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Recap: OXID Commons 2013

Honestly? From my gut I feel that this OXID Commons event in 2013 was the best we’ve had so far, and that obviously knocked it out of the ballpark for both days, OXID Commons conference and trade fair on 16th as well as OXID unconference on the next day, May 17th.

To give you some numbers: we had at about 800 face-to-face visitors, 500 on-line stream viewers and approximately 50 exhibitors.

Roland OXID Keynote at OXID Commons 2013

The first day of course was packed with currently discussed e-commerce topics: multi-channel (AKA omni-channel), high load scenarios, for example TV commercial peaks, mobile commerce, B2B sales, and strategic points of internationalization. Interesting enough, isn’t it. At the end of the conference day, OXID awarded the GOLDEN CART again, what a thrill! For those who have missed it, there’s a a review of OXID Commons 2013 available, including links to the slide show, videos and blog post from 3rd parties at http://www.oxid-commons.com

On the next day, OXID unconference was held in the Solar Info Center Freiburg. We welcomed nearly 100 developers and talked very tech in two channels about the top topics in e-commerce today like responsive design, Apache Solr, performance, GitHub etc.

OXID unconference

Talking about GitHub: for me personally it was a really big step in community development (my responsibility) when Roland announced in his keynote that “… we will go live on GitHub right … now!” and somebody else pushed the button to make the repository public. Since that point developers started forking OXID eShop on GitHub, and we could already merge some very useful contributions.

We’d like to thank everybody for your visits, your support and your really pleasant discussions with us. As always: after OXID Commons is before OXID Commons – looking forward to seeing you in the next year! By the way, you don’t have to starve in the meantime: maybe you’re interested in visiting one of the OXID Usergroup meet-ups either in Essen, in Berlin or (hopefully soon) in Munich.

OXID projects moved to GitHub

OXID projects, previously hosted on http://projects.oxidforge.org, using FusionForge as a platform software, moved to GitHub.

GitHub is a much more powerful platform than the previous OXID projects ever could be. Also, it provides some nice social and viral features to collaborate even beyond the OXID orbit. The pull request and forking features allow easy collaboration, while keeping your own development infrastructure. GitHub is easy to use and even knows SVN commands 🙂

All projects have been moved, incl. their README files (and/or descriptions), plus a remark regarding when and by whom the project originally was registered. If you recognize that something doesn’t fit, just leave a comment on this blog post – or pull request a change on GitHub.

All previous project URLs have been permanently redirected to their new GitHub location. Additionally, on http://projects.oxidforge.org we created a landing page with some information about why we moved and what are your benefits and advantages. Also, we highlight some interesting projects, exchanging them from time to time on this landing page. If you have some ideas for other interesting projects or plan to start a new project, please let us know.

Hope you like GitHub as much as we do.