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.
Chances are if you’ve spoken to Erik Reagan for any length of time, you’ve heard him talk about his family. His amazing wife and kids are his world and it does not take long to discover that. He is a huge proponent of being intentional with time and keeping work at work. (His wife thinks that’s pretty cool.)
Erik’s career has been an evolution from musician, to developer, to entrepreneur. He has a variety of interests these days, but what ties them all together is a hunger to learn how and why things work. What was once “How does this chord progression work?” turned into “How does a dependable website get built?” and eventually became “What does it take to build a great company?” Now, in addition to running a world-class branding agency, Erik coaches and consults with other agency owners helping them build businesses that thrive.
Robin got involved with EllisLab products in 2002, using pMachine Pro to build a personal site. Since then, her casual interest in web development has grown into an obsession. She’s now a fair hand at PHP and MySQL and enjoys nothing more than seeing what new tricks ExpressionEngine can be coaxed into performing.
Caroline Blaker Founder, Aquarian Web Studio Caroline C. Blaker is a 14-year ExpressionEngine veteran who is interested in helping heart-centered entrepreneurs develop the careers of their dreams. As the head of the business she founded, Aquarian Web Studio, she works with multiple technologies and is excited about the future prospects for ExpressionEngine. When she’s not building websites she is studying them - Analytics, SEO, and online shopping. She is also interested in personal development and belief systems, and approaches problem solving in ways informed by this experience.
Coming from a Product Design and Mechanical Engineering Design background, Oliver first started tinkering with HTML in 1998 and moved from Mechanical Design to Website Design with a UK design agency for 3 years. There he worked on corporate and e-commerce sites. In 2003, Oliver moved to full-time self-employed as IC360, designing and building websites and interactive multimedia tools.
Established since 1999, IC360 have the experience that counts… customer service that matters and high production values that make a difference. All websites are custom designed and built from scratch… because we know that quality matters and standing out from the crowd really does make a difference.
“ExpressionEngine has given me the power to create… above and beyond what I’d not normally be able to achieve.”
Patrice started managing digital projects 20 years ago, starting with a pioneering ecommerce music company during the .com boom in the 90s. Since then, she’s managed projects big and small for companies, agencies, and now as a freelance project manager - projects ranging from mobile apps to large scale CMS-driven websites, and even print projects on occasion. An active member and writer for the larger Digital Project Management community, she’s bringing her PM skills to EEConf to share!
Eric Lamb has been a professional software developer for over 20+ years, specializing in Internet technologies and development. For 10 of those years, he swam the corporate waters working in marketing for the entertainment industry out of Los Angeles. The other 10+ he’s been a member of the ExpressionEngine community while working as a professional developer and consultant.
I’m Doug! I’m a developer and founder at tripleNERDscore, focused on creating opportunity for partners through websites, apps, and supporting development teams. I have been programming since I had a TRS-80 and saved programs on cassette tapes, and am a huge fan of, and core contributor to, ExpressionEngine! I also build in Laravel and Vue and whatever I can get my hands dirty with.
When not guzzling coffee and yelling at the keyboard (some call it programming), I am spending time with my amazing wife and girls, exploring abandoned places, listening to metal and Wu Tang, and working to bring some good to the world. Come talk nerdy to me!
Hi, I’m Leslie Camacho and my life’s mission is to help entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses. In my 25+ years running software companies* and digital agencies as an owner/Visionary, CEO, and COO/Integrator, I have learned first hand that EOS is the best way for entrepreneurial teams to live their values in all aspects of life so they can grow successfully, have a big impact, and build a legacy that honors their loved ones.
Living my values is critical and as such I am especially passionate about helping underrepresented (queer, BIPOC, women, immigrant, disabled, neurodivergent) founders leverage the best parts of capitalism for social justice and creating generational wealth for their families. I am committed to keeping my client portfolio at least 50/50 with traditional & under-represented owners.
If you are willing to set aside ego and be open, honest, and leave the bullshit at the door, I will pour my heart & mind into helping you and your leadership team grow successfully with EOS!
* I’m a CMS OG.
Beyond his prodigious understanding of web development and interactive design, he’s a guy who does a bit of everything. Knows how to cook well, makes a mean kimchi, takes decent pictures, does music, plays badminton competitively, hikes, and he knits scarves that would sweep you off your feet.
My own career began in the insurance industry, after which I transitioned into technology, and eventually moved towards people management & HR. I have a soft spot for career changers, mainly because I am one.
In the last decade, I’ve spent time not only discovering my own career path, but I’ve honed the craft of helping others find theirs too. From technical recruiting to running coding bootcamps, I’ve worked with everyone from fresh high school grads to career veterans to help them identify what’s missing and recalibrate their path towards professional fulfillment.
Bryan is a developer on the ExpressionEngine team.
Drinks are on the house! Join us at Condesa inside the Motto hotel as we kick things off!
Registration and Breakfast
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.
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.
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.
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?
Lunch served at Convene
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.
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:
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.
Come back together to chat about what we learned.
Happy Hour sponsored by tripleNERDscore!
Breakfast served at Convene
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.
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.
Lunch at Convene
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.
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!
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.