2016 ExpressionEngine Conference Recap

When I mention Detroit, Michigan, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? The Detroit Lions (#OnePride)? Car Manufacturing? Tim Allen? Robocop? While all these things (and so many more) are what Detroit is known for, this year it had the honor to be the home of the 2016 ExpressionEngine Conference.

Jason Boothman
Front-End Architect

When I mention Detroit, Michigan, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? The Detroit Lions (#OnePride)? Car Manufacturing? Tim Allen? Robocop? While all these things (and so many more) are what Detroit is known for, this year it had the honor to be the home of the 2016 ExpressionEngine Conference. Reusser Design has now attended the conference for the second year in a row, and boy, was it a good one.

Located at the Madison Building in downtown Detroit, we were graced with a rooftop view of Comerica Park. Who doesn’t want to see that?! And the food – our office highly recommends Redsmoke BBQ or the Detroit Beer Co., but I digress. Where were we? Ah yes…the conference.

Beginning on October 3rd, we had two days filled with workshops, camaraderie and coffee. Every morning we took a detour to visit the Urban Bean Co. – seriously, check this place out. Right – the conference. Two days. Fifteen sessions. Lots, and lots of helpful information and friendly peers. From proper GitFlow policies to surviving a flood, there was a little something for everyone.

Following the conference I put together a Lunch & Learn presentation for our office where I covered key points from every session, some tips and best practices for ExpressionEngine, and some of the key differences we can expect when moving to ExpressionEngine 3 as we are just starting to develop sites for this version. 

Before I sign off – Andy McCormick of the DuBose Web Group in South Carolina has been working on a forum post that brings together every speaker’s presentations. If you were not able to attend the conference, I highly recommend checking it out as there were some great presentations. You can view the thread here.

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