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DNN-Connect 2019 Recap: The Next Phase of Our Journey

DNN-Connect 2019

I’m not yet out of Europe.  I’m sitting in my hotel room in Paris, enjoying the sounds of the city, just blocks away from the Eiffel Tower.  I spent about an hour last night after midnight, exploring the city.  I can’t help but reflect on what DNN has done for my life.  It’s quite literally changed it, for the better, time and time again.  As a minor and superficial example, over 15 years ago when I started with it, I never thought it would lead me to Switzerland or France, much less riding a scooter around the Eiffel Tower after midnight.  I’ve come a long way over the years, and so has our community.  We’ve all grown, and this conference marked an important new milestone in our mutual journey. 

Save Hundreds of Hours Building DNN Modules and Other Types of Extensions

Upendo Ventures Presents:  generator-upendodnn

Over the years, I’ve followed, learned, and tried many different ways to build extensions in DNN.  Of course, the primary extension I’ve built has always been a module.  If you’re new to DNN, a module is simply an app that you can install for visitors to interact with on your website.  After working on DNN solutions since 2003, I’ve settled on a very specific development pattern that we implemented here at Upendo Ventures.  Using our development pattern was time-consuming to get started with a new project, but it had too many benefits to avoid.  We’ve found and publicly released this development pattern to all of you.  Now you can use our development pattern too, but without any of the effort that we used to put into it

Hotcakes Commerce Version 03.02.01 is Full of Community and Support-Driven Updates

New Hotcakes Commerce Release

Our team has been working hard at delivering the next great release of Hotcakes Commerce.  This time, we primarily focused on some updates that both our support clients and the community really wanted.  We’re very happy to announce that version 03.02.01 is ready for you and it brings with it some very popular updates.

DNN Awareness Group September 2018 Meeting Recap

September 2018 DNN Awareness Group Meeting Video

The Awareness DNN Ecosystem Advisory Group held its September meeting yesterday. We had new members and some exciting updates, including DNN Open Friday, interesting blog posts, and updates on the upcoming community dashboard. Our group continues to do a great job of creating and spreading DNN-based content around the world. We are about to turn a couple important corners. Exciting!

DNN Awareness Ecosystem Advisory Group Website Proposal Meeting August 02 2018

DNN Awareness Group Website Proposal Meeting Video

The Awareness DNN Ecosystem Advisory Group has a lofty but long overdue goal of updating the DNNSoftware.com website.  Some of the things we're trying to address include: making DNN Platform more obvious, increasing the usability of the website, and updating the messaging found throughout the website.  We have some rockstar members that are putting in some excellent work towards this goal.