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Melbourne – Open Text Web Solutions User Group Meeting June 2009

When & Where

Tuesday, 2nd June 2009 – 8:30am
Park Hyatt Hotel Melbourne
1 Parliament Place, East Melbourne, VIC 3002

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  • Preview of the new Web Solutions Version 10
    (I will stop calling it RedDot CMS or RedDot LiveServer if you stop searching for these keywords)
  • Plans about the Web Solutions product roadmap and release plans
    (They seem to be a bit shifted as far as I can tell)
  • A preview of a new digital asset management solution
    (Sounds like the former company called Artesia now “Open Text Digital Solutions”)
  • Collaboration and Web 2.0 stuff Open Text has to offer
    (I am intrigued)

Furthermore the event description talks about “peer to peer knowledge sharing, networking and fun”, really! Sounds interesting, so I will have a look at Version 10, hopefully some nice features for RedDot CMS developers / Web Solutions Management Server developers are available.


I would expect from Open Text, that they finally start publishing knowledge and better support for their developers. There are rumors about an internal knowledge base which is reviewed for release at the moment and I heard rumors, that this perhaps will be published as a base for us RedDot CMS developers. And please not another try of a RedDot wiki. There at least are 4 wikis out there. The purpose seems to be fetching other peoples knowledge and tipps out of the Google Groups, my blog, the Unofficial RedDot CMS blog and some other sources and then make some money out if google ads of what ever. No own content is provided in these places as far as I can tell. Stop duplicating content* and publish your own stuff. Or contribute in any other way. Microsoft is a good example, their MSDN works and some of the MS developers even share..

I had a chat with Fred and we agreed that the german developer community working with Open Text solutions seems to be a bunch of “just taking – no giving” minded people (not all of you guys). He didn’t say that. Your opportunity to shine australia.

* This post will also be published on my personal blog. But this is the original source, which I clarified by using Googles canonical LINK-tag (Just to find out how that changes pagerank)

Catch up?

The Areeba gang of RedDot CMS developers (Markus Giesen and his fellow nerd Kim Dezen) will be there. Are you a australian based RedDot Partner / developer / freelancer (Hey Gavin, your chance!)? Or an australian based Open Text partner? Will you be there? I am looking forward to catch up with you!

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Markus Giesen Markus Giesen is a Solutions Architect and RedDot CMS Consultant, formerly based in Germany. Travelling around the world to find and offer solutions for a better world (in a very web based meaning). He just found a way to do this as part of a Melbourne based online consultant house. On this blog Markus shares his personal (not his employers) thoughts and opinions on CMS and web development. In his spare time you will find him reading, snowboarding or travelling. Also, you should follow him on Twitter!


3 comments for “Melbourne – Open Text Web Solutions User Group Meeting June 2009”

  1. [...] * This post will also be published on the Unofficial RedDot CMS blog. [...]

    Posted by Melbourne - Open Text Web Solutions User Group Meeting June 2009 | RedDot CMS developer & TYPO3 freelancer blog - Markus Giesen | May 19, 2009, 8:50 am
  2. Hey Markus/everyone,

    I’ll be up at the brisbane event (http://websolutions.opentext.com.au/Web-Solutions-User-Group-Meeting-2009-Brisbane.htm) next Monday is anyone else from Brisbane going?

    Also I’d have shouted everyone a tea and coffee but i think reddot …er opentext are already doing that … thanks OT ;)

    Posted by Morgan Ritchings | May 19, 2009, 10:21 am
  3. Looking for RedDot Developer / RedDot Specialist.

    •Excellent contract rates
    •Flexible working environment
    •Based in Melbourne
    •3 month contract (Casual)

    Work for a boutique web development agency on an exciting new project for an international advertising firm.

    We are Seeking a RedDot Developer / RedDot Specialist with proven commercial experience.

    The responsibilities of the successful RedDot Developer will include:

    •Designing templates
    •Building templates
    •Program configuration

    To be successful in this role, you will have:
    •Commercial RedDot experience
    •Excellent Communication Skills
    •HTML/CSS Design skills

    RedDot Certification and/or ASP.NET experience would be an advantage.

    Posted by Mark | June 5, 2009, 7:09 am

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