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OpenForce is Coming! OpenForce is Coming!

By Rich Campbell

So I've been saving this blog post for over a month, now that there is information out in the open I'm going to post it! OpenForce08 is coming! Being held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas again this year, November 10th thru the 13th. The OpenForce08.com website is still getting updated but you can find out information about OpenForce08 by checking out the DevConnections website http://www.devconnections.com/openforce/

I'm proud to say that I have been selected to present two sessions at OpenForce America this year, having presented one session last year. I will be covering the following

DSA103: An Introduction to DotNetNuke 5.0 Administration
Chris Hammond
This session will provide an in-depth discussion on common installation and upgrade scenarios, along with the new Installation features in DotNetNuke Cambrian (5.*). After installation, the session will cover the new administration functionality provided in Cambrian, as well as best practice scenarios for this new functionality. Get yourself up to speed on Cambrian in one session!


DSA101: Selling DotNetNuke—Why Your Clients Should Be Using It
Chris Hammond
This session is for anyone who has ever asked or been asked “Why DotNetNuke?” In the session you will learn some of the benefits of DNN, making you better informed when someone asks you why you should use the DotNetNuke platform. This will include tips and insights into how to sell your customers on the platform. We will also cover some of the common misconceptions about DNN and how to correct your client’s perception of the application.

A good friend of mine, and team member here at Engage Software, Cuong Dang (Dang for short) will be presenting for the first time this year as well. Dang is our resident skinning guy here at the office and will be presenting

DSD201: DotNetNuke and Web Standards
Cuong Q. Dang
Professional web designers and developers are embracing web standards more than ever before. This presentation will demonstrate a bulletproof approach to building web sites and web applications by defining a flexible XHTML/CSS layout. This session will also explore a new approach to the module development process and Search Engine Optimization techniques when building DotNetNuke modules and sites. When clients request a web standards implementation in their next project, this session will better prepare you to meet their your clients’ needs.

If you can get out to Las Vegas in November I highly recommend the conference. Last year's conference was exciting, a great opportunity to meet and mingle with the leaders in the DNN community, this year promises to be just as exciting. The sessions, the people, the exhibitors, it is something a true DNN person shouldn't miss!


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