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Blog posts for November 2011

XWiki SAS offers free professional hosting for JUGs around the world

XWiki SAS announces free professional wiki hosting for Java User Groups (JUGs) around the world including the Paris JUG, Congo JUG, Riviera JUG, Madrid JUG.

Java User Groups (JUG) (initiated by Sun Microsystems and now continued by Oracle) are groups of people who share a common interest in Java technology. Members of these groups meet to share resources, experiences and solutions, work on common projects, expand Java Technology expertise, increase networking, search business opportunities, learn, teach and also have fun.

XWiki SAS already offers free professional hosting for JUGs around the world, including the Paris JUG, Congo JUG, Riviera JUG, Madrid JUG.

To know what you could get, and how to apply, please read our press release.

In November, we look forward to seeing you at Educatice, OW2Con and Online Information

In November, join us in Paris and London for three events: Educatice, OW2Con and Online Information !

Educatice (Paris, November 23 and 24, 2011)

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Two of our projects from the education field (Curriki and Sankoré) will be presented at Educatice , on November 24, between 13:30 and 16:30 pm (room 2). The first project will be presented by Joshua Marks (Director of Technology at Curriki.org) and Ludovic Dubost (President of XWiki SAS). The second will be presented by Albert-Claude Benhamou (Interministerial Delegate for Digital Education in Africa and Director of GIP ENA) and Cyril Pavillard (University of Lausanne and the Webdoc company).

OW2Con (Paris, November 23 and 24, 2011)

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The annual conference organized by the OW2 consortium (which XWiki SAS is a member of) will be held on November 23 and 24, 2011, at Orange Labs, in Paris. Part of this event, Jean-Vincent Drean (R&D Engineer and Tech Lead of XWiki Cloud) will be presenting XWiki Cloud, our offer, and its integration with the CloudBees infrastructure.

Online Information (London, November 29 - December 1, 2011)

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Visit our booth (No. 710) at the Online Information event in London from November 29 till December 1, 2011. You may also attend our presentation about the Water Wiki encyclopedia, a project based on XWiki and built for the IWA (International Water Association). David Burns from IWA and Ludovic Dubost will be presenting.

Building to last: Why XWiki SAS will remain an independent company

In November 2003, I had just left Nielsen-NetRatings and I started coding XWiki in the sunny south of France, in Valbonne, a beautiful place I highly recommend you to see. 

It has been 8 years now, and looking back, I don't think I fully realized what I was doing when I decided to create something on my own. I actually was just experimenting my product ideas, but soon enough I became interested in starting a company. The company was initially called XPertNet , now XWiki SAS. At the time, I didn't know exactly what type of company this was going to be. ...

Building to last: The Objectives

I've already established in my previous post that: "I wanted to build a technology company that lasts, a place where we would improve things step by step, an environment where we would enjoy ourselves, while building products that are useful to our customers and to the world." I also mentioned that I consider success and Open-Source mostly means as opposed to standalone goals.

Let me go a bit more into the details of these objectives and why they are very important to me and XWiki SAS.

Firstly the key goal is to enjoy ourselves while building products. This company was started by working on a product that we strongly believed in. In addition to being a great information organization tool, XWiki provides an intuitive way to build Web Applications. XWiki is for web development what Wikis are for content management. Hence the 'X' in XWiki refers to 'extensibility'. XWiki is already an advanced enterprise solution given all its built-in features, but can also be extended using its APIs. Our passion for building the best extensible enterprise product is one of the ingredients that keeps us going. ...