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EECI Conference Videos Available

Announced earlier today on Twitter, EECI has made available some of the videos from EECI 2009 and EECI 2010 in San Francisco.

Lots of great presentations there, including one of my favorites: Matt Weinberg on e-commerce and ExpressionEngine.

Posted on Apr 05, 2011 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2009, EECI 2010

EECI Tweet Collection

I’ve been beta testing a new iPad app and have been using it to create and publish collections of tweets from Twitter. The collection I’ve been working on today is one for EECI 2010 in Leiden.

Throughout the day I’ve been going through Twitter and adding new tweets to the collection. I’ve been mostly relying on hash tags and searches to get started. This is the first time I’ve tried to curate collections of tweets and it’s definitely a lot harder than I anticipated; however, having a good tool is making it easier.

So, if you’re interested, please check out my EECI 2010 Tweet Library. I’ll be adding more throughout the three days of EECI, so check back often. If you’d be interested in more EE-related tweet collections, let me know!

Posted on Sep 29, 2010 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2010

EECI Day 2 Lineup

EECI Leiden Day 2 gets started in a few hours. I heard a lot of great feedback from attendees both directly and through Twitter. The talks from Day 1 looked fantastic and I’m looking forward to seeing the slides and related materials. Day 2 is looking like it also will not disappoint. Here’s the lineup for today.

  • Jamie Pittock (Erskine Design): Opening Keynote
  • Fred Boyle (nGen): Abstract to Absolut(e)
  • Greg Salt: Spam-Me-Not (I wish I could be there for this one. I’ve been talking to Greg about member spam for a while and if there’s an authority on it, Greg is the one).
  • Matt Weinberg: Ecommerce and ExpressionEngine: Moving Past PayPal
  • Veerle Pieters: Polish your design with CSS3
  • Brandon Kelly: (unknown)
  • Chad Crowell: IsEEforMe? The Business Case for ExpressionEngine
  • Travis Schmeisser: UI Principle & Tips

This is the last day of conference talks. Day 3 is the DevDay event.

Posted on Sep 29, 2010 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2010

EECI: Let’s Git It On by Ryan Masuga

I was still sipping my morning coffee but Ryan Masuga had already delivered his talk on the Git version control system at EECI in Leiden. His talk, subtitled “Everyday version control for ExpressionEngine using Git,” walks through the basics of Git and then how to apply it to ExpressionEngine. He also covered the workflow they use to manage changes on devot:ee.

Ryan’s slides are well annotated, so even if you weren’t able to be there (like me) for his talk, you should get a lot of out them.

Read Ryan’s presentation page, which includes a video, slides and related links: Let’s Git It On by Ryan Masuga

Posted on Sep 29, 2010 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2010, Version Control, Git

EECI 2010 is this week.

Speaking of conferences…

EECI 2010 in Leiden, The Netherlands takes place this week from Wednesday to Friday.

The conference gets underway while most of us in the US are still sleeping but here’s the schedule for Day 1:

  • Stephen Lewis: Add-on Development Grows Up: Pain-Free Unit Testing in ExpressionEngine
  • Leevi Graham: - a case study in selling, supporting and marketing third party software.
  • Greg Wood: Editorial design on the web
  • Ryan Masuga: Let’s Git It On: Version Control for ExpressionEngine with Git
  • Wil Linssen: Safe Sex with Git
  • Joel Bradbury: Tuning your Engine
  • Jonathan Longnecker: Customizing EE 2’s Publish Area

Day 2 has a lot more great talks scheduled. The third day is dubbed “DevDay” and is a 12-hour event where attendees can “learn how to successfully design, build and market ExpressionEngine and CodeIgniter driven websites and webapps.”

I’m not in attendance for this installment of EECI but EE Insider will still try to bring you as much coverage as possible. Have photos, feedback or information from EECI? Get in touch.

Learn more: The ExpressionEngine and CodeIgniter Conference

Posted on Sep 28, 2010 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2010

Win a ticket to EECI Europe from EllisLab

The conference is next week, but EllisLab is giving away a ticket to one lucky person.

