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/


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:
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
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 [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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:


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

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: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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