RuneFest 2015 – Save the Date

Get ready for the biggest RuneScape event of the year on 3rd October!

Mageia at the Chemnitz Linux Days 2015

On Saturday 21st and Sonday 22nd of March, Mageia will be present at the Chemnitz Linux Days 2015 (Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, CLT 2015). As longstanding exhibitors we are glad to participate once again to one of the biggest free software community … Continue reading

Mageia at the Free Software Days in Lyon (JDLL 2015)

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of March, the association for the development of free information technology of Lyon (France) organises a two-days event called Free Software Days (actually, it’s “Les Journées du Logiciel Libre”, in French), also known as … Continue reading

Fosdem 2015, looking back with pleasure.

It’s one week later, but we’re still full of inspiration from the great time we had at FOSDEM. We’ve been very privileged to be able to be there (again), to meet one another, to meet many interested visitors at our … Continue reading

FOSDEM is coming!

And Mageia will be there! FOSDEM 2015 will be this weekend (January 31-February 1), and we plan on being there! How about you? As the previous 4 years (here, here, here and here), we will have a booth in Building … Continue reading

Golden Gnome Awards 2014 Results

The 4th annual Golden Gnome Awards was our biggest yet with 22 gnomes given out on the day. Find out who won these prestigious awards.

RuneFest 2014 – Highlight Videos

Look out for a whole load of RuneFest videos, coming to our YouTube channel over this week. Watch the hour-by-hour live stream recording now!

RuneFest 2014 – The Live Stream

Want to know what’s in store for RuneFest Live 2014?

RuneFest 2014 Schedule

Get prepped for RuneFest 2014 with our full schedule, whether you’re joining us on the day or watching the live stream.

RuneFest Tickets Sold Out!

Tickets for the biggest RuneScape event of the year are now sold out!

E-commerce Paris 2014: Visit PrestaShop at the e-commerce event of the year

Once again, E-commerce Paris is the place to be for all major players in the online sales industry. Will you be there? We will! From September 23-25, 2014 visit PrestaShop at booths B041 and C041 in an exhibition space entirely … Read more

RuneFest – Get Your Tickets Now!

RuneFest tickets are available now! Bonds purchases of tickets, hotel rooms and Crystal Coins are coming later, with today’s game update.

Join PrestaShop and the biggest names in Ecommerce at IRCE 2014

Since opening our Miami office in 2011, we kick off each summer with a trip to the windy city for the annual Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE). This year, we’re happy to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the World’s … Read more

A Look Back: Magento at NRF 2014

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It’s been an exhilarating few days here at the National Retail Federation’s annual BIG show – both for us at Magento and for our business partners. In true fashion, we started the show with big news that Magento and eBay Enterprise are now offering a new solution for mid-market merchants and are advocating omnichannel approaches for success.

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On the floor itself, our booth representatives shared time with existing and potential clients to help each understand the full gamut of our solutions, ranging from Magento’s highly flexible, open source front end customization, to eBay Enterprises’ interfaces and tools, including store-based fulfillment and call center capabilities. We also showed off eBay Inc.’s connected glass technology, a shoppable interface that we developed in concert with our business partners Rebecca Minkoff and TOMS shoes — both of whom presented during NRF.

eBay Inc. executives, including Ben Pressley, Head of Enterprise Strategy and Business Development at Magento, and John Sheldon, Global Head of Strategy at eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions, discussed with TOMS and SONY their recent customer experience innovations in Monday’s panel, “Redefining the Customer Experience.”

With the wide variety of discussions and topics on the event floor this week, we’re curious; what did you take away from NRF’s Big Show? Let us know on Twitter! Share your learnings with @Magento using the hashtag #NRF14.



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Magento Attends National Retail Federation’s Annual Big Show: Day One

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The first full day of the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual BIG Show 2014 was sure not to disappoint. Following an opening keynote by former President George W. Bush, which touched more upon his legacy than retail, thousands of NRF attendees caught a full day’s worth of panels, breakout sessions and one-to-one chats, which roughly revolved around the importance of these five key themes for retailers: innovation, big data, personalization, omnichannel and mobile.

Here are a few of our favorite takeaways from the day:

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1. Leverage innovation to dominate the larger conversation. As online and offline stores continue to merge, and more and more audiences go mobile, retailers need to figure out creative ways to attract new customers without alienating existing ones, while staying true to their brand proposition.

One company that has seen success in solving this puzzle is the shoe brand (and Magento customer), TOMS. In a panel on “Redefining the Customer Experience” Monday afternoon with Ben Pressley, Head of Enterprise Strategy and Business Development at Magento, and John Sheldon, Global Head of Strategy at eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions, TOMS Digital Business Development Lead Jordan Glassberg described how his company’s recent “shoppable windows” pilot with eBay Inc. not only positioned the company at the forefront of ecommerce, but it also provided an innovation twist in true TOMS spirit. By transporting their Marketplace experience of being able to shop by causes (such as children or education) into a digital storefront, they were able to stay true to their roots while expanding their business.

Electronics giant, Sony had a similar experience with eBay Inc. when they set up a shoppable window in a San Francisco mall. Sony Electronics’ Director of Guest Experiences for Sony Store, Megan Farrell Ragsdale noted that the holiday–only pilot was “a great expression of the brand.” Not only did the company appear technologically advanced and innovative, but they also received a treasure trove of data (such as time spent engaging with the windows) to learn from and enhance future experiences.

