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Industry Event Planner (06-Aug-2009)

Ah yes, this is indeed a glorious era for learning and networking. There are conferences and webinars coming out our ears, wifi spots a-plenty, 3G data services galore and if you're lucky, sponsored drinks at the bar.

So, what say you to some mingling? If you’d like to get out and partake in a solid (or virtual) handshake or two, our weekly events list is designed to help. Every Tuesday (or sometimes Thursday) we plug as many relevant events as we can find into the big list and publish it, just for you.

Are we missing something? Don’t hesitate to add your event to our events calendar (view all events). And if you've got feedback on the coming events — good or bad — do share it in the comments below.

August Events

August 6 (London): Umbraco Meetup

A day of Umbraco fun, networking, socialising - we've got swag to give away including subscriptions!

August 8-9 (Los Angeles): Drupal Camp

DrupalCampLA is the annual FREE conference organized by LA Drupal to unite and improve the Drupal Development Community in Los Angeles and the Greater Southern California Area.

August 10-14 (New York): Intensive Alfresco Training

If you are about to start an Alfresco development project, Alfresco are offering an accelerated option to get you up to speed as quickly as possible to develop with Alfresco. This intensive course is for new developers on Alfresco.

August 11-14 (San Jose): Search Engine Strategies

Each year, marketers, corporate decision makers, webmasters and search engine marketers (SEMs), including pay per click (PPC) advertisers and search engine optimization (SEO) professionals gather here to attend SES San Jose. Approximately 6,000 search and digital enthusiasts are expected in 2009. Your customers, colleagues and competition will be in attendance — will you?

August 12-13 (San Francisco): Open Source World 

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo® is expanding to become OpenSource World™ and is co-locating with Next Generation Data Center™ and CloudWorld™ to offer an end-to-end view of enterprise technology within the data center.

August 12-13 (San Francisco): Cloud World

CloudWorld will bring together the users of Web-centric software, infrastructure and services designed to drive acceptance and deployment of cloud computing in the data center.

August 17 (Reno): Joomla Beginner Training

Learn all about Joomla 1.5 and begin managing your website like a pro. You'll learn how to build a Joomla website, from content organization, optimization, working with extensions and basic web marketing.

August 24 (New Orleans): Joomla Beginner Training

Learn all about Joomla 1.5 and begin managing your website like a pro. You'll learn how to build a Joomla website, from content organization, optimization, working with extensions and basic web marketing.

August 28-29 (Ukraine): Drupal Camp Kyiv

The largest conference for Drupal developers in Eastern Europe - DrupalCamp Kyiv

DrupalCamp Kyiv is a two day period of close contact between the Drupal developers from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. This year the event will gather around 200 specialists and enthusiasts for communicating, experience and ideas exchange.

September Events

September 1 (Paris): DrupalCon

Building on the success of previous DrupalCons we have included all the core features you’d expect, high quality sessions and keynotes from Drupal leaders. Plus, for the first time, we are introducing a Business day and a Drupal Job fair to further increase your networking opportunies.

September 9-10 (San Francisco): Aberdeen's CMO Summit

Aberdeen’s CMO Summit 2009: Best-in-Class Marketing Insights for Enhancing Customer Relationships

September 9-11 (San Francisco): X Change Web Analytics Conference

X Change is the premier conference for professionals in web analytics. At X Change we bring together a select group of the best minds in web measurement in a world-class setting for two days of in-depth conversation in a unique peer to peer format.

September 10-11 (Switzerland): Magnolia CMS Conference

This technical conference brings together Magnolia users, developers and administrators in one place. Through expert instruction, hands-on tutorials and case studies, attendees will gain the knowledge they need to rapidly build simple open source content management solutions with Magnolia CMS.

September 14-15 (San Francisco): TechCrunch 50

Last year, we hosted 250 start-ups and early-stage companies pitching to nearly 2,000 attendees, including 200 corporate buyers, VCs and angels and more than 150 members of the press.

We're proud of our irreverent history, and we're back for v3.0.

