A bit of a different format for BathCamp in June. We’ll be cage
Actually, it’s a sort of follow on from our previous BathCamp – a
comparison of as many CMS systems as we can get people to talk about.
Obviously any comparison of CMS system is heavily caveated with an “it
depends…” but nonetheless we think it’ll be interesting to hear from
people talking about the good, the bad and the ugly of the systems they
The format of the talks will be “5 things I love about this CMS and 5
things I hate”, followed by time for questions and general CMS-like
Belron International is the global parent company of brands such as
Autoglass and Carglass. With a turnover of nearly €3bn, they employ
25,000 people in 32 countries, repairing or replacing a windscreen every
In 2007 the organisation developed an intranet based on the Open Source
CMS Plone. This year the intranet was extended and re-focussed to add a
range of social media functions to integrate with (and enhance) the
existing suite of content management and workflow tools.
Over 5 years the intranet has evolved to provide features that are used
on a daily basis by all functions within the organisation. The challenge
with the introduction of ’social’ content creation and collaboration has
been to manage and integrate these new ways of working into established
In this talk we will show how a large, multinational organisation has
overcome the common concerns relating to social media in the enterprise,
including governance, loss of control and the risks of reliance on
services outside the firewall. Once these concerns are mitigated, the
social media model can be used to drive ...
This is a run down of the mistakes we made and the lessons we learnt
trying to scale a big Plone site with un-anticipated traffic once the
site had gone live and the budget all been spent. Find out what we did
wrong, and how we fixed it.
Abstract: Looking at the market for content management systems, there
are a whole slew of products out there, both proprietary and Open
Source. Typically people choose a product from a vendor and then have to
find a implementation company to implement it for them. With Plone the
implementation company *is* the vendor. But unlike proprietary
single-vendor solutions, Plone has hundreds of companies and individuals
worldwide that can help you implement Plone. Sometimes we take for
granted just what an amazing community we have and its diversity both
geographically and in different industries. In this keynote I am going
to look at Plone and its use around the world and the community that
makes it so special
A talk I gave at the European Plone Symposium 2010 in Sorrento.
Event Driven Programming in Plone - or how to extend Plone the lazy way
Ever wanted to extend Plone somehow but not wanted to change the
existing code for a product? Want to learn the easy way to extend
I will show you some examples of how to use Plone’s event subscriber and
workflow systems to extend Plone without having to change any existing
products. Using a number of common Plone products and the events system
to combine them you can come up with unlimited possibilities. I’ll use
examples from two websites I’ve been working on recently to show you how
you can make authors have to pay (using GetPaid) to publish content on a
site, and how to check the comments are not spam on your discussion
I was invited to give a talk at the Rotary Club Bristol about Plone. I
spoke about the community and how an amazing group of people world wide
gather across locations around the globe to develop software... and have
a few beers in the process.
I’m afraid the audio quality is not that great, but hopefully you can
turn the volume up and bit and still hear me
The advantages of Open Source systems go beyond simple cost savings.
Content management by its very nature requires a significant level of
customisation and integration to meet business requirements. By not
prohibiting the inspection and modification of the source code, Open
Source enables a level of flexibility not available with proprietary
This talk will present a case study of the process one corporation,
Belron®, went through in the development of a corporate Intranet based
on Plone. Belron® is the world’s largest vehicle glass repair and
replacement company, owning some of the best known brands in the
industry including Carglass®, Autoglass®, O’Brien® and Safelite®.
Belron® employs more than 19, 500 people working in 28 countries
In this talk you will see how the flexibility of Open Source allowed an
initial modest Intranet to adapt and grow over time to an organisation’s
evolving requirements, and the development of multiple sub-sites,
specific business processes and multilingual support. You will also see
how Open Source’s licensing model allows un-fettered growth and
deployment of the Intranet to multiple countries.