Talks

    • DXA and the Future
      Bart Koopman (Technical Product Manager, SDL)

      DXA and the Future

      Bart Koopman (Technical Product Manager, SDL)

      Forrester said: “Digital Experience is the new King of Web Content Management”. So where is this King heading into the future and how can you hop on its train by using DXA? Bart Koopman will explain you all about the future of DXA, where is SDL heading with it, and how it will influence the future of implementing Web Content Management by moving in to the Digital Experience space. He will also explain you all about why open source is the future, why you should not be afraid of it but embrace it, and how you can join in to influence the future of DXA yourself.
      https://github.com/sdl/dxa-web-application-dotnet
      https://github.com/sdl/dxa-web-application-java

      DXA 100 %
      Technical 60 %
      Functional 80 %
    • Upgrades - Fix up and look sharp
      Robert Stevenson-Leggett
      (Senior Developer, Building Blocks)

      Upgrades - Fix up and look sharp

      Robert Stevenson-Leggett
      (Senior Developer, Building Blocks)

      Scan, Plan and Execute Upgrades
      Methods and tools to successfully plan and execute an upgrade with the minimum amount of downtime based on Building Blocks’ experience. Rob talks about the upgrade scan, planning the switch over, automation techniques and the people problem.

      Technical 70 %
      Upgrades 100 %
      Strategic 100 %
    • Cloud at a glance!
      Onno Ceelen
      (Product Manager, SDL Web)

      Renze de Vries
      (Product Development Manager, SDL Web)

      Cloud at a glance!

      Onno Ceelen
      (Product Manager, SDL Web)

      Renze de Vries
      (Product Development Manager, SDL Web)

      With the release of Web 8, SDL have demonstrated how we invested in its cloud capabilities. In this session we show how these enhancements have further matured our cloud services. We show how the investments of the last 2 years have grown the solution from a proof-of-concept to a service that runs at an availability rate of 100% to date. How did we achieve this and what technologies are used under the hood? What else is happening in the kitchen of DevOps that in the future we may bring you? What flavors of the service did SDL launch in the market and why do we believe we are unique? What does it take to develop a cloud solution? How can you benefit from other services? Many questions, lots of answers!
      renze

      SDL Cloud 100 %
      Architecture 90 %
      DXA 30 %
    • Fecron’s extensions to the SDL Suite
      María Jesús Pérez

      Fecron’s extensions to the SDL Suite

      María Jesús Pérez

      Three extensions to the SDL Suite will be presented: Landing Creator, Smart Test A/B and Smart Analytics.

      Landing Creator allows you to use XPM to create landing pages quickly and easily without the need for component templates.

      Smart Test A/B boosts the Experiments part of SmartTarget, by allowing you to define your own goals instead of just click counting.

      Smart Analytics is an extension that allows editors and publishers to use statistical data from various sources in a friendly and customisable way, using ADF capabilities.

       

    • Topology Manager: Why and How
      Likhan Siddiquee

      Topology Manager: Why and How

      Likhan Siddiquee

      This talk is focused primarily on two things: what is Topology Manager and its concepts and followed by migrating an existing PubTarget based model to Topology Manager with a real-life example.  If you haven’t yet setup publishing with Web 8 you won’t want to miss this talk.  And, even if you have already set it up once, you will gain new insights shared by Likhan, one of the developers in the SDL R&D team who worked on this feature.

    • Open heart SmartTarget surgery
      Will Price and Raimond Kempees

      Open heart SmartTarget surgery

      Will Price and Raimond Kempees

      Don’t try this at home!  Rai and Will slice open the heart of SmartTarget in order to implement enterprise capabilities:

      • Active/Active Index Servers in different Data Centres
      • Semi automated Index Server deployment
      • Really Blueprinted Promotions
      • CMS Security on Promotions
      • … and much much more.
      SmartTarget 100 %
      Customer based 100 %
      Enterprise level 100 %
      Technical 70 %
    • Continuous Integration and the API's
      Thijs Borst

      Continuous Integration and the API's

      Thijs Borst
      This talk will go deep into using custom MSBuild tasks to promote content along DTAP environments by using the CoreService API and the ImportExportService API.
      Introducing a new open source MSBuild library to automate tasks in SDL Web.
      Technical 100 %
      Core Service API 100 %
      ImportExport API (Content Porter) 100 %
    • SDL Web E-Commerce Framework
      Niclas Cedermalm
      Solution Architect (SDL)

      SDL Web E-Commerce Framework

      Niclas Cedermalm
      Solution Architect (SDL)

      The SDL Web E-Commerce Framework is an open source framework built upon DXA. It contains generic E-Commerce APIs for product categories, product search/queries, product details, cart and in-context edit controls. It also contains a set of DXA and ECL modules for various E-Commerce systems. Right now there are implementations for SDL Fredhopper, SAP Hybris and Demandware.

