A Full Day of ExpressionEngine Enthusiasts Talking About the Platform They Love.

Saturday, July 28th at Canvas Co-work

Featuring

Marcus Neto

EllisLab

In 2004 Marcus, his wife and his 3 boys escaped from D.C. to the Gulf Coast just in time for Hurricane Ivan where he started his own design studio and his love affair with ExpressionEngine. He is a non-recovering coffee addict and tech geek. He blogs infrequently on marcusneto.com and tweets incessantly @marcusneto.

Marcus Neto

Trevor Davis

Viget

Trevor Davis is a Front-End Developer, specializing in ExpressionEngine. He works at Viget, where he develops sites for everyone, from big brands like Puma, to start-ups like Rumble. When he’s not knee-deep in CSS and JavaScript, he enjoys cooking, playing basketball, and spending time with his family & puppy.

Trevor Davis

Greg Ferrell

Solspace

Greg Ferrell is the Lead Software Developer at Solspace, Inc, and works developing ExpressionEngine addons and custom client work. He resides in Louisville, KY with his lovely wife, and their old, sleepy dog.

Originally studying graphic design and working as a government contractor, he switched to web development and programming, and started building sites with Codeigniter and ExpressionEngine. Finally freed from government work and Flash development, he went to work with Solspace.

Greg Ferrell

Chris Newton

MightyBigRobot

Chris Newton is the creative mind behind CartThrob, SafeCracker, Profile:Edit, and Field Editor. He is a designer and developer known for his outstanding work in advertising and his contributions to the ExpressionEngine community. He has designed and developed significant award-winning work for well-known american corporations including Sony, Lincoln, Mercury, Mattel, Land Rover, the L.A. Times, Verizon and Universal Pictures. He currently leads product & custom projects development for MightyBigRobot & Barrett Newton Interactive.

Chris Newton

Chris Monnat

SevenTwenty Strategies

Chris has been a professional web worker for over eight years and is the Chief Technology Officer of SevenTwenty Strategies. In his spare time he has created the dashEE and Wufee modules and is also in the process of writing the EE Add-on Developer Handbook. Known primarily as a back-end coder he has been known to roll up his sleeves and break out Photoshop, HTML and CSS for the occasional site build. When not in front of his computer he can probably be found riding his bike around Old Town in Alexandria, VA.

Chris Monnat

Eric Lamb

mithra62

Eric has been a professional programmer for 12 years and counting; the last 2 primarily developing for ExpressionEngine. He cut his teeth in the marketing and entertainment industries building social network and promotional sites, and Internet applications for Fortune 500 companies including Ubisoft, Activision, Warner Brothers, and Nokia.

In 2010 Eric founded mithra62 to develop commercial add-ons and custom solutions for ExpressionEngine. To date he’s released Backup Pro, CT Admin, Export It, Automat:ee, and Securit:ee with more in the works.

Eric Lamb

General Information

About the Conference

Spend a day in the nation’s capital learning more about your favorite CMS with some of the biggest names in the EE community. Whether you're brand new to ExpressionEngine, or a seasoned veteran, we've got something for you. Hang out with fellow EE nerds from across the country at this once in a lifetime event.

Get Your Tickets

The Beacon Hotel

You don't need to be a member of the DCEERS meetup group to attend - the Beacon Hotel, located two blocks from our venue, is our recommendation for where out-of-town conference attendees should stay. Use the link below to book. Act now, as rooms are in limited supply.

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Sponsorship Package

Between our amazing lineup of speakers, and the parties to follow, a fun day is certainly in store. If you'd like to promote your software or services to our attendees, check out our sponsorship package. Be it donating software, offering monetary assistance, or by any other means, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Canvas Co-work

Canvas Logo

nclud Canvas Co-work, an nclud creation, is truly amazing! Boasting 6,000 square feet of open-space, completely custom designed, from floor to ceiling, this space is sure to get your creative juices flowing. Placed right in downtown, just a block-and-a-half south of Dupont Circle, four blocks from Farragut North and eight blocks from The White House. While being extremely metro-accessible by both bus and rail, this location is surrounded by capital bike share stations, zip car locations as well as a plethora of parking options. If you're taking Amtrak down, the venue is only three Metro stops from Union Station.

Get Your Tickets

By now, you must be dying to buy your ticket. From our amazing lineup of speakers, to the unforgettable venue, and of course, to just hanging out with fellow geeks, the DCEERS Conference is something you won't want to miss.

Sessions

  1. Welcome

    09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Meet N' Greet

    Pick up your badges, and mingle with fellow ExpressionEngine enthusiasts.

  2. Session One

    10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

    The Sing and Dance Routine -
    Selling ExpressionEngine

    Sales often has a negative connotation, but it is a fact of doing business (or at least staying in business). In his presentation, Marcus will cover how he presents EE to fortune 100 companies without feeling the need to wash with bleach. He'll also talk about his role at EllisLab and how you can use him as a resource to close more deals.

