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MODX Meetup 2018-03-07 - Introduction talk

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My "brief" introduction at the MODX Meetup on March 7th 2018, covering:

- Welcome
- Sponsored by modmore
- What's up MODX?
- MODX User Group Noord Nederland

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MODX Meetup 2018-03-07 - Introduction talk

  1. 1. Welcome to Leeuwarden, 7 maart 2018
  2. 2. Welcome!
  3. 3. My name is Mark, and I’ll be your host. Mark Hamstra: wearer of many hats, developer, entrepreneur, core integrator, ambassador, aspiring writer, procrastinator Twitter @mark_hamstra / @modmore Web markhamstra.com / modmore.com / modx.today GitHub Mark-H
  4. 4. Photo: friesland.nl
  5. 5. Photo: stendenhotel.com
  6. 6. First Dutch MODX Meetup July 21st, 2011, Noordwolde 25 MODXers
  7. 7. MODX Meetups in the Netherlands 21 juli 2011, Noordwolde, 25 people 23 maart 2012, Tilburg, 5 people 11 april 2012, Leeuwarden, 15 people 9 juni 2012, Utrecht, 13 september 2012, Emmen 12 people 10 november MODXpo Europe, 193p @ Utrecht 19-22 september 2014 MODX Weekend @ Woudschoten, Zeist, 50 people 21 mei 2015 @ Raadhuis, Alkmaar, 11 people 29 oktober 2015 @ Carlton President, Utrecht, 18 people 3 maart 2017, MODX Bug Hunt @ Surhuisterveen 19 mei 2017, Hackathon Innovate IT (SV RUN CMD) 19 februari 2013 @ Softlayer Amsterdam, 7 people 3 april 2013 @ De Walrus, Leeuwarden, 10 people 16 oktober 2013 @ De Beurs, Meppel, 16 people 25 januari 2014 @ Kranenburg School, Utrecht, 10 people 11 juli 2014 @ Woudschoten, Zeist, 8 people 2011 - 2012 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2018
  8. 8. Welcome at the biggest MODX Meetup in the Netherlands ever!
  9. 9. Welcome at the biggest MODX Meetup ever?!
  10. 10. Today’s Agenda ● Some cool MODX tidbits since our last meetup in 2015 (!) ● MODX User Group Noord ● MODX3, MODX.org & more (Gauke Pieter Sietzema) ● Building a MODX site without using the manager (Vasily Naumkin) ● Introduction to Docker (Bert Oost) ● Next meetup ● Drinks & snacks in the bar
  11. 11. brought to you by www.modmore.com
  12. 12. brought to you by www.modmore.com
  13. 13. ContentBlocks Levels up your content: ● Modular: built up from small fields that can be rearranged ● Multi-column: easily build compelling landing pages ● 100% control over templates and resulting markup €79 + VAT per site ↣ modmo.re/cb
  14. 14. Commerce Powerful e-commerce solution ● Fully templateable and extendable ● Dynamic taxes, shipping, delivery types, status workflow ● 10+ available payment gateways ● Integrates with existing catalog €299 + VAT per site ↣ modmo.re/commerce
  15. 15. SiteDash Stay in control of all your Sites ● Simple & Secure setup, works no matter where you’re hosted ● Tracks MODX version, installed packages, error log, sudo users, disk space, SSL & more ● Sends pro-active alerts Free until Q2, then from €9/mo ↣ sd.modmore.com
  16. 16. brought to you by www.modmore.com
  17. 17. What’s up, MODX?
  18. 18. MODX Bug Hunt @ Sterc, March 3rd, 2017 modxbughunt.com
  19. 19. MODX Bug Hunt #2 @ Munich, July 7th 2017 SEDA.digital instagram.com/p/BWQi5KRF3Zb/
  20. 20. MODXpo 2017 @ Minsk, November 11th 2017 https://modx.today/posts/2017/12/modxpo-minsk-2017-recap
  21. 21. SnowUp 2018 https://modx.today/posts/2018/02/modx-meetup-switzerland
  22. 22. SnowUp 2018 https://modx.today/posts/2018/02/modx-meetup-switzerland
  23. 23. Since our last meetup... (Oktober 29, 2015) On GitHub: ● 341+ merged pull requests ● 845 closed issues ● Plus 314 updated issues https://github.com/modxcms/revolution
