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Ixxus Host First Information Management 'Pub & Grub' Meet-Up

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Natalie Guest

This Tuesday saw us host our first ever Information Management ‘Pub & Grub’ meet-up, a chance for like-minded people in the tech industry to come together and discuss topics surrounding the management of information, content and digital assets, all in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

Held at the Shooting Star on Middlesex Street, just a stone’s throw from Old Street’s Silicon Roundabout, the focus of this first session was around Information Management and Alfresco ECM in particular.

After a general introduction to Alfresco from Ixxus Consultant Graeme Seaton, attendees went on to hear some slightly more technical talks from Robin Bramley and Chris Hudson, both of whom have presented talks at Alfresco DevCon and are no strangers to the open source community.

Robin’s talk focussed on content navigation and methods of enabling semantic discovery within Alfresco, from OOTB techniques to specific extensions.  You can read Robin’s blog over at Lean Java Engineering, which focusses on lean software, architecture and particularly tools such as Java and Grails.

Chris’ talk focussed on Big Data – possibly the biggest buzzword in the industry right now, and rightly so, as it’s one of the biggest challenges facing today’s enterprise. Chris explored different methods of leveraging Alfresco to manage Big Data content stores, and some of the common issues surround their coding and development.

After the talks were over, there was time to network and discuss topics that had come to light over the course of the evening – as well as a chance for attendees to make themselves acquainted with the buffet table!

We’re hoping to release a podcast of the talks very soon, for those that couldn’t make it – keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds for more information.

We’re hoping these meet-ups will gather momentum as we go along, so if you were at the inaugural session or are thinking of coming along in the future, do let us your thoughts and suggestions:

  1. What topics you’d like to see covered
  2. The sort of people you want to hear from
  3. What do you want the focus to be – technical, or general?
  4. What style you’d be interested in – group discussion, panel debates, presentations, etc?
  5. Whether you’d like to present a session yourself

To stay up to date with upcoming events, join the Information Management Meet-Up group.

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