Conference videos, slides and other resources

Full length video with high-quality sound from all tutorials and talks at the first Plone conference, plus slides and other resources.

File sizes for the videos are given in "MB": (1 MB is 1 000 000 bytes). All videos are in the "QuickTime": format.

Tutorial dayDay 1: DevelopmentDay 2: Deployment

**Tutorial Day** **5.5 hours of training for Plone site developers! Before the conference proper, a full day of tutorials were held: Plone's Usability, Style and Accessibility is discussed. Archetypes and Python programming. And the last tutorial concludes with Performance measuring.** Alexander Limi: Customising Plone's Look and Feel - "Slides":../../1/archive/customizingplone (68 slides, HTML and presentation CSS format) - "Video": (duration: 1 hour 22 minutes, file size: 185.3 MB) From the creator of Plone's visual appeal, Alexander Limi gives an overview of how Plone's very flexible UI is put together. Then he dives into customising and altering a Plone site. Jim Roepcke: Introduction to Python for Plone developers - "Slides": (66 slides, PDF format) - "Video": (duration: 1 hour 22 minutes, file size: 184.1 MB) Interacting with Plone will require Python at some point and this tutorial provides a quick introduction to Python and to using Python with Plone. Covering Python Scripts in Plone and scripting Plone, this is a vital tutorial for all Plone developers. Benjamin Saller: Archetypes and Plone - "Slides": (17 slides, PDF format) - "Video": (duration: 1 hour 14 minutes, file size: 167.6 MB) From the designer of Archetypes, Benjamin Saller guides you through the use of this amazing framework. He also touches on the integration points into Word and Open Office and show you how your users can work from inside of Word/OO instead of editing with a web browser! Andy McKay: Profiling, Benchmarking and Caching in Plone - "Slides": (48 slides, PDF format) - "Video": (duration: 1 hour 28 minutes, file size: 199.5 MB) Andy shows how to benchmark and profile your Plone Site to find slow spots and other performance issues. Then using some of many caching techniques he shows you how to improve the performance of your site. **Day 1, Development** **Six lectures dedicated to issues relating to development of Zope and Plone applications.** Alexander Limi and Alan Runyan: State of Plone - "Slides": (35 slides, HTML and presentation CSS format) - "Video": (duration: 50 minutes, file size: 112.3 MB) Alexander Limi and Alan Runyan talk about the current state, project wins and other aspects of Plone. Kapil Thangavelu: Subversion and Plone - "Slides": (16 slides, PDF format) - "Video": (duration: 25 minutes, file size: 57.7 MB) Kapil Thangavelu talks about the architecture of his integration of the Subversion version control system with Plone and demonstrates it. Lon Boonen: Single Page Interfaces - "Slides": (28 slides, HTML format, stored in a ZIP file) - "Video": (duration: 35 minutes, file size: 80.6 MB) Lon Boonen from Q42 talks about their Single Page Interface Framework and how it could integrate into Plone. Evan Simpson: Zope Page Templates - "Slides": (18 slides, PDF format) - "Video": (duration: 41 minutes, file size: 93.8 MB) Evan Simpson, one of the main designers of Page Templates talks about Zope Page Templates and future technologies. Joel Burton: Relational Databases and Plone - "Slides": (27 slides, PDF, Impress and HTML formats) - "Other resources": - "Video": (duration: 48 minutes, file size: 108.2 MB) Joel Burton talks about various ways of integrating RDBMS data into Plone. The pros and cons of various approaches are discussed. Geoff Davis: Form and Navigation Control in Plone - "Slides": (26 slides, PDF format) - "Video": (duration: 43 minutes, file size: 96.6 MB) Geoff Davis, author of CMFFormController explains how the new form controlling and routing system works. Paul Everitt: XML User Interfaces in Plone - "Slides": (18 slides, PDF format) - "Video": (duration: 48 minutes, file size: 109 MB) Paul Everitt talks about Epoz and demos the document editing mode several developers have been working on. Laura Trippi: Code Layers in Plone - "Slides": (21 slides, HTML and presentation CSS format) - "Video": (duration: 44 minutes, file size: 100 MB) Laura Trippi gives a inter-disciplinary jaunt into how Plone and other complex systems relate to the works of Englebert. **Day 2, Deployment** **The last day of the conference focuses on Deployment issues and case studies.** George Donnelly: Localizing Plone - "Slides": (17 slides, PDF format) - "Video": (duration: 37 minutes, file size: 83.9 MB) So you have a Plone site, great can everyone read it? These days localisation is a key factor in any site. This talk shows localisation techniques and Plone uses. Sean Upton: Case Study: Media Asset Management - "Slides": (17 slides, PDF format) - "Video": (duration: 50 minutes, file size: 126.2 MB), the online presence of The San Diego Union-Tribune, uses Zope and Plone as a foundation for a diverse range of content management applications. This talk describes a particular digital/media asset management system we have been building that stores news articles, photos, sports agate, and other media content in placeless repositories. Chris McDonough: Scaling Zope - "Slides": (47 slides, HTML format) - "Video": (duration: 56 minutes, file size: 112.3 MB) Straight from the lessons Zope Corp. has learnt in scaling Zope, Chris discusses how to scale Zope to handle large volumes of traffic using Squid, ZEO and other techniques. Rob Miller: Case Study: Plone as Groupware - "Slides": (12 slides, HTML and presentation CSS format) - "Video": (duration: 43 minutes, file size: 97 MB) An analysis of the "Burning Man": Extranet, a team based collaboration system built with Plone that enables over 700 users, distributed among over 60 teams, to work together to annually produce a temporary city of 30,000 in the Nevada desert. Rob will discuss the challenges faced and the strategies used. Brent Hendricks and Cameron Cooper: Case Study: Using Plone in the Connexions Project - "Slides": (28 slides, HTML format) - "Video": (duration: 45 minutes, file size: 101 MB) The Connexions Project at Rice University provides free online access to collaboratively developed educational materials. Connexions uses Zope/Plone to deliver 18 different courses to institutions around the world in such varied fields as Digital Signal Processing, Bioinformatics, and Music. This presentation will cover our experiences converting our site to CMF/Plone, the Plone extensions/customizations we've made, and features we would like to see in future Plone versions. Richard Amerman: Transparent Project Management with Plone - "Slides": (13 slides, PDF format) - "Video": (duration: 45 minutes, file size: 101.9 MB) How Plone has enabled us to create project web sites that go way beyond a simple bulletin board for project information. We use tools like CMFCollector, CMFForum, Discussion, custom workflow, and others to create a live environment where ALL project participants can collaborate on a daily basis. The results include reduced work on paper deliverables, grater level of transparency to the project, and greater access to information by all parties Paul Everitt: Future of Plone - "Slides": (44 slides, PDF format) - Video not available. Closing keynote talk on Plone and it's future from Paul Everitt, Zope and Zope Corp. founder and director of the Zope Europe Association. **Lightning Talks** **Lightning Talks gives you 5 mins to say briefly something that has excited about Zope, Plone or Python. A quick paced, light hearted chance to hear each other. But beware the gong...** Alexander Limi: Quick Overview of the Collective - "Slides": (96 slides, HTML and presentation CSS format) - Video not available. A real-time-generated presentation of the Collective. "The Collective": is a large number of add-on products to Plone and Zope, collectively held in a single project at SourceForge and written by well over 100 developers.