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Blog posts for September 2010

XWiki was chosen for the Demo Cup

We are pleased to announce that XWiki was chosen for the Demo Cup, being organized as part of the Open World Forum, in Paris.

XWiki will have 8 minutes to convince the Jury (that includes investors, entrepreneurs, Open Source managers from leading IT services companies, and consultants) and the audience.

The other finalists:

Rendez-vous on 1 October 2010 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Eurosites Georges V to know which companies will receive one of the five Open Innovation Award.

And to register to the event: http://www.openworldforum.org/attend/venue

USI 2010: a summary

Few weeks ago, Vincent Massol, our CTO, attended the last edition of USI. Here is his summary, initially published on his personal blog. Thanks for sharing! 

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I was very excited to attend the third edition of USI (the conference organised by OCTO Technology). The first year was awesome with guest speakers such as Michel Serres, Neil Armstrong, Eliyahu Goldratt (physicist and father of the theory of constraints) and a lot more. I was honored to present a talk on XWiki that year. The second year was no less exceptional with other wonderful speakers such as Joël de Rosnay, Albert Jacquard, Daniel Cohen and a wonderful jazzman named Eric Lewis. That time I did a session with Tugdual Grall from eXo Platform on Wiki vs CMS.

So it was with trepidation that I was waiting for this third edition. And I wasn't disappointed! The new venue in the Bois de Boulogne was great with excellent food and a chic setting. I did a live podcast recording with the other CastCodeurs (Emmanuel and Guillaume since Antonio decided to go biking instead, shame on him :)). It was our first live recording so I guess we have things to fine tune for the future but it was good and the room was packed. Thanks everyone for showing up. I attended several excellent talks, starting with Chris Anderson (author of the Long Tail concept which I've reused at XWiki to explain how XWiki is a second generation wiki). Chris spoke about the economy of Free and how it changes the game (I recommend his book).

However the best talk for me was without question the one from Juan Enriquez. Juan was part of the team that sequenced the Human Genome and more recently he participated in creating the first artificial life. They were able to take an existing cell, remove all its nuclear material (DNA, etc) and inject some DNA constructed from a computer program. Once the cell was booted with this code, it started executing it, producing proteins as defined in the new DNA! At some point, Juan looked at the audience, filled with developers, and told us that we were the future, that we were going to be the kings of the future since we have the knowledge required. He said that his team had opened up a new playground for us, basically transforming a domain that was that of biology to information technology. Imagine the possibilities that this opens up! It's mindblowing. I think we also got out of this session completely jazzed up, full of energy, thinking about this potential future that we're not fully grasping yet. Personally this was a strong moment for me since I've always secretly dreamed of going back to the school benches to learn bioinformatic. I've never followed up on that dream but it tempts me even more now. I wish I could summon the courage to jump in the rabbit hole one day! :)

All in all, a great conference as usual where I was again happy to meet all the usual suspects: all my friends from OCTO and my open source friends. The conference ended with Fabrice Luchini, reading some extracts from Murray from his Theatre show and dazzling us with his verbal flow!

And to complete this article, here are the videos of the presentations mentionned by Vincent: Chris Anderson and Juan Enriquez.

Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson

USI 2010 : conférence incontournable du l'IT en France
Rendez-vous annuel des Geeks et des Boss souhaitant une informatique qui transforme nos sociétés, USI est une conférence de 2 jours sur les sujets IT : Architecture de SI, Cloud Computing, iPhone, Agile, Lean management, Java, .net... USI 2010 a rassemblé 500 personnes autour d'un programme en 4 thèmes : Innovant, Durable, Ouvert et Valeur. Plus d'informations sur www.universite-du-si.com

Juan Enriquez
Juan Enriquez

USI 2010 : conférence incontournable du l'IT en France
Rendez-vous annuel des Geeks et des Boss souhaitant une informatique qui transforme nos sociétés, USI est une conférence de 2 jours sur les sujets IT : Architecture de SI, Cloud Computing, iPhone, Agile, Lean management, Java, .net... USI 2010 a rassemblé 500 personnes autour d’un programme en 4 thèmes : Innovant, Durable, Ouvert et Valeur.
Plus d'informations sur www.universite-du-si.com

XWiki included in the Gartner's Hype Cycle for Open Source Software 2010

XWiki is part of the latest Gartner's Hype Cycle for Open Source Software (in the « Open Source Social Software » section), published on 10 August 2010.

Paris (France), 16 September 2010

The Gartner's Hype Cyle for Open Source Software is an annual report allowing to measure the maturity and market saturation of open-source solutions (classified according different categories like security tools, elearning applications, e-commerce software...) across the IT industry.

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XWiki is mentionned in the « Social Software » category as a mature open source content management product, portal, community support platform and Web application framework, like his proprietary equivalents. But moreover, it is flexible and propose low acquisition costs; a way for breaking the barriers.
To know more about this report: http://www.gartner.com

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About XWiki

XWiki is a young company created in 2004 that provides services around its professionnal open source collaboration solution (licence LGPL), XWiki Enterprise, based on a second-generation wiki. This solution is designed to help organizations and communinities to organize information simply and to share it effectively. Recently, XWiki was candidate of the French call for projects "Innovating Web" with the project Wiki 3.0 and is also one of the 10 successful French enterprises in open source (L'Informaticien, n° 68). XWiki has today over 100 customer references, and thousands of business users in France and worldwide.

For more informations, please contact Emilie Ogez by mail at Emilie.Ogez@xwiki.com or visit the web site http://www.xwiki.com