September 15-16 (Toronto): IDEA Conference

IDEA2009 brings together the world’s foremost thinkers and practitioners: sharing the big ideas that inspire, along with practical solutions for the ways people’s lives and systems are converging to affect society.

September 19 (Atlanta): Drupal Camp

Drupalcamp Atlanta is an attendee driven, completely volunteer initiative modeled after the open, participatory nature of barcamps. The event is catered towards those who have a like-minded interest in Drupal or simply want to find out more about Drupal in general.

September 24-25 (Huntsville): Collaborate Conference

The Collaborate Conference affords clients, VARs, and Partners an opportunity to explore best practices and see all the newest features and functionality of CNG’s solution first hand.

September 26-27 (Sheffield): CMS Made Simple Geek Moot

The developers of CMS Made Simple have finalized plans for the yearly developer conference. However, there is one major change… we're inviting you to join us.

On 26-27 September, CMSMS will host the first public Geek Moot event at The Showroom in Sheffield, UK. There will be plenty of presentations by the devs and others, events, networking and just general geeking out. There are plans for evening events in the works and they will be announced soon.

September 28-29 (Atlanta): Hannon Hill Cascade Server User Conference

Last year's Cascade Server User's Conference was a huge success, and we're already working on making this year's even better. We'll be offering more user-driven sessions, more hands-on functionality-related demos, more basic-user intro sessions, and more case studies. You'll have the opportunity to learn more about Cascade, interact directly with the Hannon Hill team, and learn from and share your experiences with other users

September 30 - October 1 (Washington, DC): Rethinking Corporate Communications

In its second year, RETHINKING CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS is an interactive and intimate conference for corporate, government and non-profit communicators. Learn from the most perceptive thought leaders the skills and best practices essential for business success this year.

October Events

October 1-2 (Paris): Open World Forum

The Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) movement is revolutionizing IT strategies and the software industry.

October 4-7 (Los Angeles): Adobe MAX

MAX 2009 is an extraordinary opportunity to learn new skills, explore emerging technologies, and connect with thousands of other industry leaders, Adobe products users, and Adobe teams.

October 8 (Utrecht): Hartman Event

The HartmanEVENT will teach you everything about strategies, methodologies, techniques and tools to get value from your information. On October 8, meet national and international gurus and peers who will combine theory and best practices in an educating and interactive style.

October 11-15 (San Francisco): Oracle Open World

Oracle OpenWorld 2009 is your opportunity to be a part of the conversation. And this year, based on your feedback, we’re inviting customers, partners, and developers to play an even larger role in the show.

October 12-15 (Vienna): IFRA Expo

IFRA Expo is the international communication platform for the newspaper industry and its suppliers, covering the entire range of products and services for newspaper magazine production and bringing together the right people in the right atmosphere

October 12-13 (London): CDN Strategies Summit

This event will evaluate the rapidly changing CDN landscape, and using case studies examine market entry and expansion strategies, and options for technical architecture. The event is designed as a forum for executives in the CDN market, their suppliers and investors to educate their investment decisions.

October 15 (London): Global Information Management Conference

Hear the challenges our customers faced when supporting their global markets, how they addressed their multilingual content requirements by adopting a Global Information Management strategy, encompassing authoring, content management and translation.

October 15-18 (Orlando): 54th ARMA International Conference

This is the premier event in the records and information management field, drawing more than 4,000 professionals from around the world.

October 19-22 (Las Vegas): Microsoft SharePoint Conference

If you’re an IT Professional, an IT Decision Maker, an Architect or a Developer you will find a deep set of technical content to give you a kick start for SharePoint 2010 and further your skills and knowledge with SharePoint Server 2007.

 Want your event in this list? Submit it here.

Alfresco to Double the Number of Enterprise CMS Integrators

Alfresco to  Double the Number of Enterprise CMS Integrators

If this was the script of a 1950s B horror-movie, Alfresco’s (news, site)  announcement that it plans to double the number of Systems Integrators (SI), might be the equivalent of the part in the movie where the villain promises to take over the world and infest it with giant slugs.

