by Vivek Agarwal
While many people have prognosticated the death of the portal server over the past decade or so, the fact is that Liferay is very much alive and kicking, as was evidenced by the success of the 2014 Boston Liferay Symposium.
As the Liferay practice lead at XTIVIA, I have been attending Liferay Symposiums each year since 2010, including two in 2011, and from the entire Liferay team to customers and folks evaluating Liferay to technology and service partners that enable you to get the most from the Liferay platform, the energy at the 2014 Boston Symposium was simply exhilarating. A total of 140 companies were represented by the 550+ attendees at the Symposium, with a number of interesting presentations from keynotes to customer case studies to technical presentations covering architectural concerns, front-end development, DevOps, Cloud, Big Data and more. It was also a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends, as well as form new relationships, and have food and bar conversations that ran the gamut.