Happy 1st Birthday Dear OXID User Group!

OXID User Groups

On June 20th the OXID user group NRW is celebrating its 1st birthday with cake, coke and code in Essen.

The topic this time will be Elasticsearch, an enterprise open source search engine on the basis of Lucine, comparable to SOLR. Elasticsearch was made to execute so called “intelligent” searches in huge databases with outstanding performance.

Unit M, one of our partner agencies and the organisational head of the user group NRW, recently implemented Elasticsearch in a project and wants to share their knowledge in a workshop style. Additionally, as so to say a birthday present, they will share the code they used in this project to the attendees of the user group meeting, so don’t forget to bring your memory sticks 😉

Attendance is free, but registration is required. You’ll find more information on the website of the OXID user groups.

Two days earlier, on June 18th, the OXID user group Berlin will meet, hosted by our partner SysEleven. Hurry up and grab yourself a ticket, it’s going to be crowded. Currently there are only nine places left.

At both events, most likely at least one OXID representative will join, so you’ll have the chance to talk to us personally.

Have fun!

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

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 User Group North Rhine-Westphalia About to be Established

On Friday, June 8th, from 4 PM on, the OXID user group North Rhine-Westphalia will be established at Unperfekthaus in Essen.

Christian Lehmann and Stefan Koshold from our partner agency Unit M GmbH, who organized this first meet-up, have the following aims and topics in mind:

  • exchange on a developer level (beta versions, modules, customizing etc.)
  • exchange on a partner level (competencies, collaboration, common activities etc.)
  • organization of informational events around OXID and/or OXID projects

Also, of course, other topics and ideas can be submitted at the meet-up on Friday, June 8th. The entry fee is 6,50 EUR (incl. WiFi, room rental and beverages), registration is required.

Look forward to seeing you there!

P.S.: In Unperfekthaus, try to find room 404 😉