Introduction to the Plone content management system
I have a degree in Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the University of Stellenbosch and about seven years' experience developing add-ons and customizations for the Plone content management system.
Together with some excellent South African Python developers at Upfront Systems I developed Plone-based software for a large number of South African sites, the most notable probably being 5FM.
In Germany I worked with Syslab on developing Plone-based intranets for the European Union and some large multinational corporations.
I'm now back in South Africa and have been running a Plone-based software consultancy for the last two years, called Opkode.
This talk will highlight the core strengths and features of Plone and explain how it can be customized and adapted to a wide variety of needs.
Plone is the most popular Python-based CMS and among the top 2% of all open-source projects worldwide. This talk will highlight the core strengths and features of Plone and explain how it can be customized and adapted to a wide variety of needs, whether in business, academia or the public sector. I'll discuss the features in the newest Plone 4.2 release as well as the Dexterity content type framework and the exciting skinning mechanism called Diazo.