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Wednesday, April 15

9:00am CDT

State of Apache OFBiz - Jacopo Cappellato, HotWax Systems
Apache OFBiz is an open source product for the automation of enterprise processes that includes framework components and business applications for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems.
This talk will provide an introduction to OFBiz, its history and its community.
It will also summarize the main areas of recent developments, where the project stands today and where it is going.

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Jacopo Cappellato

VP Technology, HotWax Media
Jacopo is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and a committer and chairperson of the Project Management Committee (PMC) for the OFBiz Apache project, to which he has participated since 2003. Jacopo is the CTO and member of the Executive Team at HotWax Systems. Prior to his... Read More →

Wednesday April 15, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Texas III

10:00am CDT

Why Large Companies Use Apache OFBiz Open Source ERP - Hans Bakker, AntWebsystems Co
We have done several installations of Apache OFBiz in large companies that have revenues of $300M+ . This presentation will show why these companies selected OFBiz and how the system was implemented using BPM, agile project management and involved the practice of continuous improvement and deployment.

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Hans Bakker

CEO, AntWebsystems.com
Self starter, self-made, highly motivated advocate of open source, especially Apache OFBiz ERP. Now managing the AntWebsystems company, which provides quality services for competitive rates around the Apache OFBiz open source ERP system using open source development and production... Read More →

Wednesday April 15, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Texas III

11:15am CDT

Can OFBiz Stand the Stringent Regulatory Requirements of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing - Sakthivel Vellingiri,Integrin Enterprise Solutions
OFBiz is an eCommerce and general purpose ERP platform that provides a solid foundation for reliable, secure and scalable enterprise solution; OFBiz is backed by a solid framework and robust set of tools under the hood, which makes extending the platform to specialty industries a breeze. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing is arguably the most regulated industry around and easily qualifies as a specialty industry as it is mandatory to comply with the regulatory requirements from a number of federal agencies. The three biggest challenges facing Pharmaceutical Manufacturing include:
  • Inventory Management for ingredients and products that have limited shelf life and the system needs to track expired and close-to-end-of-life inventory accurately.
  • Production Management / Quality Assurance where batch tracking for both ingredients and products is mandated as part of recall management; Fulfillment systems must address the security and shipping labelling aspects; As the ingredients and products go through a number of life cycle stages typical to this industry, accurate labelling is the key for traceability.
  • Regulatory compliance requires comprehensive audit history across the platform and document management with proper version control.
In this presentation, we will walk you through the OOTB features, platform extensibility and tool-sets that are available under the hood that makes implementing the complex regulatory requirements easy to achieve.


Sakthivel Vellingiri

Founder, Integrin Enterprise Solutions
Sakthivel Vellingiri (aka Sakthi) is an engineer by qualification, manager by profession, entrepreneur by passion and is the founder of Integrin Enterprise Solutions providing enterprise grade business solutions to niche industries including Life Sciences industry. Sakthi is very... Read More →

Wednesday April 15, 2015 11:15am - 12:05pm CDT
Texas III

1:15pm CDT

Building Mobile Business Applications with Apache OFBiz - Ean Schuessler, Brainfood
In the race to develop the next big innovation in mobile applications the focus is often hot new technologies like distributed data stores or "platform as a service". Critical business components like inventory management, accounting and order fulfillment may not be addressed until far too late in the game. OFBiz is not a new technology but it provides a set of business components that few systems can match. In this talk we will see how OFBiz can be used to provide RESTful business services to JavaScript single page applications using hot web technologies like RequireJS and Backbone. We'll talk about the relationship between these kinds of interfaces and the current OFBiz page rendering technologies and open the floor for a spirited discussion of where they could take OFBiz in the future.


Ean Schuessler

Ean Schuessler is co-founder of Dallas-based digital media firm, Brainfood. He is a long-time participant in the Debian project and collaborated in the creation of the Debian Social Contract which inspired the Open Source Definition. Ean is a vital participant in the Free Software... Read More →

Wednesday April 15, 2015 1:15pm - 2:05pm CDT
Texas III

2:15pm CDT

Using Docker for Development of Production Systems Based on OfBiz - Adam Heath, Brainfood
Development of ofbiz-based projects has, in the past, been limited to what could be installed easily from a quick source code checkout. In ofbiz, the default configuration attempts to use java to provide all resources, apis, and automata one would need. This makes getting up and running quickly, but a production deployment is seldom done this way.

In a production environment, there will generally be many different pieces of software configured to run as a single unit. Sometimes, multiple machines will even be utilized. However, it has been hard to represent such an environment for a developer to use; that is, until the introduction of docker. With docker, it becomes easy to spin up small virtualized instances of linux, which then allows for the exact same production software to be installed and used by developers in the field.


Adam Heath

I have been a programmer/developer/sysadmin here at Brainfood since 1998, for over 16 years. I have worked as a Debian Maintainer, then as an actual dpkg and debbugs developer, in that project. I am a current committer in OfBiz, and have done various full-scope project cleanups, and... Read More →

Wednesday April 15, 2015 2:15pm - 3:05pm CDT
Texas III

3:15pm CDT

How To Avoid Common Mistakes In OFBiz Development - Adrian Crum, 1Tech Ltd
Get a jump-start on your next Apache OFBiz project. Learn from an experienced OFBiz contributor how to avoid some common mistakes. Not just for beginners, this presentation draws from more than 10 years of OFBiz experience, looking at time-tested solutions that work! Topics include: 1) Common getting started problems 2) Common customization problems 3) Common design problems 4) Common integration problems

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Adrian Crum

Software Architect, 1Tech Ltd
Adrian works as a software architect for 1Tech Ltd - a company that specializes in systems integration for medium and large size businesses. He owned and operated a computer retail/service/consulting business for over ten years. He was Technical Editor of Coast Compute Magazine, and... Read More →

Wednesday April 15, 2015 3:15pm - 4:05pm CDT
Texas III

4:30pm CDT

OFBiz Q & A Session - Moderated by Jacopo Cappellato, HotWax Systems
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Jacopo Cappellato

VP Technology, HotWax Media
Jacopo is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and a committer and chairperson of the Project Management Committee (PMC) for the OFBiz Apache project, to which he has participated since 2003. Jacopo is the CTO and member of the Executive Team at HotWax Systems. Prior to his... Read More →

Wednesday April 15, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
Texas III