Business Catalyst Blog

April is App Month at BC Sandpile

Florentina Laptuca Tuesday, April 01, 2014

April is App Month at BC Sandpile. We're celebrating the soon-to-be public launch of the Open Admin project by dedicating every meeting in April to BC Apps.

Weekly Day/Time:

  • San Francisco: Tuesdays, 5pm (all times adjusted in relation to this time)
  • New York City: Tuesdays, 8pm
  • London: Wednesdays, midnight
  • Sydney: Wednesdays, 11am

Speed Dating: BC Apps - 1st April (2nd in AUS) 2014
To kick off our April Apps Month we are going to hear from the BC developers who have already launched their apps in the BC App Store. BC App Developers: Gary Swanepoel, Mike Sallander, Karim Ardalan, Brett Stockley, and Scott B Reynolds.
Details: http://thri.se/P1M1bT

BC Think Tank: BC App Collaboration - 8th April (9th in AUS) 2014
Are you overwhelmed with the idea of creating a BC App by yourself? Try collaborating with other BC Partners to get it built. We are dedicating this entire meeting to the Open Admin and how BC Partners can collaborate on projects.
Details: http://thri.se/P1MuL4

Open Discussion: BC Apps - 15th April (16th in AUS) 2014
Have strong feelings regarding BC Apps? Have an idea to share with the community? Have specific questions on how apps work? Are you a BC junkie and need your fix? Join us for an honest and open discussion on the new Business Catalyst Open Admin.
Details: http://thri.se/P1MIC4

BC App Collaboration: Benefits of Working Together - 22nd April (23rd in AUS) 2014
Karim Ardalan and Joe Wellborn from BackupBC will share their experiences of working together to build a popular BC App. Don't miss this opportunity to hear a successful behind-the-scenes BC collaboration story.
Details: http://thri.se/P1NoHp

Ask An Engineer: BC Apps - 29th April (30th in AUS) 2014
Have you ever wished you had access to a Business Catalyst engineer? What would you ask someone responsible for BC Apps? Well, get your questions ready...it's going to be an open discussion between you and Radu Cosnita, the main engineer for the Open Admin Project.
Details: http://thri.se/P1NSNZ 

Full schedule: http://www.bcsandpile.com/_blog/Meeting_Chalkboard/

Sandpile Recordings: http://www.bcsandpile.com/business-catalyst/resources.htm

Episode 36 of the BC Podcast - Open Platform Panel Discussion

Florentina Laptuca Monday, March 31, 2014

With the Open Platform private beta shortly coming to a close, I thought it would be a good idea to bring some long time partners together for a panel discussion on the subject. In April, the BC team will be unveiling Open Platform in public beta. Which means if you aren’t already up to speed, it’s time to get moving!

But what’s the impact? Is it good? Is it bad?

The overwhelming response so far has been that this new development is going to change the game for Business Catalyst in a really good way. But don’t just take my word for it, listen to what these great minds have to say:

Tune in for Episode 36 of the Business Catalyst podcast! In this episode we talk to five top BC partners about the impact that Open Platform will have on their business, strategies, and most importantly, their clients.

Listen to this month’s podcast:

Simply click the play button below to stream the podcast via your browser.

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Alternatively, you can download the podcast in .mp3 format for offline listening.

In this episode:

  • Panel discussion about Open Platform
  • Is Open Platform a good thing for BC?
  • How are you approaching Open Platform with your clients?
  • Ideas for Apps
  • Collaborating with other partners on Apps
  • And much more

Join the Podcast!

Do you have something you want to announce to the BC community? I want to hear about it (brent@bcgurus.com).

Until next time,
Brent Weaver

Recording of Brass Tacks Webinar you've missed in March

Florentina Laptuca Friday, March 28, 2014

In March, at Brass Tacks, Liam Dilley from Pretty, leaders in the Business Catalyst community with offices in USA and Australia, had an open discussion on:-

  • Recent / Upcoming CMS updates
  • Open Platform public beta release information
  • Results from our testing on recent list import improvements
  • Digital Marketing topic of the month - Managing your products cleanly

You can access the recording here

Pretty has extended its commitment to helping the Business Catalyst community by offering free group consultation sessions on everything Business Catalyst. Session’s run monthly via webinar.

Stay tune for the next Brass Tacks webinar!

The Adobe Business Catalyst Team


Webinar: How I Built A BC App

Florentina Laptuca Wednesday, March 26, 2014

This is the 3rd presentation in the webinar series dedicated to BC Apps. Scott B Reynolds of Thrise will share how he built the Google Analytics Manager BC App. He will go over concepts you'll be able to use in your own BC Apps. 

Sign up here: BC App Webinar

Webinar Date/Time:

  • San Francisco: Wednesday April 2nd at 5pm
  • New York City: Wednesday April 2nd at 8pm
  • London: Wednesday April 2nd at midnight
  • Sydney: Thursday April 3rd at 11am

The Adobe Business Catalyst Team

Scott B. Reynolds Presenting BC in Boston

Florentina Laptuca Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday, April 7th, Scott B Reynolds will demonstrate why Business Catalyst is the most underrated product in the Creative Cloud.  He will discuss the value of Business Catalyst, walk-through popular features, and answer as many BC questions as time allows.

This event is located in Boston, Massachusetts and is hosted by the Adobe Boston User Group. Scott is a Business Catalyst Partner, a BC App Developer, Adobe Community Professional, and an organizer of BC Sandpile.