    Speakers

    Marcus Neto

    EllisLab

  3. Session Two

    10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

    ExpressionEngine - Putting Smiles on Designers' and Developers' Faces

    Tired of hacking blogging software beyond its scope and hunting down plugins from sketchy corners of the web? ExpressionEngine will make you and your clients a happy camper. From DRY templating to improved UI experiences, EE lets you build your site as you designed it, your way. And now, with DashEE, you can design custom dashboards for your clients based on their workflow. Sweet.

    Speakers

    Trevor Davis

    Viget

    Chris Monnat

    SevenTwenty Strategies

    Kyle Cotter

    EllisLab

    Zac Gordon

    Wide Sky Web

  4. Break

    11:20 AM - 11:30 AM

    Coffee Refill Anyone?

    Refuel on caffeine during this short break.

  5. Session Three

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Membership Made Easy

    Need a member-driven website for your non-profit or foundation? Looking to manage multiple levels of user access, member-created content, user profiles, organization events and more? Yeah, you can do that. And, ExpressionEngine's native member capabilities get even better when paired with Calendar and Profile:Edit, meaning you don't have to abandon your design to get the functionality you want.

    Speakers

    Chris Newton

    MightyBigRobot

    Greg Ferrell

    Solspace

    Jessica D’Amico

    Just Jess

  6. Lunch

    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    Feed Me Brainz!

    Brain overloaded? We'll be providing plenty of sustenance to keep you going. So have a bite and catch your breath, cause we've still got lots more headed your way.

  7. Session Four

    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    It's Not a Motocycle Baby;
    It's a Chopper

    More than just a CMS, ExpressionEngine becomes a platform upon which apps are designed and solutions are built. See real world examples of how ExpressionEngine transforms to meet client needs, and how some agencies have extended it further to become the basis for custom software. Interested in getting into the game? Learn how one dev transformed his business creating add-ons for the ExpressionEngine market.

    Speakers

    Chris Newton

    MightyBigRobot

    Eric Lamb

    mithra62

  8. Break

    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

    Come to the Dark Side.
    We have Cookies.

    Relax, have a soft drink and a snack. The best is yet to come.

  9. Session Five

    04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    Geeks Gone Wild:
    Developer's Roundtable

    Everything you always wanted to know, from the people who've been there. Check out what's going on behind the screens of some of EE's biggest professionals. See sneak previews of products, code demos, tips-n-tricks and lots more. Come with your questions and your ideas - we'll be passing the mic for lots of audience participation.

    Speakers

    All Speakers

    DCEERS

Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

eecoder

eecoder

We are developers. ExpressionEngine experts with over 25,000 hours of EE development and consulting experience.  We can make this baby do just about anything you want. (And we’ll help you decide what you really want and need.) We work with agencies, businesses, non-profits, designers, start-ups, developers in a pinch, and people who have great ideas they want brought to life. We want happy clients who keep coming back. Including you.

SevenTwenty Strategies

SevenTwenty Strategies

SevenTwenty Strategies is an integrated public relations and public affairs agency that specializes in helping America’s top brands listen to, engage and interact with their most important stakeholders - online and off. America’s top companies turn to SevenTwenty when they must reach and influence their most valued audiences.

Silver Sponsors

HelpSpot

HelpSpot

HelpSpot has been the leading web based help desk solution for organizations large and small for over 7 years. HelpSpot’s reach includes many within the ExpressionEngine community; including EllisLab, EngineHosting, BrilliantRetail and Focus Lab. As extensive ExpressionEngine and CodeIgniter users, we’re happy to be dceers supporters.

Organizers

Jessica D'Amico

Jessica D'Amico

Jessica D'Amico is an independent Web Designer based in Washington, DC, who specializes in building web sites for small businesses and individuals. Her work ranges from high-end corporate multimedia presentations to highly-functional and beautifully-designed independent sites. She is also well-versed in search-engine optimization. She owns Just Jess.

Kyle Cotter

Kyle Cotter

Kyle picked up an interest in the web all the way back in 6th grade. Now a recent high school graduate, he enjoys being OCD over his Apple equipment, indulging in coffee, and using ExpressionEngine wherever he can. Kyle runs the EE news stream site EE Hash. He is also overly sarcastic and tends to abuse technology for comical purposes. Kyle works at EllisLab as Media Producer, and owns Cotter Interactive.

Zac Gordon

Zac Gordon

Zac Gordon is an educator in the field of web design and development. He uses DaBrook.org to share information related to his professional web education work — from web design curriculum to workshop and conference information to his show Required Listening. In addition to teaching, Zac also runs Rockville, MD‘s leading web design company and does experience design for the educational software company, Blackboard.

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