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Getting Started with Magento 2

Magento 2 is a fresh take on a modern eCommerce platform rich in features and community. We will go over common best practices and toolsets, and to introduce popular community resources. Then we will take a dive into setting up a Magento 2 site to illustrate the effort required to get a project off the ground, and to find a better understand of what Magento 2 offers.

In this presentation Mathew Beane will briefly discuss the following topics:

  • Best Practices: Keeping core clean, how to modify Magento the right way.
  • Community Resources: How to join the Magento Community
  • Certification: How to get Magento Certified Migrating from Magento 1: A look at the tools and methods.
  • Setting up a Magento site: Covering the basic design and development choices.

Mathew Beane

Mathew Beane (@aepod)


Mathew has been fascinated with building and programming computers since his early days of upgrading an 8086 to an 80386. Working initially in the video game industry building servers and managing server rooms, Mat shifted his focus to PHP programming in early 2000. With over a decade of experience in eCommerce, Mat is now Director of Systems Engineering at Robofirm and Magento Certified developer. Because of his frequent presenting at PHP conferences, Magento recognized Mat as a Magento Master Mover in 2016. Mat contributes to Zend Server as part of the Z-Team with Zend where he has helped build the Magento plugin for Z-Ray. When he's not programming, you will find Mat spending time with his family, making music, or tinkering in aquaponics.