eZ Conference 2015

The eZ Content Technology Conference

November 3rd, 4th & 5th 2015

The eZ Content Technology Conference is eZ’s annual event that brings together members of the eZ Ecosystem from around the world. Developers, designers, and eZ Publish Platform users and partners will convene this year in New York City for three days to learn new skills, explore innovations in the platform, listen to keynote speakers, network and much more.

We are excited to host the first ever eZ Conference outside of Europe and you should be excited too! Join us at the Wythe Hotel in the trendy neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a hub for art, style and design in New York City. Just minutes from downtown Manhattan, enjoy the beautiful city skyline, countless restaurants and eateries, trendy nightlife and mingle with the eZ Community from around the world.

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*Note: Workshops, along with conference talks, will be separated in 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)

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

09:30 - 11:00
Workshop TBA
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.

11:00 - 12:30
Workshop TBA
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
Repository Forms and Dealing with User Generated Content
Jérome Vieilledent
Bertrand Dunogier
Tech
Repository Forms and Dealing with User Generated Content

(Intermediate Workshop)

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

14:00 - 15:30
Workshop TBA
15:30 - 17:00
Extending Forms and Writing Your Own Form Types
Bernhard Schussek
Jérome Vieilledent
Tech
Extending Forms and Writing Your Own Form Types

(Intermediate Workshop)

This workshop will dive deeper into form building. Beginner who followed part 1 will already be prepared. 

15:30 - 17:00
Workshop TBA
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.

09:30 - 11:00
Workshop TBA
Business
Workshop TBA

Stay tuned! More speakers and talks to be announced shortly!

11:00 - 12:30
Using Solr to Speed Up Your Queries
Paul Borgermans
Petar Spanja
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.

11:00 - 12:30
Workshop TBA
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00
Opening Talks from eZ Systems
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
Intro to eZ Platform - Past, Present & Future
Roland Benedetti

Tech
Intro to eZ Platform - Past, Present & Future

Description coming soon. 

15:30 - 16:15
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.

14:45 - 15:30
Speaker TBA
16:30 - 17:15
Speaker TBA
17:30 - 18:30
Lightning Talks
Tech
Lightning Talks

Short 10 to 15 minute presentations and case studies.

17:15 - 18:15
Lightning Talks

More additions to our lineup are coming soon!

Looking to facilitate a training session or give a talk at the eZ Conference? Download our speaker information booklet or
email us your training and speaker descriptions to conference@ez.no?
*Speaker and training submissions must be received by August 1st.

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 resource management toolkit built on top of Composer.

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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.

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.

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.

Jeff Herron

Jeff Herron

Principal Consultant & 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.

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.

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.

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.

Paul Borgermans

Paul Borgermans

Founder (K-Minds)

(Workshop Leader)

Lead Engineer Search and Cloud eZ Systems, PHPBenelux board member, ECM/WCM, eZ Publish, eZ Find author, Apache Solr, knowledge management, Semantic Web, PHP, Not Only SQL, MongoDB, Hadoop/HBase

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.

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.

Petar Spanja

Petar Španja

Software Engineer (Netgen)

(Workshop Leader)

Web developer (eZ Publish), CSS superhero, tracker, person with a smile

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.

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.

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.