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Orchard Harvest Conference - Amsterdam - Netherlands - June 2013

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Mar 15, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Orchard Harvest Conference
Amsterdam - Netherlands

Tell Us What You Think - Vote Now
Although slated for June - final dates will be announced end of the month.
Help us decide whether you want a 2 or 3 day conference.
Do you prefer a conference held during the week or over a weekend?

Stay Informed - Register Today
Stay informed and up to date.
We will provide the early registrants with a single use discount code once event tickets go on sale.

Present @ Harvest - Submit a Proposal
We would love to have you participate and share your knowledge and passion with the community. Looking forward to hearing from you. Submissions must be in by end of day Monday April 15.

Additional questions/comments/feedback
We would love to hear from you!
Contact Us:

Ylan Kunstler

Orchard Harvest Twitter - @ylank
Apr 4, 2013 at 9:45 PM
Tickets have officially gone on sale:

Orchard Harvest European Conference - June 13 - 14 (Thursday & Friday)
Amsterdam - Netherlands

Agenda - Stay Tuned
We will announce the official agenda and speakers at the end of April. We are very excited and encouraged by what we have already put together. This will be a great conference.
Thank you all for those who voted. You voted - we responded - 2 days during the week held over Thursday and Friday!

Buy Your Tickets Today - Register Now
The response has been amazing. We have limited space this year so don't wait - don't miss out - register today.
Early registrants single use discount codes have been sent out and will be good only through Friday April 12th.

Present @ Harvest - Submit a Proposal (deadline Monday April 15th)
We would love to have you participate and share your knowledge and passion with the community. Looking forward to hearing from you. Submissions must be in by end of day Monday April 15.

There are limited sponsorship opportunities still open. Please contact us immediately if you are interested.

Additional questions/comments/feedback
We would love to hear from you!
Contact Us:
Apr 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM
I have booked - Stoked about seeing the Agenda.

Apr 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM
Hi guys,

Trying to pay for this through eventbrite but getting a Paypal error saying they are currently experiencing difficulties accepting payment. Is then any other way we can book and not miss the early booking discount?
Apr 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM
Edited Apr 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM
I forwarded your question, expect an answer soon.
Apr 12, 2013 at 8:32 PM
Edited Apr 12, 2013 at 8:36 PM
Let us know if you were not able to book after retrying today. If so we can extend the discount code for you.
Apr 13, 2013 at 9:16 AM
Like the site you guys did for the conference. Really nicely done.
Apr 13, 2013 at 9:32 AM
Apr 14, 2013 at 6:57 PM
Hey guys - can't find any mention of hotel / hotels to stay at. I'd like to be very close by - what's the recommendation?

Budget is fine - 4+ stars not required :-)

Apr 15, 2013 at 3:06 PM
The following hotels are very near the Tobacco Theatre:
Apr 15, 2013 at 4:28 PM
Thanks. I ended up booking at the Eden - seems very close, right on the (a?) canal ... decent price.

Looking forward to the event!


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The following hotels are very near the Tobacco Theatre:
Apr 15, 2013 at 4:33 PM
Yep. A canal, there are many :) See you at Harvest!
Apr 26, 2013 at 8:13 AM
Anyone that is going in neighbourhood of Belgian Limburg or Limburg of the Nehterlands who would like to join me in my ride to Amsterdam?
May 6, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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May 6, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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Hopefully this will be resolved shortly.


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May 24, 2013 at 6:10 PM
Hi guys - looking forward to Harvest. Question about the agenda - an earlier version included a session on unit testing in Orchard. This was probably the biggest draw of the conference for me, as it is the one glaring deficiency in my own Orchard projects. Will any of the sessions be addressing unit testing strategies and techniques? Perhaps this is an area that could get some attention in one of the 'open' sessions?


May 24, 2013 at 7:20 PM
Yes, I think I will talk about it during the Advanced Dev session. If you have any other suggestion let me know.
May 24, 2013 at 7:24 PM
To anyone who is following this thread and noted that the conference site had intermittent issues - we apologize and have migrated the site to another service provider.

We hope that you will no longer be experiencing any of these issues and look forward to seeing you at conference. Thank you all for the feedback and general support.
May 24, 2013 at 7:40 PM
Thanks for the quick (and positive!) reply, Sebastien.

I find that as my Orchard projects get more elaborate, custom modules grow quickly in size and scope - hence my desire for better unit tests.

Strategies for segregating functionality amongst modules would be helpful as well. That is, my typical MVC projects might have a dozen or more individual projects, whereas my Orchard projects have 1, maybe 2 custom modules with (in my mind) too many responsibilities and no unit tests. If I could walk away from Harvest with a better understanding of how to architect these types of solutions it would be money well spent!

Thanks again - Kurt
Jun 2, 2013 at 2:15 AM
Unit testing session would be a great.
Jun 6, 2013 at 3:28 AM
I second the Unit testing session. I've been developing for orchard for 1.5 years now and this is still the hardest topic for me o nail down in orchard.
Jun 6, 2013 at 10:54 AM
Well it all depends on what you are trying to do, if you are pushing all your logic to services, Unit Testing shouldn't differ between an Orchard Project or a regular MVC project.
Jun 6, 2013 at 3:24 PM
Training Demo has some unit test samples: it's not trivial because of the complicated setup, but once you got it it's fairly simple.
Jul 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Thanks again for the conference. We are currently reviewing the notes that we took during the sessions and it would be very helpful for us to have all the slides from the different sessions.
I found some of them on the web by searching a bit but there is no central place where to download them.

Found two of them:
Would it be possible to regroup all the slides and put them on the orchard website or somewhere else? I’m sure it would be useful to a lot of people.
Jul 17, 2013 at 12:32 AM
Jul 17, 2013 at 5:16 PM
The best kept recipes was my favorite slide deck! ;)
Jul 17, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Yes, it was a lot of work.
Jul 23, 2013 at 8:45 PM
Are Harvest 2013 videos being uploaded somewhere? Nothing on Channel 9 or YouTube as of this writing.
With 1.7RC out, docs ( or - except for release notes) need an update.
Orchard is worth writing another (in-depth) book.
Great work!
Jul 24, 2013 at 3:35 AM
Editing video takes time.
We welcome offers to contribute documentation.