Talk Commerce Vijay Golani

Magento Association – Meet Magento New York

We interview Vijay Golani about the upcoming New York event and the Magento Association Events committee.

Here are some topics that were discussed at the event.

Magento machine learning – How Adobe and Magento are dealing with AI and Machine learning.
Magento university – It is now called Adobe Digital Learning Management.
Artificial intelligence – As from above – Machine learning and AI are a big part of what is happening in commerce.
Magento commerce merchants now enjoy fantastic Adobe commerce support.
Dedicated cloud service – Adobe Commerce Cloud is being integrated into other Adobe services.
Magento commerce is now called Adobe Commerce.
AI-powered inventory management and AI search are the new trend for 2023
Adobe Sensi is driving relevant products across the Adobe Commerce Platform.

Meet Magento Indonesia

Meet Magento Indonesia 2022

We interview Muliadi Jeo who organizes Meet Magento Indonesia. This is the seventh year for Meet Magento Indonesia.

This is a broader series of interviews to focus on the Magento Association. The goal of these interviews is to increase awareness and increase membership for the Magento Association.

The event happens on August 3rd, 2022 in Jakarta Indonesia


Brent: Welcome to this episode of Magento association or something. We don’t know what to call it yet, but this is promoting the Magento association today. I have Muliadi Jio from Indonesia, and he’s the organizer of Meet Magento. Indonesia 

Muliadi: hey, Brent. Hey everybody. Good to see you all. And talk to you again, Brent

Brent: let’s dive right in. Tell us a little bit about your event, and how long you’ve had it running for. 

Muliadi: This is if I count it this is supposed to be the, instead the six or the seven-year we run in Indonesia. So it’s always been offline, of course. And then the last two years, unfortunately, during the pandemic, we have to switch to online for a couple of years and this year.

Muliadi: So we are so excited. Finally, we were able to do it again as an in person meeting. And so far the respond, at least from the advertising for the sponsor side. They’re so excited. It’s been a while there’s no event and everybody just jump in and join. So we’re very excited. 

Brent: And traditionally, you get a lot of people at this event.

Brent: Tell us about your attendance 

Muliadi: and things like that. I remember when we started seven years ago I think that’s close to about a hundred people which is where we see, oh, that’s a good audience to start at that time. And then as we go year after year, I think the last. In person event on what’s that right before pandemic 2019 that one is actually around 600 people show up on the event.

Muliadi: And we can always unique us. So we have Three different track traditionally, so one track really for business and one track really for a solution. So where the sum of the sponsor can talk in the solution because they’re bringing their solution to it. And then the last track’s really more technical discussion.

Muliadi: And yeah, we have about 50/50 about like merchant versus a engineering dev flow burst kind of audience. . 

Brent: And how about your venue and the location? Tell us a little bit about Indonesia. Why would, why should we all come to Indonesia? 

Muliadi: Why would we want to come? I think most you have to, if you’ve never been to Indonesia, I think a lot of people very funny when we talk to a lot of people, especially from American or from the Europe, obviously a lot of people know Bali more than the Indonesia itself.

Muliadi: So when we talk about, do you know Bali. Indonesia, maybe not but obviously Bali sits in Indonesia and where we are is in Jakarta, which is the kind of the central the biggest city in Indonesia. We are close to two hours away from Bali. By flight.

Muliadi: Yeah. And then we’ve been doing this in Jakarta because like it’s all the business and all the enterprises all have the headquarter in Jakarta. It’s fun. You can fly to Jakarta and then you can, obviously once you’re in Indonesia, you should just explore to any, like to Bali and all the rest of the, a exotic islands on the east part of Indonesia.

Brent: And of course there’s so many exciting and beautiful places to visit in Indonesia. Obviously going to a Meet Magento event is such a great opportunity to travel and meet people. And from the sponsor standpoint maybe tell us a little bit about some of the merchants you have there and why somebody would want a sponsor.

Brent: A Meet Magento event. 

Muliadi: Yeah, we traditionally very very localized as far as like our event. A lot of the sponsor, we get a lot of local sponsor, but obvious some we open up for a lot of international. Businesses that want to get their business exposed to Indonesia market, which is well known for the big population and the opportunity here.