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2. Keep mobile and omnichannel top of mind when it comes to online strategy. These two other big retailer themes—mobile and omnichannel—were discussed in a second eBay Inc. panel, “Mobile Innovation as a Roadmap to Customer Success.” During the session, Bernardine Wu, Fred Argir and Healey Cypher, altogether discussed the importance of engaging with customers at multiple touch points. After first clarifying the difference between cross-channel (engaging with a brand in one channel and finishing in another) and omnichannel (seeing one brand experience across multiple touch points), the trio launched into how customers differentiate. Argir noted that while Toys “R” Us now has roughly 80 different ways of providing a seamless shopping experience across multiple channels, the company is still very focused and has an intentional route for all of them. Cypher also encouraged retailers to embrace different uses for different devices, and offered multiple tips for mobilizing one’s website, such as improving the site itself (quick load times, high quality graphics), improving the product (include category and search boxes, include a QR barcode), and improving your checkout process (adding checkout button on the top and bottom of every page, offering guest checkout).

3. Retailers need to figure out their online and offline strategies as they continue to make inroads with customers. As Jon Stine, the Director of Cisco Consulting Services noted in an Expo session early Monday morning, there is $99 billion at stake in the Internet of Everything—and that includes innovation, big data, personalization, omnichannel and mobile.

What did you take away from NRF’s Big Show? Let us know on Twitter! Share your learnings with @Magento using the hashtag #NRF14. For those at the event, be sure to stop by the eBay Inc. booth (4245) to say hi and to check out the awesome Connected Glass, Digital Storefront experience featuring Rebecca Minkoff and TOMS.



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Meet Mageia team during FOSDEM 2014

  The Mageia team will attend FOSDEM 2014, on 1st and 2nd of February 2014 in Brussels. We will have a booth in K building, first floor. It’s a great opportunity to meet you, speak about our favorite distribution, the coming Mageia … Continue reading

Barcamp 7 Video: The Largest PrestaShop Community Event of the Year

PrestaShop Barcamp 7 was an incredible opportunity for the PrestaShop team and ecosystem to meet Community members from all around the world. This outstanding event gathered almost 2,000 e-commerce enthusiasts to learn, exchange and network about relevant e-commerce topics affecting … Read more

PrestaShop’s Barcamp 7 Highlights

The entire PrestaShop team is still buzzing from the largest, most beautiful and memorable event in our history! Yes, the 7th Annual PrestaShop Barcamp was an enormous success and it is due to YOU! Your support and dedication made this … Read more

Barcamp PrestaShop 7 : First Pictures!

Thank you so much to all who attended the 7th Annual PrestaShop Barcamp yesterday! The event was a great success with almost 2,000 ecommerce enthusiasts sharing, exchanging and networking. Merchants, developers, designers, speakers, partners and the PrestaShop team were able … Read more

Magento Live Germany Highlights

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Our first Magento Live Germany event was a great success! Many thanks to the 300+ merchants, partners and developers that traveled to Munich to share insights, best practices and fun. We had a packed program of keynotes and multiple breakout tracks spanning merchant stories, partner best practices and technical and business sessions.

Magento and eBay executives kicked off the day:

  • Roy Rubin, Magento’s COO and Co-Founder addressed the current industry trends as well as Magento’s strong momentum, with a special focus on opportunity, growth and innovation.
  • Jimmy Duvall, Head of Product, Magento reviewed Magento Enterprise 1.13 and Magento Community 1.8, and invited developers to provide feedback on Magento 2 updates available on GITHUB.
  • Matthias Setzer, Senior Director Merchant Services, PayPal Germany spoke about the challenges and opportunities of a dynamic eCommerce environment where the consumer holds all the keys.

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Surprise speaker and former top-level German football referee Dr. Markus Merk inspired attendees to tap their emotions, identity, courage and responsibility when making difficult decisions whether in soccer, commerce or in life.

Here are some highlights from the breakout sessions:

  • The basis for a great customer experience online is the underlying technology, especially if you’re coordinating that experience across multiple geographies. mytheresa.com is able to update their site daily, adjust country-specific pricing quickly, and customize caching to split channels by business needs. The site now has over 1.5M unique monthly visitors and 2,000 orders per day.
  • “Users focus on content rather than the technical features so write for your reader and not for the search engines!” Vinai Kopp, Manager of Developer Education at Magento reviewed on-page search engine optimization basics and Magento best practices.
  • In today’s increasingly competitive search marketing environment, just getting ranked in a top search position is no longer sufficient to drive traffic to a website. Danny Essner, Head of Merchant Marketing at Magento, spoke to the relationship between ranks in organic search and click through rates and how to increase these rates through engaging content.
  • Noam Inbar, VP of Business Development at Zooz Payments explained how to address consumer fears and barriers to transaction completion by improving the payment and checkout experience. The easiest way to maximize conversions: minimize the number of steps at checkout and don’t ask for the same information multiple times.
  • Several sessions focused on mobile best practices and speakers agreed that regardless of the design approach, it’s important to consider what content users will want on a mobile device and how they will consume it.
  • More broadly, Thomas Husson, Vice President and Principle Analyst, Forrester challenged attendees to prepare for the digital mindshift, noting that the only choice is to “disrupt yourself or become disrupted”.

Big thanks to those who were able to join us! Special thanks to all of our presenters and to our sponsors for making this exciting event possible!

To learn more about these sessions and the many other presentations at Magento Live Germany, and check out our Website for pictures and video from the event that we will be posting soon.

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