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Sep 26 2014

IOM Summit 2014 Recap

The XWiki SAS Team attended the 2014 edition of the IOM SUMMIT in Cologne, Germany.

This event was great, as it allowed us to find out more about the German digital workplace market and to meet people interested in collaboration & open source tools.

Keynotes from Jane McConnell (Strategy and governance adviser for digital workplaces, NetStrategy/JMC) and Dave Shepherd (Head of Frontline Help, Barclays UK Retail Bank) opened the conference with a status on the (R)Evolution of the digital workplace.

The conference continued with presentations by project leaders on how to define the digital workplace strategy and how to choose and successfully implement tools. Among them was Doris Wippermann from DS Produkte, who talked about their intranet project developed with XWiki.

The second day, Ludovic Dubost took part in the live demo session. 

This demo session featured several solutions, their key features, customization & administration capabilities. Ready to use applications, collaborative features and open source where amongst the topics mentioned by Ludovic during his intervention.

Of course, we also took some time to enjoy the city of Cologne, especially the Cologne Cathedral.

Enjoy them :-)


Bis bald!

Sep 11 2014

XWiki SAS will be at the IOM Summit in Germany


This year, XWiki SAS will participate in the Information and Organizational Management Summit (or IOM Summit), the German event that corresponds to the French Enterprise 2.0 Summit, in which we have also been involved for several years.

The IOM Summit focuses on intranets, collaboration and knowledge management, providing a platform of discussion for project managers and experts. The event will include the presentation of projects, as well as testimonials from company leaders.

Doris Wippermann, from DS Produkte (one of our client) will meet us there and will be talking about how they use XWiki in their enterprise

The event will take place between the 23 and 25 September 2014 in Cologne (Germany).

See you there!

Apr 11 2014

3rd edition of Social Now and 3rd participation of XWiki SAS

After Porto and Lisbon, this year's edition of the Social Now event was hosted in Amsterdam.

This event has an original format. It is a mix between traditional key notes and  conferences and demonstrations on how to use the collaborative solutions of several vendors to meet a fictitious (but very practical) use case. It brings together major stakeholders (Jamespot, Bluekiwi, eXo, Jive, SAP...) in a friendly atmosphere.

Each participant was required to give a presentation and then face questions from an independent jury.


3 years after our first meeting with the Cablinc company (fictitious company especially created for the purpose of this event), they "called us" again for our services which were needed for the opening of a subsidiary in Turkey. Additional issues to be considered were:

  • access to enterprise knowledge on the run
  • ability to communicate with operators in the field / factory
  • ability to bring back information from the field to management

A demo prepared especially for the occasion was presented by Guillaume Lerouge.


This European event is also an excellent opportunity to visit beautiful cities. Amsterdam was no exception and some of us took advantage of the breaks to go explore this awesome city :-)


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!