[Evangelism] Re: "Top 15 Questions..." Final Draft

Dylan Jay djay at pretaweb.com
Thu Apr 16 15:59:56 UTC 2009

On 17/04/2009, at 1:24 AM, Chris Barnes wrote:

> If you want to evangelize people into using Plone - a good start  
> might be to have tutorials at WPD (rather than have it be a pep  
> rally).

I think a lot of people have given tutorials. but from some of the  
groups I talked to it was mostly to existing plone users which perhaps  
isn't spreading the word as intended.

We're going to be giving a talk to students at a university who might  
not have heard of Plone. We're not exactly sure yet what we're going  
to say that will make them give plone a try. but I think you made a  
good point that Plone is a tool and new developers are perhaps our  
best market for Plone and business decision makers don't care that  
much (or at least care more about sales people and size of the company  
providing support). So we'll be saying something along the line that  
Plone is a developers CMS, if you had one arrow in your quiver then  
plone would be the one you want. As Martin put it, when other CMS's  
say no, plone will often say yes.
What would really help is some extreme examples of plone versatility.  
Anyone got some good stories?

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