| 9:00 AM
**Bedfellows: culture, community, and business**
For two decades NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu has been living in and writing about his adopted city, where, as he puts it, the official language is dreams. How apt that a refugee born in Transylvania found his home in a place where vampires roam the streets and voodoo queens live around the corner; where cemeteries are the most popular picnic spots, the ghosts of poets, prostitutes, and pirates are palpable, and in the French Quarter, no one ever sleeps.
| 10:00 AM
**Putting a new look on Plone and keeping accessibility**
Plone 2.1 has a lot of features that focus on skinning, accessibility and debugging.
Alexander Limi — co-founder of Plone — will lead attendees through the latest
CSS and skinning features of Plone 2.1 and how to easily make Plone sites look the way you want
|| 10:00 AM
**Mechanisms to Promote Free Market and Open Source Software Innovation**
*Dr. Geoffrey Parker*
We examine openness in private and socially optimal licenses in an environment where network effects and multiperiod innovation are both possible. For private firms, we model a variety of business models from completely closed to fully open and find that opening a platform can increase profits based on network effects exclusively, innovation exclusively, or both. A firm's ability to control downstream innovation gives it reason to rationally behave more like a social planner and even tolerate free user access under certain conditions.
| 11:00 AM
**Content Delivery with Entransit**
Entransit™ offers to both physically and logically separate content management from content delivery. Andy McKay will explain the Entransit system, benefits of
it, how to install it, downsides of it and the general roadmap for 2006.
|| 11:00 AM
**Compliance Management using Banyan**
Banyan "audit-proofs" compliance programs by creating links between statutory and contractual obligations, the policies and procedures to meet those obligations, and the objective evidence required to demonstrate compliance. The talk followed by a DEMO of Banyan Engineering Information Manager, which was implemented using Plone 2.1 and next generation web technologies such as AJAX Dojo Toolkit. Banyan is made open source this week and hosted at Sourceforge.
| 12:00 AM
Basic and advanced debugging techniques. Everyone will benefit from logging, reading tracebacks, verbose security, the debug console (on both Windows and Linux), and use of the Python debugger, pdb. Deeper magic includes transaction introspection, debugging spinning processes, ZPublisher debugging, and dealing with broken objects.
|| 1:30 PM
**Integration not Isolation**
Success of software projects must be measured over the long term - extendibility, scalability, upgrade path, etc. While a great deal of software is available for the Zope/Plone software stack, how can organizations be assured of an upgrade path in the future? Integration to "best in class" software solutions for searching, payment processing, membership management, and other complex functions often provides more efficient and reliable long term solutions.
| 3:00 PM
**Skeletor: the cosmic key for bootstrapping your zope project**
Knowing how to setup for zope development is sometimes half the battle.
Whit will cover how skeletor can help you be more efficient and effective and
how you can extend skeletor to automate common development tasks.
|| 3:00 PM
**CASE STUDY: Disney, An Intranet Success**
Users managing content with Vignette was becoming expensive from a licensing and
training cost point. Installing Enfold Server to run Plone on Windows was the stategy
Disney's Enterprise Operations team took to offloading content creation
and security management to individual business units. Then re-integrating the content
back into their intranet.
| 4:00 PM
Lightning Talks - 30 minutes; 6 presentations each 5 minutes.