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SpreeConf 2014 Feb. 26-27 in NYC

Posted on December 11, 2013 by Sean Schofield

Today we’re pleased to announce the details of SpreeConf 2014 to be held in New York City on February 26-27, 2014. In keeping with our tradition of holding our events in unique venues, this conference we will be located in the SVA Theatre, which is conveniently located near the conference hotel and Penn Station.’

Learn from the Experts

Everyone knows that we have a world class community. Most of our work is done online but there are a ton of benefits to coming to SpreeConf and experiencing everything in person.

  • Learn About the Upcoming Spree 2.2 Release
  • Stay On Top of E-Commerce Trends
  • Learn About Other Technologies
  • Meet the Team Behind Spree
  • Meet Fellow Spree Developers and Designers
  • Meet Fellow Store Owners and Founders
  • Help Shape the Future Direction of Spree
  • Decide Whether Spree is Right for You
  • Find a New Job or Customer
  • Meet Interesting People and Be Inspired

Great Value

We have another great lineup of excellent speakers from both inside and outside of the Spree Community. There will be talks geared towards both developers and store owners.

The two day event includes:

  • A full day of training on Spree, Rails, and other topics
  • A second day of speakers from the e-commerce and Ruby space
  • Coffee, snacks, and lunch provided both days
  • Conference t-shirt
  • A happy hour and after party with the Spree Commerce team and conference speakers

Special Early Bird Pricing

We’re offering a special discount for folks who book their tickets early. The early bird conference registration rate is only $149. That’s a 50% discount off the regular ticket price of $299. SpreeConf DC sold out quickly so make sure to get your tickets early. The early bird rate expires December 31st, 2013.
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Awesome Hotel

We’ve negotiated special rates for our guests at the Ace Hotel New York. If you’re planning on traveling to SpreeConf you should consider staying at the conference hotel which will give you the opportunity to have additional interactions with the Spree Commerce team, conference speakers and other guests. Hotel rates start at $199 which is a great value for any time of the year in NYC!

The Best Part of SpreeConf

We asked last year’s attendees to tell us what they liked best about SpreeConf. Here’s what they had to say:

  • “variety of speakers, friendliness of everyone, great atmosphere for sharing, good parties, great location.”
  • “Meeting the core team, hearing tidbits of the roadmap for the future, and sharing business experiences with other store owners/developers.”
  • “The theater setting was really fantastic! Great balance in talks, great lunch. Party locations were great! And organization was perfect!”
  • “I especially liked being able to speak directly to the core team regarding our project to get their advice and opinions on it.”
  • “I was impressed with the broad range of speakers. I gained something from just about every talk given at the conference. The venue seemed like a good fit and the availability of power outlets was a nice touch.”

New 1.3, 2.0 and 2.1 releases

Posted on October 16, 2013 by Ryan Bigg

Today we have released new versions of the 1.3.x, 2.0.x and 2.1.x branches of Spree: 1.3.4, 2.0.6 and 2.1.2 respectively. These new releases contain contributions from the community as well as a security fix for the API.

For more information please check out the release notes on GitHub:

Spree 2.0.5 Released

Posted on September 16, 2013 by Sean Schofield

We have just released a patch version to the Spree 2.0.x series. Spree 2.0.5 is now officially available and it addresses several minor bug fixes discovered since the previous Spree 2.0.4 release. You can review the Github compare for a complete list of changes.

Spree 2.1.0 Released

Posted on September 16, 2013 by Ryan Bigg

Spree 2.1.0 has now been officially released. Around 700 commits by 48 contributors went into making this release the best release of Spree yet.

There are not that many significant changes in this release, but there are three major things we would like to point out:

Rails 4 compatibility

This is the first release of Spree which is completely Rails 4 compatible. This effort was largely undertaken by Washington Luiz (huoxito), one of our core team members. If you wanted Rails 4 compatibility, you have it now. Thank Washington when you see him around.

API changes

In this major Spree release, the API component has been battle-tested with our experimental Spree + Marionette project. As a result of our testing, we found the API needed some improvements and we’ve done that and a bit more.

Better PayPal Express extension

We now have a better Spree PayPal Express extension which is fully compatible with this release. If you are looking for PayPal Express Checkout integration for your new Spree store, check out this extension.

For other changes, please read our release notes.