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Mar 26 2018

Our experience at Salon Intranet 2018

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Last week was a busy one, here at XWiki. We've attended Solutions Intranet - RSE & collaboratif where Ludovic had 4 talks on collaboration and the wiki culture. 

His first intervention was on "Voici les toutes dernières innovations participatives à connaître":

On the second day, we held an Atelier on "Amazon Inc. utilise XWiki, pourquoi pas vous ? Comment la culture Wiki et Open Source peut transformer votre entreprise !". Here is the presentation: 

We were happy to meet everyone that visited us. These three days have been a true pleasure, we have met incredible people and made new business friends.

Mar 20 2018

Let's meet at Salon Intranet 2018

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Starting with today, you can find us speaking and networking at Solution Intranet - RSE & collaboratif, happening in Paris, France. The event will take place at Porte de Versailles - Pavillon 4.2 from Tuesday, 20 (beginning with 14:00h) to Thursday 22nd of March 2018. You can find us at stand B52. The full schedule and list of stands are now available, and you can obtain a visitor's badge here

Today, Ludovic will be speaking at Voici les toutes dernières innovations participatives à connaître, from 17:30, in room Espace Topo. 

Tomorrow, on the 21st of March, in Salle Dumas - from 12:00 to 12:45 - we will organize an Atelier on the subject of Amazon Inc. utilise XWiki, pourquoi pas vous ? Comment la culture Wiki et Open Source peut transformer votre entreprise !.
From 15:00 to 16:15, in room Voltaire, Ludovic will intervene in the conference Intranet, performances business, transformation digitale ! Quelle valeur pour un intranet et la collaboration sociale ? Comment en faire le socle de la transformation stratégique et digitale ?.

On the 22nd of March, you will find Ludovic at the Accompagnement du changement et acculturation digitale ! Renforcer la culture digitale et inscrire la collaboration sociale dans les habitudes de travail ! conference, in room Voltaire. 

Looking forward to meeting you all and answer all the questions you might have about XWiki, CryptPad or our community. Until then, follow us on Twitter (XWiki and CryptPad) where we will keep you up-to-date with our latest developments. 

Feb 08 2018

XWiki at FOSDEM 2018: the experience and presentations

XWiki's 2018 Events Season started with the participation at 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, between February 3rd and 4th. We participated with presentations in six different tracks, tackling different hot subject from new features, compatibility and integration with other tools and services, lessons learned from deployments, surveys, research and development, legal issues and Artificial Intelligence.

During this event we shared the stand called Wikis and CMS with our friends from Tiki and WikiSuite. We are very happy to have shared ideas, plans for the future and the promise to meet again with the other Open Source communities. The official number of attendees is still unknown, but we must say it was a great year - we talked to a lot of people about XWiki and gave away almost all our goodies. 

Our first presentation was by Vincent Massol, who talked about advanced testing practices used by the XWiki open source project, and using Java, Maven, Docker and Jenkins. You can check his presentation here:

He was soon followed by Ludovic Dubost presenting XWiki: a case study on managing corporate and community interests based on 14 years of Open Source in a small company. The presentation focused on how XWiki SAS has been able to build XWiki as Open Source, and also launch the CryptPad project, while keeping an honest open community and a fair Open Source model. 

Another interesting talk from Vincent was answering the question: What if there was a way to have long tail apps developed and working in just a few minutes? He demonstrated how a next generation wiki platform allows to do just that by using the XWiki open source project. See his presentation below: 

Were you ever curious about Open Source Projects and how they live without being bought? XWiki has been able to self finance writing Open Source code and sharing it with the community for 14 years now. Ludovic Dubost has shared what worked and what didn't, what went easy and was proven to be difficult, what is tricky in keeping the Open spirit and what is miraculous about the journey!

When we're not all about code and the product, our colleagues debate tough subjects like Artificial Intelligence dealing with the right to be forgotten. Tune in to see Cristina Rosu tackle the subject from all perspectives: concept, juridical nature, doctrine debates regarding this notion and also how does it interfere with artificial intelligence. 

Software platforms need to be highly extensible and customizable, since developers need to build on top of them and provide the best experience for users. Some users put more focus on the styling and visual aspect of their customization, others need it to be highly accessible or responsive, while others just like to have diversity in their choices. Ecaterina Moraru deals with all of them and shares from her experience below: 

Caleb James DeLisle's talk presented the encryption and key-management model, the sandboxing architecture which prevents a majority of CryptPad code from accessing the secret keys and some research into a solution to prevent backdoors in the javascript sent from the server. You can also learn how to reuse the CryptPad architecture (and source code) in developing other security/privacy conscious webapps if you play the video until the end: 

All in all, it was an excellent year for XWiki at FOSDEM and we're looking forward to returning in Brussels. See you in 2019?