Muliadi: So that’s always the kind of the attractive point to be able to get your business exposure to here in Southeast Asia especially in Indonesia itself. Yeah at our event is always free. That’s the unique part. Compared to any other event around crossroad on the other meet change event I think we are the only one that is free and fully funded by the sponsors.

Muliadi: Luckily and then, yeah it’s exciting. 

Brent: And you have, you said you have three tracks that you’re running in conjunction with the event? 

Muliadi: And they yes, there’s a three tracks. It’s a whole day event. 

Brent: So you have a business track, a developer track. And what was the other. 

Muliadi: It’s what we call it.

Muliadi: The solution track it’s really for people can present their product and basic more like showing kind of solutions. And typically we use that for the sponsor to be able more engaged and able to demo the product and stuff like that. But digital this year seems like we are going to 

Muliadi: blend it together. We have a lot of different kind of speakers this year. Not only just a group sponsor, but as well, like a lot of the business practitioner. So we mix around all inside the three track that we have. We still have gonna have three tracks, but not like really divided that way anymore.

Muliadi: For this year. 

Brent: So part of this is the Magento association now helps to promote these events. And Magento association has paid memberships now. So I’m on the membership committee. And our goal is to increase membership. 

Brent: What would you say to people 

Brent: who that, what would you say to people who encourage them to join the Magento Association?

Muliadi: I think let’s go back with the heart of this Magento is the community and this Magento has been really successful because all those community support. So I think the Magento association is becoming the form of that. And naturally we want to be part and this association and participate as much as we want

Muliadi: and that’s and in the form of the paying membership, I think that’s at least a little bit that you can do as far as participation, and that’s a lot more to participate. I believe you are also involved with much more than just a paying member. You are also involved in the comittee and a lot of the different stuff.

Muliadi: And I, I think that’s what we are looking forward with the Magento association. So we can recreate this vibrant community back where everybody can participate and basically yeah, I think in our maybe like blessing each other, something like that. 

Brent: Go back to the beginning. And why you decided to put on a Meet Magento event, had you attended events in Europe?

Muliadi: So it’s by accident actually, I went back to Indonesia way back on 2010. So it’s almost 12 years now. Initially I just going back here because family reason and I was already have a good relationship with Magento. I was in the states for 16 years and right before I went back to Indonesia, I worked with a company called Guidance, which is.

Muliadi: Partner of Magento. We are among one of the first partner working with Magento directly, still in the Culver City office. Naturally when I went back to Indonesia at that time I’m building the first set of developers for Guidance and really focusing on Magento and it started with only a couple of us.

Muliadi: And then the team grew to five. And 10 and all of a sudden become a full team of I think at that time we still have about 15 people concentrating, really delivering the gentle project for our US clients, a lot of, but then Indonesia eCommerce picking up around 2012 to early 2013.

Muliadi: So then we get a lot more exposure with a big comp, a big company that interested to know more about Magento. And obviously at that time I still go back and forth, always attending the Imagine. We miss the Magento Imagine events. That’s been really great. And I met a lot of people there.

Muliadi: Some of them were was the founder of the Meet Magento association at that time still . And so we have a talk and then we would think, okay, maybe we can build a community in Indonesia. Why don’t we try? And then I talked to a couple folks on the Magento and they also interested to

Muliadi: build exposure in Indonesia. So we just launched our first event out of the blue working with Magento, working with several I’m trying to remember. It’s been so long and yeah, but that’s, it’s turned out really good. The event we get a lot of support from the local company, as well as audience that coming in and show really interest on the platform and interest in the building the community.

Muliadi: So just that’s becoming now every year after that, we just continue to have the events until now, basically. Guido is one of the first person actually flying to Indonesia on our yeah. Guido. Yeah. Guido Jensen. Yeah, he put 

Brent: on the, I think they put the very first event in the Netherlands and I think Meet Magento, Netherlands by far is one of the best ones that’s out there still.

Brent: It’s such a fun event. Yeah. 

Muliadi: Yep. And then the following year or year after two years after that, Thomas also fly to Indonesia. So yeah, it’s been really a good run. All right. Followed them, saying that I need to 

Brent: come one of these years. I’ll come 

Muliadi: next year. You need to, I’m gonna keep saying until you come here, please do so 

Brent: tell us, how do they find an event?