  24. 24. Since our last meetup... (Oktober 29, 2015) MODX Advisory Board ● Define strategic vision for MODX ● 29 meetings ● 8 accepted recommendations ● 10 more in draft/review ● Pending second term https://modx.com/community/ modx-advisory-board/mab-charter
  25. 25. https://modx.com/blog/evolution-cms-has-a-new-home
  26. 26. MODX 2.5 Released April 21, 2016 ● PHP7 compatibility ● Accessibility improvements and responsive tweaks for the login and manager ● Setting to disable anonymous sessions ● Dynamic JS minification removed ● Up to 15% performance boost ● New base template for clean installations ● Various new output filters ● Optional X-Powered-By header
  27. 27. MODX 2.5.2 Released November 14, 2016 ● Critical security fixes ● If you haven’t updated yet: UPDATE! ● Found & reported by Russian community members (bezumkin, fi1osof, agelxnash)
  28. 28. MODX 2.6 Released November 2, 2017 117 improvements & fixes ● Support for SVGs in media browser ● Fixed padding issue when moving TVs with FC ● Ctrl/cmd+click on (almost) all actions/menus open new tab ● Dashboard news/security widgets load over AJAX ● New System Events panel ● after/before output filters ● Improvements allowing innodb + utf8mb4 database support
  29. 29. MODX 2.7 Soon-ish? ● Allow hiding specific resource from the children URIs ● Requests to containers w/o suffix automatically redirect ● Various small fixes & cleanups ● Purge old package versions ● composer create-project modx/revolution
  30. 30. MODX 2.7 Soon-ish? Not yet merged, but looking good: ● Media manager optim (bezumkin) ● Interactive CLI installation ● Form Customization wildcard support (create + update in 1 set) ● Trash manager ● Customizable error.log location ● Template assignment and static elements improvements
  31. 31. MODX 3.0 [no comment on timeline] Confirmed: ● New, beautiful, login design ● xPDO 3 (namespaces & autoloading for models!) ● Various dependencies managed through Composer Planned: ● Gauke Pieter will tell you!
  32. 32. MODX User Group Noord Nederland
  33. 33. PHP User Groups Most meet monthly, some quarterly php.ug
  34. 34. MODX User Group Noord-Nederland Plans for 2018 Meets every first wednesday of the third month in the Northern provinces. 4 meetups scheduled: ● March 7 (today!) ● June 6 ● September 5 ● December 12 (*week later)
  35. 35. Why not in Utrecht, Amsterdam, or [[+city]]?
  36. 36. I’m committing to (at least) 4 MODX meetups this year. There are still 296 days without a meetup!
  37. 37. Why multiple user groups in a small country? Less need to travel far for everyone Speakers can give their talks multiple times at different meetups Local hosts can have their own networks and help
  38. 38. Smaller user groups can also pave the way for bigger (National/European) events
  39. 39. Interested in hosting a meetup or regular user group? Get in touch! will gladly provide: ● Sponsoring ● Motivational support ● Random tidbits of advice ● Promotion (newsletter, blog, MODX.today, meetup.com)
  40. 40. [/mark’s short introduction]
  41. 41. MODX3 & MODX.org Gauke Pieter Sietzema
  42. 42. Building MODX Sites/Apps without using the Manager Vasily Naumkin
  43. 43. Introduction to Docker (for MODX development) Bert Oost
  44. 44. Thank you Gauke Pieter, Vasily & Bert!
  45. 45. Next meetup: June 6 Venue, talk & speaker suggestions welcome!
  46. 46. Group photo?
  47. 47. Drinks & Snacks in the bar

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