was no longer the only platform on the block. With the goal of supporting multiple platforms (PHP 5.x, HHVM, and PHP 7) while still keeping our maintenance burden in check, we set out to create several new light-weight extensions and pushed all of those user-friendly, high-level APIs off to a single, supporting PHP library.

This session will walk through our journey and provide a fresh look at the next-generation MongoDB driver for PHP.

17:15 - 17:30
Break
17:30 - 18:30
(Keynote) The Future of User Experience Lies in Your Hands
Paul Boag
Business
(Keynote) The Future of User Experience Lies in Your Hands

When you hear the words user experience most people mentally add the word designer on the end. But user experience is not just a design issue. Many people shape the users experience. People from across the organization. That means we need to start breaking down business silos and embrace more collaborative ways of working.

In his talk User Experience Consultant Paul Boag will place the future of user experience design in your hands. He will show how improving the user experience means companies must embrace digital transformation.

Among other things you will learn:

  •  How digital has changed customer behavior.
  •  How organizations need to adapt their working practices if they are going to meet the needs of users.
  • Ways you can start working more collaboratively to bring about change.

But most of all, you will go away enthused about the potential of your work to change lives.

Day 3
09:00 - 10:00
Content at the Edges
Deane Barker Headshot
Business
Content at the Edges

It is often assumed that a CMS acts as a restraint on content. Even though the call to break those bounds is persistent in the community, many companies still face serious challenges in distributing content through other channels.

This talk will investigate what it means for a company to succeed at harnessing content beyond their CMS. It will also give an overview of how our editorial process can point companies in the right direction.

10:00 - 10:45
To Symfony3 and Beyond!
Ryan Weaver
Tech
To Symfony3 and Beyond!

Symfony3 will be released near the end of 2015. That's soon! But what does the release of Symfony3 mean? What's the upgrade path? And what's beyond? In this talk, I'll take you through the process that's being used to break backwards compatibility without making upgrading a nightmare. We'll also discuss the future: how might the PSR-7 interface affect Symfony? What about Symfony4?

10:00 - 10:45
Cross Roads of Content and Commerce
Subrata Mukherjee
Business
Cross Roads of Content and Commerce

For publishing companies content and commerce are both important and are key to its survival in the long run. In this discussion, we will discuss how these two areas are colliding more often and media companies need to have a consolidated strategy to move the needle of both these things together, rather than in silos. We will look at trends in the market and how data is playing a key role in connecting the dots to make a deeper connection with the audience. Lastly we will briefly look at some of the things we are working on at The Economist and how eZ Publish Platform is part of that coordinated journey.

10:45 - 11:00
BREAK
11:00 - 11:45
Virtual Barnraising: How Open Source Makes People Better
Janne Kalliola
Business
Virtual Barnraising: How Open Source Makes People Better

A good open source project is analogous to barnraising. People strive to accomplish a goal working side by side for the common good. This creates a strong feeling of belonging to something bigger than themselves alone: a local community. Belonging and meaningfulness are extremely strong motivators in our very fragmented era - and they can be harnessed for the good of the open source project, community, and participating companies.

This session explores the open source projects and communities from the inside, asking why people want to contribute and explaining how this makes life better for the individual and the world. Individuals and companies will learn what stands to be gained by participating in an open source project, why it is so deeply motivating and empowering, and how to harness this energy to help you move forward faster than people and companies.

11:00 - 11:45
How to Integrate FOS User Bundle with eZ Platform to Externalize the Users in MongoDB
Sebastien Morel
Tech
How to Integrate FOS User Bundle with eZ Platform to Externalize the Users in MongoDB

As you all know Symfony2 is a core part of eZ Platform and in this short walkthrough we will demonstrate that with eZ Platform you can easily integrate a famous bundle: FOSUserBundle into a core feature of your eZ application, the User System. This integration will allow you to separate the User Repository in MongoDB letting eZ managing the views and the contents as usual.

11:45 - 12:30
Web Performances & Response Time: Is It not the right time to (re)consider CMS?
Gilles Guirand
Tech
Web Performances & Response Time: Is It not the right time to (re)consider CMS?

During the last 5 years, many popular media players moved from CMS to low-level FrameWorks such as Symfony, Zend, Laravel. Some of them even dropped PHP in favor of new languages like Node or Python. They all had the same motivation : “web performances”, understanding response time, scalability and stability.But is that the best solution?

In this talk, Gilles Guirand explains exactly why now is the time to reconsider PHP CMS, from the devOps culture to the metrics-centric approach, from the authenticated cache to CDN, from back-end to front-end optimization.