Brent: is it 

Muliadi: your address? It’s re really from information? Yes. So the official website is called very easy to remember is the M A G E dot ID. So it’s a as. So you can go to the website, you can see the agenda, you can see the speakers that are already set for this event. It’s gonna be on August 3rd.

Muliadi: So not too far, it’s less than two weeks. Their venue will be the venue address will be on the website and you can register there right away too. And like I said, it’s free. 

Brent: So just outta curiosity when you do a free event, do you find a lot of people don’t show up? 

Muliadi: Obviously with the free event typically the, from the registration and the show up is probably it’s a industry stranded around 60% show up or so 40% most likely not show up.

Muliadi: Yeah. But it’s still it’s still good number. We we’ve like we, with all the registration that we have it’s a good turnout 

Brent: for us. Yeah. That’s a really good number. I know that so we organize meet Megento India. and did, have you been to meet Magento India yet? 

Muliadi: Did you come?

Muliadi: No. No, you have to come we’re planning. I only went one time to Bangalore. Oh, that was 

Brent: Magento live. Yeah. Anyways we get we pay, we have people pay, but we do get an incredible attendance. It’s in the 90%, the people that buy tickets come to the event. Yeah. I think all the meet Magento events and I’ve been to meet Magento Singapore as.

Brent: So that whole south Asia , meet Megento events you do such a great job putting those on I tended last year, virtually which was a very good event. , I stayed up late to to be a speaker in my evening. Thank you, morning. It, it was very good. I actually spoke the night and followed watched a lot of the speakers.

Brent: Yeah. Thank you so much for being on. I will put on the show notes and I wish you all the best in your event. 

Muliadi: Thank you. Thank you, Brent. Really great talking to you as always. Thank you. And good night.

What the F*** is an UnConference?

David and Brent talk about Unconferences and how they differ from traditional conferences. We talk specifically about the in Orlando Florida on January 21st, 2022.


All right. Welcome to this bonus episode of talk commerce. It is the unconference version of talk commerce, and I’ve invited my friend DaVita for the conversation today, unscripted. So an unconference is an unscripted event where the speakers come up with the top. So I came up with the topic, but Davi, go ahead and introduce yourself.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. Hi, this is the and I am a team lead for for the development department of my company. We are working in WordPress PHP. Laravel obviously CSS and HTML and et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. All right. Full disclosure, David was here in Hawaii with me for a week or a little bit more than days, and I can see that it’s dark in his background and it’s one o’clock for me.

So it’s nice for me. And it also we’re chili today. It was chilly this morning. It was 75 degrees. Yeah. A little chilly when I anyway, so let’s get to topics. So I know you’ve gone to word camp and some other kinds. Yeah. Tell me a little bit about that and your experience at that type of conscience.

I went to two type of conferences, like a world camp work camp that is for WordPress. And then I went to the Las Vegas to the reinvent that is AWS, right? AWS is a huge conference. It’s all about AWS. And the world camp is a smaller conference, all about WordPress right then. And a little bit of e-commerce, but.

For WordPress oriented. I was one of the organizers here in the world camp, meaning Minneapolis. I was in charge of with another person with a sponsorship. So we did it in 2020, I think. Was it not. 2019, no, 2020, because we had to go remote. We have to go online at the time. But I would say that I really enjoy those conferences.

I learned a lot. My first introduction to WordPress, eh, was in a work camp that I really enjoy it. I thought that the price, the amount of information that we got as a attendees for those conference is this is such a good value. You get so much information and not just the speakers that they were great.

I, what I found more useful is the network. It doesn’t matter if you are in WordPress, if you are Drupal, if you are Magento, if you are big comers you are going to network with people and we are all facing the same challenges. So that was I got great contacts just by just going to both the.

Warp WordPress, eh, conference and the AWS conference. I really would recommend anybody to go to those. So that’s my experience with those two brands. So great. Thanks for that. An on-conference is a little different in the sense that there is no predetermined schedule and there’s no predetermined speakers.

 You go to the event with an idea of what you would like to see and you would go as a potential speaker. The idea is that the topics are driven by the audience. And I know in Minneapolis the local mini star chapter puts on an event. Mini bar. And that one w is the, are chosen a little bit in advance, but they were also on there’s no like specific path.

