[triangle-zpug] still spots left for Plone4Artists / multimedia sprint in Boston (July 18-22)

Nate Aune natea at jazkarta.com
Sun Jul 8 22:40:38 UTC 2007


There is still space for you to participate in the upcoming Plone4Artists /
multimedia sprint <http://plone.org/events/sprints/plone4artists/> on July
18-22 in Boston, MA. Everyone is welcome, no matter what your skill level.
See the list of people who are already coming and s ign up
today<http://plone.org/events/sprints/plone4artists/participants>!


In addition to the jamming, coding and documenting during the day, we're
also trying to arrange an outing to go see the Red
Sox<http://www.redsox.com>play in Fenway Park, hear top Berklee
College of Music students perform at
the Wallys Jazz Cafe <http://www.wallyscafe.com/> jam session, and see the
earth in 3D at the world-famous
Mapparium<http://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/exhibits/mapparium.jhtml>.


Multimedia topics and more!
The focus of the sprint is to improve Plone's handling of multimedia
content, but there will also be a team working on
Vice<http://www.openplans.org/projects/vice>(incoming/outgoing
Atom/RSS syndication),
Deliverance <http://www.openplans.org/projects/deliverance> and
Plone4ArtistsCalendar<http://plone4artists.org/products/plone4artistscalendar>.


There is also an environmental track which will focus on REST web service
for Archetypes, Map gallery and Plone4ArtistsImage
<http://plone4artists.org/products/plone4artistsimage>, an image content
type that can extra metadata about the image (IPTC, EXIF, geotagged
location).

See the topics page
<http://plone.org/events/sprints/plone4artists/topics>for the complete
list of things we'd like to work on. Feel free to add a
comment if you have a suggestion.

Sponsors
A big thanks to all of our sponsors for making this event possible! Christian
Science Monitor <http://www.csmonitor.com/>, Jazkarta<http://www.jazkarta.com>,
Gold sponsor: The Nature Conservancy <http://www.nature.org>, Silver
sponsors: Oxfam America <http://www.oxfamamerica.org>, Friends of the
Earth<http://www.foei.org>
,
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
<http://www.pik-potsdam.de>, Bronze
sponsor: New England Wildflower Society <http://www.newfs.org>.

If your organization is able to contribute financially, we are still seeking
additional sponsors
<http://plone.org/sprints/events/plone4artists/sponsors>to cover the
cost of food and key sprinters' travel expenses. Your support
is greatly appreciated!
<http://plone.org/sprints/events/plone4artists/sponsors>

Remote sprinters
If you can't physically join us in Boston, you are still welcome to
participate as a remote sprinter. Please add a comment with your name and
IRC nick to the participants
page<http://plone.org/events/sprints/plone4artists/participants>under
the remote sprinters heading.

We will be hanging out in #plone4artists on irc.freenode.net. There will
also be a live Quicktime video stream and maybe even a virtual lounge in
Second Life! MrTopf - are you listening? ;)

New mailing lists
If you are interested in staying up-to-date on all the latest progress in
multimedia and the Plone4Artists project, please subscribe to the new
Plone4Artists
users mailing list <http://groups.google.com/group/p4a-user>:
p4a-user at googlegroups.com.

Optional training
There will be two days of Zope 3 Training for Plone
Developers<http://jazkarta.com/services/zope-3-training-for-plone-developers>immediately
before the sprint. If you are interested in learning how to
leverage Zope 3 component architecture in your Plone projects, this is a
perfect opportunity to learn from one of the foremost experts, Rocky Burt.
There are still spots left, but you need to register soon! Please email
training at jazkarta.com if you have any questions.

 <http://plone.org/sprints/events/plone4artists/sponsors>We look forward to
seeing you in Beantown!

thanks,
Nate, Rocky and Dave

--
Nate Aune - natea at jazkarta.com
http://www.jazkarta.com  (Plone solutions, development, training)
http://www.nateaune.com  (blog, photos, music)
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