Catch all the action as World Plone Day travels across the globe!
- Live video streams – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/world-plone-day
- IRC – #worldploneday at irc.freenode.net
- Follow http://www.twitter.com/worldploneday
Plone, together with an array of add-on components is used for a variety of needs:
As part of World Plone Day, Friday, November 7, here are 10 compelling reasons for choosing Plone as a web site solution:
Want to know more? See if there is a World Plone Day event happening near you, or visit online:
World Plone Day is almost here. This is one day of the year we celebrate and promote Plone worldwide as a community. Are you ready to make some noise for your favourite CMS? Come on everyone, gimme a P, L, O, N, E!
So what was the response in your area? Online? What questions / comments did people make about Plone? Share what you saw, felt, experienced through blog posts, photos.
Thanks again to Roberto Allende for coming up with the WPD idea and working so hard to make it happen. Let’s help Roberto make the first ever World Plone Day an amazing success!
Have a question or idea? See the contacts for World Plone Day, or leave a comment here.
Ok, time to start figuring out what sessions I want to go to at the Plone conference. I work mainly as a project manager / scrum master, so I tend to avoid the techy stuff. Here is my preliminary list:
So that’s my list. What interests you? Let’s get some discussion going.
Of course, the discussions that happen outside of sessions are valuable also. I’m looking forward to seeing *so* many people, this being my first Plone conference after 5 years of being in the Plone community. Lunch anyone?
Part of what makes conferences like Plone Conf 2008 so great is the chance to meet and hang out with many of the people we only “see” online from a distance. This is especially true for me. I’ve been involved with Plone since 2002 but have yet to attend any conference / sprint. Thankfully, that will soon change!
My organizational personality twitch wants me to make it easier for people to meet and do stuff, so I created a page for people to suggest and sign up for activities to do, things like ultimate frisbee (maybe we can design a Plone disc – yeah!).
To add something to the page, request access to the project.
I noticed that a few Plone bloggers registered their blog at Technorati, having read Mr. Topf’s recommendation to do so. I agree wholeheartedly. Technorati is the largest directory of blogs, and offers increased exposure to your blog through its directory, tag and search features. And hey, it’s free, so why not take 10 minutes to claim your blog?
In addition, here are 5 free things worth doing to promote your blog that I’ve done:
There are lots more ways to promote your blog, but those are 5 you can do easily and costs you only your time.
Climate change is front and centre in the news again today, with the announcement of the Nobel Peace prize being awarded to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
This Monday, October 16, 13,734 bloggers at latest count including myself reaching an audience of nearly 12 million will unite together to put the issue of climate change on everyone’s mind. It’s all part of Blog Action Day.
If you write a blog, it’s easy to take part, and I encourage you to do so. Climate change affects all of us. The fact that the Nobel Peace committee considers climate change a real threat to world peace underlines that we all need to commit to changing how we live – right now.
I’ll be writing about ways I’m improving the energy efficiency of my home, which helps both the environment and my pocket-book, especially during those cold Canadian winters. I’d like to keep enjoying those cold winters, too, but climate change is already diminishing the snow levels here in Northern Ontario. Our last Christmas was a green Christmas. Snowmobile tourism is dying out.
On Monday, be part of the solution.
Data centres consume vast amounts of energy, and the situation is only getting worse. Luiz Andre Barraso of Google stated in a published paper last year that every gain in performance has been accompanied by a proportional increase in overall platform power consumption. ZDNet UK reports that the average energy costs of running a data centre in the UK will double over the next five years. The European Commission is now considering a voluntary code of conduct on energy efficiency for data centre operators to help address this issue.
No wonder consumers are looking for greener hosting choices. A potential client of mine is interested in hosting his site with a provider that uses green energy. This interests me as well, in my pursuit of leaving a smaller footprint on our planet.
The one he found uses 100% renewable energy (wind and solar), plants a new tree for each client, and believes in social responsibility through how they work, including telecommuting and a mostly paperless office. Unfortunately, their offerings aren’t suitable for Plone, and that is the same story with every other hosting provider I found, including ones listed at TreeHugger.com. If there is a “green” option out there for Plone, I haven’t found it.
So, is there an option for environmentally conscious organizations / individuals who want their Plone site consuming less of our natural resources? Let me know by posting your comments.
Technorati Tags: environment
I don’t get out of the house much these days, but for those of you who travel to sprints, conferences (like the upcoming Plone conference in Italy – wish I was going!) or fun exotic locations, Web Worker Samuel Dean has some tips for using Kayak.com and Farecast.com to get the best deal on your travel options.
In a nutshell: use Kayak’s slider tool to quickly adjust departure and arrival times to find additional options and check Farecast’s price trend on your chosen fare to make sure today is a good day to buy.
Click-and-Drag to Save Travel Dollars and Avoid Hassle [Web Worker Daily]
#plone is the online chat room where people hang out to learn, help and talk about their favourite CMS Plone. There are always lots of people online and it’s a great resource for anyone new to Plone who needs some immediate help. And if your brain is slowly turning to cheese on a Friday afternoon, hop into #plone for some low powered entertainment. Here are some samples for you:
andym : lol UndoError: Undo error None: non-undoable transaction
[3:20pm] PloneUser684958: sdfjdlskfljk
[3:20pm] PloneUser684958: slkfjsdlkfjlskfjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjsd
[3:20pm] PloneUser684958: jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
[3:20pm] PloneUser684958 left the chat room. (“Bye bye”)
[3:21pm] gkirk: a keyboard streaker!
[3:21pm] darci|lunch: LOL
[3:21pm] ErikRose: Good, I was almost out of j’s!
[3:21pm] limi: ErikRose: that’s Perl
[3:21pm] ErikRose: Oh.
[3:21pm] limi: or, hang on
[3:21pm] limi: ^T$@(*#)^* is perl
[3:21pm] andym: limi: no its readable
[3:21pm] limi: my bad
MatthewWilkes: andym: Did you remember to uninstall plone.app.randomlyfuckupmysite? It removes the requirement to specify yes_really_i_didnt_call_this_api_for_amusement
[3:41pm] runyaga_: do we need a reality check?
[3:41pm] runyaga_: is it a CMS ?
[3:42pm] runyaga_: is your adapted result a CMS?
[3:42pm] runyaga_: or a nuclear powered semantic web engine?
[3:42pm] runyaga_: Plone is a CMS
[3:42pm] runyaga_: if you try to make it a semantic web engine or a ERP system you are going to hate your life
Do you have a favourite quote / conversation from #plone? Add yours to the comments.