February 2013 Webinar

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Date Wednesday, February 13, 2012
Time 8:00 pm, Central European Time (Amsterdam, GMT+01:00)
Recording via SDL
Slides  via UrbanCherry

Presentations

SDL Tridion PowerTools: a call to arms

The PowerTools for SDL Tridion 2011 project was started in December 2010 along with the boot camps for SDL Tridion 2011, unfortunately the project had very limited support from within SDL and ground to a halt. In September of that year the SDL Tridion MVPs resurrected the project at their retreat in Portugal, the project gained some momentum as a community driven project, with over 40 developers requesting access to the Google Project leading to the first official release of the framework in June 2012.
This webinar looks at the project since Q2 of 2012, it progress, current status and aims to set out a roadmap for its future. This is your chance to have your say, and help shape the vision for the project for 2013.

Presenter: Chris Summers, (UrbanCherry)

Chris has spent his career creating and developing technology for website operation and management. With a background in engineering and design, for the past 10 years, Chris has focused on implementing SDL Tridion products, working with companies and their technical staff to ensure an in-depth understanding of the software and complete successful, on-going implementations. Chris has worked with more than 60 of the largest and most expansive SDL Tridion implementations in the world, from launching custom integrations, offering technical training and mentoring consultants through to certification.

 

 

 

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November 2012 Webinar

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Date Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Time 8:00 pm, Europe Summer Time (Amsterdam, GMT+02:00)
View Recording
via SDL
Slide Downloads
External Content Libraries
The Tridion Notification Framework
Notes
None

Presentations

The Tridion Notification Framework

An Introduction to the opensource MVP initiative called ‘Tridion Notification Framework’. A framework build on top of the current SDL Tridion Workflow implementation that let you send notifications of any kind to your users.

Presenter: Albert Romkes, Freelance SDL Tridion Consultant

Albert Romkes is engaged with SDL Tridion since 2006. Dedicated to make your SDL Tridion implementation a success in your organization.

 

External Content Libraries (ECL) – Making the future more bright

An explanation of the upcoming feature to easily embrace external content libraries in SDL Tridion 2013.

Presenter: Bart Koopman, Community Development Consultant (SDL)

Bart Koopman is a Community Development Consultant with SDL CMT and has worked for the company since 2003. In his current role at the Product Management department, he is the evangelist of all SDL Tridion products.

In the past, Bart worked as a trainer and consultant in the Professional Services department and before that he was a SDL Tridion Technical Support engineer. Currently he is responsible for the SDL Tridion World website and the SDL Tridion community.
You can find some of his contributions to the SDL Tridion community on http://sdltridionworld.com/community/developers/bart_koopman.aspx and on http://www.tridiondeveloper.com/author/bart

 

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September 2012 Webinar

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Date Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Time 8:00 pm, Europe Summer Time (Amsterdam, GMT+02:00)
View Recording via SDL
Slide Downloads
 Tridion and PHP Don’t Mix… or Do They? / Creating Tridion GUI Extensions – A Walkthrough
Webinar Notes  None

Presentations

Integration: Tridion and PHP Don’t Mix… or Do They?

Using PHP and Dynamic Publishing, the considerations and the limitations of using PHP via OData v.s. .NET or Java.  I will show some sample code and discuss the kind of TCDL handlers that need to be developed, and the difficulty/ease of doing so.

Presenter: Nickoli Roussakov (Content Bloom)

Nick has a history of building business web applications using various technologies including .NET, J2EE, various Oracle products and more, and has played many different roles in the software development lifecycle including Tester, Business Analyst, Developer, Project Manager and even an IT Strategy Analyst. His passion lies with designing and delivering solutions for the business through the use of technology. He immediately fell in love working with SDL Tridion since it enables the technologist to stay on top of his game. Currently Nick works as a Technical Director of Content Bloom Inc. in North America.

 

Creating Tridion GUI Extensions – A Walkthrough

Tridion 2011 contains a new GUI Extension framework to extend the Tridion GUI and improve the experience for Editors and Authors.  This presentation will walk through various GUI Extensions and explain the code and what happens behind the scenes.  New GUI Extensions will be created in the webinar using the Anguilla Framework, Web Services, and .NET.

Presenter: Robert Curlette, Tridion Architect, Freelance (Curlette)

Robert enjoys helping Tridion customers upgrade to Tridion 2011 and take advantage of the new features in the platform.  He started his career at Tridion’s headquarters in Amsterdam in 2000 and blogs at www.curlette.com where he shares information about creating GUI Extensions, Event System, Broker, and Tridion 2011 features.

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New Community Webinar Site

Lots of SDL Tridion goodness to come! © SDL

As you might have noticed, you are now looking at the new community webinar website. We’ve decided to centralize the webinar website onto it’s own separate website from where the original webinars were posted (on my own website). With the new site we hope that it will be clearer when and were the webinars are and slowly grow the webinar series! We have been somewhat overwhelmed by the attendance at the webinars so far and we would like to continue this growth!

