The EE Roadshow is a Traveling Conference

Back in 2008, three entrepreneurs decided to combine their knowledge of the software product ExpressionEngine , a general purpose content management system written in object-oriented PHP and using MySQL for data storage on the road to share their knowledge with other users. This was their website.
The content below is from the site's 2009 archived pages.

Sites built with ExpressionEngine use a number of custom channels, usually each containing a number of different fields. Channels typically represent different types of information, so you might have a channel for single pages, blog posts, products, job vacancies, and so on. This flexibility, combined with its easy-to-learn templating language, has made ExpressionEngine a popular choice among web designers not skilled in server-side programming.
Today ExpressionEngine is a flexible, feature-rich content management system that empowers thousands of individuals, organizations, and companies around the world to easily manage their website.

All About The Roadshow

EE Roadshow

The EE Roadshow is a traveling conference designed to bring together experts and users to learn Expression Engine techniques and share insider tips about the best CMS on earth. This was their website. The content is from the site's archived pages.

Now in its second year - and second city - the 2009 conference is traveling from Vancouver and will be a full day event in Seattle on October 2nd.

The show runs from 8:00AM -6:00PM with breakfast before, a party after and lunch in between, all included in the price of admission.

Scene: Daylight, Restaurant.

EE Roadshow

Three owners of companies that make their living building EE sites meet together over a light sushi lunch.

"ExpressionEngine has a great community. But it's all online. Wouldn't it be nice to meet the folks who use EE in person?"

"Yeah, but it would be even better if we could take the opportunity to learn from each other and explore the software - especially with 2.0 coming out so soon. Hey, maybe someone fromEllisLabwould come, too."

ExpressionEngine Roadshow

"And what about all the people using EE to power their businesses and blogs? Wouldn't they like the chance to meet the developers that make EE better, and learn a bit more about how to use the tool that powers their Web site?"

Plans are laid. A venue is secured. A day is picked. The EE Roadshow kicks off.

Who Are We?

Monique Trottier

Monique runsBoxcar Marketing, an internet marketing company based in Vancouver, Canada. Boxcar offers a one-stop shop for online marketing, everything from strategic consultation to online marketing and propotions, to building Web sites from scratch. She has a background in the publishing industry and was previously the internet marketing manager at Raincoast Books. Her blog on books, technology and publishing is athttp://www.somisguided.com.

Travis Smith

Travis is the owner ofHop Studios, a Web design and development company. Hop Studios makes Web sites of all varieties, specializing in sites with a significant amount of information, such as media, education and non-profit sites. Travis' background is in journalism, and he was the editor of Variety.com and the deputy editorial director ofLATimes.com.

Kevin Shoesmith

Kevin runsFactory Interactive, a small design studio in Vancouver that creates simple, attractive, standards-driven websites based on solid information architecture and content management principles.

 

What's this all about?

SOLD OUT

EE Roadshow’s purpose is to bring ExpressionEngine users and developers together in real life, offering an overview to newcomers and in-depth development tips for advanced developers. Learn tips, techniques and development expertise from others who have been using the system for years, and get to know the people in the EE community.

Where is it?

Havana Theatre & Gallery
1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC (map).
Questions: Call 604-616-6065.

We want people who aren’t EE users (yet!) to come and understand why EE is one of the best web CMS systems out there and why it’s a perfect system for web design shops that need advanced functionality but don’t want full-time developers. And you’ll hear it all from the people who build great websites with it everyday.

The price? Just $50

And that includes a chance to hobnob with some of the the most passionate EE developers on the West Coast, includingRick Ellis, CEO of EllisLab, the company responsible for all of this. At the part-EE (get it?), you’ll also nibble some of Commercial Drive’s best eats and we’ll even buy you a couple of drinks, just to make it more fun!

Not convinced? Why don’t you check out what’shappening during the EE Roadshow.

 

Ride Sharing: Carpool and Save the EEnvironment

Sep 15, 2008

If you’re looking for a ride to or from the conferencewhether it’s from Kitsilano or Seattlejust post a comment here.

 

SCENE: DAYLIGHT, RESTAURANT.

Three owners of companies that make their living building EE sites meet together over a light sushi lunch.

