EEConf 2022 Fall Summit

2 Full Days of Collaboration and Learning

 

Join the ExpressionEngine community for a 2-day summit. Particpate in expert-led round table discussions to tackle your most challenging web development projects and business headaches. Hear from community leaders. Inspire others.

Limited to only 50 attendees.

Speakers

 
}
Erik Reagan
Erik Reagan
Co-founder & COO
}
Robin Sowell
Robin Sowell
Development Liaison and Support Lead
}
Caroline Blaker
Caroline Blaker
Principal, Tech Lead, Art Director
}
Oliver Cannell
Oliver Cannell
Owner
}
Patrice Embry
Patrice Embry
Freelance Digital Project Manager
}
Eric Lamb
Eric Lamb
Owner
}
Doug Black
Doug Black
Owner
}
Les Camacho
Les Camacho
Professional EOS Implementer®
}
Gilbert Lin
Gilbert Lin
Web Developer
}
Caitlin Studley Potter
Caitlin Studley Potter
Owner
}
Bryan Nielsen
Bryan Nielsen
Developer
Join Us

Agenda

 

Welcome! 🍻

Wednesday, October 5

7:00 PM (EDT)

Happy Hour 🍻

Drinks are on the house! Join us at Condesa inside the Motto hotel as we kick things off!

Day 1

Thursday, October 6

8:00 AM (EDT)
lunch

Registration and Breakfast

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM (EDT)
Boyer Hub
Erik Reagan
Erik Reagan
Co-founder & COO

Opening Comments and Keynote

We’re looking forward to an amazing couple days of discussion and inspiration. Join the EEConf team as we kick off this year’s Fall Summit and welcome Erik Reagan as our keynote speaker.

10:15 AM (EDT)
Annenberg East
Robin Sowell
Robin Sowell
Development Liaison and Support Lead

Building a Site in ExpressionEngine 7: Best Practices

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just getting started, everyone can learn something at this workshop. Learn the right way to build in ExpressionEngine from Robin Sowell, ExpressionEngine Development Liaison and Support Lead. Robin has helped thousands of users and has seen every wrong and right way to build in ExpressionEngine. Leave here not only learning from Robin, but from others in the room who are building in ExpressionEngine just like you.

10:15 AM (EDT)
Annenberg West
Caroline Blaker
Caroline Blaker
Principal, Tech Lead, Art Director

Yes, YOU! Bringing ExpressionEngine back to best in the worldwide ecosystem

ExpressionEngine is an important player in the overall website ecosystem, but its voice has been diminished somewhat through its history. It’s up to us, the EE collective to restore how we speak about ExpressionEngine, reference it, and get excited about it. Especially because if we don’t, no one will.

Caroline will share business ideas, stories, and perspectives on what makes ExpressionEngine great. No matter who or what has tried to knock it down, ExpressionEngine is still the best CMS option for a huge number of web projects - which will be identified, quantified, and primed in talking points. No matter at what level, this talk will help its audience find its voice while going forward to talk about ExpressionEngine.

11:00 AM (EDT)
Annenberg West
Oliver Cannell
Oliver Cannell
Owner

3 Sides Of The Ecommerce Coin

An examination of the challenges, benefits, and lessons learned, of running your own e-commerce Website, from an ExpressionEngine designer/developer point of view.

How does it open your eyes to client challenges? How does it help you improve your services and technical offerings with EE? How does it help you broaden your skillset and knowledge, in being able to offer successful e-commerce design and build services?

12:00 PM (EDT)
lunch

Lunch

Lunch served at Convene

1:30 PM (EDT)
Annenberg East
Patrice Embry
Patrice Embry
Freelance Digital Project Manager

Why Your PM Crushes All Hopes And Dream

In this discussion, Patrice will chat a little about the role of project managers and why they always seem to be raining on everyone’s parade. Afterward, she will lead a discussion of project and project management related issues attendees face in their daily life.

