Category: Events (74 posts) [RSS]

Mar 18 2014

XWiki at the Open Source Iasi Event

The Open Source Iasi event took place on Saturday, 15th of March 2014, starting with 9:00 a.m, at Chopin Hall - Palas Mall.

Organized by Mozilla Romania, the Faculty of Computer Science Iasi and XWiki, the event welcomed around 80 people, with speakers from different parts of Romania and participants that are passionate about Open Source development. People actually working in the Open Source field offered insight into their work and specific examples of applications/features from their projects. Check out the full list of presentations!

Marius Florea, R&D Engineer at XWiki, presented the ways people can contribute to the XWiki Open Source project and explained how the XWiki software is developed. Flavius Olaru, Web Developer at XWiki, outlined the particularities of the XWiki Bookmarklet application.

The presentations are available here:

We are grateful to everyone that got involved in making this first edition of the event possible in Iasi!  

Enjoy the photos from the Open Source Iasi event:

Mar 04 2014

XWiki at Social Now 2014

We have plenty of good memories from last year's participation in Social Now. It was very challenging for our team (as presented below, the format of the event is very original). We had the occasion to meet and interact with many experts in collaboration, enterprise 2.0 and social business.

For the above reasons we have decided to participate again in the event. We will be traveling to Amsterdam at the beginning of April to take part in its third edition.

Again, in the company of other editors (12 enterprise tools will be presented), we will be showing how XWiki can be used to create an enterprise 2.0 environment, but within the context of Cablinc, a fictitious company made up especially for the event.

See you there!

Feb 21 2014

Interview with Ludovic Dubost on Aligning Social with Processes

Ludovic Dubost was interviewed for several minutes by Bjorn Negelman during the Enterprise 2.0 Summit about "Aligning Social with Processes". Here is the video, if you missed it.

Feb 17 2014

FOSDEM 2014: our presentations

As you may already know, a part of our team went to Belgium to attend FOSDEM. XWikiers took part to several sessions and also animated one on wikis. Here are the slides of the different talks, by Vincent Massol, Anca Luca, Ludovic Dubost and Marius Dumitru Florea.

Feb 13 2014

Open Source Iasi

open-source-iasi-logo.pngAfter our participation at FOSDEM, a part of the team in Iasi got involved in organizing the first edition of "Open Source Iași" along with Andreea Popescu (Mozilla Rep and XWiki employee) and Professor Sabin Buraga from the Faculty of Computer Science Iași.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 15, starting with 9.00 a.m. at Chopin Hall, located inside the Iași Palas Mall.

The aim of this event is to inform participants about Open Source and Free software in general. More particularly we will present how we interact with Open Source at XWiki. During the event, three presentations will be held by us (out of a total of 12 presentations):

  • "Developing the XWiki software" (Marius Dumitru Florea)
  • "How to get involved in Mozilla and XWiki" (Andreea Popescu)
  • "The Bookmarklet Application" (Flavius Olaru)

You may read the full list of presenters on the dedicated blog.

The entrance and the participation to this event are free, so, if you are in Iași we hope you will join us at the Open Source event.

Feb 05 2014


XWiki at the FOSDEM 2014!

XWiki's 2014 Events Season started with the participation in FOSDEM, the biggest free Open Source event in Europe, where communities can meet, share ideas and collaborate.

The XWiki SAS team, from both the Paris and Iasi offices, was present for 2 days in Brussels on February 1st and 2nd. We participated in a Wikis Developer Room where the discussions were centered around new features, compatibility and integration with other tools and services, lessons learned from deployments, surveys, research and development, and cross-project collaboration.


The presentations in the Wikis Developer Room started with a comparison between the MediaWiki, TWiki and XWiki communities.
Vincent Massol then had an intervention on the following topic: "XWiki Rendering: a content rendering engine".


Marius Florea had a presentation about “Developing the XWiki software” and also talked about the XWiki special days, with an emphasis on the weekly Bug fixing day (every Thursday), the day during which the XWiki Community is invited to close as many bugs as possible.

Ludovic Dubost demonstrated “5 unexpected usages of wikis”

1. Use structured data
2. Create PDF Books
3. Manage a Menu Wiki Style
4. Develop Wiki Style
5. Create a presentation


Vincent Massol talked about “A web development runtime platform based in the wiki paradigm” , after which Anca Luca explained how XWiki can adapt to different needs (“Addressing the long tail of applications”).


