2011 DotNetNuke World
11/15/2011 9:11 PM
Now that the DNN event-of-the-year is over, and people are having a chance to catch up with their rest, you are about to start seeing a lot of technical DotNetNuke blog postings. I want to start the ”blog-inundation” with what I think is one of the most important take-aways from the conference.
First let me get the legal disclaimer out of the way: I am not employed by DotNetNuke Corp, nor am I being compensated for my opinions. I did however receive a prize at the conference in regards to the Orlando User Group contest (more about this in a separate post).
Things to take notice of:
- This was a DotNetNuke ONLY event. In the past, the conventions have been a part of DevConnections. DevConnections are wonderful conferences! I was attending them before DNN ever thought of having a conference. When OpenForce (the DotNetNuke conference) was added as a track to the DevConnections conference, it was a big plus. It was also nice to see DNN included with all of the Microsoft stack. However, it also at times seemed that DotNetNuke was a second class citizen. This event was DNN, Only DNN, and All DNN. No distractions and lots of great sessions!
- This was the BIGGEST DotNetNuke event ever. I have not heard official numbers, but I believe there were more than 400 people there. Even if I am a little high on this number, it is still easily the biggest DNN event ever. Lots of people, lots of knowledge ripe for the picking.
- This was the CLASSIEST DotNetNuke event ever. From the venue, to the vendors; from the sessions to the signs; from the attitudes to the administration; from the… well … you get the idea… from end to end it was just done right.
- This was the most UP-BEAT DotNetNuke conference in recent history. Now that people have had a chance to see the results of the “New” corporation structure and thus the most successful release ever (6.x), no one seemed to be worried about what was coming; rather they seemed to be looking with excitement to the future!
So what is the big take-away?
DotNetNuke is here to stay! DotNetNuke has a passionate community. Most of us don’t really want to admit there have been times we wondered if DNN would survive. Those days are gone, and this conference made sure we realized it. DotNetNuke may be “open-source”, but it is absolutely enterprise ready. Take a look at the News page on DotNetNuke.com and you will fast come to the conclusion that you don’t want to ignore “The-DotNetNuke-Option”!
Start planning now for DotNetNuke World 2012!