“ExpressionEngine has a great community. But it’s all online. Wouldn’t it be nice to meet the folks who use EE in person?”

“Yeah, but it would be even better if we could take the opportunity to learn from each other and explore the softwareespecially with 2.0 coming out so soon. Hey, maybe someone from EllisLab would come, too.”

“And what about all the people using EE to power their businesses and blogs? Wouldn’t they like the chance to meet the developers that make EE better, and learn a bit more about how to use the tool that powers their Web site?”

Plans are laid.

A venue is secured.

A day is picked.

The EE Roadshow kicks off.

 

Other Sessions You’d Like to See

Sep 15, 2008

With the Roadshow about to happen, we’re also gathering information for next time.

What sessions would YOU like to see that we maybe didn’t touch on this time?

What Else to Do

Sep 10, 2008

There are about15 ticketsleft, so if you know anyone who is still deciding if they want to come, they should decideSOONand get a ticketNOW. And if you’re looking for more reasons to come

After the EERoadshow ends, there will be the opening party for BarCampVancouver, which is a gathering of tech geeks in a self-organizing conference format. Well worth attending.http://barcamp.org/BarCampVancouver2008

BarCamp continues the next day, but if that’s not your cup o’ tea, you can watch the BC Lions (a Canadian football team) play on Saturday night, or if you’re as uninterested in football as I am, you can head to the Summer Night Market in Richmond,Summer Market.

For musical entertainment, go see one of the great bands at the Railway Club in downtownwww.therailwayclub.comor catch the Beach Boys in concert at the River Rock Casino.

You can also catch the last Sins of the City walking tour of the season at 4 pm on Saturday afternoon, if you reserve in advance:www.vancouverpolicemuseum.ca

Does anyone need help finding a place to stay or eat? We’ve got suggestions, just ask.

In fact, if you have any questions at all about the event, or suggestions for next time or just want to spout off, drop us a line! This is your event, we’re just arranging it.

6S Marketing sponsors the EE Roadshow

Sep 02, 2008

The organizers of the ExpressionEngine Roadshow are pleased to announce that6S Marketing Inc.is a media sponsor of the EE Roadshow which is being held in Vancouver, BC, on September 26, 2008 at the Havana Theatre and Gallery.

6S Marketing Inc. is a leading Internet marketing company based in Vancouver, BC, Canada that provides search engine marketing services including paid search marketing campaign management, organic optimization, analytics solutions, email marketing and usability analysis.

Since 2000, 6S has successfully increased revenue for hundreds of clients of all sizes in a wide variety of industries across the United States, Canada and internationally. 6S is a Google Analytics Authorized Consultant, Authorized AdWords Company and a Yahoo Ambassador.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions, duh)

Aug 22, 2008

Q: The most common question asked so far: Does this mean EE 2.0 will be announced by the 26th of September?

A: We really, really don’t know. We chose the date because it was handy for us. And we don’t work for EllisLab so we have no inside knowledge. We kinda sorta hoped it would be announced by thenend of summer and allbut that wasn’t our main reason for choosing that date.

Q: Learning EE is great, but it’s a long way from where I live. Are there any other good reasons for coming at that time?

A:BarCamp Vancouveris happening the day after (on Saturday). There’s ablogger meetuphappening Thursday night. So yeah, come for one, stay for them all!


Add your questions below, we’ll answer them ASAP.

Can’t Make It This Time?

Aug 22, 2008

If you can’t make it to this EE Roadshow, let us know in the comments where you live, and we’ll think about putting one together for you!

Rick Rolling

Aug 12, 2008

It’s all coming together.

One of the guests we were hoping would attend most is coming to the EE Roadshow. CEORick Ellisof EllisLab confirmed today that he’ll be here for the Roadshow on September 26.

And while it’s still only rumour that an additional someone from EllisLab may be making the trip up here with him, we’d double our pleasure and double the fun if it were true.

Tickets have started selling, so don’t miss out.

EE Roadshow kickoff: September 26, 2008

Jul 16, 2008

The first ever EE Roadshow is kicking off on September 26, 2008, in Vancouver, BC.

As a news item, this is pretty short, but the rest of the site tells the story much better than we could in this small space

EERoadshow.com