7 hour NGO programming competition against Drupal and Joomla

Dylan Jay gmane at dylanjay.com
Wed Apr 9 17:51:17 UTC 2008

We've volenteered to create a team to compete in a competiion at the 
upcoming OpenCBIT conference in Sydney. The comp was going to be a head 
to head against Joomla and Drupal but I ran into some people at 
BarCampSydney and twisted some arms.

The idea is to take 3 NGO's with similar requiremetns (simple ones) and 
produce a site in 7 hours. The rules are currently being worked out, so 
does anyone have any advice on this? Particularly things I can prevent 
getting caught out on by getting rules set now.

One problem I foresee is that 7 hours gives you only time to do the most 
basic stuff so the winner is prob going to be the best plugins not based 
on extendibility or advanced features like multilingual or workflow.

I was going to propose a design/IA brief system where each team creates 
and then gives the clients ahead of time a form to fill in. That can 
lead them along a business analysis path towards easy-for-plone but 
hard-for-others type functionality.


Also any other plone people in sydney at that time, please get in 
contact with me.

Dylan. pretaweb.com

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