[Evangelism] Re: World Plone Day 2009

Ross Patterson me at rpatterson.net
Wed Dec 17 18:34:22 UTC 2008

Chris Calloway <cbc at unc.edu> writes:

> On 12/16/2008 3:43 PM, Roberto Allende wrote:
>> I believe it is a good idea to keep it one month after PC, but before
>> december.
> I don't know why so close to Plone Conference is good. It takes a lot
> of cat herding just to get the Plone people in my area to go to Plone
> Conference. Then they come back from conference and are immediately
> asked to participate in putting on a local event. It makes the people
> in my local Plone community feel like some people think Plone is the
> only thing in life. Plone is supposed to help them do their jobs, not
> *be* their jobs.
> Plus, just as a report, WPD was three days after the general elections
> in the U.S.. Plone people on the whole are usually very aware and
> active sorts. That means lots of us in the U.S. were working our asses
> off trying to get a good election turnout while preparations for WPD
> were just kind of phoned-in. And it showed. In my area had a WPD with
> the same 15 people who come to everything Plone related around here.
> I would suggest some time completely opposite of Plone Conference and
> holiday season. I would suggest sometime in the early spring. It could
> get people excited about Plone in a timeframe right before the season
> when there are usually a lot of Plone training events and symposia and
> leading up to Plone Conference.

+1  I was just thinking exactly this!  :)  WPD could be a great tool for
building and maintaining momentum in the Plone community in addition to
drawing interest from those not already a part of it.


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