Nick explaining how he missed physically hooking up with Beat during their AT&T Bell Labs same building location period only to meet him 15 years later – online – as a Community Builder team member …
Community members have profiles … so do we ….
Presentation starts with a human note (how Beat and Nick met) and continues with general discussion regarding social networks (need, challenges, opportunities, etc.).CB is presented from various perspectives (numbers, people, technical, history, strategy) and available extensions are presented.Strategy for the future is presented and various announcements are made (CB 2.0, Incubator, GroupJive, CBSubs, CB on J1.6b1, etc).Joomlapolis hosting is presented and human challenges that social networking managers will face are explored.CB is here for the long run!
Social network definition …
Examples of social networks
Core functions that must be present
Implementation options …
CB – a 4 dimension view
CB Community is huge and active!
Facts don’t lie …
300K is a big number!
CB Community and Teams
CB is designed to be expandable – features are built over a solid framework.
CB Core Features
Core features can be expanded and new features can be added with plugins
CB 1.2 API examples. Developers can use API to add extra features.
CB Strategy is to remain free, GPL and grow over a sound framework.
Mambojoe (US) and djTrail (NL) founded CB back in 2004 Mambo days and they were assisted by Pete (US) in testingBeat and Nick joined later and helped with Documentation, Forums and codingDuring beta3 – beta4 period a fork took place forming CBE. CBE used pre-beta4 code. Forker added some quick features to code making it attracting to normal end user. Major strategic decision had to be made. Go for quick features to compensate or focus on solid foundation and framework. We decided to push for solid API. This led us to CB 1.0 RC1 which had almost all existing hardcoded functionality redesigned to work off API.Even though CB never reached a stable release during Mambo days, it was still the most popular component on mambo forge.Mambojoe’s real name was not known to any of us during this period. Later (during the early Joomla era), his true identity was revealed – Wes Penner from US.
Kyle is making a difference on our forums
CB Team add-ons available for subscribers or commercially
CBSubs extends the CB framework adding its own API layer
CBSubs has a nice 7 day activity summary
CBSubs main panel provides quick access to specific areas.
Examples of CBSubs content protection
Community Builder beyond social sites
Community Builder beyond social sites<br />@ J and Beyond<br />
CBSubs™: Payment center<br />Payment center shows nice overview of last 7 day activity:<br />Number of transactions, Completed payments, New Registrations, Upgrades, Renewals<br />30/5/2010<br />Joomlapolis - 2010<br />41<br />