This year event started exactly where we left last year - “On High”.
Meet Magento UK 2019- The event provides a chance to Retailer and Programmers to get updated and clear the latest eCommerce insights.
The entire event was for two days wherein on the first day to warm up everyone attending the event, an intensive Magento Contribution hackathon was kept. With many Magento Core Developers and Architects participating in the event.
Magento Contribution Day in UK 2019
Really enjoyed the @MagentoEngCom Contribution Day today 🤓— John Hughes (@JohnHughes1984) June 18, 2019
Managed to get my first PR’s opened for both #Magento 2 & PWA Studio 🎉
Thanks for a great event & guidance @supernova_at @mannersd @sergeivaschenko @ericerway
+ thanks to @wearejh @dotdigital for hosting it#MM19UK pic.twitter.com/UyB259a1nB
Meet Magento Day in UK 2019
The second day started with Jamie Huskisson (Meet Magento UK Organiser and CEO at JH) welcoming everyone and sharing key information about the day.
Join us now in the Main Auditorium, as CEO of @wearejh and Organiser of #MM19UK, @jhuskisson, opens up this year's event. 👏— Meet Magento UK (@MeetMagentoUK) June 19, 2019
He'll be sharing key information about the day, so make sure you don't miss it by grabbing yourself a seat before we fill up! pic.twitter.com/o37JmOcnpG
Wifi is always Important, as free Wifi can make you forget half of your life problems.
The set was set and the attendees were excited as well.
General Sessions and Keynotes
Guido Jansen started the First General Session of the Day where he covered update about the newly formed Magento Association in depth. He also explained how anyone could join and take the benefits out of it.
Ramadass Prabhakar started the opening Keynote of the event. He covered updates from Imagine 2019, Architecture Vision, Adobe and Magento Integrations, and powering Experience-driven Commerce.
Many topics were covered by well-known speakers during the event, but "Performance Budgets: Get Fast, Stay Fast" by Katie Hempenius was one of our favorite.
Here on the Technical Track, up in the Newgate Suite, we're settling in to hear from @katiehempenius, Software Engineer at @Google. She is discussing performance budgets, and how they can help consistently deliver fast experiences to users. #MM19UK pic.twitter.com/4nE2EJ0xiF— Meet Magento UK (@MeetMagentoUK) June 19, 2019
After the first refreshment break, Andy Mulcahy covered the fascinating topic "Optimising Online Retail Performance."
Right now over on the Merchant Track, we're welcoming @andymulcahy to the stage.— Meet Magento UK (@MeetMagentoUK) June 19, 2019
Andy is sharing best practice examples from @imrgupdate data studies. Analysing participant performance - from the customer funnel, through to site navigation and mobile optimisation. #MM19UK pic.twitter.com/7BtVrS2k5b
Tom Erskine covered an exciting topic, "Automated Testing - Plans, Platforms, and Marketplace Extension".
Some cool stuff happening for extension developers as part of the marketplace submission. Great stuff from @TomMagento on the direction marketplace is heading! Quality is key!#MM19UK pic.twitter.com/XkewRM7dum— Gareth James @ #MM19UK (@gareth_e_james) June 19, 2019
Eric Erway covering "Onward and Upward: Going Progressive in 2019"
"#Mobile is here - it’s the dominant experience used during the holidays. It only makes sense for us to start making technology like #PWA available to everyone in the #Magento ecosystem" @ericerway #MM19UK pic.twitter.com/lNsqMgmtXF— WebShopApps (@WebShopApps) June 19, 2019
Shane Osbourne covered the current hot topic of the eCommerce Industry Progressive Web Apps.
Brilliant talk by @shaneOsbourne on #PWA with tons of practical tips when getting into building your own PWA. What clients are suited, team experience and technical challenges #mm19uk pic.twitter.com/4zaHpANlkL— Sander Mangel @ #MM19UK (@sandermangel) June 19, 2019
@shaneOsbourne dropping some incredible knowledge and insights on the state of PWA for #Magento 2— John Hughes (@JohnHughes1984) June 19, 2019
From whether clients are suitable for PWA through to how your development team need to adapt and collaborate between backend and frontend 👍#MM19UK pic.twitter.com/huu5H6Kh6t
Cool stuff from @shaneOsbourne on PWA, tips on choosing the right client, how it affects the dev team and tips on implementation! PWA is the future and it’s great that early adopters are willing to share! #MM19UK pic.twitter.com/UAuAE5QcqH— Gareth James @ #MM19UK (@gareth_e_james) June 19, 2019
Interesting games were also there where people have to guess the number and collect amazing prizes.
A fun competition for you all at @MeetMagentoUK today! Guess how many sweets are in our goldfish bowl…if your guess is within 100 of the correct answer, you’ll receive a Chilly’s bottle as the prize! Get the exact number; we’ll send you the giant bowl of sweets to your office! pic.twitter.com/R8i5d9FqoA— JH (@wearejh) June 19, 2019
After the break, Jonathan Roeder (Data Solutions - Principal at Magento) covered "Magento's Data-driven Future" in depth.
"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."Phillip Jackson
The last Keynote of the event by Phillip Jackson (Ecommerce Evangelist at Something Digital). He covered an amazing topic "Communities Build People" comprehensively and thoroughly. We just loved it.😊
Closing Remarks by Jamie Huskisson (Meet Magento UK Organiser and CEO at JH) and then ‘Drink Reception’ in the Upper River Room, celebrating the end of a great day "Meet Magento UK" with sponsors, speakers, staff, and attendees.
Followed by Drinks Receptions, there was After Party as no Magento event is completed unless there is an After-Party. Hence, everyone headed towards the Core Bar, where drinks and fun were already waiting.
It's time to party! Head down the road to Core Bar for 8pm, as we celebrate the end of another great #MM19UK event. There will be chocolate fondue, music, and some very clever cocktails 🕺 pic.twitter.com/CPiIco2JL0— Meet Magento UK (@MeetMagentoUK) June 19, 2019
In the end, a warm thanks to all the speakers and sponsors for organizing this fantastic event #MM19UK. See you all next year at Meet Magento UK 2020. #MM20UK