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For over 7 years, TYPO3 adoption in the province of Québec has been exponential. How did that happen and why? ...

For over 7 years, TYPO3 adoption in the province of Québec has been exponential. How did that happen and why?
The talk consisted of stories from the trenches, tips and tricks, and lessons learned.

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    Growing  the TYPO3 Community in North America Growing the TYPO3 Community in North America Presentation Transcript

    • Growing the TYPO3 Community in North America Patrick Gaumond and Marc Infield T3CON Dallas 2010
    • Facts: Québec city is 400 years old Québec City We talk « français » up here About 500 000 people Québec city is the 1600 miles capital of the province (7 M people) Dallas
    • Did I told you I love my city ?
    • ● 8 years old ● 90 people ● 15 working in the Web Team ● 9 TYPO3 Certified Integrators ● Doing mainly TYPO3 but also Cake PHP and Penthao (BI) To quote Ingo's signature: « I do TYPO3 all day »
    • TYPO3 in Québec – 101 <disclaimer>I am not be able to do the same for Canada...</disclaimer>
    • How did it all started?
    • In 2003... ● No CMSmatrix ● No leader ● MS solution: MCMS ● Oracle: Stellent
    • Almost revolutionnary ...in 2003
    • T3BOARD – January 2004 Kasper in Québec – October 2004
    • Multiplication...  Hundreds of sites  Other schools and universities  Hundreds of sites  Supported platform  Health agencies standard What made it work ?
    • Government and education ecosystems
    • Raising awareness Local activities ● User group ● Tutorial days ● Thematic activities Be aware that this takes time... ROI isn't instantly visible.
    • Generic tips and tricks
    • Know your audience ● Comm vs. Techies ● Decision makers vs «  doers  » ● Know their business ● Have a look at their current website
    • Demos Forbiden zone: BE as an Admin Use anecdotes, funny and/or interesting stories
    • Demo (cnt') ● TYPO3 is a solution, not only a product ● Beware of our tendency to use technical bable... ● Know TYPO3 strenghts
    • Insurance and insecurities ● Past acquisitions ● Big names ● Security team ● Competitors are your friends ● Less than 1% failure or TYPO3 abandon
    • TYPO3 future in Québec? ● Sunny with few clouds ● Accessibility is getting attention ● typo3quebec.ca
    • Few ideas for USA ? ● Get a « en_us » langage ● Go local ● Put efforts on a « truly » english version ● Participate in book writing, revision and TYPO3 DocTeam