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Boston World Plone Day
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 2:15 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Jazkarta and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are sponsoring the 2010 Boston World Plone Day, and all are invited to attend. It will be held in the Forum Room at Harvard University's Lamont Library, at the corner of Mass Ave and Quincy Street.
World Plone Day is a once-a-year event when people in 29 countries around the world interested in the Plone open source content management system get together to share experiences, ideas, and fun. Seminars, presentations, lectures, and discussions explore what Plone is and what it can do for you and your organization.
If you're already using Plone, this is your chance to meet other Plone enthusiasts in the Boston/Cambridge area, and hear about the innovative ways they are using Plone.
The Plone CMS is used by thousands of non-profits, small businesses, universities, government agencies and corporations around the world. It supports over 35 languages out-of-the-box, includes plugins for blogging, wikis, membership directory, e-commerce and much more. It's open source software which means that you have complete control over the codebase and can get started quickly at little to no cost.
Everyone is welcome whether you are new to CMSes, new to Plone or an old pro.
3:30 - 4:00: Theming websites effortlessly: How Deliverance saves us countless hours in the theming process by Aaron VanDerlip and Nate Aune from Jazkarta.
4:00 - 4:30: Catalyzing change through collaborative learning: Harnessing Plone as a platform for collaborative research and reflective learning at Columbia Law School, both within and beyond the classroom by Kyle Homstead from Chronicle Technologies.
4:30 - 5:00: Lightning talks and Q&A. This is an opportunity to give a short 5 min talk about how you are using Plone, or a cool tool that you've found and want to share. Please prepare your talk in advance, and sign up at the door. Projector will be provided. For example, there will be a lightning talk about the next major release of Plone 4, and there will be some time to ask questions to a panel of experts.
5:00 - 5:30: Drawing for prizes and socializing
5:30 - 7:30: Drinks and optional dinner at nearby watering hole
Pre-registration is required for this free event. Please register by clicking on the register button on this page.
Thanks to Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for hosting this event, and thanks to Jazkarta for providing the excellent assortment of gourmet food. Thanks to Packt Publishing and O'Reilly for providing books to giveaway.
Past Boston World Plone Days have been gourmet locavore events - 2008 featured New Salem Preserves apples and cider (and model airplanes from Wingware!) and 2009 featured local cheeses and Clear Flour Bread.
Plone is the leading Open Source Content Management System (CMS) freely available on the web today. Since 2001 and worldwide, Plone has been enabling normal end users with no technical expertise to create and manage dynamic web sites. Corporations and non-profit entities using Plone and related technologies include Akamai Technologies, N.A.S.A., Oxfam America, Discover Magazine, Penn State University, Duke, Cornell, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and many others.
About Boston Plone User Group:
Since 2005, the Boston Plone User group has been organizing gatherings for Plone enthusiasts to come together to share experiences, ask questions and connect with others who are using and building Plone-based websites. The monthly meetings are free and open to the public.
About World Plone Day:
The worldwide Plone community is staging World Plone Day 2010 – a series of events around the globe on April 28nd to spread awareness of the Plone CMS. This "follow the sun" event is a global initiative involving at least 29 countries around the world. Plone integration companies, user groups and developers will hold seminars, training sessions, and meet-ups to show potential users the power of Plone technology and the many markets who are currently using it.
If you have any questions about the World Plone Day event, you can contact Nate Aune at (888) 756-6348 or natea (at) jazkarta (dot) com.
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Jazkarta is a web development and consulting firm based in Boston, MA. We provide training, support and solutions for Plone, an open source content management system. Jazkarta was founded in 2004 and has since helped many non-profits, small businesses and educational organizations build a more dynamic and community oriented web presence. Jazkarta offers Plone-based CMS solutions including multimedia, faceted search, and social networking features.