Frankfurt Celebrates Umbraco
by Sandra Kathe | byte5
umbOktoberfest is back: with a new name, even more focus on tech topics and of course the steadily growing German speaking Umbraco community. Developers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will, however, not be the only festival guests at the event that takes place on April 28th, 2017. Also top developers from many other European countries are going to be part of the open source CMS conference.
umbOktoberfest was established as the yearly German speaking Umbraco festival from 2012 until 2015 — successfully with the number of participants rising year after year. After a break in 2016, the event is now back with a completely new image, and lots and lots of tech sessions by international Umbraco experts. This is what the community asked for in their feedback following up to the previous event and it is what they get for the brand new 2017 premiere of Umbraco-Festival Deutschland on April 28th, 2017 (starting at 9am).
Location with History
After a trip to Frankfurt’s Museum of Communications in 2015, when we organised the last umbOktoberfest, we went looking for yet another location with a special flair. What we found was a place in the city, combining this with a bit of history. Barckhausstraße 1, home of the Frankfurt Design Offices, was the location where the first German developers of Chris Robert’s Cloud Imperium Games (“Star Citizen”) worked, before the team relocated to their own office in the city’s newest district Europaviertel in 2016. A place that has proven great for creative minds and thus will fit the Umbraco community’s great tradition of creativity perfectly.
As for our VIPs: The Keynote on news and future plans about Umbraco will be presented by Mads Rasmussen and Rune Strand from Umbraco’s HQ in Odense, who are also going to there as Umbraco ambassadors for all CMS questions you might have. Other great personalities from the community attending are the lifetime MVPs Jeavon Leopold and Doug Robar, who have supported Umbraco and its community for many years. Specialists like uCommerce founder Søren Spelling Lund, security expert Jeffrey Schoemaker and developers from the byte5 organisation team add to the versatile lineup.
Pre-Party and Workshop
On the evening of April 27th, the day before the festival, we’re having our pre-party in the brand new byte5 office, which is free for all holders of festival tickets. If you want to make this day all about Umbraco, too: Come join Umbraco guru Jeavon Leopold with his German premiere of umbx community workshops in the morning. You can buy combined tickets for the workshop and festival on our ticket website.
Photo by Douglas Robar
Festival Time in Germany
by Sandra Kathe | byte5
More than 60 Umbraco enthusiasts from Germany, Switzerland, Austria and many other European countries have come together in Frankfurt to celebrate Umbraco and its community. Umbraco Festival Deutschland 2017 was the fifth event for German speaking developers.
It’s April 28th, quite a normal Friday in Frankfurt, Germany. Bankers are hopping on and off trains to get to their offices in the bank towers that make the inner city district and its skyline so famous all over Europe. What makes this Friday morning special is the fact that in the heart of all this everyday scene Umbracians from all over Europe are getting ready for the great German-speaking community event.
Umbraco Festival Deutschland 2017 is the fifth Umbraco festival in Germany organised by German gold-partner byte5, following four legendary umbOktoberfests from 2012 to 2015. The community has been growing rapidly since then and Umbraco is leaving more and more marks in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, too. For the first time ever, developers from all three German-speaking countries came together to exchange information on their favourite CMS and to celebrate the community, because this is what Umbraco is mostly about.
With speakers from Denmark (Mads and Rune from Umbraco and Søren from uCommerce), the UK (Theo and Kasper from Growcreate, Jeavon Leopold from Crumpled Dog and Umbraco community’s Happy Preacher Doug Robar) and the Netherlands (Jeffrey Shoemaker from Perplex) the festival did not only get more international but also way more informative since all of them have had great projects to show, stories to tell and information to share. How do you make Umbraco more secure? How do you use the system for whatever magic you want it to work for you? And what are the best practices when you’re using Cloud services for hosting your Umbraco sites?
So what do people take back home with them after this spring day in Frankfurt? Great tech sessions that have taught them a lot about their favourite CMS, brand new information on the 3 in 1 update of Umbraco 7.6, Forms 6.0 and Deploy 1 that was released only a few days later, and a great community experience that will surely be the basis of many friendships that will be renewed at Codegarden and, well of course at the next German festival coming up next year. The date is going to be released very soon!
What remains for us to say is a huge thank you to all the speakers' guests and supporters who have made another day in Frankfurt so very special! #h5yr, you guys!
You’ve missed the festival this year? All sessions will soon be available on byte5’s Youtube channel.