CMS Garden UnConference 2018

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16. - 18. November 2018

The offical CMS Garden conference will be an UnConference or BarCamp: Any session (prepared or spontaneously) will be announced informally. Whoever would be interested in a certain topic may post this as well. Usually there will be someone willing to hold a lecture on it. We know from many common activities that it need no more organization than this for a fertile sharing of expertise. Let yourself be inspired, educated, enthused!

And we have the perfect location for this event: The Unperfekthaus ("imperfecthouse") in Essen offers a variety of rooms in different size, creative atmosphere, a rooftop terrace, kicker table and many more highlights. The entry fee includes a flatrate for coffee specialties and cold drinks and there's a tasty buffet all day long.

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Sessions schedule will be settled on friday evening/saturday morning. Prepare for 45 minutes per session (including questions and answers).

Friday, Nov. 16

18:00 - 20:00 - Arrival, get-together, collecting session topics

20:00 - Dinner, drinking, meeting/making friends

Saturday, Nov. 17

9:30 - 10:30 Round of introductions (people + topics)

10:30 - 13:30 Sessions (see below)

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 18:30 Sessions

ab 18:30 - Dinner, networking

Sonntag, 18.11.

10:00 - 13:00 Sessions

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

afterwards further exchange/networking



There will be no attendance fee (but feel free to offer sponsoing or a donation to the CMS Garden Association). Just let us know you're coming so we can reserve rooms of appropriate sizes!

Registration and organization of sessions will now be provided by OpenSpacer.

Costs: Unperfekthaus charges a consumption fee for flat-rate drinks (depending on the duration of your daily stay) plus a variable fee for the food buffet (between 7 and 33 Euro per day, see


Just bring your topics. It is very likely that you find others who are interested in what you find interesting. To give you an idea, here are some examples:

  • Technical aspects of/about your favorite CMS
  • Success stories about your CMS or your strategies in customer projects
  • Multilingual + localization concepts
  • Agile project management
  • Project estimations + controlling
  • Multiple-device design
  • APIs
  • Accessibility
  • GDPR
  • Community + sustainability
  • Usability
  • Customer relations
  • Test-driven development
  • Contao, Joomla!, Plone, Drupal, WordPress, ScientificCMS, Umbraco, CONTENIDO, TYPO3, eZ Platform, Alchemy, Neos  - similarities and differences ...
  • and so much more

Suggest your topic here!

Fun and respect rule this event. The past years have proven that it works well.

Your support

In case you are interested in sponsoring CMS Garden events please contact

Event location

Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 18-26
45127 Essen

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