[Evangelism] Plone in four-way battle at ASU [was: [pbc2] Python and Plone Boot Camps in Chapel Hill, NC]

Chris Calloway cbc at unc.edu
Thu May 22 15:29:39 UTC 2008

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/


You may want to check out a marketing case study site at 
http://plone.net if you haven't already.


Chris Calloway
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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