      Niclas will describe concepts behind the framework and go through what is available through the generic APIs. He will also build a simple web shop to demonstrate what is possible to do via the framework.

      Technical 90 %
      Architecture 70 %
    • Content Modeling: Going from Old to New
      Nickoli Roussakov
      Solutions Architect (Content Bloom)

      Josh Hebb
      Senior Consultant (Content Bloom)

      Sreedhar Sundaram (NRG)

      Content Modeling: Going from Old to New

      Nickoli Roussakov
      Solutions Architect (Content Bloom)

      Josh Hebb
      Senior Consultant (Content Bloom)

      Sreedhar Sundaram (NRG)

      We will present lessons learnt during a redesign project using SDL Mobile and focus on the important points of the content model when going from old to new. The stack is: Websphere, Java 7, Oracle, Tridion 2013 SP1, SDL Mobile, XPM, Razor templates.

      • Updating an existing content model for a Mobile Responsive implementation (making an existing content model “Mobile Responsive friendly“)
      • Combining aspect vocabularies for device specific requirements
      • Keeping navigation structure consistent across devices (mobile, tablet & desktop), & the implications on CM organization.
      Functional 100 %
      Schemas 80 %
      Mobile 70 %
    • (At least) Five things I've learned about Tridion & SmartTarget since TDS 2015
      Jonathan Williams, Co-founder (Stage Two)

      (At least) Five things I've learned about Tridion & SmartTarget since TDS 2015

      Jonathan Williams, Co-founder (Stage Two)

      Lightning Talk 100 %
      Functional 100 %
    • SDL Web: Focus and User Experience Insights
      Alvin Reyes
      Product Manager, SDL

      Nikki Veldhuis
      UX Designer, SDL

      SDL Web: Focus and User Experience Insights

      Alvin Reyes
      Product Manager, SDL

      Nikki Veldhuis
      UX Designer, SDL

      Product Manager Alvin Reyes and UX Designer Nikki Veldhuis describe how Product Management and User Experience are collaborating for the next version of SDL Web. This includes the methodologies applied to define and prioritize user stories based on data, end-user feedback, and community insights.

      We will also share some interesting snippets and findings seen at our customers, identifying and explaining editorial processes and usage, which you can leverage in your next SDL Web implementation.

      Product Vision 100 %
      User Experience 100 %
      Technical 20 %
    • Classic vs DD4T vs DXA Publishing Model
      James Scott
      Technical Architect (Unilever)

      Classic vs DD4T vs DXA Publishing Model

      James Scott
      Technical Architect (Unilever)

      James shares real-life experience using DXA in a large enterprise situation with new sites. We look into the various Tridion publishing models and why we might use them.

      Architecture 80 %
      DXA 70 %
      Technical 60 %
    • Code Dojo: DD4T
      Quirijn Slings

      Code Dojo: DD4T

      Quirijn Slings

      Watch Quirijn Slings build a DD4T solution in real-time and participate with suggestions, questions, and guidance.

      Technical 100 %
      Code 80 %
      Humor 50 %
    • Dual Farm: Deploying in the 24x7 nightmare
      Rogier Oudshoorn

      Dual Farm: Deploying in the 24x7 nightmare

      Rogier Oudshoorn

      So you got a heavily loaded website with custom code injected in every place (UI extensions, resolvers, deployer extensions and a big DD4T website). You have a big multi-datacentre infrastructure to run everything. And then the problem hits you: an 24×7 uptime requirement where planned downtime is not an option – for any part of the system.

      This talk describes how dual farming will help manage deployments in a system that can never go down, and what hurdles you have to jump to make that happen for SDL Tridion.