1:30 PM (EDT)
Annenberg West
Eric Lamb
Eric Lamb
Owner

ExpressionEngine, Artificial Intelligence, and Matchmaking; a Workshop

In this workshop, Eric will go over the technical details of how he built a matchmaking system using ExpressionEngine, Artificial Intelligence, and a user’s social media presence. Topics to include:

  1. How to learn about AI/ML in 2022
  2. Setting up an infrastructure to house data
  3. Steps needed to build a feedback loop
  4. Examples of various ML techniques like sentiment analysis, spam detection, and classification
  5. Best practices for implementing custom Open Street Maps servers for location analytics
  6. How ExpressionEngine is suited to the task when combined with APIs
3:45 PM (EDT)
Boyer Hub
Doug Black
Doug Black
Owner

I'm Not Growing Up, I'm Just Burning Out: Dealing With Burnout as a Dev

The pressures of working to feed the global tech frenzy are forcing developers, project managers, and business owners to work endlessly while leaving little room for personal lives. Burnout manifests in a number of different ways, and not one is pleasant. Let’s talk about what burnout looks like, the early signs of burning out, and how to help bring some relief and margin. Lighthearted tone with some practical steps while sharing each other’s experiences as a community.

4:50 PM (EDT)
Boyer Hub
EEConf Team
EEConf Team

Recap and Open Discussion

Come back together to chat about what we learned.

7:30 PM (EDT)

tripleNERDscore Happy Hour!

Happy Hour sponsored by tripleNERDscore

https://triplenerdscore.net/

Day 2

Friday, October 7

9:00 AM (EDT)
lunch

Breakfast

Breakfast served at Convene

10:00 AM (EDT)
Annenberg East
Les Camacho
Les Camacho
Professional EOS Implementer®

Troubleshooting Your Business

Not just for business owners, in this discussion, Les Camacho, Professional EOS Implementer®, will guide discussion around your biggest challenges. Whether you’re an owner struggling with operations, a project manager battling scope, or a developer trying to figure out how to work better with designers, this discussion is meant for you. Here Les will guide everyone through identifying, discussing, and solving your real-world problems as everyone comes together to share challenges and lessons learned. While everything that’s shared in these discussions stays in these discussions, everyone will be walking away with actionable ideas and steps they can implement in their work.

10:00 AM (EDT)
Annenberg West
Gilbert Lin
Gilbert Lin
Web Developer

React JS: Building an Efficient Add-on Control Panel User Interface

When building interfaces for add-ons within the ExpressionEngine control panel, the use of the React JavaScript library can be extremely helpful and time-saving. Designing the interface, and creating and manipulating data structures, can be done easily without needing to write your own functions from scratch.

In this talk, Gilbert will demonstrate how to use React to generate CP pages that handle saving and displaying complex data. Basic familiarity with React is not required, but will definitely help. Gilbert will provide some React learning tips and shortcuts for people who are starting out with React.

11:30 AM (EDT)
lunch

Lunch

Lunch at Convene

12:30 PM (EDT)
Annenberg East
Caitlin Studley Potter
Caitlin Studley Potter
Owner

Transferable Skills: Treasure, Not Trash

Most career-changers think their previous career skills get thrown out when they make a major pivot in their career, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. To best sell yourself to a potential employer, you can utilize and showcase all of your skills, old and new, to demonstrate the value you’d bring to their business. During this session, we’ll dig into the details of extracting those skills and highlighting your value, past and present.

12:30 PM (EDT)
Annenberg West
Bryan Nielsen
Bryan Nielsen
Developer

ExpressionEngine Decoupled

In this workshop/discussion, Bryan and members of the EE team will discuss the future of developing with ExpressionEngine. Including how Twig support will be included, connecting ExpressionEngine with other platforms, and using ExpressionEngine in a decoupled architecture. Get ready for the future of ExpressionEngine!

2:00 PM (EDT)
Boyer Hub
EEConf Team
EEConf Team

Recap and Closing Comments

Come back together to discuss some key takeaways and hear from the ExpressionEngine team as they discuss what’s next for ExpressionEngine and the community.

Our Sponsors

 

Thank you to all our Sponsors for supporting the EE Community.

GOLD SPONSORS
SILVER SPONSORS
sponsor

Would you like to become a sponsor?

BRONZE SPONSORS