March 14, 2013 by Isa
After three days of insightful presentations, productive workshops, new connections, cocktail receptions with a view, lunches on the Mondrian’s terrace, and a fabulous dinner in South Beach, it’s fair to say that Magnolia Amplify Miami was a full-blown success. It’s time to look back on the event, both for people who attended, and for those who couldn’t make it. There are a number of resources that you can use to reminisce and learn more.
- Photos: if you saw Isa run around with her ancient film camera and wondered what the results would look like: here they are. A fair amount of digital photos are also on their way. Feel free to upload your own photos to flickr and make sure to tag them Mplify.
- Tweets: curious about people’s tweets during the event?
We’re really interested in getting attendees’ opinion about the conference, so if you participated and receive a survey, we’d really appreciate it if you completed the questionnaire.
Magnolia Americas General Manager Bill thought that Magnolia’s clients and partners brought great energy to the event:
Those who presented did so with pride and enthusiasm. Those who were there to learn walked away with a pocket full of ideas that can be instantly implemented in their Magnolia implementations. Two clients approached me at the end of the conference asking if they could present next year. I can’t think of a better endorsement of the event than that!
The Americas team is already looking forward to welcoming you again next year! If you, just like the folks who talked to Bill, are interested in talking at Amplify 2014, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!
February 21, 2013 by Isa
Woah – one day you’re bowling pre-Christmas, and the next thing you know, it’s Valentine’s Day! Time really does fly. We’ve been busy planning a whole bunch of exciting things that we think you should know about.
Let’s start with a big event that’s coming up: Magnolia Amplify. We look forward to welcoming insightful speakers to Miami for three days full of presentations and workshops. You can expect paired talks, where customers team up with Magnolians to show you both sides of the story. And there’s going to be hands-on workshops (on Spring, migration, and templating, for example). To top it off, you’ll meet a ton of Magnolians – a lot of them are going to fly over the pond to meet you in Miami. You can still register!
Next, we’re very happy to announce that Magnolia’s Support now spans 14 contiguous hours per workday for the basic service levels SLA-0 and SLA-1. Americas support issues will be handled from the Miami office, or, to put it simply: if you are in the Americas and need support from us, there’ll be a 5 to 8 hour overlap per day, depending on your time zone. Great news, right? One person you’re definitely going to be dealing with is our Americas support engineer Richard. Let’s hear what he likes most about his job:
Each day is different. At Magnolia, support requests vary on a day to day basis. Frequency and complexity change from one day to the next. My “standard day” consists of reviewing all support requests that came in while I was sleeping. In the morning, I usually spend time answering requests that I know answers to already. After lunch I try to learn something new by taking a request that requires more reaserch on my part, since I joined Magnolia only a few months ago. I learn something new each day!
If you need support from us or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
New South Florida meet-up group
Another occasion where you can meet up with Magnolia people or simply delve into CMS discussions is a meet-up group we just set up. We want to connect more with CMS aficionados in South Florida. Our first meeting is going to take place on March 7 and will feature short talks by Atlassian’s Wiliam Paoli and our own CTO Boris Kraft. We’ll meet at Bar Louie at 5.30pm. Magnolia is sponsoring the event, so drinks are on us! We plan on organising an event every two months, and maybe even more frequently at a later point. If you’re around on March 7, RSVP today!
And, on a somewhat unrelated note, we’ve been working from brand-new work stations (by which we mean tables, chairs and dividers) for a few weeks now. Even though the furniture is a lot bigger than our make-shift Ikea tables, it somehow makes our office seem bigger. There’s space for three more people, so if you can see yourself sitting next to one of us, apply right now!
December 20, 2012 by Isa
While Switzerland’s Magnolia team celebrated good food, the Holidays and Magnolia at a fabulous Thai restaurant in Basel, the Americas folks decided on something a little bit different: we went bowling! Conveniently enough, the place also had a big menu, so we could indulge before working it off in a bowling competition.
Unfairly enough, our support engineer Rich has a history of bowling – he’s even played in leagues! If it hadn’t been for Bill, who turned out to not have forgotten one single move from his teenage bowling years, Richard wouldn’t have had a lot of competition (he won anyway, but it was close!). Greg, Monica and Isa were hit and miss – they sort of alternated between getting zero pins and celebrating strikes. We’ll definitely be back at Splitsville for a rematch!
We wish you a great holiday season and an awesome start into 2013. In case the world doesn’t end tomorrow, this blog will be back next year!