Meet Magento (Leipzig, Germany) Highlights from Day 2
The Legendary After Show Party
Back by popular demand, the after show party was held at Moritzbastei, the premiere cultural and nightlife venue in Leipzig. This massive venue is entirely architected from brick walls and intimate caves that create a truly unique experience for conversations and networking. Throughout the night attendees dined on excellent cuisine and a variety of German beer, wine and cocktails.
At 10:00 PM, the over 350 attendees ventured to the roof for an exciting fire-breather show and spectacle of fireworks. Definitely a first for a Magento event, but the party didn’t stop there! Back inside attendees had caricatures drawn and danced to the DJ into the early morning hours.
Keynote address by Baruch Toledano
After a fun night at the after show party in Meet Magento, Leipzig, Baruch Toledano, Director of Product Marketing, gave the second day keynote on Magento product updates.
Baruch shared an insight into Magento’s guidelines for developing new features. He provided a closer look into the upcoming features and roadmap for all Magento’s products including Enterprise and Community Editions, Mobile and Magento Go.
The lighthearted humor and entertainment helped awaken attendees for the technical content including, the Imagine eCommerce Conference “I’m a coder” music video and his aspirations for Oktoberfest.
The keynote also included statistics on how successful Magento Go has been since its launch. Magento Go received thousands of registrations on the day it went live and continues to receive hundreds of new merchants everyday from over 15 countries.
Baruch also provided an insight to the Magento Go platform, which is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution that allows developers to build, host and deploy custom applications to be used by merchants for Magento Go stores.
Thank You to the Magento European Marketing Team!
At the opening of the Tuesday general session, Bob Schwartz and Michel Goossens took the opportunity to thank the Magento European Marketing Team who organized the conference. The ‘A Team’ that we like to call them, is lead by Thomas Fleck and includes Alice Patzer, Annemarie Tappert and Andrea Panajotowa. These talented ladies received flowers and warm applause by all attendees. This was my first Meet Magento working with the ‘A Team’ and I was impressed with their efficient execution and creativity!
We would like to thank all of our sponsors for your continued support of the Magento ecosystem. You are truly vital to the success of Meet Magento!
Platinum Sponsors: Netresearch, PayPal, Trusted Shops, BillPay, AOE media, MeinPaket.de/DHL, next commerce, Mittwald CM Service, Moneybookers, Internet24, TechDivision, Payone, Hitmeister, ExperCash, mad geniuses GmbH, Celebros, ClickandBuy, Hostway Deutschland GmbH, dotSource, epoq, Ogone and Comarch.
Gold Sponsors: PSW Group, netz98, ConKred and Burügel.
Silver Sponsors: Votum media Gmbh, Symmetrics, Emailvision and Copernica.
Event Sponsors: Phoenix Medien, Computop, SysEleven, SysEleven, Billsafe and Emailvision.
Next up: Meet Magento Netherlands on Thursday, May 19. We hope to see you there!
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Photos Courtesy of Marc Lieven Spur
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