Register for the event, or watch it live (via Adobe Connect).

The Adobe Business Catalyst Team

March 19th webinar recording on Web Apps

Florentina Laptuca Thursday, March 20, 2014

 

Thanks to those of you who attended our BC webinar with Tarik Essadki.

If you were unable to join us live, you can access the last 3 recordings below:

Tarik Essadki from Creativaholic Group and Author at BC Tweaks has showcased a special project where his team built a Micro-CMS alike and a Micro-Site for another BC Partner using only Web Apps with a combination of other modules.

This recording will showcase some very interesting insights on how to combine different modules and features in BC to create a very robust, complex and yet simple functionality to produce a seamless experience for Business Owners and their team.

If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to send them over to BCPartner-Team@adobe.com. We will be happy to answer all your inquiries.

Thank you and hope to see you in next month’s webinar.

The Adobe Business Catalyst Team

Brass Tacks - March webinar

Florentina Laptuca Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pretty has extended its commitment to helping the Business Catalyst community by offering free group consultation sessions on everything Business Catalyst. Session’s run monthly via webinar. This month is an open discussion on:

  • Recent / Upcoming CMS updates
  • Open Platform public beta release information
  • Results from our testing on recent list import improvements
  • Digital Marketing topic of the month - Managing your products cleanly
  • Opened discussion and help with any questions you have

Brass Tacks covers the hard hitting questions from Beginner to Advanced, as well as general Business Catalyst news / featured releases / FAQ’s / SEO & digital marketing.

  • USA (San Francisco) – Wednesday 26th March at 4pm
  • USA (New York Time) – Wednesday 26th March at 7pm
  • UK (London) – Thursday 27th March at 12 midnight
  • Australia (Sydney) – Thursday 27th March at 11am

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Hosted by Liam Dilley from Pretty, leaders in the Business Catalyst community with offices in USA and Australia they’re the Business Catalyst website design experts.

Let’s get down to Brass Tacks.


The Adobe Business Catalyst Team

March 19th webinar on Web Apps

Diana Herac Wednesday, March 12, 2014

This month, we'll meet Wednesday, March 19, for a webinar focused on using BC web apps.

Tarik Essadki from Creativaholic Group and Author at BC Tweaks will showcase a special project where his team built a Micro-CMS alike and a Micro-Site for another BC Partner using only Web Apps with a combination of other modules.

This demo will showcase some very interesting insights on how to combine different modules and features in BC to create a very robust, complex and yet simple functionality to produce a seamless experience for Business Owners and their team.

Don't forget to register here:

If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to send them over to BCPartner-Team@adobe.com. We will be happy to answer all your inquiries.
Thank you and hope to see you in this month’s webinar.

The Adobe Business Catalyst Team

Time Change For March BC Sandpile Meetings

Diana Herac Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Take note that the normal Sandpile time may have changed for you. All times are adjusted in relation to San Francisco, US.

Weekly Day/Time:

  • San Francisco: Tuesdays, 5pm
  • New York City: Tuesdays, 8pm
  • London: Wednesdays, midnight
  • Sydney: Wednesdays, 11am

Fundamentals of Javascript with Mark Lassoff - 11th March (12th in AUS) 2013
Author and Javascript expert Mark Lassoff will examine what Javascript's capabilities are relative to the new HTML5 paradigm and show you how to get started with basic coding. Attendees will be provided with a complementary digital copy of Lassoff's best selling book.
Details: http://thri.se/1kHEuw6

Best Practices for Email Marketing - 18th March (19th in AUS) 2013
This meeting is devoted to finding out how partners manage some of the best practices for email marketing within BC, and how they work towards best practice. For example, is there a better way to handle updating subscriber options other than a basic 'unsubscribe'?
Details: http://thri.se/1kHEts0

The UX Checklist: 10 Steps to Better Design - 25th March (26th in AUS) 2013
Do you have a system to make your websites user-friendly? For your next web project try using a User Experience (UX) checklist. Information Architecture & User Experience Consultant Mary Kennedy will review 10 simple, yet effective, tactics to ensure better user experiences.
Details: http://thri.se/1kHEsEz

Full schedule: http://www.bcsandpile.com/_blog/Meeting_Chalkboard/
Sandpile Recordings: http://www.bcsandpile.com/business-catalyst/resources.htm

Webinars you've missed in February

Diana Herac Thursday, March 06, 2014

In February Scott B Reynolds from Thrise presented several times on how to design and develop BC Apps. In his first webinar he discussed how to prepare and design a BC App before touching any code. To help make the process easier Scott gave away his BC App UI Kit. This kit is a Photoshop file allowing BC Partners to save time by quickly laying out app designs before opening a code editor.

In his second webinar Scott walked through the steps necessary to build a BC App, including where to start, how to create and adjust menu items, working with app landing pages, and how to use BC’s SDK.

Webinar Recordings:

BC App Resources:

And during the February Brass Tacks session, Brett Stockley and Liam Dilley from Pretty talked about upcoming changes in the product and how these will improve your BC activity, BC Apps and answered Partners' questions.

Brass Tacks February recording

Brass Tacks covers the hard hitting questions from Beginner to Advanced, as well as general Business Catalyst news / featured releases / how to / FAQ’s / SEO / digital marketing.

Enjoy&stay tuned for more interesting webinars in March!

The Adobe Business Catalyst Team