From Odoo Experience 2016, With Love
Each year, Odoo comes together with partners, developers, community members, and business professionals interested in open source software from all over the world to host the company’s largest event, Odoo Experience.
This 3-day event referred to by veteran community members as the “Open Days” is the perfect opportunity for the whole community to come together with the Odoo staff to learn about the newest features and refine their software skills.
Odoo Experience recently concluded for 2016 and was a huge success, thank you to the entire community for your participation and support! You were part of more than 2700 participants to follow 160+ conferences and sessions.
Getting Started With Exclusive Training Sessions
Each year, Odoo organizes training sessions for new and advanced users alike in the days leading up to the main event. During these 2 days, more than 100+ attendees joined the Odoo team in order to follow an intensive training on some of the community's most requested applications and subjects: Accounting, Small Customization, Deployment, Development and MRP.
An Amazing Partners Exhibition and Great Workshops
For the 8th annual Odoo Experience, a new venue layout from the previous years mixed things up and allowed for more interaction and hands-on demos. At the entrance, attendees were able to directly dive to interactive workshops and one-on-one demos. The workshop area was the best place to try out all the new Odoo 10 features up close and personal. The idea of the workshops is to showcase how the software can perform in different situations, including a restaurant setting (Odoo POS), managing a Warehouse (Odoo MRP & Barcode) and even a customization workshop highlighting Odoo Studio, one of the newest additions to Odoo 10.
A partners exhibition hall was organized in the main area. Our sponsors could show their expertise, meet customers and create new business opportunities. We would like to thank our sponsors for the role they played in the Odoo Experience. Thank you to Onestein, OCA, Eezee-IT, Bista Solution, Noviat, BHC, Idealis, TecLib, Niboo, Van Roey, Dynapps, Acsone, Vauxoo, Abstract, IFE, IT AS ag, BeOpen and also thank you to our sponsors who help us to give more visibility to our event: Regional-IT, Technofutur TIC, Cap Innove, Infopole Cluster TIC, 4B Club, Abcal and Feweb.
3 Days Of Learning And Discovery
International speakers and experts from Odoo gave insightful talks, each covering a subject: development, functional aspects, business development, partnership benefits and discovery.
These conferences were also a great opportunity to follow the success stories of some Odoo customers such as Bertinchamps, a Belgian brewery, and Cytosurge, a company active in the nanotechnology industry, in order to learn how Odoo was implemented in their businesses.
Odoo 10 Release
The real star of the event was of course the release of the new version, Odoo 10. The plenary session on Wednesday morning revealed the new features coming with the release of Odoo 10. Odoo Founder and CEO Fabien Pinckaers made a big splash with his presentation, showcasing some of the most exciting news for the coming weeks for Odoo users. In addition to important apps improvements, version 10 welcomes three new apps to the family: Odoo Studio, Odoo Helpdesk and Odoo MRP (which has been completely rebuild and expanded)! Learn more about the new Odoo 10 features by reading our blog.
The Premium Experience
This year, there were more Premium Passes issued than the previous years! This meant bigger and better activities and social events, many of which would not have been possible without the amazing support of the Odoo community.
On Wednesday night, more than 800 attendees stayed at Aula Magna after hours to enjoy the performance of the Odoo Band! This group of talented Odoo employees gave it their all and produced a truly incredible gig, rock on! The staff and guests were absolutely thrilled to see Odoo employees from many different departments coming together for an amazing musical performance! For one adrenaline-filled evening, Odoo Experience was swinging to the sounds of 70’s rock hits featured by the usual instruments (guitar, bass, drums) as well as "integrating" other unique sounds like saxophone and violin. The concert was followed by a massive barbecue as well as beer tasting from a local brewery.
On Thursday night, Odoo honored the top performing partners at the Odoo Award Ceremony. Again, congratulations to Elico-Corp, Inspired Software, JARSA Sistemas, Bista Solutions, VCloud9, ERPWeb Solutions Pty Ltd, brain-tec AG, Odoo Experts and Yenthe Van Ginneken from VanRoey.be for their achievements!
Take a look at the pictures from the event on our Facebook page
Catch up with the sessions you missed on Odoo Slides
Watch the live streaming of the sessions from the main theater room
Or see what the community thought of the event through the #OdooExperience tweets