We’ve migrated over the content from the old site so everything you could find before you can find here also. We hope you like the new website and our webinars and we would love to hear your feedback in the comments below!

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June 2012 Webinar

For the next webinar we will have the webinar slightly earlier than usual which will make it the June webinar rather than the July one. After this one we’ll resume the regular schedule in September.

Details

Date Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Time 8:00 pm, Europe Summer Time (Amsterdam, GMT+02:00)
View Recording via SDL
Slide Downloads Tridion Community Builder (UGC) for the Community, SDL Tridion 2011 PowerTools Goes Live
Webinar Notes

Presentations

Tridion Community Builder (UGC) for the Community

Dominic will take us on a walk through of what SDL’s Community Builder application has to offer.

Presenter: Dominic Cronin, Principal Consultant,  Indivirtual

Dominic first encountered Tridion early in 2001 (the current version was 4.1). He worked in Tridion R&D for several years and was on the core team during development of Tridion R5, (up to and including 5.1 SP4). Since 2005 he has worked in the field, consulting on all aspects of the Tridion suite, as well as implementing customisations, designing infrastructure and providing advice on architecture and on web content management. He currently works for SDL delivery partner, Indivirtual, as principal consultant.

SDL Tridion 2011 PowerTools Goes Live

Alvin recaps the PowerTools story, then demos updated functionality for the “just-in-time” Q2 release. We’ll also take a moment to identify needs and volunteers for the next release.

Presenter: Alvin Reyes, Consultant,  SDL WCMS

Alvin was unique as the first, and only, Tridion MVP award winner from the SDL client community. He has enjoyed interacting with the consultant- and user-community on Tridion World and has recently joined SDL’s Web Content Management Services (WCMS) Division as a functional consultant.

With a background project management and software development, he enjoys helping Tridion customers users find well-fitted solutions that balance business wants with system needs. From web development intern, to internet research associate, to Web business analyst he’s helped document, implement, and train users in Tridion and other systems. He credits recent success to involvement with the dynamic Tridion community and continues to contribute on the Tridion World forum and through his blog, available at http://createandbreak.net.

 

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May 2012 Webinar

Details

Date Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Time 8:00 pm, Europe Summer Time (Amsterdam, GMT+02:00)
View Recording via SDL
Slide Downloads  Where’s That Darn Button??!! – The value of an intuitive interface
Webinar Notes Stack Overflow
Commitment needed: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/38335/tridion
Tridion Questions: http://stackoverflow.com/search?tab=newest&q=tridionToronto User Group
http://web.me.com/amurrell/Toronto_Tridion/Toronto_Tridion_User_Group.html

Tridion PowerTools
http://code.google.com/p/tridion-2011-power-tools/

Presentations

Where’s That Darn Button??!! – The value of an intuitive interface

How many times have you found yourself frustrated while looking for something on a website? Learn how to avoid the common pitfalls, and leverage SDL Tridion’s power to deliver a better user experience.

Presenter: Michelle Chance, CEO of Ranked One, Inc. (www.ranked-one.com)

Michelle has a Bachelors in Psychology, and a Masters in Multimedia and Instructional Design. She has been creating websites for approximately 20 years, and implementing Tridion since 2006. In each instance she applies a strategical approach, with a delicate balance between technology and marketing, to bring out the most of the application to meet each of her customers’ business needs and objectives, because Tridion is truly a business tool.

Navigation and a Management Interface

There are as many Navigation solutions for SDL Tridion as there are consultants out in the field. The system’s flexibility in accommodating different technologies has led teams to implement navigations in many different ways – sorting nodes through metadata or node names (“010 About us” anyone?), using ASP.NET sitemap providers, XML/XSLT, etc – all has been done, except for a dedicated Navigation Manager interface.

Until now. As part of a large implementation, SDL WCM Professional Services was tasked with creating a Navigation Management interface allowing:

Controlled edits to the navigation – adding pages, adding structure groups, re-ordering nodes – all is done via this custom interface with granular access control
Workflow approvals for navigation changes – reordering, renaming, adding/removing – all can go through workflow
Navigation files split across individual files – faster publishing, fine grained control over changes, less impact when using workflowDuring this session I will be walking you through the requirements, the thought process and a demo of this solution.

Presenter: Nuno Linhares , Principal Consultant, SDL (www.sdl.com)

Nuno Linhares is a Principal Consultant within SDL’s Web Content Management Solutions Division (based in New York) and has worked with the company’s Professional Services organization since March 2005.

 

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March 2012 Webinar

Details

Date Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Time 20:00 hrs CET / 3 PM EST / 12 PM PST (Daylight savings adjusted for US hours)
View Recording via SDL
Slide Downloads Taxonomy driven websites at Yale School of Medicine“The” Navigation Debate
Webinar Notes Stack Overflow
Commitment needed: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/38335/tridion
Tridion Questions: http://stackoverflow.com/search?tab=newest&q=tridionToronto User Group
http://web.me.com/amurrell/Toronto_Tridion/Toronto_Tridion_User_Group.html
Indian User Group
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4074928&trk=anet_ug_hm&goback=.gdr_1331710660482_2

Presentations

Taxonomy driven websites at Yale School of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine has used SDL Tridion 2011 to build a taxonomy driven website for publishing online versions of its quarterly magazines. The site uses a dynamic page assembly approach based on ASP.NET, which enables editors to release magazine content by simply creating and tagging content with minimal CMS training.