But Alfresco is not that kind of company and the announcement comes as a result of unprecedented demand for their solutions and the need for new partners to enable the implementation and maintenance of the Enterprise CMS platform for new clients.

The plan is to add 40 new SI partners by the end of the year and, generally, expand their numbers in both North and South America as the company’s performance defies the prophets of economic doom and just keeps growing.

Alert: What's Coming for Open Source CMS in August 2009

Welcome to the August 2009 installment of our what's coming from the open source CMS projects in the next 30 days.

If you're looking through here and feel that your project was left out, we invite you to send us an email at with a pointer to who we should contact at your project for updates.

Alfresco Community 3.2 Now Runs on Ubuntu Server

Alfresco Community 3.2 Available for UbuntuYes, it's true, the open source enterprise content management system that seems to live to support just about any environment has added another server to the list.

Alfresco (news, site) has announced that their Community Edition 3.2 can now be easily installed on Ubuntu Server Edition, free!

Alfresco just released the Community Edition 3.2 earlier this month. The latest version of the community edition of their open source enterprise content management software also includes some updated records management capabilities, improved Forms, IMAP support and a nice solution for the iPhone.

According to their 2008 Open Source Barometer report, which is a survey that reaches out to their 74,000 content community members to find out the preferences of open source technologies in the enterprise, Ubuntu was tied with Red Hat at 31% as the Linux operating system of choice.

"Ubuntu Server Edition is the most popular Linux distribution amongst the Alfresco user community.  We see many open source community members looking to use a combination of Alfresco as their content management solution and Ubuntu as their chosen operating system," said Martin Musierowicz, VP Alliances, Alfresco Software.

If that's true, why didn't Alfresco support Ubuntu from the beginning? We suppose the important thing is they do support it now.

Alfresco Community Edition 3.2 can be installed by users of Ubuntu Server Edition 9.04. Download your copy of Alfresco now using Ubuntu’s Package Manager functionality from Ubuntu's Partner repository.



Weekly Roll-Up: Top Stories, Memes and Moments (18-July-2009)

The twists, turns and tips you need for staying up-to-date by the water cooler.

Highlights of the Week

Most Popular Articles

And these are the articles you couldn't get enough of during the past week -- if page views are anything to go by, anyways. So, what was your fancy? SharePoint 2010, Social Media and Drupal SEO.

The Economy is in the Dumps but Content Management is Booming

If you're looking to advance your career, or if your org has got empty seats in need of savvy CMSers, you're in luck. Catch the best fish of the season on our on our content management job board.

Featured Jobs:

Whether Traveling or Virtual, There are Events to Attend

Wondering how to spend your time in the next few weeks or months? Attend a conference or maybe just a webinar or two. Have a look at our new Events Calendar to see what's happening in your area.

Featured Events:

New Software Glues Alfresco Enterprise CMS to Scalable Storage

Last October, open source Enterprise CMS provider Alfresco (news, site) and content software provider Caringo (news, site) announced that they had developed an interface that would support the use of Caringo’s CAStor as an Alfresco content archive and repository.

At the time, it was inevitable that tighter integration between the two was on the way, and yesterday they formally announced the launch of the Alfresco2CAStor connector between the two platforms.

Update: CMS Interoperability Project (CMIS) Making Solid Progress

With a public review of the Content Management Interoperability Specification (CMIS) (news, site) expected to be announced sometime soon, it's definitely time to check in and see what the various player have been up to.

Reminder: CMIS is an OASIS specification. It may well end up as a standard (and we hope that this happens), but it's not there yet. Here's where things stand today.

Alfresco Lays Groundwork for DoD 5015.2 Certification with Alfresco Community 3.2

Alfresco 3.2 Records Mgt, iPhone Support, IMAP, CMISAlfresco (news, site) has been talking about their ability to support to the complete CMIS specification in the next version of their ECM for a little while now, but that's not all that has arrived with Alfresco 3.2. The latest version of the community edition of their open source enterprise content management software also includes some updated records management capabilities, improved Forms, IMAP support and a nice solution for the iPhone.