Want to go to Leiden for EECI but don’t have a conference pass? Able to get to The Netherlands next week? Here’s your chance! You have 24 hours to get your comments in before polls close 9/22 at 06:00 PST. ( -8 GMT)

You get a free ticket to EECI, a small travel stipend (enough for a train ticket) and a free t-shirt so you can strut your stuff in Leiden.

Enter and win: Quick! Win a ticket to EECI Europe! A 24 hour give-away.

Good luck!

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2010, EllisLab

Add-on Developers Survey

As part of his talk in EECI in Leiden, Leevi Graham is asking ExpressionEngine add-on developers to take a survey about their experience developing add-ons.

The purpose of this survey is to gauge the current state of third_party ExpressionEngine addon development.

I’ll be using the aggregate response data as part of my EECI2010 conf preso.

You can remain anonymous if you choose however I encourage everyone to add their full details so I can contact you with more information. I won’t make any personal data public without your permission first.

And just in case you were wondering, Leevi plans to divulge Newism’s sales data as part of the process:

I wouldn’t ask you to do something I’m wouldn’t do myself. So I’ll be divulging all of our sales data, marketing and other experiences as part of the conference presentation.

If you are interested is submitting your data as part of this, it will only take a few minutes to fill out and submit the form.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2010, EE Add-ons

Installing and Upgrading to EE 2

When I released my new ExpressionEngine training videos last week, I also included a free installation video that walks through getting up and running with ExpressionEngine 2, including requirements, setting permissions and other considerations.

Installing ExpressionEngine 2 How-to Video Tutorial

The video runs about 15 minutes and is just shy of a 40 MB download. New to ExpressionEngine and want a quick primer on installing EE? Download the video now.

Now if you’re already using EE 1.6 and want to upgrade to EE 2, I shared some information in my EECI 2010 (in San Francisco) talk about the upgrade process. The slides are available to everyone to read and learn from.

But if you’re interested in watching me give the talk, last week the talk was posted to the conference website but it’s limited to those who attended or purchased the DVD.

I have 2 invites to complete access to the EECI videos (of nearly every session) and I am going to give them away to two random commenters on this blog entry. In order to win you have to list something you love about EE 2 and something you wish it had.  I’ll pick the two winners on Friday morning Eastern Time USA.

Don’t forget to leave a comment. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2010, ExpressionEngine 2

First set of EECI videos posted.

Today I got an email from Whoooz! Webmedia about the first batch of session videos from EECI 2010 in San Francisco. The videos available are talks from Lodewijk Schutte, Greg Wood, Lea Alcantara, Simon Collison, Leevi Graham, Jamie Pittock, Jamie Rumbelow, Thomas Myer, Travis Schmeisser, Adii Pienaar and Matt Weinberg.

It looks like the videos are only available for attendees (or maybe also purchasers of the DVD, it isn’t clear) but there is the option to share the video page with up to three friends or colleagues. This is a nice way to share your EECI experience with some of your officemates. There are other restrictions to the videos: your personal URL can only be used in up to three locations and the videos are not downloadable.

The email notes that this is only the first part of the videos and the second wave will be posted online next week. If you attended EECI in SFO, check your email!

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2010

EECI 2010 in Leiden Announced

The next iteration of the EECI conference was announced yesterday with the initial launch of the website. It takes place from Sept 29 to October 1 in Leiden, The Netherlands (same city as last year), which is just a short train ride from the Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

The conference will feature a new venue and a refreshed list of speakers (I’ve long said that Greg Salt is the quiet master of all things EE and I’m glad to see him listed as a speaker). Also different is that lack of a CodeIgniter track. EECI has always been heavy on the EE (in terms of content and attendees) but now it seems the CodeIgniter piece is gone altogether.

On the site, Robert noted:

You CodeIgniter lot are an astute bunch, so you have probably noticed there is no separate CI track this time. There will of course still be plenty of CodeIgnited talk, but it will all be ExpressionEngine related. If that’s just not enough CI for you, there is the 100% CodeIgniter-only conference “CICON2010” in Britstol, UK this August, with some more fantastic speakers.

From what I can gather the first two days will be the standard conference lineup and then on day 3 there’s something called DevDay:

On Friday October 1st we’ll have a 12-hour DevDay planned for you. A team of highly experienced coders and designers will guide you on this day whilst developing stuff for EE. In between we have small sessions that will cover specific topics. Of course we won’t forget to feed you and serve you some drinks.

