Plone4Artists / Multimedia Sprint

Want to learn more about using Zope 3 / Five in Plone? Want to help develop multimedia products for Plone? Join us in Boston for 5 days of intense sprinting on the Plone4Artists products including work to improve Plone's support for audio, video, podcasting, uploading, transcoding multimedia content.
When Jul 18, 2007 12:00 AM to
Jul 22, 2007 12:00 AM
Where Boston, MA
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Contact Phone +1 (866) 864-4918
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See the Plone4Artists sprint planning site here

Rocky Burt, a Plone framework team member, expert in Zope 3 technologies and lead author of the Plone4Artists suite of products will be leading this sprint, together with Nate Aune, founder of the Plone4Artists project. Maybe you are wondering - what is a sprint? And what is it like to attend a sprint for the first time?

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Zope 3 Training for Plone Developers (optional)

The sprint will follow an optional two-day training session tailored for Plone developers who want to learn about using Zope 3 in Plone: Zope 3 Training for Plone Developers . Rocky Burt will be the instructor for both days.

While attending the training is not mandatory to participate in the sprint, you will be much better equipped to contribute to the sprint, if you have attended the training. Learn all about using Zope 3 in Plone the first two days, and then apply your new knowledge during the next five days with the instructor available to answer problems when you get stuck!



Thanks to our sponsors for making this sprint possible! Especially the Christian Science Monitor for sponsoring the space. If you would like to sponsor the sprint, please contact Nate Aune (natea <at> jazkarta <dot> com). We need funding in order to cover the food costs and to bring key developers to the sprint. Please see the sponsors page

for more information about how to sponsor the sprint.


Click on this link to donate money via PayPal: Donate to the sprint!



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Proposed Topics

Below are the proposed sprint topics. Please join the Plone sprints mailing list and the Plone4Artists Users mailing list

to comment or suggest other topics for the sprint. You can also find us in the #plone4artists IRC channel on

See the topics page

for a detailed list of topics including subtopics and links.


Not just for coders!

You don't have to be a coder in order to contribute/benefit at the sprint. There's also a need for persons to write documentation, make screencasts, test the software and share ideas! You are very welcome to come and learn more about the Plone development process and share your experiences as a user and integrator.


Practical stuff

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The training

and sprint will take place in the impressive Christian Science Center campus right in the center of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. This area of Boston is home to Fenway park (go Redsox!), Newbury Street, Berklee College of Music, Symphony Hall and many other attractions.



The sprint fee will be to cover the cost of providing breakfast/lunch all days of the sprint. The fee amount is TBD depending on how much sponsorship we're able to get. We expect the fee to be around $100. There is underground parking available for $5/day.



You must make your own reservations for accommodations. Please see the accommodations page

for information on where to stay. There are inexpensive, moderate and more pricey options.



The sprint location is large and can hold up to 75-100 persons. Please add your name to the participant list

, so we know how many to expect.


Previous multimedia sprints

See what the Plone multimedia teams have done at past sprints.



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