An entire universe of open source events and releases are forthcoming in September 2013, so don't be afraid to browse our handy compendium of updates involving your favorite CMS, portal or collaboration vendor.
Alfresco will be holding a good size stable of events in September including meetups, webinars and interactive seminars. Alfresco in the Cloud, the company's cloud repository got a refreshed look in August, and it's been streamlined to help users get their workflows down to a more exact science.
Along with WordPress and Joomla, Drupal is one of the most popular open source CMSes in existance, and there endless events happening within its vast ecosystem. There are Drupal days, webinars, DrupalCamps and Drupal panels almost every day in September.
Most recently, Acquia announced a tool to build multiple websites fast so marketers could ramp up campaigns even quicker. It's called Site Factory, and it launched in late July. Also in July, Acquia was named a Forrester Wave Leader in a new category called Social Depth.
In this space we normally put DotNetNuke, except now it's just DNN. The name change isn't as jarring as it would first appear, and by getting rid of the dot net part of the name, the company hopes to focus less on the technology and more on business. Not only that, but the proper name is really DNN Evoq (pronounced evoke), and there are three webinars coming up in September to dig into some of the changes.
Sept. 4 and Sept. 5 are webinars on exploring Evoq, and on Sept. 12, there's a webinar on optimizing the system for social media.
eZ Systems debuted the App&Web extension to it marketplace in August, and it's an app building tool for building cross channel apps. It integrated with eZ Publish (link) and on Sept. 5, there's a Webinar scheduled to show off the new app. eZ Publish is now also more deeply integrated with Adobe InDesign, and organizations now have one less task to work through to publish print materials based on the wide variety of digital content already in use on websites and mobile devices.
Hippo will be in attendance at the Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit in London on Sept. 16 and Sept 17, and there are two webinars in September as well. Sept. 4 and Sept. 25 each have a Webinar scheduled, and both are focused on digital marketing. There's also the dmexco 2013 conference in Cologne, Germany Sept. 18 and Sept. 19, another digital marketing event.
No doubt one of the most popular CMSes in the world, Joomla has now been downloaded 44,504,840 times as of August 29. To help keep ideas fresh at Joomla, student programmers from the Google Summer of Code and GNOME Outreach Program for Women will be submitting feature ideas that could end up in the upcoming 3.2 release.
Version 3.2 will debut in September, likely just in time for the Joomla Day in San Francisco from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29. The event is in nearby Berkeley, and takes place over a weekend instead of the traditional weekday option.
Liferay is one of the most active companies in the open space world, and it attends Web events, roadshows and industry and partner events nearly every week of the year. Sept. 24 is the company's first Portal Solutions forum in Germany, and the Frankfurt based event will focus on audience engagement.
There are developer and system administrator trainings in Bogota, Bangalore, Budapest, Frankfurt and Berlin, and Liferay will be attending the Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit in London as well. That event is scheduled for Sept. 16 and Sept. 17, and the company will also have a booth for the JavaOne conference in San Francisco that same week.
The JavaOne conference is Sept. 22 through Sept. 26, and the exhibition hall will feature a booth from Liferay, among others.
Magnolia 5 is finally here, and September brings the biggest event of the year for this Swiss company. The Magnolia Conference is Sept. 17 to Sept. 19 in Basel, Switzerland, and Sept. 17 is partner day with the other two days reserved just for the conference.
Before the conference gets here, or for those who may not be able to attend, there are two other events leading up to it. One is in London, and the other is in Santa Clara, California, so Magnolia developers and customers from all over will have a chance to meet up with someone from the company. Sept. 9 through Sept. 12 is the SpringOne 2GX 2013 developers conference in Santa Clara, and Magnolia's Tobias Mattson will be there to discuss Magnolia's Spring integration.
Sept. 16 and Sept. 17 is the Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit in London, and the Magnolia team will have a booth there for Magnolia 5 demos.
Nuxeo is holding two webinars in September, and on Sept. 4 is one about document management, and on Sept. 12 one on case management. Additionally, a fast track update has been release, and Nuxeo 5.7.2 features a video.js video player, bulk tagging and a content automation API. The next release should come out right about the end of September, and it will be another fast track release, not the annual long term release.
Tiki CMS 11 is out in the wild, and this major release adds plenty of more or less must have features. Big upgrades for this release include inline editing and drag and drop file control, things many other more robust systems have had in place for much longer. While a major update, this release is not the long term support version, and anyone who needs that should still be using Tiki 9. Tiki 10 is now deprecated.
WordPress 3.6 has been released, and the latest update, code named Oscar, brings with it native audio and video support. It's been 10 years since WordPress first came into existence, and the company is growing fast. Automattic, the commercial services provider for WordPress, made it into the Gartner MQ for Web Content Management this year for the first time.
Another handy feature of WP v3.6 is called the Timeline, and it's a way to show different versions of a post draft just by moving a slider bar across the screen. It shows who made what changes when, and there's no need to search or load any other documents to compare.