Welcome to the Orchard Project – a free, community-focused, open source CMS built on .NET and designed meet the needs of developers, designers, and end-users alike. In this talk, we’ll build a site from the ground-up using Orchard’s admin panel and flexible module and theme system. We’ll look at the available ecosystem of modules and themes in the Orchard Gallery, and take a peek “under-the-hood” of Orchard to demonstrate how you can write your own custom extensions, widgets, and more. We’ll also delve into the Orchard’s template system in detail, demonstrating how you can create a highly-customized look-and-feel for your site. We’ll end by actually shipping our totally customized Orchard-based application to a live site.