Engine Summit 2

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Environments for Humans brings together some of the Web's most notable experts in ExpressionEngine for an all-new, all-day online conference, the Engine Summit 2 (Add event) on October 26th from 9am to 5pm CT.
Purchase your tickets now! The first 50 tickets are only $149 for individual tickets, or $449 for a meeting room ticket.

Why Attend?

  • Attending a conference online means no travel hassle!
  • Bring the experts live to your desktop!
  • Time spent on the road is better spent instead with family, friends or in the office!
  • Sessions are developed to dive deeper into Expression Engine!
  • See and ask questions directly to the speakers!
  • Can't make it the day of the conference? Watch the recordings whenever you want!


The State of ExpressionEngine

Leslie Flinger
by Leslie Flinger

She’s done hundreds of sites in ExpressionEngine and is an authentic spokesperson for the community itself.

Currently, Leslie Flinger is the Community Architect at EllisLabs.

During her session, Flinger brings an up-to-date report on ExpressionEngine is and where we will be able to take it going forward.

Business & ExpressionEngine

Chad Crowell
by Chad Crowell

Building websites and applications as a side job, solo freelancer, or part of an agency has many challenges.

Having survived through each of these scenarios, I've learned a thing or two (thousand) along the way.

Finding and standardizing on ExpressionEngine has helped build my business faster, and serve clients better than I might have been able to, had I never bumped into

Our discussion includes thoughts and stories from my business life with ExpressionEngine, and information about how it can help your business grow successfully as well.

Documenting ExpressionEngine

Erik Reagan
by Erik Reagan

The ExpressionEngine community is made up of many freelancers and agencies who work on many EE projects.

One of the most overlooked concepts when developing is developer documentation.

Its importance lies in the ability to add team members to a project, transfer a project in full to another party or just pick up an old project at any time with ease and fluidity.

In this presentation we discuss:

  • The importance of internal documentation
  • Documenting your environments
  • Documenting Channels, Categories & Member Groups
  • Documenting Templates
  • Documenting 3rd party add-ons
  • Other considerations when documenting

Importing Entries to ExpressionEngine 2

Lea Alcantara
by Lea Alcantara

Sometimes we can't do a simple EE1 to EE2 upgrade.

Maybe you want a cleaner start but with the same entries.

Lea explains how, using Andrew Weaver's Data-Grab add-on, we can move our EE1 entries to EE2, how that process is similar from importing from other CMSs, and even how to export and import the Gallery module to channel entries..

Upgrading to EE 2

Ryan Irelan
by Ryan Irelan

Ready to move to ExpressionEngine 2? Ryan will give you the run-down on everything you need to know.

Learn what's changed in EE 2, potential stumbling blocks during an upgrade from EE 1 and other information to help prepare for the upgrade.

This presentation provides you with all of the information you need to begin the process of moving a website from EE 1 to EE 2.

Content Development & ExpressionEngine

Fred Boyle
by Fred Boyle

Content rules the Web, however it's not always kind.

Going from the abstract content of a site to the absolute of ExpressionEngine fields isn't always as easy as you'd think.

In this informative session, Boyle walks through a site's content planning stages and provide insight into what you can do along the way to help you plan out the absolutes of your EE fields.

App Integration with EE

Mark Huot
by Mark Huot

Because not everything always comes out of the box, EE provides an excellent interface to extend the system. We’ve seen it used for custom field types, improved UIs, and 3rd-party integrations.

In this session we’ll explore how to connect EE to a 3rd-party application, such as Twitter or Flickr, without breaking the core. We’ll examine logical data mapping between applications and talk through the ramifications of building a middleware module that relies on two discrete applications.

In geek speek, we’ll discuss how to intelligently build a full featured EE module. This is not your everyday “Hello World!”

The Schedule

NOTE that all times are in Central Time. (Time zone converter)

  • 9:00 a.m. Erik Reagan presents “Documenting Expression Engine”
  • 10:00 am Fred Boyle presents “Content Development & Expression Engine”
  • 11:00 am Ryan Irelan presents “Upgrading to EE 2”
  • 12:00 pm Lea Alcantara presents “Importing Entries into Expression Engine 2”
  • 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
  • 2:00 pm Mark Huot presents “App Integration with EE”
  • 3:00 pm Chad Crowell presents “Business & Expression Engine”
  • 4:00 pm Leslie Flinger presents “The State of Expression Engine”

Schedule subject to change. All presentations will be roughly 45 minutes long with an additional 10 minutes for questions and answers, then a five-minute break while we get ready for the next speaker. 

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How Does It Work?

Once you are registered, you will receive a follow-up email to confirm your reservation. Later on, as the event draws near, you will receive a more detailed message, with the full schedule and other helpful information to help you take full advantage of your conference-going experience and plan your day.

On the day of the conference, you will receive an email invitation about 45 minutes before everything starts. Click on the enclosed link to sign in and enter the virtual meeting space. Once you are signed in, you’ll be able to see and hear the presentations as they happen, ask questions as needed and chat with the other attendees if you like!

Technical Specifications: to attend The Summit, you will need a modern web browser (Firefox 1.5, IE 6 & Safari 2 or newer, for example) and a recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. Follow this link to run our system diagnostic (opens in a new window). It will let you know right away which plug-ins, if any, you will need to update before the event.

Still have questions? Contact us at e4h@heatvision.com if there’s anything else you’d like to know.