There is a you put in your talk and most of the done, and this one, this is we actually on the ground or during the first part of the event. Vote on topics. So think about a big, huge board and a lot of does a paper getting bandied around and topic choices, and then the board, and then everybody votes on them.

And I went, I had the pleasure of going to an unconference in 2019 in person. Okay. If the format was that the the topics were were presented and then everybody got a little sticker on the topics they would like. So it seemed, as I can remember, there was 16 different topics that would happen over two days.

Okay. And we would get each get a number of stickers in the. The topics with the most stickers were the ones that got presented. There was a number of people that showed up with a topic already pre-canned that they would like to do. So they would put they would put out their topic. They would like to present on.

Then present on that topic. Okay. The other thing would be, people would put out a idea for a topic and then somebody would have to present on it. So there were things that did not get presented on simply because either no one was interested or there was a nobody yeah. Presentation. However, I think the majority of everything was presented There was some off topic topics as well.

So as I can remember I may have put in a topic on running, which, Hey, that did not get it, didn’t get voted on, but there was a topic on ballroom dancing. It did get voted on. So anything goes this particular kind of dot U S is a e-commerce conference. And it is all around anything e-commerce so we are making it specific.

It is not a Magento only event. It is any e-commerce platform. And the idea is that you would show up and have some, I have a topic that you would either like to present on, or you’d like to hear. Okay. So Brent, where, when, on, where is this conference? So the conference is in Orlando, Florida, which I have been told.

There are some theme parks around there as well. It’s a myth I’ve been in Florida and there are no parks.

No really it’s true.

The conferences on a Friday. And then we were planning on having a Saturday and said you can come earlier, come late. I go, you can come early and stay late or whatever you were. But yeah, the idea is that there’s something to do around the conference and it’s going to be a one day event. If we have enough, we could bleed into the next morning.

So Saturday morning, but more likely we would just have the one day event. It would happen from eight to five, we’d have food and drinks. And then and then everybody’s free to either go to the parks or we’d have an after party or something like that. So I got to say that and last time I was in Florida in Orlando.

I, it was super fun going to all or there are so many Epcot. I love Epcot. That is my, this is not about the, this is not about that. This is about having fun. It’s not about you either. So try, stop trying to make this whole topic about you, Florida. It is possible to have good January 21st.

Yeah, 20, 22 Orlando. Now being an unconference to whom is your targeting audience, who are you? Obviously you don’t know could be, if the majority people are developers then but there could be, majority of people are merchants, a blend. What do you experience before in this kind of.

 Yeah, that’s a great question. It, traditionally I think a lot of unconferences are specifically for developers, but I feel as though there’s a lot more that can be learned from just having developers on board. And if we do include staff SAS platforms like big commerce, then there would be other roles that should be played in that front end developer, but also configuration and app developers.

Since we’d like to market things and there’s so many aspects around e-commerce that can be that can be represented that we want to make sure that it’s a voice in what we’re trying to do. Good. Good. Yeah. Because no matter where you are in which e-commerce platform you use, you have to deal with shipping, with payments, with cards, with all that kind of stuff that It’s really known platform, a specific probably right.

Yeah. It’s not like in some countries like Spain that might just have they have coins or something they exchange when they go down to their local fruit market to me ah, okay. I see. So I defended all the Spaniards. I apologize in advance. I would remember that when you want to have me again for another interview and this.

He goes. All right. Just for you guys to know, Brenda and I have known each other for many years, so that’s why I’m that’s why we pick on each other. So yeah. So what is the cost of these unconference breath? So right now we have early bird tickets open. I believe the tickets are around $140.

The and it is limited to 140. The idea is this can’t be a giant conference. This is going to be a somewhat intimate event that will allow people to eat. Okay. Are opportunities to have conversations outside of the presentations. There are opportunities to review what has been talked about it is not at all.

 What you would traditionally see as a formal event, but it is a, everybody should participate. And it is extremely fun. And having that participation and having your voice heard important part of how we can learn more about whatever topic we’d like to learn about. Okay. I can’t remember if you mentioned it, but what is the venue?

 Is it a hotel? Is it a. I can’t remember what it is at the four points by Sheraton in Orlando, wonderfully beautiful venue that has some great photography of the venue could put on the website uncomplicated. Oh, here we go. I was going to say, why don’t you tell us the website, but you just did and contact us.

