Michael Trachtman: Plone at Harvard, a case study
The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) wanted to launch a dynamic network of websites that attracts prospective students and promotes academic activities both internally and externally. SEAS engaged Jazkarta, a Boston-based open source technology consultancy specializing in Plone, on a project to build a set of websites that achieve these goals. Jazkarta redesigned SEAS' existing public website, constructed an intranet site that allows SEAS to provide up-to-date information to their community of faculty, staff and students, and developed a facility for deploying faculty and lab subsites within the site infrastructure.
Mike Trachtman, Project Manager at Jazkarta, will present a case study of the project that covers development processes, designing highly available and scalable Plone site architectures, integrating/creating Plone components to satisfy functional requirements of .EDU websites, and repeatable deployment of customized Plone software solutions.