Thursday, March 8, 2018
Sporting gardener’s hats and aprons, fourteen retreatants of Drupal, Joomla and others welcomed visitors at their booth at the e-commerce fair, Internet World, on 6 and 7 March 2018. Chris, Marcel and Laura from byte5 were participating as Umbraco ambassadors again this year.
CMS Garden is a non-profit association which strives for the sustainability of open source CMS. As in the past five years, the organisation had a booth at Internet World expo again this year. Just like in the previous years, the representatives of Wordpress, Plone, Drupal, Typo3, Contao and Umbraco of course informed curious visitors about the respective CMS’s and consulted extensively when there were questions.
The CMS Garden’s philosophy is sincere openness: Anyone looking for competition between the systems or their representatives, will be disappointed. The conviction that every CMS offers its individual advantages, is the true strength of the association – along with the diversity of its systems. And the latter were the reason that curious fair visitors were offered a vast range of topics. They could get informed about the system they had picked out for their project in detail or gather more general information about the Garden’s work and its members. The Gardener’s Guide, which collects in-depth knowledge about each member system, was especially popular with visitors.
Thus, Marcel, Chris and Laura had exciting talks about Umbraco – both with their fellow gardeners as well as with interested expo visitors. Concrete questions regarding CMS Garden’s only ASP.NET-based plant were answered, details shared about the newest version and possibilities for specific projects discussed. Between flowers and garden gnomes, the three Umbraco ambassadors were fully in their element.
Same aims and interests make the soil of CMS Garden. At Internet World, there were a lot of conversations about the different CMS’s, discussions about their functionings and the newest tech trends. This is what the Garden’s growing community lives for: an exchange of experiences and opinions, following the motto “stronger together”.
And this community will come together again just next week: at CloudFest in Rust from 12 to 16 March. Another green booth will be put at CeBIT from 11 to 15 June.