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V: Solidus Conf 7

Jared Norman
Jared Norman
Solidus Conf 7 is this week! Solidus, the open-source, Rails-based eCommerce platform that I work with primarily, is a pretty unique beast. I’ve talked previously here about how I feel its biggest strength is its flexibility.
Another strength it has is community. Solidus’s predecessor, Spree, is effectively controlled by a single party. By comparison, Solidus is governed by two groups that administrate different parts of the project: the core team manages the code going into the project, the stakeholders team manages the direction of the project and community more broadly.
One of the stakeholders team’s responsibilities is running our conferences. This year marks the seventh time we’ve gathered:
  • In 2015, we held the first informal conference in Whistler, British Columbia.
  • 2016 saw us gathering in Toronto.
  • The third iteration had us meeting in London, England in 2017.
  • Our conference in 2018 was called “Southeast Solidus” and was held in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Our last in-person conference was in 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • In 2020, we held our conference online, since… you know.
Due to various reasons, we didn’t manage to make a conference happen last year, but we’re very excited to be hosting what we hope is our last online-only conference, Solidus Conf 7, this week!
If you’re interested in what’s going on in the Solidus community, want to learn some new tricks for making the best of the platform, or want to connect with the community, definitely check it out.
We’ve got some really cool speakers (like me!) and events lined up, so I hope to see you there!
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Jared Norman
Jared Norman @jardonamron

computers bend to my will • founder of super good software • solidus core team • Rubyist • time abolitionist • not actually grumpy • he/him

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