0bc8ad1Umbraco is one of the most popular open source ASP.Net CMS products on the market. Used by the likes of Microsoft, Peugeot, Costa, and Heinz, it has been around for over 10 years and has a vibrant and active community of tens of thousands of developers. The software itself can be installed on dedicated servers, VMs or in the cloud, with the latest offering being “Umbraco as a Service”.

In this talk we will look at what you can use Umbraco for, the community that surrounds it, how you install and configure it, customising the look and feel of your website, how to add features using plugins from the community, and how to extend the back office yourself using C#, JavaScript and HTML.

Ian is the director of Chilli Information Solutions Ltd (www.chilli-is.co.uk) and has been developing software for over 15 years, going freelance 7 years ago. He specialises in the healthcare sector, developing e-learning, web applications, and HL7 integration solutions for clients such as Health Education England, the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.