Almost two years have passed since the first Plone Conference in
New Orleans. Developers have been deploying Plone for many different
industries, vertical applications, and large public websites. The Plone
Symposium is a formal organization of the leading minds in the Zope/Plone
communities to share their experiences and pass on the information to
the participants of the conference. After the success of the first
and second Plone conferences; the Plone Symposium offers a regional
opportunity to learn first hand from the instructors and developers
with vast experience.
The Plone Symposium is a regional event split into three days. The first day
is focused on Tutorials. The second day is devoted to the development
and design methodologies for the Zope application framework and the
Plone Content Management System. The final day revolves around
case studies, deployment and configuration management issues. 9AM-5PM
each day in the beautiful French Quarter of New Orleans.
"Plone Symposium New Orleans 2005 Page":/events/regional/nola05
Feel intimidated at large technology conferences? The Plone Symposium
is meant to be a intimate conference focused on social interaction. The
goal is for users and developers of Plone to ask the experts face-to-face
questions. **There are no stupid questions**.
After going to conferences for many years - we believe we have struck
the perfect balance. The focus on socializing; having breaks between
speakers and social events at the end of the day - gives participants a
chance to meet everyone. New Orleans is a very hospitable town. We want
to extend the feeling to the symposium. Presentations during the day and
social oriented evening events.
There will be a party at the famous Maple Leaf. Homes to a great poet,
"Everette Maddox":http://www.google.com/search?q=everette+maddox and the
great Jazz/Blues pianist "James Booker":http://www.google.com/search?q=james+booker -
lots to do while meeting some of the most interesting people in the world.
One thing I have noticed is that in the Plone/Zope communities I have found
very few computer science majors. Most of the people come from the most varied
backgrounds. It makes for great discussion and intriguing presentations.
"Register now, don't miss out":https://www.enfoldsystems.com/conferencereg.html
Alan Runyan has emailed quite a few speakers privately and is compiling
a list of speakers. It is possible that we will have two tracks on the
conference talk days. But it depends on *you* — the presenter. If we get
enough quality presentations submitted we will think about opening a second
track. Ideally one would be focused on "entry/business" level consulting
and the second track could focus on the deeper technology interests. But
as with the first Plone Conference in New Orleans - having a widely varying
presentation keeps people interested and on their toes.
Presenters will have free admissions to all three days of the conference.
And you get a cool badge ;)
Please join the Symposium speaker list, "Symposium mailing list":http://lists.enfoldsystems.com/mailman/listinfo/nola05_speakers
**Presentation submission deadlines are due by May 25th**
For more info, visit the "Plone Symposium New Orleans 2005 Page":http://plone.org/events/regional/nola05 - see you in New Orleans!
To learn more about how a Symposium differs from the Plone Conference, visit the "regional events area":/events/regional. This is not a replacement for the official Plone Conference, which will happen this autumn in Vienna. Dates for this event will follow.