Plone Symposium East 2008

Presentations, tutorials, hands-on training, sprints, and networking opportunities. For developers, designers, integrators, technical writers, and users of Plone. The first big meeting since the release of Plone 3. Includes luminaries from the Plone community. Blogs, Flickr, tag: plonesymposiumeast2008.







Symposium, March 12-13

Watch videos of talks.

The program: what's happening when


Training, March 10-11

Plone 3 Techniques:

A two-day, hands-on course on "How do I use all this great new stuff in Plone 3?" Presented to much acclaim in Naples, Joel Burton is offering this again. This is aimed for experienced developers/integrators who understand Plone 2.x, but want to ramp up their skills on Plone 3. $250.

Details and Registration:

Successful Content Management for Plone:

An excellent introductory course on how to evaluate Plone, how to use Plone, and a strong sense of what building a Plone site will feel like. There will be case studies of existing sites, and lots of information about how Plone may be right for you, and how to best use it. This course is for you if you don't currently have an understanding of content management systems.


nly $30!


Skinning Plone:

Cancelled by instructor.


Sprints and Birds of a Feather, March 8-16

Propose and manage sprints, and organize BoFs at the Symposium wiki. Don't be shy; add your ideas!

Confirmed sprints include:

  • Theming—8th to 11th
  • Faculty/Staff Directory product—14th to 16th
  • Documentation—14th to 16th

If you’d like to participate, add your name to the wiki! Space is limited but not that limited!



A block of rooms is available at the

Nittany Lion Inn

, where the Symposium sessions will be held.

Note: the last day for guaranteed availability was February 15th, but I just called today (February 28th), and they still have room.


Call 1-800-233-7505, press 1 for reservations, and ask for the Plone Symposium rate, mentioning Group Block Code



These prices are valid from Sunday, March 9th through (and including the night of) Sunday, March 16th. Find someone to share the cost of a room with you on the message board.

A number of other hotels are nearby, too.



University Park Airport (SCE) handles Delta Connection, Northwest Airlink, United Express, and U.S. Airways Express. It's a small airport, but we're proud of it. You barely ever have to get out on the tarmac and push the plane. Harrisburg is larger and handles more flights; it's a 2 hour drive from State College.

The University Park Airport is 5.6 miles from the Nittany Lion Inn. Taxis are available, and the Nitanny Lion Inn provides shuttles.

State College is a 3-4 hour drive from New York City; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; and Pittsburgh. You might be able to hitch a ride via the message board.


Location: The Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA, USA


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