      Lightning Talk 100 %
      Technical 80 %
      Infrastructure 100 %
    • Translation Review and Preview
      Lars Møllebjerg (Senior Software Developer, SDL)

      Translation Review and Preview

      Lars Møllebjerg (Senior Software Developer, SDL)

      Translation Review and Preview – deep dive

      A deep dive into the technical details you need to know when implementing Translation Review or Preview in SDL Web 8.

      We will start with a detailed look at the infrastructure and architecture of the upcoming Translation Preview functionality – where you need to install components and how they communicate.

      We will then have a look at the translation workflows introduced with SDL Web 8. One step at the time you will see how to build a translation workflow that works with the translation management system… and not against it.

      Lightning talk: Translation – the myth of the black box

      Treating translation as a black box only takes you so far. See how Translation Review and Preview helps you take the quality of your translated web sites to the next level.

       

      Translations 100 %
      Infrastructure 30 %
      Workflow 80 %
      Technical 100 %
    • Active Standards / Quick Check
      Pamela Gareau ( Project Management & QA, Freelance)

      Active Standards / Quick Check

      Pamela Gareau ( Project Management & QA, Freelance)

      Real-life scenario of how ActiveStandards enabled us to set quality standards for all aspects of our website and ensure they are being met.

      Active Standards 100 %
      Functional 100 %
      Technical 10 %
    • Fast and clean TOM.NET template using XView
      Hoang Chu

      Fast and clean TOM.NET template using XView

      Hoang Chu

      In this presentation I will demonstrate how to build fast and clean TOM.NET templates using the XView framework.
      To showcase the effectiveness of XView I will do live coding demos from start till end, with little talks in between.

      XView is a decoupled SDL Tridion TOM.NET templating framework designed to simplify TOM.NET templates development and to advance maintainability.

      XView Highlights:
      – Develop and maintain TOM.NET templates outside Tridion.
      – Develop and structure TOM.NET templates in a Model-View-Controller manner.
      – Single Controller (template building block) to handle all compound templates.
      – Clean separation of C# and HTML with XTemplate.
      – Unlimited nested block parsing with XTemplate.
      – Unlimited nested scoped partial view rendition.
      – Centralized and fine-grained control over output decoration and validation.
      – Data sharing between different template scopes.
      – Direct access to TOM.NET API, .NET BCL and any .NET library available.
      – Extensible.
      – In-memory caching of objects.
      – Lightweight and fast.
      – No installations.

      XView source and code samples can be downloaded here: https://xview.codeplex.com.

      Technical 100 %
      Templates 100 %
      MVC 100 %
      Live-code 80 %
    • Code Dojo: Alchemy
      John Winter and friends

      Code Dojo: Alchemy

      John Winter and friends

      Participate in this live-coding session and watch a plugin be developed in real-time as the Alchemists mix their potions of JavaScript, Anguilla, Core Service, and the Alchemy framework. Bring your laptop to follow-along, or simply give suggestions of the next steps we should take in the journey.

      Technical 100 %
      Code 80 %
      Humor 60 %
    • Building GUIs: : A Personal approach to editing content
      Chris Summers, Robert Curlette & Community

      Building GUIs: : A Personal approach to editing content

      Chris Summers, Robert Curlette & Community


      See practical examples of Custom GUIs built for SDL Tridion from several community members. Robert Curlette and Quirijn Slings will present custom GUIs using Custom Pages, Anguilla and Alchemy. Also open for other speakers to join the presentation, fill in the ‘Suggest a Talk’ form to join us.

      Customization 100 %
      GUI Extensions 80 %
      Alchemy 50 %
      Technical 30 %
    • Working with Razor Mediator TBBs in Visual Studio
      Mark Vlasenko (Technical Consultant, SDL)

      Working with Razor Mediator TBBs in Visual Studio

      Mark Vlasenko (Technical Consultant, SDL)


      This is a presentation of a Visual Studio Extension that makes it possible to link Visual Studio to Tridion and work with Razor Mediator layouts as ASP.NET MVC razor files directly within Visual Studio (.cshtml)

      It is also possible to run Razor layouts in debug mode and see the TBB output in the web browser.

      https://github.com/mvlasenko/TridionVSRazorExtension

      Razor Mediator 100 %
      Tridion Templating 100 %
      Technical 80 %