A few months ago, we announced the date and location for our 2016 Summer Camp event. We’ve been organizing the event since 2012 under the name eZ Publish Summer Camp. In 2014, we added PHP topics and adjoined PHP Summer Camp to it. This year, with the complex process of developing web solutions in mind, we added one more topic that is related to web design and decided to group the topics under one umbrella brand: Web Summer Camp.
Earlier this month we attended Smashing conference in San Francisco. An opportunity emerged to participate so we seized it. The conference was above average in the quality of talks and the city was, simply put, awesome. We enjoyed the trip despite the 9-hour time difference and a strong jet lag.
We figured there is no better time to announce Summer Camp 2016 than the holiday season.
We know the time and the place, the rest of the information will be on your way soon. Since we always strive for improvement, we have some exciting news for you in that department!
After a lot of work on rebranding the Summer Camp, we focused on assembling valuable workshops and other activities. Earlier this month the program was completed with the whole schedule available online. We also added info about the extras and, what is very interesting, we received enough requests for the Companion track, so we can confirm it will happen.
As Netgen approaches its teenage years (we are 13 years old this month!), it feels like a good time to look back at these formative years, and to recheck the things we have done and possibly done well. This blog post is a short review of some of the things we have learned along the way (coupled with a few stolen quotes) that could be useful for someone else bringing up a company.
A long, long time ago we used only one tool for syncing development instances with production environments - FTP. You could copy files from a local to a remote machine and that was pretty much it.
For the fifth year in a row, we are organizing Summer Camp for web developers and other web professionals. Over time, our event grew organically. It evolved through widening the scope and the range of topics being covered. The branding also needed to be altered along the event itself. This is a short tale about our event logo evolution.
When we announced PHP & eZ Publish Summer Camp 2015 in March, we must admit we had only secretly been hoping for such an amazing turnout - 120 people from 19 countries, 22 speakers holding 23 sessions in 3 days and 3 tracks. The Camp was sold out!
Today is a special day for Netgen. After a couple of years of development and constant testing, we finally tagged and released the multilanguage variant of eZ Tags (which includes TagsBundle as well as the legacy extension).