MuraCon 2017 was held February 9 and 10 in downtown Sacramento, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, just a few blocks from the California state capitol. The conference theme was "experiences", with a power-packed roster of presentations from industry-leading experts and prominent Mura CMS community members.
To start things off, the Blue River team provided an overview of their accomplishments and releases since the 2016 conference, including Mura CMS version 7, the Mura Experience Platform (MXP), and major enhancements to Mura, with an emphasis on the content itself, which can now be extracted and managed completely outside the standard user interface via the Mura API.
The all-new Digital Experiences track added a full first day of DX-based content with leading Marketing Professionals Robert Rose, Carla Johnson, Ardath Albee and Jeff Freund, and ended with an engaging round table discussion, providing attendees with direct access to the collective thoughts and experiences of these knowledgeable professionals.
Robert Rose offered a powerful keynote presentation, titled The Wisdom Worker In The Digital Experience, in which he explored the deepening intersection of content and technology while asking, "How do we bring meaning to the machine?".
The day one DX track was paralleled by a solid lineup of Mura-centric talks with titles such as:
- JSON API & Mura ORM via the Magic of Data Tables with Grant Shepert
- Hardening Mura with Eddie Ballisty
- Intro to Mura 7 Display Objects with Steve Withington
- Mura ORM + Feed API = Awesomeness with Nolan Erck
The second day at MuraCon 2017 offered two solid all-day tracks focused on Mura CMS, including:
- Mura Insights & Vision with Mat Levine & Steve Withington
- Using Mura as a Headless CMS with Ryan Watts
- Docker & Git Workflow for Mura Projects with Greg Moser
- UX & Mura CMS: Designing Great Experiences with Emily Drumm
... and many more! Also newly added to the MuraCon schedule were the very popular "lightning talks", a series of quick and informative 20 minute sessions at the end of each day.
This year's conference set a new record for attendance, with well-represented numbers of both new and veteran MuraCon participants. Feedback from conference goers has been overwhelmingly positive, and the Blue River team is already working on MuraCon 2018!
Watch the Mura Blog for updates about next year's conference, and be sure to visit muracon.com for registration, scheduling, speaker line-up and other details as they become available.