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Magento Imagine 2016: The Monsoon Diary

Published

Wed, 05/25/2016

We are Magento!

Back in our Dublin office, we've been reflecting on this year’s Magento Imagine conference ahead of the next installment of Magento Live UK, slated for 20-21st of June.  ‘We are Magento’ was the theme and it kicked off with an opening keynote from Mark Lavelle (CEO of Magento).  His inspirational keynote set the tone for the entire event. 

The power of the platform is the ecosystem... 

No other conference brings together the developer and vendor community in such numbers. It has taken an ecosystem to make Magento successful and it is one of the best ecosystems in the opensource community consisting of both solution, technology and hosting partners.

    A Streamlined Marketplace

    It was great to hear the latest updates on the new Magento Marketplace and there were some fantastic developments for our customers.  

    I think it's fair to say that in the past you could submit an extension to Magento Connect without much chance of that extension going through quality and performance reviews by Magento. The new quality processes and extension marketplace requirements have been overhauled and the marketplace itself has undergone a makeover which makes the whole experience that much more hassle-free.

    The review process itself includes a technical, marketing and business value review, which will ensure that developers and their customers will only be able to access high-quality technologies from trusted developers within the Magento ecosystem – great news for our customers and for solution partners.

    New Product Releases: Magento Cloud has arrived & Magento 2 B2B release is on the way

    By far the most interesting announcement at the event was the launch of Magento Enterprise Cloud. Buit on AWS, this innovative, robust cloud platform will be provided as an add on to the Magento EE licence creating a single vendor relationship for the customer for software and hosting. We’re looking forward to hearing more about the new cloud platform over the coming months.

    B2B Ecommerce solutions specific modules are to be released on Magento 2 by July this year. This will mean faster project delivery times and enhanced core features for our many B2B focused customers.

    Our New Magento Solution Expert

    During our trip (and after a Vegas-style Dotmailer party) Daniel, our Project Delivery Manager, showed off his newly acquired Certificate.  He is now a certified Magento Solution Specialist.  Congrats Daniel!

    The Legendary Event and Dotmailer Platinum Party

    What a way to prove you can work hard and even manage a little partying on the way!  It was fun meeting so many great people from the industry.

    Magentofied on Sunset Terrace

    Inspired by Ben Marks, I finally ‘magentofied’ my own identity.  

    We left LV inspired for the rest of 2016

    We’re looking forward to putting into practice all that we've learned over months ahead. 

    Watch this space!

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