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  • New template for Interchange

    Posted on 20-Aug-2015 by Josh Lavin

    An update to the previously announced Strap template for Interchange has been released, using modern HTML5 + CSS, along with a host of other improvements.

    Strap uses the latest version of the popular Bootstrap Framework, which provides easy mobile-friendly (responsive) design, and allows for customization of the look and feel.

    The features of Strap include SEO-friendly category and "more" pages, better gift certificate support, checkout pages that have been revamped with usability in mind, and general catalog cleanup, among others.

    We intend for the Strap template to replace the existing Standard template, so that Strap is the default catalog distributed with Interchange.

    Until then, you can download or clone the Strap template from GitHub: Or try the live demo.

    Please get in touch if you have any suggestions or notice any issues. Thank you!

  • 2015 Perl Dancer Conference

    Posted on 18-Aug-2015 by Sam Batschelet

    Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Perl Dancer Conference which is being held in Vienna, Austria October 19th - 22nd at the Hotel Schani Wien.

    Please note that the number of tickets is limited, especially for the two training days on 19th and 20th October. So we recommend to purchase a ticket as soon as possible, or at least contact the organization team at

    Sawyer X is going to do a one day Dancer training:

    You can also submit a presentation proposal here:

    Also to show off the progress with the project the conference site is powered by Interchange 6. Feel free to check out the code on github

    Don't miss the conference, we get people there from three continents and we are going to repeat the fun we had last year. We are happy to answer any questions or hear out your suggestions for the conference., or write to the interchange-users mailing list.

    See you in Vienna!

  • Core team changes

    Posted on 13-Oct-2014 by Jon Jensen

    Today the Interchange Development Group core team is pleased to announce three new members: Peter Mottram, Richard Templet, and Sam Batschelet. All three of them have been involved in the community for some time now, and have shown a genuine commitment to Interchange's future. Welcome!

    We are also retiring from the core team Mark Lipscombe and Ton Verhagen, and thank them for their past contributions.

    We are grateful for everyone's friendly mutual support which has made the Interchange community endure so well.

  • Perl::Dancer Conference 2014

    Posted on 22-Aug-2014 by Jon Jensen

    Building on the success of last year's Ecommerce Innovations conference, another conference is being held this year from October 6-9 at West Branch Resort in Hancock, New York. The focus has been broadened to include Modern Perl, Dancer, and DBIx::Class, in addition to Interchange.

    Again there will be Interchange core developers speaking, including most of the Interchange 6 development team. We're also pleased to announce that Sawyer X, one of the most prolific Dancer core developers and an excellent presenter, will be speaking and teaching training classes.

    The call for papers is still open, and ends on September 11. We still have room for more attendees, speakers, trainers, and sponsors.

    For more information, see the conference website, email (fun new top-level domain, isn't it?), or write to the interchange-users mailing list.

    We hope to see you there!

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