Another nice feature in this release is the use of maven archetype catalogs and default configurations. You can access all the archetypes that are provided by this project with this short command: mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=http://bit.ly/chPvUw
Julien Viet from eXo Platform will give a talk titled "Advanced JCR Persistence in the GateIn Portal Framework". You can read the abstract here. His talk his scheduled to happen on Friday at 2:30pm local time.