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World Plone Day in Boston

April 28, 2010

Today is World Plone Day and together with the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, we are organizing a half-day event with 3 talks, a round of lightning talks, Q&A session, local food and prizes to give away!

It’s going to be a good time, and we’re excited that so many people from the local Boston area have signed up to be a part of it. As of this morning, we have 62 registrants, and there will likely be some last minute registrations.

Here is the schedule for the day:

2:15 – 2:30: Sign-in and welcoming
2:30 – 3:00: CMS benefits for a university website and intranet: Reflections on our first year with Plone by Eliza Grinnell and Lesley Lam from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. See a video of Eliza and Mike’s talk from last year’s World Plone Day 2009.
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 (see slides here), and there will be some time to ask questions to a panel of experts.
5:00 – 5:30: Drawing for prizes and socializing. Thanks to O’Reilly and Packt Publishing for donating the books!
5:30 – 7:30: Drinks and optional dinner at nearby watering hole

If there are no technical hiccups, we plan to stream the entire event on The link to tune in is:

If you are hosting a World Plone Day event, you can opt to become a co-host, and then I can put the video stream of your event on that page, to create a montage of World Plone Day events happening all over the world.
Don’t forget to use the hash tag #wpd2010, so that your photos, blog posts, videos and tweets are findable!

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