MODX Weekend 2014 Videos

The 2014 edition of the MODX Weekend was professionally recorded and edited by CherryTells

Saturday - September 20th 2014

TimeSpeakerSession Title
09:30Mark HamstraWelcome
10:00John PecaEmpowered Community
11:00Vasilis van GemertDo we have to reinvent the wheel?
13:30Chris CherrettMultichannel Content Management
14:30Graeme LeighfieldSelling MODX & Training your Client
16:00Mark WillisHigh Availability
17:00Several speakersLightning Talks

Sunday - September 21st 2014 - Front-end Track

TimeSpeakerSession Title
10:00Gernot EbenlechnerResponsive Madness
11:00Job van der VoortGit & Git Flow
11:45Menno PietersenRapid MODX Workflow
14:00Susan Ottwell
How to Simplify Site Setups
14:45Hugo PeekContent-First Webdesign, ContentBlocks & Style Guides
16:00Christian SeelBuilding Sites with ContentBlocks
16:45Several speakersAsk the Experts

Sunday - September 21st 2014 - Back-end Track

TimeSpeakerSession Title
10:00Mark HamstraStaging Workflow with Git & Gitify
11:00Charles SandersScaling MODX across multiple servers
Cancelled session
14:00Jan TeznerBest Practices in Component Development
14:45John PecaMastering ExtJS
16:00Bert OostE-commerce in MODX with SimpleCart

All Available Videos

Welcome by Mark Hamstra

To kick things off, Mark (briefly) opens the conference with some practical information and announcements for the audience.

Empowered Community by John Peca

The keynote by MODX Senior Developer John Peca about getting involved with MODX and making a difference.

Do we have to reinvent the wheel? by Vasilis van Gemert

The web is weird. We don't know what size the browser of our visitors will be, and we don't know how they will control our work. This requires a flexible kind of thinking, which seems to be unnatural for many designers. In this talk, Vasilis will look at some other disciplines that have been working with flexible canvases or unclear environments, to see what we can learn from them.

Multichannel Content Management by Chris Cherrett

Using MODX we can enable our clients to take full advantage of multiple channels like apps, social media and EPOS, helping them determine how, when and where content appears using one simple philosophy – “Create Once, Publish Everywhere”. In this session we’ll explore how we can truly utilising MODX as a content management system and not just a web publishing tool.

Selling MODX & Training your Client by Graeme Leighfield

Based on Graeme's experience running a small business, this talk will go into two different-but-related subjects. First of all how to sell MODX to prospective clients and secondly how to effectively train those clients on using MODX once their site goes live. Filled with examples and practical tips.

High Availability by Mark Willis

Continuing where colleague Chris Cherrett left off at MODXpo 2013, Mark Willis will talk about a possible workflow for building and maintaining MODX sites on a high availability platform.

Lightning Talks

5 minutes and 2 questions. That's all the time speakers will get to talk to you about MODX tools, web technologies, open source initiatives and a lot more subjects during the Lightning Talks session. Get a quick insight on numerous subjects.

Responsive Madness by Gernot Ebenlechner

Learn about the transition to Zurb's latest Foundation 5 framework in creating, maintaining, and updating elaborate responsive MODX sites.

Git & Git Flow by Job van der Voort

How do you use Git, and what is Git Flow? How does the workflow change when using GitHub or GitLab? Job will tell you all about it.

Rapid MODX Workflow by Menno Pietersen

How to speedup, optimise and develop MODX projects using Gulp, SASS, Browser-Sync, Element Helper and Static Elements.

How to Simplify Site Setups by Susan Ottwell

Susan will explain how you can simplify site setup and customisation using some interesting scripts and add-ons. These tips and techniques will help individual and freelance MODX developers, but also larger development teams dealing with more complex and larger deployments.

Content-first Webdesign, ContentBlocks & Style Guides by Hugo Peek

Building a website nowadays is all about taking shortcuts. But what about content and design? In this session I want to explore how ContentBlocks and a solid styleguide can completely replace your wireframing tools, and maybe even Photoshop!

Building Sites with ContentBlocks by Christian Seel

Come learn about how you can use ContentBlocks and some of its more advanced features to build awesome sites.

Ask the Experts

In the final Ask the Experts session, people had the opportunity to fire all their questions at the expert panel consisting of Mark Willis, Graeme Leighfield, John Peca and Mark Hamstra.

Staging Workflow with Git & Gitify by Mark Hamstra

Announcing & Releasing a new free tool called Gitify, learn how you can supercharge your MODX staging workflow from the command line.

Scaling MODX across multiple servers by Charles Sanders

Learn about how to serve your high traffic MODX site across multiple servers, using tools like APC and memcache to ensure high performance.

Best Practices in Component Development by Jan Tezner

Experienced from dozens of projects, Jan will present an optimal setup of environment and process to build components quickly, in standardized way and with support from community.

Mastering ExtJS by John Peca

John will be demonstrating how to get the best from ExtJS. He'll go into how to extend it properly, ho you can override existing code and what it takes to create custom extras and altering the manager.

E-commerce in MODX with SimpleCart by Bert Oost

Get an exclusive first look at the new SimpleCart 2.2 and learn how you can use your free SimpleCart license to build a bespoke ecommerce site for your clients.

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