By now, everyone in the Liferay community has probably heard about Liferay Marketplace and hopefully many of you are getting excited about developing and deploying your own apps to the Marketplace.
At this point, the Liferay Marketplace is open for downloading apps developed by Liferay, but hasn't been opened up for app developers yet. However, if you can't wait to get your hands on Marketplace and you'll be in San Francisco next week for the Liferay North America Symposium, you'll have two opportunities to take Marketplace for a spin.
On Monday afternoon, there will be a hands-on workshop (Marketplace 102 for Developers - App Development Introduction ). During the workshop, you'll will have an opportunity to develop a simple app and deploy it to a Marketplace sandbox environment. You'll also have the opportunity to try out some of the management and reporting tools that are available to app developers. If you'd like to participate this workshop, bring a laptop with the Liferay Plugins SDK (6.1 CE GA2 or 6.1 EE GA2) configured.
In addition to Monday's workshop, there will be a one-day training on Developing Applications for the Liferay Marketplace. During this one-day training, students will be able to take a deeper dive into developing a more complex Liferay applications using Liferay Developer Studio and will deploy their app to a Marketplace sandbox environment.
No prior Liferay development experience is required for either the workshop or the training and I look forward to seeing you next week!