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DNN Connect 2015 – it’s a wrap

I'm staring at my monitor with empty editor window open trying to come up with words to describe what has just happened. 3 days of being caught in some kind of whirlwind. Smiles and hugs, presentations, discussions, eating and drinking. And more discussions. And more drinking. And more discussions. And lots of laughing. And then it all slowly evaporates and we each make our way home. How to write down something that remotely approaches the experiences of those 3 days? Here's an attempt.

Poster Sessions

There is some confusion about the poster sessions we will have at DNN Connect 2015. I’ll try to elaborate on what we had in mind for this part of the conference. The idea was borne out of the fact that we wanted to cut back on the “product presentation” sessions we normally have in the conference. Many of you have great projects you are working on and traditionally our conference has been a vehicle to present those projects to your peers. But this year there is a lot to talk about regarding the technological changes at Microsoft and around DNN. So we’re going to experiment with a different format.

DNN Connect 2015 Program

We are thrilled to announce the program for DNN Connect 2015. This year we have taken a more active approach to content and have attempted to drive it with focus on two main themes: DNN 8 and neXt/asp.net vNext and mobile. There is a lot of noise around the changes that are happening at asp.net and DNN. Basically asp.net is being rewritten from the ground up and we can expect that some features that DNN uses will no longer be available to us. In part these changes are informed by “the mobile era” that we can ill afford to ignore. To make sense of all this we are very excited that Microsoft have agreed to send a speaker from their own asp.net team and we will welcome Eilon Lipton in our midst for this event. Together with DNN’s chief architect Charles Nurse you will have access to the very people that are shaping these changes.

DNN Hangout - April 2015 - Meet the DNN-Connect Association

We’ve been doing the DNN Hangout for almost a year now.  The primary focus for each hangout is to help the community know what’s going on in the community and the overall ecosystem.  This hangout seems to have captured that focus far better than any prior.  We invited the founding members of the DNN-Connect Association: Peter Donker, Philipp Becker, and Vicenç Masanas.  In this hangout, we learn more about the founders, what DNN-Connect is, and about the very near DNN-Connect 2015 event.

Announcing DNN Connect 2015

I'm happy to announce we have found a location for next year's DNN Connect conference! The world's most convivial DNN event is returning to France. But instead of the bustling capital, we'll gather in the countryside in the town of Millau (world famous for the highest viaduct in the world). And just like last year we'll be introduced to the local flavours and ambience during our event, so get set for some of the local food and wine. These will be hand picked by our local team, the kind folks of Nevoweb. You know, the NBStore guys (and girls). They have booked the Domaine Saint Estève for us from the 28th to the 31st of May (the event itself being on the 29th and 30th). It's a luxurious resort in the heart of one of France's most beautiful natural regions (Parc des Grand-Causses/Cevennes national park).

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Philipp Becker 6007 7
Geoff Barlow 543 4
DNN-Connect 431 6
Peter Donker 5052 30
Christopher Hammond 679 2
Olivier Jooris 418 1
Daniel Mettler 12001 88
Clint Patterson 1 1
Jos Richters 65 1
James Rosewell 325 2
Will Strohl 1546 27
Ernst Peter Tamminga 436 4
Barry Waluszko 2776 2
Declan Ward 439 1
Gifford Watkins 722 9
Torsten Weggen 2667 3