Presenter: Chris Summers (UrbanCherry)

Chris has spent his career creating and developing technology for website operation and management. With a background in engineering and design, for the past 10 years, Chris has focused on implementing SDL Tridion products, working with companies and their technical staff to ensure an in-depth understanding of the software and complete successful, on-going implementations. Chris has worked with more than 60 of the largest and most expansive SDL Tridion implementations in the world, from launching custom integrations, offering technical training and mentoring consultants through to certification.

“The” Navigation Debate
Navigation – A discussion of experiences. How can we generate and manage site navigation in SDLTridion. What does the choice mean to the stakeholders and how does the BluePrint factor in this.

Presenter: Mark Saunders (Content Bloom)

Working with Tridion since 5.2 in various implementations from an implementation/architecture design and development angle.

 

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January 2012 Webinar

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Date Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Time 20:00 hrs CET / 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST
View Recording No recording, we forgot 🙁
Slide Downloads Tridion Developer: downloads for both sets of slides
Webinar Notes None

Presentations

Integration: SDL Tridion & JW Media Player

Often clients have a need to embed videos such as flash or mp4, within their rich text content fields. Pasting video embed code is one way to deal with this, however, the video would then need to be hosted on a different site, like Vimeo or YouTube, or needs to be published separately in Tridion with the video URL hardcoded as part of the content. This is not an elegant, nor a user-friendly solution. The JW Player Video Renderer module allows the non-technical user to include a video Multimedia Component as a Component Link within their rich text field. All that is required is a little bit of configuration and a TBB provided here.

Presenter: Nickoli Roussakov (Content Bloom)

Nick has a history of building business web applications using various technologies including .NET, J2EE, various Oracle products and more, and has played many different roles in the software development lifecycle including Tester, Business Analyst, Developer, Project Manager and even an IT Strategy Analyst. His passion lies with designing and delivering solutions for the business through the use of technology. He immediately fell in love working with SDL Tridion since it enables the technologist to stay on top of his game. Currently Nick works as a Technical Director of Content Bloom Inc. in North America.

Page publishing PowerTool demonstration

The SDL Tridion community recently took advantage of the new GUI extension framework and rebuilt and refreshed the SDL Tridion powertools. This presentation will walk through the implementation and functionality of the Page publisher, highlighting what is possible with the tool and its usefulness to content editors, whilst showing developers how easy it is to build their own custom extensions.

Presenter: John Winter (Content Bloom)

John has been working with SDL Tridion for a huge number of years and has been fortunate enough to have worked on some very large scale SDL Tridion implementations.  John manages the European side of the CMS consultancy company Content Bloom

 

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November 2011 Webinar

Details

Date Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Time 20:00 hrs CET / 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST
View Recording via SDL
Slide Downloads Leveraging the Community in your next Tridion ImplementationYAWF (Yet Another Workflow Framework)
Webinar Notes None

Presentations

Leveraging the Community in your next Tridion Implementation

Alvin describes three technical considerations in an R5.3 to 2011 upgrade and how support, your implantation partner, and the Tridion community can help.

Presenter: Alvin Reyes (SDL).

Alvin was unique as the first, and only, Tridion MVP award winner from the SDL client community. He has enjoyed interacting with the consultant- and user-community on Tridion World and has recently joined SDL’s Web Content Management Services (WCMS) Division as a functional consultant.

With a background project management and software development, he enjoys helping Tridion customers users find well-fitted solutions that balance business wants with system needs. From web development intern, to internet research associate, to Web business analyst he’s helped document, implement, and train users in Tridion and other systems. He credits recent success to involvement with the dynamic Tridion community and continues to contribute on the Tridion World forum and through his blog, available at http://createandbreak.net.

YAWF (Yet Another Workflow Framework)

Workflows implementations become increasingly popular in the last couple of years. YAWF is a workflow framework built on top of Tridion’s workflow functionality. Although there is nothing in YAWF that you can’t do with OOTB Tridion workflow, YAWF does it easier — modular and reusable automatic activity handlers written in C# provide a consistent approach for implementations. Handlers such as Email Notification, (Schedule) Publish, Re-assign to author or to group, are just a few examples of some YAWF built-in handlers.

Presenter: Mihai Cadariu (SDL)

Mihai Cadariu is a Senior Technical Consultant and has been working for SDL Tridion since 2005. He is a Certified Consultant with strong web development skills; therefore he specialized in Content Delivery. Mihai’s day to day responsibilities include consulting, architecting Tridion solution and integrations, developing and delivering trainings. His thorough Java knowledge established him as the owner of the Content Web Application (CWA) and Secure Content Delivery (SCD) modules. Mihai is also an authority in SDL Tridion Personalization and Profiling (P&P).

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