11:45 - 12:30
Digital Asset Management and CMS Integrations: Top 5 things you can do to make your publishing workflow more efficient
Cato Salter
Jan-Vidar Bakke
Business
Digital Asset Management and CMS Integrations: Top 5 things you can do to make your publishing workflow more efficient

Fotoware Sponsored Talk

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:00
Adaptive Content, Context, and Controversy
Karen McGrane
Business
Adaptive Content, Context, and Controversy

In 2015, "adaptive content" has become a buzzword. To some, it’s a complex, long-term initiative to structure content for flexible reuse and dynamic targeting. To others, it’s a way to ensure that everyone, everywhere, sees exactly what they want—like magic! In this talk, Karen shares her perspective (and reservations) on how adaptive content is being used today.

She’ll discuss how adaptive content supports targeting content to device type—and why that’s rarely necessary. She’ll also describe ways that adaptive content can support tailoring content according to context—and ways that can go wrong. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of when adaptive content is necessary and how to get the most value from it.

15:00 - 15:45
Klarna Checkout - Just plug it in
Steinar Magnussen
Jo Henrik Endrerud
Tech
Klarna Checkout - Just plug it in

The easier it is for people to shop, the more you'll sell. We wanted to bring the simplicity of Klarna's payment solutions straight into eZ Publish. Over the last 6 months we have developed a plug-in solution for eZ Publish, for both Platform and legacy version. In this session we will discuss the rationale behind the solution and go trough the technical installation and setup, enabling everyone to get going with Klarna Checkout. 

15:00 - 15:45
Building complex eCommerce sites with eZ platform and silver.e-shop
Ania Hentz
Frank Dege
Business
Building complex eCommerce sites with eZ platform and silver.e-shop

Why does it make sense to use eZ as a base for a complex e-commerce project? Why not use a dedicated shop software?

Burkert Fluid Control Systems, one of the world's leading manufacturers of measuring, control and regulating systems for liquids and gases, decided to go for eZ and silver.e-shop.

The aim was to create a comprehensive B2B shop with a number of additional functions and connection to SAP and to a PIM and MAM system. In addition Burkert wanted an international website for 29 countries in 16 language versions.

What you can expect:

  • Content and Commerce: added value of eZ Publish features
  • silver.e-shop – an enterprise shop fully integrated into eZ Publish
  • Integration into third party software: ERP (SAP), PIM/MAM, CRM, LDAP, Single sign on server with OpenID
  • Enterprise search: 300.000 products, more than 20.000 images, 31 languages, complex filters, personalized search
  • Challenges of building a large project with eZ 5 Symfony stack
15:45 - 16:30
Continuous Performance Testing: Why you should care
Christophe Dujarric
Tech
Continuous Performance Testing: Why you should care

User experience is more than a great user interface. It is tightly linked to how fast a page will load. And frustrated users rarely make good customers. In a market where development teams are always asked to deliver faster, Christophe ties end-user expectations to development best practices.

He will give an introduction to performance testing, and describe how SensioLabs went from building a profiler to selling a performance testing tool - making it possible for everyone to deliver an optimal app performance even in fast paced agile environments.

15:45 - 16:30
Building a Self-Serve Content Management System
Denis Antipov
Business
Building a Self-Serve Content Management System

Most Content Management Systems provide a set of tools and mechanisms to enable teams of content editors to create and publish new content onto the website. However, even the smallest marketing operations have custom needs and the basic templated content-creation approach has significant limits on creativity and quality of conversion-focused content.

At Hootsuite we’ve taken on implementing a content creation strategy that allows editors to configure and use reusable page components more flexibly and create brand new marketing campaigns without the help of developers. In this process a library of reusable responsive page blocks based on a web style guide has emerged that serves to be the cornerstone of the self-serve CMS. This talk will share some of the experiences of the process we went through.

16:30 - 16:45
BREAK
16:45 - 17:30
Lightning Talks
Business
Lightning Talks

Short 10 to 15 minute speaker sessions. 

17:30 - 18:00
Closing Keynote from eZ Systems
Aleksander Farstad
Tech
Closing Keynote from eZ Systems

More information coming soon!

18:00 - 20:30
Dinner Break
20:30 - 22:30
eZ Awards Ceremony & Cocktails

The eZ Conference will host eZ Publish Platform partners, developers and users from around the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your company or business noticed. For sponsorship opportunities fill out the form below or send us an email.