jboye – probably the best conference in the world
jboye08 is the 4th annual conference held in Aarhus, Denmark by J. Boye. Much has happened since we started the conference back in 2005 under the name cmf2005. Back then focus was primarily on content management but as time passed the subjects of the conference became broader focused on all aspects of the web industry. To reflect this evolution, we decided to change the conference’s name to jboye08 so that it would be obvious, that we not only deal with content management.
Our main objective is still (as it has been from the beginning) to create an open minded conference with a campus like atmosphere for IT professionals. Here people from all over the world can meet and exchange experiences and knowledge in a warm setting. Therefore the conference offers an exciting mix between highly professional presentations and relaxing social events, where the delegates can network.
Since the first conference in 2005 the conference has grown popular amongst practitioners in the industry, and the number of delegates has grown from 126 to almost 250. This growth has meant that we can attract high profiled speakers and at the same time bring a lot of different people together and let them share their thoughts with like-minded.
We hope to see you (again) in Aarhus in November 2008 and we guarantee that you will have a great and enlightening time!
Key-notes: BJ Fogg, Bob Boiko and Lisa Welchman
Website, program and pictures: cmf2007.dk
With 8 parallel tracks, cmf2007 attracted 245 delegates. Discussions ranged from strategy and governance to specific systems and technologies.
The program offered thought provoking keynotes by BJ Fogg, groundbreaking researcher in simplicity and persuasion, Bob Boiko , author of Laughing at the CIO and The Content Management Bible, and Lisa Welchman, thought leader in the web operations management arena.
Pump My Website had consultancies competing in the art of website redesign, with Creuna as the winner, while eZ systems successfully defended their trophy in the Web Idol competition
Key-notes: Nicholas Carr, Ted Nelson, Ammar Bakkar and Alan Pelz-Sharpe
Website, program and pictures: cmf2006.dk
More users from around the world and record attendance at cmf2006, which was highligted by keynotes from Ted Nelson, the inventor of hypertext and Nick Carr, the controversial author of Does IT Matter?
Representing the international user community, Ammar Bakkar provided insights into ambitious media organisation in the Middle East, while Steve Arnold presented a controversial take on Google. Many large, global and complex organisations turned up and shared their experiences.
Web Idol was a new invention won by open source vendor eZ systems.
Key-notes: Tony Byrne, James Robertson, Martin White and Erik Hartman
Website, program and pictures: cmf2005.dk
We met for the first time at cmf2005. At our inaugural event we discussed Web 2.0 and learned about new emerging technologies and standards at the BBC. The keynotes were given by experienced consultants from around the world, while the cases were mainly from Denmark.