[Evangelism] Re: World Plone Day 2009

Donna Snow donnamsnow at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 20:11:51 UTC 2008

I agree, we should definitely schedule this earlier in the year. November is
not a good month for these types of things, peoples heads are already into
the holiday and end of the year wrap up.

I would say April/May would be good. Not summer and not beginning of the
school year. I'm leaning toward May actually.

Donna Snow

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 10:34 AM, Ross Patterson <me at rpatterson.net> wrote:

> 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.
> Ross
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