John Mertic

John mertic 1500x2100 04 10 2012 casual

John Mertic

SugarCRM

Biography

John Mertic serves as the Community Manager for SugarCRM, having several years of experience with PHP web applications and open source communities. A frequent conference speaker and an avid writer, he has been published in php|architect, IBM Developerworks, and in the Apple Developer Connection, and is the author of the book ‘The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications’ and the book ‘Building on SugarCRM: Creating Applications the Easy Way’. He has also contributed to many open source projects, most notably the PHP project where is the creator and maintainer of the PHP Windows Installer.

Open Source Bridge 2012

Proposals for this user

* Commercial, open source and community; is it an oxymoron?

Panel discussion on the viability and strategies around commercial open source communities.
Culture 2012-03-31 03:21:05 +0000
John Mertic

* Defining a Common Community Platform

Panel on discussing platforms for use with the community now and the future.
Culture 2012-03-31 03:18:49 +0000
John Mertic

Open Source Bridge 2011

Proposals for this user

* PHP and Multiple Inheritance ( or lack thereof )

In this talk, we'll survey what the problems with multiple inheritance are, how you can impliment a form of this today, and what's coming in PHP to better handle this problem.
Chemistry 2011-02-13 21:28:10 +0000
John Mertic

Open Source Bridge 2010

Proposals for this user

* Developing easily deployable PHP Applications

Talks about how to develop PHP applications that can be deployed on many different platforms with ease.
Chemistry 2010-03-15 02:09:08 +0000
John Mertic

* Making software management tools work for you

With the advent of such rich open source tools such as Subversion, Git, Trac, CruiseControl, and Review Board, managing software projects of any size has become much easier than ever. But how do you best use these tools in your organization? In this talk we'll look at how these tools can fit into any software project, helping you make your team more efficient than before.
Cooking 2010-03-15 02:09:55 +0000
John Mertic

* SugarCRM - Your next open source business application framework

This talk will explore using SugarCRM outside of it's normal usage as a CRM application, instead using it as an open source business application platform.
Cooking 2010-03-15 02:08:02 +0000
John Mertic

* Working successfully outside the cube

In this talk, I'll draw upon my own personal experiences of being a "cube" worker and being a successful remote employee, and talk about the challenges and benefits and how to best implement this in your organization.
Business 2010-03-15 02:11:19 +0000
John Mertic