First of all: Thank you all! Thanks for coming to OXID Commons 2012, thanks for the wonderful speeches, for all the great conversations had everywhere, thanks for making OXID a big family. Over 600 people, plus roundabout 300 via live stream, took part in a great event empowered by over 50 exhibitors and sponsors at the fair ground in Freiburg.
Roland Fesenmayr, CEO of OXID eSales AG, opened the schedule, in his keynote he reviewed the last twelve successful months and talked about our focus during the next phase.
All in all, more than 40 lecturers presented the most recent topics about e-commerce and the OXID Ecosystem in two different tracks. The top-notch schedule offered various sessions and discussions about topics like multichannel, internationalization, news in OXID eShop version 4.6, community related projects, semantic web in e-commerce with GoodRelations, how to adjust performance in projects, and many more. Please feel free to watch the OXID Commons archived live streams of both rooms.
By the end of the event day, Andrea Seeger, Executive Board of OXID eSales AG, promised the award “THE GOLDEN CART” for outstanding solutions based on OXID Platform. We want to congratulate the winners in the five following categories:
- Online Pure Player
- Innovative Business Model
Garant Möbel Gruppe
- B2B Sales
- Brand Commerce
- Multichannel Solution
The mandatory after-show party was great again with the added bonus of nice weather and supporting live band, which encouraged networking, stimulating conversations and quenching refreshments.
On the very next day, May 25th, the unconference took place. The 77 registered developers came together in a leisure barcamp style to talk about the community project Admin2.0, to discuss the new module system in OXID eShop version 4.6, the language handling (mapping) and what the community expects from OXID eSales. Also, our Chief Software Architect, Erik Kort, gave us an insight into the plans for OXID eShop version 5.
To give you a visual expression of OXID Commons 2012, we collected some links for you:
- Photostream on Flickr
- Video stream on Youtube and Vimeo
- Video interviews by ecommerce lounge on Youtube
We also would like to draw your attention to other blog posts, mostly written by attendees:
- Roman Zenner via ecomPunk (English)
- Internet World Business about “THE GOLDEN CART” award (German)
- NFQ (Lithuanian)
- Björn Lange via e-Commerce Developer Blog (German)
- Dirk Ollmetzer (German)
Posted by Marco Steinhäuser and Daniela Baumgartner