[Evangelism] Plone at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh - Re: [Educational] Plone in four-way battle at ASU

T. Kim Nguyen nguyen at uwosh.edu
Tue Jul 8 19:06:12 UTC 2008

I understand that an official announcement is being prepared, but here  
at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh I'm happy to report that two weeks  
ago Plone was selected as the campus CMS.  We have been using Plone  
for 4.5 years now, and we began rolling out Plone sites to colleges,  
departments, projects, and administrative units about two years ago,  
for public and intranet sites, workflow applications, surveys, and  
data integration with our PeopleSoft system via XML-RPC.  Our thanks  
go to Joel Burton for really kicking us into gear about a year and a  
half ago, and to Penn State's WebLion team for being so supportive.   
It started off as a grass roots effort that quickly snowballed once  
word got out.

More info is available here: http://uwosh.edu/ploneprojects.


On May 22, 2008, at 10:29 AM, Chris Calloway wrote:

> I sent out an invitation to some Plone Boot Camps in North Carolina.  
> My good buddy, Plone Boot Camp alum, and longtime Zoper Tom Bennett  
> at Appalachian State (ASU) replied with the news below of a CMS  
> shoot-out for campus CMS at ASU. Plone's turn is tomorrow.
> This email is mainly for your awareness. I don't expect anyone to  
> drop what they are doing to investigate or try to get involved to  
> help in this. But if that is your thing, both a website about the  
> shoot-out and contacts are listed below. I regret I could not tell  
> you about this sooner. I'm sure opportunities like this fly by all  
> the time.
> For further awareness, ASU is the home and birthplace of their own  
> homegrown PHP-based CMS called phpWebSite. It's nowhere near Plone.  
> But it is theirs. http://phpwebsite.appstate.edu/
> Tom,
> You may want to check out a marketing case study site at http://plone.net 
>  if you haven't already.
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Chris Calloway
> http://www.secoora.org
> office: 332 Chapman Hall   phone: (919) 599-3530
> mail: Campus Box #3300, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
> On 5/22/2008 9:37 AM, Thomas Bennett wrote:
>> Chris,
>>   Good to hear from you again.  This is great timing, at 10:00 am  
>> this morning we are looking at the first of 4 candidates for a  
>> campus CMS and the first one is Plone.  I will see that all receive  
>> this announcement.  I plan on registering for one or more of these.
>> The others, pasted from the initial email, are:
>> Plone - Thursday, May 22, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Room 114 Belk Library
>> Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) - Wednesday, May 28, 2:00  
>> to 3:30 p.m. Room 114 Belk Library
>> Drupal - Thursday, May 29, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Room 114 Belk Library
>> phpWebSite - Friday, May 30, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Room 114 Belk Library
>> Timeline:
>> Spring/Summer 2008 - review CMS candidates, obtain user feedback,  
>> and select one for campus-wide implementation
>> Fall 2008 -- begin pilot program for selected sites, includes  
>> training
>> Spring 2009 -- announce campus roll out plan, begin training sessions
>> Additional information about the project can be found online at http://www.uc.appstate.edu/web/cms 
>> . If you have any questions, please contact Ann Kiefert, committee  
>> chair, at 262-3147 or kiefertat at appstate.edu.
>> Tom
>> On Monday 19 May 2008 16:19, Chris Calloway wrote:
>>> Triangle (NC) Zope and Python Users Group (TriZPUG) is proud to open
>>> registration for our fourth annual ultra-low cost Plone and Python  
>>> training
>>> camps, BootCampArama 2008:
>>> http://trizpug.org/boot-camp/2008/
>>> Registration is now open for:
>>> PyCamp: Python Boot Camp, August 4 - 8
>>> Plone Boot Camp: Customizing Plone, July 28 - August 1
>>> Advanced Plone Boot Camp: Plone 3 Techniques, August 4 - 8
>>> All of these take place on the campus of the University of North  
>>> Carolina
>>> at Chapel Hill in state of the art high tech classrooms, with free  
>>> mass
>>> transit, low-cost accommodations with free wireless, and  
>>> convenient dining
>>> options.
>>> Plone Boot Camp is taught by Joel Burton, twice chair of the Plone
>>> Foundation. Joel has logged more the 200 days at the head of Plone
>>> classrooms on four continents. See plonebootcamps.com for dozens of
>>> testimonials from Joel's students.
>>> PyCamp is taught by Chris Calloway, facilitator for TriZPUG and  
>>> application
>>> analyst for the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing System. Chris has
>>> developed PyCamp for over 1500 hours on behalf of Python user  
>>> groups. Early
>>> bird registration runs through June 30. So register today!
>>> PyCamp is TriZPUG's Python Boot Camp, which takes a programmer  
>>> familiar
>>> with basic programming concepts to the status of Python developer  
>>> with one
>>> week of training. If you have previous scripting or programming  
>>> experience
>>> and want to step into Python programming as quickly and painlessly  
>>> as
>>> possible, this boot camp is for you. PyCamp is also the perfect  
>>> follow-on
>>> to Plone Boot Camp: Customizing Plone the previous week.
>>> At Plone Boot Camp: Customizing Plone you will learn the  
>>> essentials you
>>> need to build your Plone site and deploy it. This course is the most
>>> popular in the Plone world--for a good reason: it teaches you  
>>> practical
>>> skills in a friendly, hands-on format. This bootcamp is aimed at:  
>>> * people
>>> with HTML or web design experience
>>>    * people with some or no Python experience
>>>    * people with some or no Zope/Plone experience
>>> It covers using Plone, customizing, and deploying Plone sites.
>>> At Advanced Plone Boot Camp: Plone 3 Techniques you will learn to  
>>> build a
>>> site using the best practices of Plone 3 as well as advance your  
>>> skills in
>>> scripting and developing for Plone. The course covers the new  
>>> technologies
>>> in Plone 3.0 and 3.1 intended for site integrators and developers:  
>>> our new
>>> portlet infrastructure, viewlets, versioning, and a friendly  
>>> introduction
>>> to Zope 3 component architecture. Now, updated for Plone 3.1! The  
>>> course is
>>> intended for people who have experience with the basics of Plone  
>>> site
>>> development and HTML/CSS. It will cover what you need to know to  
>>> take
>>> advantage of these new technologies in Plone 3.
>>> For more information contact: info at trizpug.org
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