Looking forward to hearing more about DevDay!

Tickets for the conference are now on sale at an early bird pice. There is the option to do the conference only or the conference plus the DevDay.


Posted on Jun 17, 2010 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2010

EECI 2010: PHP in templates: Pain or Pleasure

Another one of my favorite talks (and not just because of his dry humor) was Low’s presentation on using PHP in templates. Before the presentation I went up to Low and told him I know the answer: Pain. I’ve used a lot of PHP in templates when it was needed. However, I’ve always found PHP code in templates a lot of work to maintain going forwards&emdash;especially weeks or months later.

Low, however, showed some smart ways of using PHP, how the EE parse order works and, finally, how you can use both to make PHP in your templates pleasure, not pain.

Posted on Jun 14, 2010 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2010, Development Tools

EECI 2010: E-commerce on EE

On Wednesday afternoon, Matt Weinberg of Vector Media Group gave a information-packed talk on everything (and I mean everything) you need to know about doing e-commerce and doing it on ExpressionEngine.

Matt didn’t talk about Simple Commerce Module or how to use PayPal but instead focused on more robust implementations of e-commerce. He talked about payment gateways, merchant accounts (including suggestions for merchant account providers), PCI Compliance and some EE-specific solutions.

Matt has made his slides available to all (ZIP file).

Posted on Jun 10, 2010 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2010, E-commerce

EECI 2010: How Erskine Rolls with EE

One of the highlights of the EECI conference for me was Jamie Pittock’s (Erskine Design) presentation on “How Erskine Rolls” when developing websites on ExpressionEngine. His talk was packed—from beginning to end— with great EE development tips and a bit of the funny for which the Erskine crew is known.

Jamie made his slides and materials available for download; he even included a sample path.php file, config.php file and some template components. There could be a book written on the material Jamie presented, so it’s worth your time to go through the slides and follow along (even better, you should buy the EECI 2010 DVD that should include Jamie’s talk).

How Erskine Rolls with ExpressionEngine (ZIP file)

Mr. Pittock, my hat is off to you.

Posted on Jun 08, 2010 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2010, Deployment, Development Tools

EECI 2010: Leevi Graham’s Slides and Assets

On the second day of the conference, Leevi Graham gave a one-hour talk on how Newism plans, builds and maintains ExpressionEngine websites. Packed full of insightful information and handy tricks, Leevi showed us how to plan sites better, develop them faster and…profit!

Leevi has posted his slides and some assets (his Paper Plan) from his presentation. Grab them using the links below.

Video snippet from his talk:

Posted on Jun 08, 2010 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2010, Development Tools

Derek Allard on MojoMotor

Soon, I hope to have an interview about MojoMotor with Derek posted but until I can get him the questions and his responses, we’ll settle for this interesting nugget from his personal blog:

Mojo is something that I’ve been working on since around Christmas last year, and its been nearly everything I’ve been up to professionally for 5 months. Anyone who’s watched my keynote at EECI2009 knows that I’m a “social coder”. I crave community; and I consider nerding-out with other people to be foundational to the way I work. Keeping Mojo under wraps for 5 months has been killing me! I want to share, I want to say “hey, check out this cool thing I’ve been doing”, but we decided very early on that we wanted Mojo to come as a total surprise. Now that its out there, I’m glad we did.

Response to the news of Mojo has been overwhelmingly positive. I’m really hopeful that people will end up loving it as much as they love CodeIgniter and ExpressionEngine. I few secret tidbits that not many people know about MojoMotor:

  • MojoMotor was a name that Rick grabbed years ago. He just liked the sound of it. As I was developing MojoMotor it started out with a much different name, but it was quickly apparent that “MojoMotor” was the right name for the little CMS.
  • “The publishing engine that does less…” and the concept for the logo both came about in less then 3 minutes during a Skype call between me and Rick.
  • Other parts of the software that I expected to come quickly took WEEKS. Funny how that works.
  • The graphic artist who helped us along was Ilina Simeonova. She did stellar work, and her dedication to a project that she had little invested in was inspiring.

As I posted previously, there is no release date set and the final product will cost $49.95 US per license.

Posted on Jun 07, 2010 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2010, MojoMotor