PloneEdu Collaboration, or "Ask not what Plone can do for you - ask what you can do for Plone!"
Talk Title: PloneEdu Collaboration, or "Ask not what Plone can do for you - ask what you can do for Plone!"
Speakers: Kim Nguyen and Mike Halm
Abstract: PloneEdu is an initiative for K-12 and higher ed institutions to share experiences, knowledge, and resources to improve how we use Plone and to improve how Plone works for us.
Edu institutions have many challenges in common: tight budgets, a need for classroom and instructional support, internal vs. external information, decentralized organizational structure, an academic mission, and a commitment to open source contribution.
Our collaborative goals include:
- - improving and enhancing Plone products most commonly used at edu institutions, such as FacultyStaffDirectory, ContentWellPortlets, PloneTrueGallery, NorthStar/Workflow Manager, Data2Content (D2C), and Timeslot
- creating case studies and documents that help edu institutions adopt Plone as a CMS, an e-business engine, and an intranet/portal solution
- developing hosting solutions that make it easy for edu institutions to test drive and deploy Plone as configured for a typical edu environment
This talk will be focused on laying out a proposed collaboration plan for all interested parties to work together to further PloneEdu, to brainstorm on new features and enhancements to Plone products and solutions, and to plan our PloneEdu sprint, following the main PSE talk days.
Please join us if you've ever wondered who else is using Plone in an edu setting, or if you'd like to get your institution on board with Plone, or you've been using Plone and have some time to help us make Plone better for all of us at educational institutions! Come prepared to answer the question, "How can Plone be improved to help your educational institution?"