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Alert: What's Coming Up for Open Source CMS in September 2013

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

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.


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