Given this was an open event with free access, the number of participants is unknown, but we do know there were 8333 unique MAC addresses (over 2 days) and more than 445 speakers! So we can estimate that there were between 5.500 et 10.000 participants.


FOSDEM offered a great opportunity to meet other actors in the Open Source community and provided the perfect platform for information exchange.

Jan 20 2014

Fosdem 2014: XWiki arrives in force!


XWiki SAS is pleased to announce that a part of the team will be participating in a one-day wikis DevRoom on Saturday February 1st, 2014 at FOSDEM 2014, in Brussels (Belgium). This DevRoom is organized in cooperation with Tiki and MediaWiki.

We will be giving several talks:

Entrance and participation in the event are entirely free, so if you are around Brussels, stop by and come meet us!

Dec 18 2013

WebRTC and XWiki

During the WebRTC Conference in Paris, a few days ago, Ludovic Dubost gave a presentation on WebRTC and XWiki. The objective was to explain how the tool was built and adapted and to discuss the benefits this technology could have for enterprise collaboration.

Daniel Pocock, who attended the event wrote an article about Ludovic's intervention.

Dec 10 2013

XWiki at Winter Web Workshop

During two days, on 7th - 8th December 2013, the XWiki team got involved in the Winter Web Workshop, event organised by Mozilla in collaboration with the Faculty of Computer Science Iasi, Romania.

The event started with the presentation sessions where specialists from academy and IT industry were speakers. From the XWiki team, Ecaterina Moraru opened the event talking about the concept and evolution of CSS, Andreea Popescu brought some insight on how someone can get involved and contribute in Mozilla and Ionut Maxim revealed aspects of the A/B testing for UX & CRO and decision taking process.

Their presentations are available here:

The presentations were followed by a Web Hackathon, starting from 18:00 to 12:00 next day, at which students participated with a lot of enthusiasm. 6 teams formed of 1 to 4 members proved their talent in developing several Web applications which are meant to be integrated in the Firefox Marketplace: cooking and recipes applications, greeting cards generator, games or decision maker applications.

The passion of the participants was quite obvious and admirable, mostly demonstrated by their involvement and time allocated to the projects. Based on well settled criteria, the jury awarded the teams, making the experience fulfilling for each participant.  The first prize (a mobile phone with Firefox OS) was won by a highschool student for the advanced cooking application that he developed: "", the second one for the team that created the game entitled: "Bubble battle" and the third prize for the team with one of the greeting cards generator.

The XWiki team was happy to see the results of their work and we all congratulate them for their dedication!

Let's enjoy together the testimonials and photos from the event!

Each event that I organised was different and challenging. As organiser, I see WWW as a success, but it could have been better, because there are things that can be improved every time. The atmosphere was very friendly, the information explained by speakers was very good and the participants were very interested about it - Andreea Popescu

Every time I return inside the Computer Science Faculty doors there is a special feeling I have. In my opinion this kind of events are a blessing for the students and also for the presenters. There is a level of energy coming from people that care about what they are doing and from people that always want to learn and improve themselves (even in week-ends). Mr. Buraga is a great host and the person responsible for bringing together industry and academy in the eternal search for innovation, continuous learning and discovery - Ecaterina Moraru

Oct 09 2013

JIO and WebViewers: interoperability for Javascript and Web Applications

Here are the slides of a talk given by Ludovic Dubost and Viktor Horvath (from Alixen) at the Open World Forum. This talk had the objective of presenting JIO and WebViewers, two open specifications which help integrate Javascript document viewers with Web Applications including CMS, Wikis, Collaborative Applications.

About JIO and WebViewer

  • JIO is a specification that allows compatible Javascript applications to open documents on any JIO compatible server in a standard way. The talk demonstrated the connection between OfficeJS, Mioga2 and XWiki servers.
  • WebViewer is a specification that allows to write Javascript document viewers (PDF, Spreadsheets, SVG) that can be automatically used by compatible Web Applications to view and edit the content of the supported file formats. The talk demonstrated PDF and Spreadsheets viewers embedded in multiple applications including XWiki and Mioga2.