On Monday 17th September, 30 Liferay enthusiasts attended the 3rd Liferay User Group meeting, hosted by our friends from the Local Government Association in Westminster.
- 30 participants and 3 speakers (including surprise guest Bryan Cheung, CEO of Liferay). Presentations available below
- We agreed to use this Liferay Social Office tool to build this community and report on the experience at the next event.
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Many thanks to our speakers for sharing with us their experience on Liferay.
Mike MacAuley presents how the Local Government Association is using Liferay to develop the Knowledge Hub project.:
Francois Mounier, development manager at the London Borough of Camden, talks about his experience with Liferay to develop the council website.
We were lucky to have with us Bryan Cheung, co-founder and CEO of Liferay, who talked shortly about how the Liferay Social Office could help our user group grow:
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Liferay releases and plugins
Hard to miss the highly anticipated Liferay Portal 6.1 CE GA2 Release. You can see all version details here.
This release supports the new Marketplace. What is your experience with this new tool? Have you changed your themes, layout, templates, plugins through this new feature?
Future of the user group
- It was decided to test the Liferay Social Office tool for a month and see if we can work and communicate as a group with it. Let's all sign up and report on our experience at the next meeting.
- Every member need a sense of ownership of the group in order to build an active community. How to better organise this group?
- Brainstorming on structure of meetings: we could have both monthly social event + tech meetups where a small group work on a specific project.
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Liferay Help Zone discussion
We're introducing a new section in our events where every member can ask the group for their assistance on a Liferay issue.
- This time we had Hamish (using CE 6.1) talking about problems with signing in during a migration to a bigger server (see post on Liferay forums). He got feedback from other users and will keep us posted when he finds a solution.
Other raised issues:
- where to hear about organisations having similar experiences with Liferay? And more generally how to find users using the same specs (LR version, skins, plugins...).
- Documentation problem: difficulty to introduce new people to Liferay. We need simple documentation and media for non techie people starting with Liferay. Suggestions: check out the list of blogs and links posted here on the wiki.
- how to best get some help from the "experts" on the Liferay forum?
- problem of Liferay learning curve to high (that's why we have to develop a community here to help each other!)
Next meeting to be announced soon (end of October).
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