I'll be attending DNNWorld for this first time this year and thought I would summarise the top 5 things I want to get out of the experience.
#1 Product Roadmap
One thing about the DotNetNuke project that I don't have a clear understanding is the product roadmap.
If you look at their website, the product roadmap area looks to be in a state of disuse.
I'm looking for some high level points of planned feature sets for the next 1-2 years.
I've already met Will Strohl by accident in one of the motel shops. I'm looking forward to linking up with other developers and learning from their experiences.
Many years ago, I met quite a few of the other DNN developers at a Las Vegas conference, so it will be great to renew those relationships.
#3 Module Documentation & Best Practices
I'm keen to understand how other developers find the documentation for DotNetNuke. Part of my own experience has been a mashed up mix of blog posts, wiki articles, quickstart posts, etc.
The end result is a lot of the API is under documented or fragmented in coverage. I spend most of my time reading the core code to understand how best to use it.
I'm sure the presentations at DNNWorld will help to fill some of this knowledge gap.
#4 DotNetNuke 7
This version of DNN is shaping up as a great administrative build. I'm looking forward to understanding this release more.
#5 Deployment Best Practices
Part of my work with F5 is the deployment of a web farm to support devcentral.f5.com. I'm looking to find some best practices for supporting a web farm along with any performance guides.