Last week we had the pleasure of hosting the Chicago Umbraco Meetup at 1871 in Merchandise Mart, Chicago’s technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Coinciding with the ongoing Umbraco training sessions, the turnout was fantastic as we saw developers and marketers from Chicago to Missouri, Seattle and Canada.

Some of the topics we discussed included Umbraco Cloud (formerly Umbraco as a Service) and it’s ease of use to deploy website updates to different environments, as well as the new Umbraco SEO Starter Kit that was created by Marcel Digital in order to help content marketers and webmasters quickly optimize pieces of content for users and search engines. You can learn more about our SEO extension here, as well as at our most recent blog post.

Here are some pictures of the event from our photography and web development guru, Scott Ning:

Chicago Umbraco MeetupThe Chicago Umbraco Meetup attendees showing Umbraco love

Chicago Umbraco Meetup at 1871
Marcel's own Alex Vilmur showing the new SEO Starter Kit for Umbraco

Andrew Barta of Umbraco
Andrew Barta of Umbraco speaking on new Umbraco Cloud features and enhancements

Beer and pizza for the Umbraco meetup
What's a meetup without pizza and beer?

Umbraco swag
Some awesome Umbraco swag for the gang

Don't forget that Umbraco has trainings and meetups all over the world, so be sure to check out the calendar on the Umbraco site. If you don't have a training or meetup scheduled in your area, be sure to reach out and get the ball rolling!

And as always, remember to follow @umbraco, @Andrew_Barta, and @MarcelDigital to keep up to date on all things Umbraco, new features, trainings, and meetups. Hope to see you at the next one!