The day is filled with sessions that showcase Liferay's capabilities as a platform, the open source ethos, helpful tips on best practices stories, useful lessons learned from clients, and noteworthy insights.
Please note that the contents of the agenda below are not final and will be updated periodically. However, for your convenience, the start and end times will not change.
Pre-Symposium Boot Camp
On November 15, one day before the Symposium, we invite you to to an exciting opportunity to interact with Liferay Experts and other IT professionals.
How does accessibility relate with portals? Why should I care about accessibility? Is my website accessible? Is Liferay accessible? Can I build accessible websites using Liferay? As Liferay is becoming a platform, we need to make sure our platform is open to anyone and everyone. Learn how Liferay will help you achieve the accessibility certification that you need (Section 508, WGAG 2.0). The session will include a demo showing how disabled users interact with Liferay to understand the main challenges of these users and how Liferay is built to help them
Sergio González, Liferay Spain
Document & Media: Webdav, CMIS and Liferay Sync
Senior Software Architect
We will make a recap of some new features introduced within Liferay 6.1 "Document and Media": new interface, document types, repositories. We will make some consideration about the status of the CMIS integrations, also with Sharepoint. We will explain how to interact with documents using WebDAV and Sharepoint Protocol. And finally we will explore Liferay Sync.
Mauro Mariuzzo, SMC
Edenred case study: Expendia Smart portal, the new enterprise solution for travel expense management
Antonio Bacci, CIO, Edenred Italia and Alessandro Montanari, i3solevo
Edenred adopted Liferay as the standard platform for the development of business portals created in order to support their products and services. You will be presented the primary reasons for this decision, with a focus on the Expendia Smart portal, an enterprise solution developed for a travel/expense management system.
Antonio Bacci, CIO, Edenred Italia and Alessandro Montanari, i3solevo,
Advanced Search & Indexing in Liferay - External sources integration
Filippo Frignocca and Marcello Torriani
Liferay 6.1 brings several feature enhancements for search and indexing, together with the possibility of including in the Document Library external content repositories. The case we have addressed concerns the possibility to fully integrate into the Liferay structures the indexing of external resources. The integration covers not only web sites but can also link other publishing systems through the use of Solr and ManifoldCF.
Filippo Frignocca and Marcello Torriani, Ariadne
An Enterprise Perspective on Liferay
Senior Manager Business Development Benelux
Ruud Kluivers joins Liferay from a background in a large enterprise with mixed software environments. He will share his experiences on promoting the adoption of Liferay and open source in a more traditional business environment and some of the ways Liferay was able to uniquely solve business problems for his company. Ruud will also talk about the pros and cons of Liferay vs. other industry-leading software and why Liferay may be your best option to deliver value, leverage investments and govern and execute your IT strategy.
Ruud Kluivers, Liferay GmbH
Web Content Management in Liferay
Enterprise scenarios often needs to integrate contents coming from external application. Which is the best pattern to integrate third party applications with Liferay Portal? How to avoid performance issues? This session will provide an overview on how Liferay can be integrate with other applications using Message Bus and the standard Caching mechanisms. Demos include using Liferay IDE to develop a simple portlet which interacts with another application.
Fabio Pezzutto, SMC
BeeP (Be e-Poli): The new portal for the network activities of students and professors at the Politecnico di Milano
Paolo Marenghi, Marco Re
Responsabile di Processo / Head of Process, Software Engineer
METID-Politecnico di Milano
Politecnico di Milano official didactical platform dedicated to networking activities of students and faculty. Professors can access into a space dedicated to their course where sharing didactical materials, collecting projects of their students, developing team working activities, sending notices and getting in contact whit their students through multiple channels.
Paolo Marenghi, Marco Re, METID-Politecnico di Milano
Technical Best Practices - Managing Liferay Portal
Liferay Portal is a widely customizable and configurable platform, that can be integrated in complex environments. This requires knowledge of the different elements involved to make a fully operational facility. Taking the experience from real case scenarios, in this presentation Riccardo will describe some best practices arisen from problematic situations. Often they are solved easily once the best approaches to manage and configure your portal instance are known.
Riccardo Ferrari, Liferay GmbH
Using Plugins to Extend and Customize Liferay
Andrea Di Giorgi
Liferay is a flexible platform which can be easily adapted in order to satisfy business requirements, and leading to this objective can pass through the development of "plugins". This session will discuss the architecture behind Liferay plugins and will present some useful and maybe not-so-well-known ways to leverage them in building a great portal.
Andrea Di Giorgi, SMC
E-commerce: catalog, b2c, mobile - best practice
Liferay non solo come CMS, non solo come piattaforma interattiva. In questa sessione sarà illustrata una best practice in cui verrà presentata la soluzione di gestione cataloghi, e-Commerce con accesso anche da mobile.
Paolo Valeri, SMC
Well Hidden Features of Liferay
Senior Consultant & Trainer
Some of Liferay's features are well hidden unless you know where to look for them. This demo will show you a lot of these features from many different areas. Based on this you'll get to a new level for exploring more of Liferay on your own. After the presentation you'll get the opportunity to learn more about the details of the shared tricks