Alfresco's Move to be the First Fully CMIS Compliant ECM

Alfresco's Move to be the First ECM Fully CMIS CompliantOpen source enterprise content management vendor Alfresco (news, site) really doesn't strike you as a vendor that likes to stay in the shadows. Quite the contrary actually. And the work they have been doing on CMIS -- the Content Management Interoperability Specification -- proves it. Their goal -- and they aren't being subtle about it -- is to the first Enterprise CMS that is fully CMIS compliant.

Alert: What's Coming for Open Source CMS in July 2009

Welcome to July 2009 installment of our what's coming from the open source CMS projects in the next 30 days.

If you're looking through here and feel that your project was left out, we invite you to send us an email at with a pointer to who we should contact at your project for updates.

Alfresco Offers Kofax Integration for Document Scanning and Capture

alfresco_logo_2009.jpg At the end of March this year Alfresco (news, site) released version 3.1 of its enterprise content management system. Discussing the new release, VP of Business Development Matt Asay indicated that they had improved support for Kofax Capture. So the announcement that a new extension for Alfresco 3.1 is undergoing beta testing and will soon be ready for general release is no real surprise.

However, it was neither Kofax, nor Alfresco itself that developed the extension, but Alfresco’s partner Micro Strategies did the honors this time.

eZ Conference: CMIS Integration for eZ Publish and Alfresco

The buzz this morning at the dungeon-esque eZ Conference Developer's Track (it took a while to find the smoky back room) was on implementation of CMIS to integrate Alfresco's document management interface with eZ Publish.

Christian Lundvang
from NXC presented on the topic with some help in the question period from Sergey Puschin.

Lundvang demo-ed how documents can be created using Alfresco's MS Word interface or Alfresco administration and then accessed in the eZ Publish Back or Front office. He then presented a case of creating and publishing a document from eZ Publish into the Alfresco space.

While Lundvang did not show a counter case of requesting the eZ Publish content repository using the CMIS interface, it is reportedly in the planning and under development.

The demo and discussions showed the strengths of the standard but also highlighted some potential limitations as pointed by some attendees. For instance, eZ Publish could store more structure contents than simply document oriented content: a folder in eZ Publish might have its own set of meta information when it is a very simple container in both Alfresco and the CMIS standard.

The CMIS standard, which has been advanced as a work-in-progress under the Oasis umbrella, has been provisionally adopted by a number of systems including Alfresco, Nuxeo and Day software. The current version of the standard, 0.61, has been implemented by NXC first to enable integration with Alfresco but it could then be used for any integration with a CMIS compliant solution.

eZ undoubtedly looks to this project as an example of how an eZ partner, like NXC, can contribute to the eZ Publish model: The extension, a collaboration between NXC and eZ Systems, will be integrated into the eZ Publish 4.2 release slated for September.

Alfresco Partners to Provide Content as a Service

Alfresco Offers Cloud Based Enterprise CMS Solution  Alfresco (news, site) is one of the most well known open source enterprise content management providers. With over 1.4 million downloads of their solution already and a number of marque clients for the Alfresco Enterprise, they should be happy to continue business as usual.

But, as usual, they aren't. This week they have announced a partnership with ParaScale, a cloud storage software provider, to offer Alfresco "Content as a Service".

KnowledgeTree Updates Open Source ECM, Adds Key Enterprise Features

KnowledgeTree Updates Open Source ECM, Adds Key Enterprise FeaturesOpen Source solutions seem to be in high demand in this down economy. So what do open source enterprise content management providers do to meet this demand? They add new features and functionality of course. At least that is what KnowledgeTree (news, site) has done.

The latest release of this commercial open source ECM is out today and offers a number of new features including integration with the entire Microsoft Office Suite.

Alfresco Partners with EnterpriseDB, Supports PostgreSQL

Alfresco Partners with EnterpriseDB, Supports PostgreSQLEnterprise Content Management specialist, Alfresco Software (news, site) and EnterpriseDB Corporation, are partnering to offer Alfresco Enterprise for use with EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus and EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server.

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