Jan 25 2018

Who is joining us at FOSDEM'18?

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We are pleased to announce that next weekend, a team of 12 XWikiers will be attending, speaking and networking at FOSDEM 2018 (the Free Open Source Developers’ European Meeting). 

The event will take place in Brussels, Belgium, at ULB Campus Solbosch. You can find us at zone K5, level 2, booth "Wikis and CMS", next to Tiki Wiki and WikiSuite. The full schedule and list of stands are now available and the entry, just like any other year, is free, with no registration required.  

This year, our team will have a total of eight presentations, out of which three about XWiki, two having XWiki as a use-case, one about the CryptPad product and two of general interest.

See the full list of talks with details about the location, time and speaker: 

SpeakerTypeWhen WhereWhat
Vincent
Massol
XWiki use-case Saturday
12:20 - 13:05
H.2213Track: Testing and automation  
Presentation: Advanced testing in action on a Java project
Ludovic
Dubost
Product: XWikiSaturday
15:55 - 16:20        
K.4.601 Track: Community devroom  
Presentation: XWiki: a case study on managing corporate and community interests 14 years of Open Source in a Small Co.
Vincent
Massol
Product: XWikiSaturday
17:00 - 17:15
H.2215
(Ferrer)
Track: Lightning Talks  
Presentation: Addressing the long tail of applications
Anca
Luca
Open Food FactsSaturday  
17:20 - 17:35
 H.2215
(Ferrer)
Track: Lightning Talks  
Presentation: Open Food Facts: the wikipedia of food products
What if you could freely analyse all the food and cosmetic products in the world?
Ludovic
Dubost
Product:
XWiki 
Saturday
18:20 - 18:35
H.2215
(Ferrer)
Track: Lightning Talks  
Presentation: Tips & Tricks to finance an Open Source Project without selling your soul
Cristina
Roșu
Legal IssuesSunday  
09:30 - 09:55
UA2.220 (Guillissen)Track: Legal and Policy Issues  
Presentation: Artificial intelligence dealing with the right to be forgotten
Ecaterina MoraruXWiki use-caseSunday
14:00 - 14:20
K.4.201Track: Open Source Design  
Presentation: Icon Themes Reusable icon variables and mappings for customisable user interfaces
Caleb J.
De Lisle
Product: CryptPadSunday
16:00 - 16:25
 H.1301
(Cornil)
Track: Decentralised Internet and Privacy  
Presentation: CryptPad Encrypted collaborative editing without trusting the server

Looking forward to meeting you all and answer all the questions you might have about XWiki, CryptPad or our community. Until then, follow us on Twitter (XWiki and CryptPad) where we will keep you up-to-date with our latest developments. 

See you between the 3rd and the 4th of February?

- Team XWiki

Dec 14 2017

Paris Open Source Summit 2017 talks

Last week was a busy one, here at XWiki. We've attended Paris Open Source Summit 2017, where we had 4 talks on different subjects related to collaboration and the open source culture.

Ludovic, our CEO, hosted a track on One job, one solution!, an extensive discussion and, at times, debate on the importance and effects open source solutions bring to the business environment. Specialists from Avencall, Axelor, Matrix, BlueMind, Maarch, Nexedi, Open-DSI, ATOL C&D, Jaguar Network and France Labs joined him in room CLAP. The full list of talks, is available here.

During the track he thoroughly treated the subject of Open Source Applications competing against proprietary on-premise and Cloud Solutions. See his presentation below. 

In the same track, Vincent, our CTO, had an intervention on the benefits of using XWiki as an alternative to Confluence or Sharepoint, and how the digital transformation can impact the success of a company. Check out his presentation below.

Aaron, part of the XWiki research team, had an intervention on Cryptpad and the benefits it brings as a secure online collaboration tool. See his presentation below.

 

In the Dematerialisation track, Ludovic tackled the subject of "How can traditional companies benefit from tools used by the leading tech companies", with an in-depth analysis of XWiki and its clients. 

These two days have been a true pleasure, we have met incredible people, made connections and the most important, we helped strengthening the Open Source community.  

Nov 29 2017

XWiki's Ludovic Dubost hosts track on 'One job, one solution' - Open Source solutions for the end user

Updated with links to the presentations. 

