You may have heard of DotNetNuke before. You may know it as DNN. You may have even used it in the past. In the past few years, the tools and features have grown by leaps and bounds, including the latest social features in the recent version 6.2 release that allow you to have a Facebook-like experience on your own website with nearly no effort. In this presentation, we will re-introduce you to DNN and show you some of the new social features that you can take advantage of out-of-the-box to instantly change your website from one where people look and leave, to one that engages your visitors in a way that creates a sticky experience. That sticky experience will keep your visitors on your website longer, and create a community of evangelists around your own company’s products and services. We will also show you how you can take your own applications and integrate them with features like the activity feed to create a socially engaging experience for your own applications and content. Imagine your e-commerce customers being able to show other customers on your site items they just purchased. Think about other applications doing similar things like help desk systems, learning management systems, media gallery, and more. By attending this presentation you will be reintroduced to DotNetNuke, as well as learn about socializing your website and some of the best practices that come along with that. Finally, you will get some insight into just how easy it is to integrate your own applications into those social features. This event is sponsored by Applied Innovations http://www.appliedi.net/
Will Strohl is an author, ASP.Net architect, developer, and SQL Server DBA in the San Francisco area, specializing in DotNetNuke. Will has held positions ranging from Help Desk Technician, to being the Director of Technology over his 12 years in IT. Now, he is an Evangelist and Sales Engineer for DotNetNuke® Corporation (www.dotnetnuke.com). Will was also the President of the Orlando DotNetNuke® Users Group or ODUG (orlando.dotnetnukeug.net) for 2 years, and the Vice President of the Orlando .Net User Group or ONETUG (www.onetug.org), but now is an active member of the Bay Area DNN User Group or BayDUG (www.baydug.org). Will regularly speaks at user groups, webinars, and other events about DotNetNuke® and the various ways it can be used and managed, including founding the Day of DotNetNuke®. He also won the INETA Community Champions award for 2008 Q3 and 2009 Q3. He was first published in the SDN Magazine, writing about Skin Widgets in DotNetNuke.