The tickets are on Eventbrite and this is a big, huge commercial. This is our. Is there unconfident info, commercial that’s unscripted. I know you should say something like by now, before if you buy now you get, if you do follow me on on LinkedIn or Twitter, I have been posting videos that I’ve created while surfing.

Oh, it makes it even more fun because I feel as though you, as a participant should then go and do some surfing or get into the ocean and do whatever you’d like to do. That’s fun. You don’t have to go to a theme park. You’d go to the ocean. Good. So why don’t you really quick? Like I N in my, the introduction, I cannot like.

All right. Audience. What I got out of the conference that I will, I went, so why don’t you just give us a really what would you say that you got from the last unconference that you were went to, that you were like, Hey, these made worthwhile, they take the price of admission because you got a tip. You got some.

Yeah. I think in the last conference I had, which was again in 2019, it was in-person we were able to come up with some topics that were super interesting bout let me just say that the shop where people okay. You presented some topics on shop where, and it was a Magento unconference it goes to sh it just shows that there is not a specific.

 I learned about some specific programming things, but we also learned about workflow and how maybe a buyer would go through your cart. And what sort of things you could do within your shopping cart to help buyers better better understand the products, but more, more importantly, as a merchant to help buyers.

Oh with that. There’s other things for sale and people had a really in that. It is good to see. I know that we already have ticks some tickets sold and there’s some people from Europe coming here. So we’ll get a variety of people from different parts of the world showing up to and with that variety, you do get a greater.

The audience grows and you get a different aspect and a different view on things. So I think all those put together lead to a really on event. That’s informative. Okay. Good. Good. I’m sorry. You may hear some background noise. I think my dog is making noise, so hopefully it’s not too disturbing

that I tried to block the noise. Tara. So they’re making all kinds of it’s true. My windows. Yeah, so I think this is just meant to be a short little bro to what an unconference is. If you have questions I would incur unconfident you S and you can you can contact myself

Quitter and we have more and more content coming out every day. So next. So if you are interested in sponsoring unconfident us, we do have a sponsor deck that you could contact myself or Madeline. It would gentle, and we’d be happy to share that. All right. Brian, thank you for inviting me to, to these short episodes.

I I wish I could. I was, I wish I could go, but we are in the middle of launching a website. We are moving our websites from, in premise to a fully hosted environment. So it’s super busy right now. So I’m going to, I’m going to have to go to Florida next year. Maybe.

 W a little shout out he has done some content for podcasting as well for performance. And I think your first episode is on, right? Yeah. Yeah. But it’s this is my first episode, maybe I’m a little bit shy about it if somebody wants to find me and listen to it, go for it.

 Is just try to inform people and just to have fun Brent and I are doing right here give us an a, yeah. This might be episode number 60 something for me. Better on your first one, you have a lot going for you there. Maybe you had a good mentor, right? Both Caskey mentor.

 Davide is we are planning on some Spanish episodes. If anybody. Either your accent is from Mexico. I can’t, I forget all the time where you’re at. It’s from the far east for us Spain. He has a funny little, what is it called? The feta or no,

So we’re hoping to have some Spanish content as well. Soon in the first part of the year, we’ll be leading those episodes for tuck commerce is spaniel. I can wait for it to start pushing your Duolingo skills. Did I just plug something? Without wanting to, you can beep it for me, beep it out later.

And we should have the we should have the swearing podcasts. Oh, there’s seven seconds delay. We should have a seven second delay that you can press the button. First. The button you’ll have a great evening. It’s been good talking to you. And again, on-call dot U S U N C O N F dot.

And I would look me up on LinkedIn or Twitter at Brent w Peterson. And you can see some of the fun, little commercials have been making or promos. Good. Good. Bye. Everybody. Enjoy the rest of your day. Bye.

Muliadi Jeo | Meet Magento Indonesia

Welcome to Episode 13 of Talk Commerce. We talk about how merchants, agencies, and developers experience commerce. This week we interview Muliadi Jeo about Meet Magento Indonesia. Muliadi is an eCommerce Consultant, Magento Solution Partner, and Magento 2 Certified Solution Specialist, currently the Chief Technology Officer at the eCommerce agency SIRCLO in Indonesia. This episode was recorded on May 18th, 2021

Muliadi Jeo talks about Meet Magento Indonesia

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