Thursday, April 14, 2011

Magnolia Conference Call for Papers & registration open


We have launched the new Magnolia Conference site, and are now accepting proposals for presentations. This is the third time we do the Magnolia Conference and judging the success of the last two, you don't want to miss it. As in the last two years, we'll start with a partner day on Wednesday September 7th, followed by the public part of the conference on 8th & 9th.

This year we'd like to hear more from our ever growing list of successful customer projects, and I fully expect that the business track will be packed with cool stuff and interesting case studies. The technical track will certainly be surprising as well - last year we have seen presentations about Spring integration, Konakart integration, Ruby on Rails integration to name but a few. Also Joonas of Vaadin fame did show you what makes the Vaadin GUI framework so attractive.

Speaking of which, this year's conference will finally see Magnolia 5 and its new Vaadin-powered GUI. This will of course be the biggest reason to join, and I for one look forward to sharing the excitement with you. If you haven't done so already, be sure to check out our Magnolia 5 space on the community wiki, where you can track our ideas and comment on them.

If you care for a glimpse of what the conference is like, check out the 2010 Magnolia Conference archive. JBoss's community Manager Mark Newton calls this
one of the best Java CMS events I've been to
which is a really nice way of saying that you'll enjoy your stay.

If you register before the end of April you pay half the price of registering in September, so if you know you want to come, don't hold back. We also plan to offer developer workshops regarding Magnolia 5, details to follow. Workshops will cost extra, and be limited in availability. As a thank you for you early birds, conference ticket holders will get notified first.

So now, either register or submit a proposal for a presentation - in either case we'll be happy to see you at the Magnolia Conference 2011.