Which is more likely to be better: a software package created by a handful of developers, or a software package created by thousands of developers? Just as there are countless developers and users working to improve the security of open source software, there are just as many innovating new features and enhancements to those products.

Paris Open Source Summit 2017 has granted us the opportunity to lead a track on the importance of Open Source solutions in the end user software industry. Ludovic will be the trackleader, and joining him will be 11 international specialists from the Open Source world. The focus of this track will be on the key differentiators and the benefits Open Source solutions can bring, in comparison with closed-source competitors. Benefits as: security, quality, customizability, flexibility, interoperability, support options and many more. 

See you in Clap room, starting with 13h30? 

The program and presentations:

13h30-14h00Open Source Applications competing against proprietary on-premise and Cloud SolutionsFRLudovic Dubost, XWiki
14h00-14h20XWiki, Wiki Collaboration as an alternative to Confluence or SharepointFRVincent Massol, XWiki
14h20-14h40Xivo, la téléphonie Open Source, concurrent de Centrex et Skype / LyncFRLaurent Demange, Avencall
14h40-15h00Un ERP Open SourceFRLaith Jubair, Axelor
15h00-15h15Cryptpad: Secure Online CollaborationENAaron McSween, Cryptpad/XWiki
15h15-15h30Encrypted decentralised communication with Matrix and Riot as an alternative to Slack.ENMatthew Hodgson, Matrix
16h00-16h20BlueMind,l’alternative Open Source à MS Exchange, O365 ou Gmail.FRSylvain Garcia, BlueMind
16h20-16h40Maarch RM : Archivage électronique normé pour les entreprisesFRJean-Louis Ercolani, Maarch
16h40-17h00Nexedi, un ERP Open SourceFRJean-Paul Smets, Nexedi
17h00-17h15 Dolibarr, un ERP orienté TPE & PMEFRPhilippe Scofoni, Open-DSI
17h15-17h30REMOcRA, une solution open source au service de la gestion des risquesFRCharles-Henry Vagner, ATOL C&D
17h30-17h45Rudder, l’outil DevOPS Open Source d’automatisation et de vérificationFRAlexis Mousset, Rudder
Ilan Costa, Jaguar Network
17h45-18h00Datafari, gérer ses documents avec une solution de rechercheFRCédric Ulmer, France Labs

Nov 27 2017

Let's meet at Paris Open Source Summit 2017

We are pleased to announce that, between 6 - 7 December, we will be attending, speaking and networking at Paris Open Source Summit.

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The event will take place at Les Docks de Paris on Wednesday the 6th and Thursday the 7th of December 2017. You can find us at booth B13.

The full schedule and list of stands are now available. The entry, just like any other year, is free and you can register here.  

This year, Ludovic Dubost, our CEO, will host a track on the 6th of December, with the subject: "One Job, One Solution" - open source solutions for the end user. Speakers from Avencall, Axelor, CryptPad, Matrix, BlueMind, Maarch, Nexedi, Open-DSI, ATOL C&D, Rudder and France Labs will join him from 13h30 to 18h00, in location Clap. In this track, Aaron McSween, our research engineer, will be talking about "Cryptpad: Secure Online Collaboration" from 15h00 to 15h15. 

In parallel, from 14h50 to 15h10, Ludovic will tackle the subject of "How can traditional companies benefit from tools used by the leading tech companies", with an in-depth comparison of such tools, in the Dematerialisation track. 

From 17h10 to 17h30, you can meet Ludovic at the Round Table: "Valorisation et dissémination par l’Open Source : quels enseignements tirer de projets existants ? Panel "Enseignements pratiques et économiques"".

Looking forward to meeting you all and answer all the questions you might have about our community. Until then, follow us on Twitter where we will keep you up-to-date with our latest developments. 

Aug 10 2017

XWiki Seminar 2017

Here we are, reaching our 9th edition of our company seminar, getting the XWiki team members together in Romania for 7 days! 

This year, we spent a great time at a location close to Bucharest, called Acacia Village, fully enjoying the nature, the on-site facilities and the tasty bio food!

The Seminar schedule included a mix of team status update sessions and other presentations, collective time, hackathons, HR and extra leisure activities! The people were encouraged to spend time within their direct team but also to get involved in cross-team actions! 

We could not miss a trip day, which will surely stick to our memories because it took place during the only rainy day of the whole seminar week. emoticon_smile But the summer rain had its charm making the day even more memorable! emoticon_grin 

We invite you to browse our photo album and get a glance of what happened this year at our seminar!

If you're curious about last year's seminar, just click here and let yourself carried away!

