OCA Days 2019 were held once again in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Over the course of the two days (30th September and 1st October), nearly 160 on-site participants and more remotely came together to code, learn, present, share and have fun as part of the Odoo Community Association.
This year the event was held at the Martin's Agora, just across the path from the Aula Magna where the Odoo Experience took place for the 3 days after the OCA Days. The event saw a number of "newbies" and a good amount of familiar and long-standing faces as well. It was exciting to see people working collaboratively and this face-to-face time that the community gets a couple of times a year continues to prove to be beneficial all round.
The main room was a hive of activity over the two days. With participants having the opportunity to come together to work side by side much was accomplished. Be it from creating new modules or revitalising existing ones, completing reviews of pull requests or supporting other members.
The room was broken up in to groups depending on what people were interested in working on. Some areas that were tackled are below.
Discussing and Training Track
This year utilising one room for both of these tracks meant we had some very full sessions. We have a number of the presentation slides available for viewing on the OCA website.
Day 1, Morning Sessions:
How to contribute to the OCA. Maxime Chambreuil, Open Source Integrators.
MIS Builder Workshop. Stéphane Bidoul, Acsone.
Bring EDI standard to communicate with your suppliers. Jacques-Etienne Baudoux, BCIM.
Accessing your records faster, scanning directly to your Records. Enric Tobella, Insitituto Clínico de Alta Tecnologia SA.
Day 1, Afternoon Session:
Manage your legal team activities with Odoo. Maxime Chambrieul, Open Source Integrators.
Discover GraphQL with Python, Graphene and Odoo. Stéphane Bidoul, Acsone.
What can go wrong, will go wrong. Dr. Frederik Kramer, InitOS.
Open Discussion: Docker Orchestration: Kubernetes vs docker swarm vs Rancher. Jordi Riera, Numigi.
How to survive in the wild? Discussing life and business for an ERP Specialist after two years off odoo partner program. Chris Lorenz, IT IS AG.
Odoo and OCA as a Foundation for Truly Open Source Odoo Business Apps. Daniel Reis, Open Source Integrators.
Shopinvader the new e-commerce. Sebastian Beau, Akretion.
Day 2, Morning - training sessions:
How to start with Shopinvader. Sébastien Beau, Akretion and Laurent Mignon, Acsone.
Odoo as a WMS. Joël Grand-Guillaume, Camptocamp.
Day 2, Afternoon Sessions:
Kickstart your local community with the OCA's help. Maxime Chambreuil, Open Source Integrators.
Training - Purchase Order Accruals. Jacques-Etienne Baudoux, BCIM.
REST Framework: for whom, why, how, the future. Laurent Mignon, Acsone
Field Service Management. Maxime Chambreuil, Open Source Integrators.
My Farm, Managing Agriculture activities through OCB. Ravi Bhattarai, Axon System
Is there the need to build an OCA brand? Chris Lorenz, ITIS AG.
Before lunch on the second day all attendees met in the code sprint room to have an open discussion about the future governance of the OCA, how becoming a member and putting oneself forward as a delegate throughout the Annual General Assembly process is so important to keeping the OCA dynamic and also sustainable.
With so much discussion the AGA in 2020 should hopefully be filled with many new delegate applicants and hopefully some motivated new Board member candidates.
During this time the OCA Board was able to give some time to thanking Eric Caudal who was a long standing member of the Board.
All in all, the 2 days were a success with all the feedback from the attendees helpful as the planning for OCA Days 2020 commences.