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The Event

For the fifth time, the German Umbraco festival brought an international group of developers to Frankfurt. On the last Friday in April 2017, attendees met to discuss about their favourite CMS. This time, however, it bore a new name as well as a new concept. From 2017 on, the festival would be called Umbraco Festival Deutschland – instead of umbOktoberfest. The new concept on the other hand, offered more technical and versatile talks. This proved to be successful, especially when considering the fact that for the first time, developers from the three big German-speaking countries came together to celebrate Umbraco.

More than sixty participants spent the festival day in Frankfurt’s westend which is best known for being home to various skyscrapers and bank buildings. When suits meet Umbraco t-shirts and numbers meet creative code lines, it must be a sign of something very special going on.

UFD17 coats
Keynote
Christian Wendler
UFD17 audience
byte5 team
UFD17 attendees
Break time
Cocktails
Music

The Community

As always with the friendliest CMS on earth, the Umbraco community was the heart of the festival. Our list of speakers included experts from the UK (Gold Partners Crumpled Dog & GrowCreate), the Netherlands (Gold Partner Perplex) and, of course, from Umbraco’s home country Denmark (Umbraco HQ and uCommerce). A fantastic atomsphere was created right in the beginning when Umbraco Lifetime MVP and “Umbraco-Man” Doug Robar greeted attendees with his legendary “Level 5 Good Morning”. He was also the one give the last talk of the day: “Happiness at Work”.

If you did not attend you want to find out what you've missed, check out our event trailer created by SlidesLive:

I've been to Umbraco events around the world for nearly a decade and #UmbracoFestivalDE put on by byte5 was one of the very best! Sharing knowledge, laughing together, having a great time with Umbraco and one another. I met new people and instantly it was like we were old friends. Effortless. Comfortable. Totally enjoyable in every way.

Douglas Robar, Percipient Studios

This is high praise from an Umbraco Lifetime MVP – who has seen pretty much everything between CodeGarden and uWestFest – is far from anything we could have imagined while organising the event.

Here’s some more statements from our guests. They give plenty of reasons why no fan of Umbraco should miss the German festival.

Rune Strand

Rune Strand

@hemraker: "Back at the office in Odense after a great weekend in Frankfurt. Big to and attendees for making a blast!"

 

 

 

Mads Rasmussen

Mads Rasmussen

byte5 had put together a great program and ran a tight schedule, but everyone and everything felt so calm and down-to-earth. It’s really cool to see that Umbraco users from the surrounding European countries travel here to be part of this festival.

Christian Wendler

Christian Wendler

What began as crazy umbOktoberfest in 2012 has now grown up – but hasn't lost any charm or content on the way. For us after the festival is before the festival: We're already planning the next event for 2018.

 

Jeavon Leopold

Jeavon Leopold

@crumpled_jeavon: "Many thanks to for organising a wonderful in Frankfurt "

 

Sandra Kathe

Sandra Kathe

Having never been to an Umbraco festival before I was stunned how easy it is to make new friends. It's true what they say about the friendliest community on earth.

Theo Paraskevopoulos

Theo Paraskevopoulos

I thoroughly enjoyed the festival. Nice venue, interesting talks, great people - what's not to like? Even the weather played along :)

Douglas Robar

Douglas Robar

@drobar: "Heading home after a wonderful, refreshing, entertaining, educational, and super-friendly "

 

Jeffrey Shoemaker

Jeffrey Shoemaker

I really liked the vibe around the festival, and I wasn’t any problem that it was a bit smaller than for example the festival in the Netherlands, because everybody was really kind and positive. 

Marcel Wege

Marcel Wege

As a developer who's rather new to Umbraco I found the passion and joy that people share for the system overwhelming. From second one you feel like a part of a great new family.

The Topics

The digital world is changing by the day, and there’s also steady growth and development when it comes toour favourite CMS. Since the last German developer conference in autumn of 2016, at the time of UFD17, Umbraco Cloud had been lounged as a strong SaaS solution. Additionally, new possibilities to work with Umbraco had been created and the software and its packages had gotten better and better. A development which also showed in last year’s programme.

Apart from the keynote, where Rune Strand and Mads Rasmussen from Umbraco HQ presented all information on the 3-in-1 release of Umbraco 7.6, Forms 6.0 and Deploy 1.0, there were exciting insights by experienced Umbraco partners from all over Europe. How did uCommerce manage to apply great eCommerce to the new product that is Umbraco Cloud? How do you use Umbraco for personalisation, or rather, practically anything you would want to create on the web? And how can content management systems be prepared for everything that’s going to happen in the future?

If you couldn’t attend the festival or maybe just a few sessions, check out our videos of all sessions of Umbraco Festival day.

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