Tuesday, November 11, 2008

World Plone Day Toronto 2008 Reflections

On Friday November 7th, the Toronto Plone Users put on a World Plone Day event at the Center for Social Innovation in Toronto, Canada.

Over 40 people showed up to listen to 5 talks that ranged from an introduction to Plone, several case studies and a technical talk covering rapid application development with Plone. We raffled away two books that were generously donated by O'Reilly.

We streamed live via ustream.tv and the recordings and slides from the presenters are now available.

Based on our pre-event survey we had a wide range of attendees: new to Plone, developers, managers and end-users from corporate, non-profit and government sectors. We consider the event to be a huge success!

The event was sponsored by my company Scryent, and co-sponsors Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) and Softwerke.

Hugh Ranalli of DOT also blogged about the event.

The November Toronto Plone Users is meeting today, Tuesday November 11.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

World Plone Day Toronto

Only 5 days before World Plone Day on November 7!

In Toronto we're organizing a half-day of talks and case studies on Plone at the Center for Social Innovation (near Queen & Spadina).

I'll be giving two talks at the event: one mainly geared to decision makers who want to know why Plone is a competitive CMS solution and what it can do for them. The second talk is "Intranet in 25 minutes" where I'll show building an intranet in real time that truly showcases the power of Plone out of the box and also showcase a couple key add-ons.

Along with myself will be 3 other speakers covering case studies of Plone in government and non-profit organizations, along with using ArchGenXML to generate Plone applications from UML diagrams.

There's more info available at the Toronto Plone Users website.

There's a free registration and those who do register will get a chance to win one of two Python books donated by O'Reilly!

Space in our room is limited so register now!