A Weekend in Zeist at MODX Weekend

Over the weekend of September 19 to 21, modmore founder, Mark Hamstra, hosted the first ever MODX Weekend in Zeist, (near Utrecht) in the Netherlands. Fifty attendees from around the world to connect with and learn from other MODX professionals. It sounds like it was a successful event by any standard. Read all about MODX Weekend 2014.

By Jay Stephen Gilmore
October 1, 2014
A Weekend in Zeist at MODX Weekend

Over the weekend of September 19 to 21, 2014 modmore founder, Mark Hamstra, hosted the first ever MODX Weekend in Zeist, (near Utrecht) in the Netherlands.

Fifty attendees from around the world gathered to connect and learn with other MODX professionals. Based on comments on Twitter and posts after the event, it sounds like it was a success. Check out some photos from MODX weekend.

I asked Mark, for his initial reflections on MODX Weekend:

It was a long, but exciting and fruitful weekend. It looks like everyone had a great time meeting each other and learning about new tools and best practices when it comes to MODX and the web. Alongside the sessions, the live music, comedy show and great food really got people talking and enjoying themselves.

What's in store for another MODX Weekend? Mark answered:

Right now we are evaluating the event, and we're getting some great feedback on how we can improve the concept through the attendee survey. For those that missed it, session videos are coming online now at modmore.com, but we hope to see you in person next time.

Recorded videos of the sessions from MODX Weekend are available at modmore.com. The professionally recorded and produced videos are available free to all MODX Weekend attendees and for a small donation of 10€ or more for everyone else to cover the cost of the production. Watch them now.

During MODX Weekend, MODX staffer and developer extraodinaire, John Peca (TheBoxer), delivered his presentation on an Empowered Community in which he talked about how the community can get more involved with growing MODX and making better software together. He also included several important announcements including a tease about a referral program for MODX Cloud. We'll have more details on that soon. Stay tuned for more details on that soon.

John shares this about his experience at MODX Weekend:

It was an awesome weekend, well prepared by Mark. I am glad I met, and had an opportunity to talk to, so many people who love MODX. I hope I managed to get more community members involved to help us with triaging issues, assisting with pull requests and volunteers to adopt some of the abandoned extras. Many of great ideas came out during my conversations and I hope together we will move MODX further and make it better.

Dennis Christensen of Better Collective offers highlights from his perspective. Bournemouth, UK agency Adido, again sent two of it's developers, Chris Cherrett and Mark Willis to MODX Weekend. Chris shared his thoughts in this roundup post in A Modxellent Weekend in Zeist.

Did you make it to MODX Weekend? If so, tell us about it or, if you've written about your experience at MODX Weekend, share your thoughts or a link in the comments below.

We hope everyone had a wonderful year at MODX Weekend. Thanks to Mark and the modmore team for their hard work and dedication to MODX.