Become an XWikier and join us for the next seminar: our opened positions are here. Let's have a chat!  

Mar 20 2017

XWiki's Solution Intranet participation announcement

Have you heard the latest news? Starting with tomorrow, 21st of March, we will be attending, speaking and networking at Solution Intranet - RSE & collaboratif, happening in Paris, France.

The event will take place at Porte de Versailles - Pavillon 4.2 from Tuesday, 21st (beginning with 14:00h) to Thursday 23rd of March 2017. You can find us at stand B55. The full schedule and list of stands are now available, and you can obtain a visitor's badge here

On our behalf, Ludovic will tackle the subject of Couteaux suisses mondialisés versus solutions Intranet & RSE spécialisées locales : comment choisir sans se tromper? Allez, on refait le match!, on the 21st of March, between 11:40 and 16:30, in Salle Voltaire.

On the 22nd of March, he will also be sharing his expertise at: Intranet social/RSE : les mid-managers sont-ils des utilisateurs comme les autres?, in Topos Rapidos from 10:00 to 10:30 and Voici les toutes dernières innovations participatives à connaître - 1ère partie, in Topos Rapidos, from 16:15 to 17:00.

Olivier, our Senior VP Business Development, will be speaking at Comment extraire les connaissances à des fins de réutilisation/de partage et mettre en valeur les compétences dans un modèle collaboratif et social ?- 2ème débat, Salle Voltaire, from 11:30 to 12:45.

On Thursday, the 23rd, Ludovic will hold an atelier, Culture Wiki, comment transformer votre entreprise comme les startups in room Balzac, from 11:00 to 11:45, whilst Olivier can be found at Oui, l’Intranet peut être le socle de l’entreprise digitale!, Topos Rapidos, from 12:15 to 12:30. 

Looking forward to meeting you all and answer all the questions you might have about XWiki, CryptPad or our community. Until then, follow us on Twitter (XWiki and CryptPad) where we will keep you up-to-date with our latest developments. 

Feb 10 2017

Why XWiki loved it at FOSDEM'17?

This past weekend, 4 and 5 February, Université Libre de Bruxelles was the place to be for the large free software community, gathered under the umbrella of the best European Open Source event: FOSDEM. Just like the years before, the event was a hit, bringing together the love for Open Source, belgian fries and, of course, local beers.

If you haven't attended FOSDEM before, the magnitude of the event can overwhelm you: 645 lectures, 8000+ hackers, 610 speakers, 669 events, and 55 tracks, around 70 company booths and countless Twitter posts. Just like one attendant wisely said: "It's a week long computer conference that takes place in one weekend.".

Then, there's the quality of the people attending and the knowledge gathered in the same campus. Keynote speakers like Brandon Philips, Stefano Zacchiroli, Roberto Di Cosmo, Bradley M. Kuhn and Gerolf Ziegenhain took over the stage on the two days of the event.

On Sunday, Ludovic, our CEO, raised awareness on the advantages and powerful advanced features of XWiki, and what makes it a competitive solution to Confluence or Microsoft Sharepoint.

You can enjoy his slides here and, below, this cool interview he gave to the Hacker Public Radio. 

At the same time, our colleague, Ecaterina, was hosting a very interesting Open source Design panel. It was a full-house dynamic talk that everyone enjoyed, as you can see below.

The Wikis and CMS stand is growing to be a tradition for XWiki. This year we were neighbors with Jenkins and TikiWiki, and we must say, it was a pleasure to have such neighbours. Yet, we did not have the chance to enjoy their company too much, as our stands were very busy with people willing to learn more about us. We loved sharing knowledge on XWiki, CryptPad and our commitment to the Open Source community. After many interactions, demos and pitches, we can say the XWiki brand awareness increased substantially, and as usual, the operation “Tweet for #XWiki goodies” was a total success. 

The XWiki team was proudly represented by 9 (out of 40) members of our team, and even though we did not manage to sync for a group photo (someone had to be at the stand, obviously), we happily attended this great event. We also thought of sharing a few of the talks we attended and found interesting, with videos included: Matthew Hodgson's Encrypting Matrix talk, the talks from the decentralisation room, Brabo Silvius' Frosted Embedded POSIX OS talk, Steffen Evers' On the way to a FOSS Platform for Cloud Based IoT Solutions talk and, of course, everything that went on in the design room. 

On behalf of XWiki, a round of applause goes out to the organizing and volunteers team, the ones that have made this event a success. And on this note, we are more than excited to announce our presence for FOSDEM 2018. Who else will join us?

Alina Luchian
Content Marketing Specialist @XWiki