Mendix World 2021: don't miss these sessions!

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From 7 to 9 September 2021 it's that time again: Mendix World! After the great success of the virtual event last year, the event will take place online again this year. It is of course a pity that for the second year in a row we cannot meet face-to-face with other Mendix developers during the event. But, as we have seen in the past year and a half, working online has often also brought benefits. Like last year, all sessions will be replayable online after Mendix World, so you won't miss any of your favorite sessions, even if they might be given at the same time.

Why would you want to participate?

  • To make connections in the worldwide community of 'makers' who want to learn from each other;
  • To get new ideas, and
  • To make better apps by learning from experts and discovering new how-tos.
In total there are 73 sessions planned, so I can imagine that it might be difficult to determine which one you really shouldn't miss! (Look at here all sessions). In this blog I will tell you which sessions seem interesting to me Mendix developer.

Keynotes & Mendix 9

Of course I highly recommend the keynote speeches by Derek Roos (Tuesday), Johan den Haan (Wednesday) and Simon Sinek (Thursday), but I would like to focus here on the more technically savvy sessions that are interesting for various levels of Mendix developers .
At the time of Mendix World 2021, the first public release of Mendix 9 will be just under six months old. But that does not mean that not much has happened in the past period. As announced at Mendix World last year, there have been significant expansions to the Native capabilities in Mendix, and the workflow functionality and Atlas 3 have also been rolled out in Mendix 9. In my opinion, the most interesting sessions can be found in these areas as well. field of technical developments within the Mendix platform.


Last year we gave a presentation on how to build a scan app with Native Mobile (see link at the bottom of this page). For this year I have selected three sessions within this domain that have something to offer for every level in terms of Native Mobile prior knowledge. It recommends the following sessions:
  1. On Tuesday September 7 at 15:50 Danny Roest will provide insight into a number of misunderstandings regarding the difficulty of developing Native Mobile apps. So if you have often thought:I'd like to develop Native Mobile, but I don't know where to start", then I would this session definitely put it on the agenda.
  2. For the people who already have a little more experience with developing Native Mobile apps, I can the session of Wouter Penris, at the same time, recommend. Wouter discusses a specific interpretation of a Native Mobile application, namely one in which the application itself has no persistent data and retrieves information for each interaction via REST services. This type of application can be very useful when, for example, the Native app is used purely as a front-end layer.
  3. On Wednesday, September 8 at 16:40 PM, Conner Charlebois will go really in-depth by talking about extending the front-end capabilities using pluggable widgets that use existing NPM native packages. This is a session which is aimed at people who no longer turn their hand around for a Native Mobile app and want to be further challenged.


The workflow functionality introduced in Mendix 9 offers a completely new level for managing step-by-step business processes in Mendix applications. By sessie that Abel Verweg and Paul Jongen will give on Wednesday, September 8 at 17:00 PM offers the opportunity to gain a better insight into the possibilities of this very interesting addition to the Mendix platform.

If you already know a little about how workflows work and are interested in some examples of how others have applied this new technique, grab 
the second session by Abel and Paul on Thursday 9 September at 16:30 PM.  

Atlas 3

In addition to new possibilities in terms of styling that can of course be expected with a new version of Atlas UI, Atlas 3 offers another handy functionality, namely the modular design of the styling in an application, which means that the styling when reusing modules within multiple applications is much easier. easier to maintain. Follow on Wednesday 8 September at 16:20 the session by Christopher Hodges to get a bird's eye view of this new version of Atlas UI.

Low code on speed

Finally, I would like to strongly recommend you to the session van Jitze de Groote and Ivo Sturm on Wednesday 8 September at 16 pm (or look back) in which they tell how the NS last year in just four weeks time, the Treinwijzer application went live. With this application, the set travel restrictions were responded to very quickly and it was possible to plan a trip safely with the newly applicable rules in public transport.
I wish you a lot of viewing and listening pleasure! With CAPE Groep we are again Gold Sponsor of the event, so you can find us in our virtual Booth! Will we see you there? You can register via the button below.
Martin - business IT consultant

Martin Lepp
Consultant at CAPE