Thinkubating Or How Local Government Came To Love Plone
The Problem <ul><li>Approached To Setup a Collaborative Environment
Needed to be Easy To Use
And Yet Needed To Be Secure
Needed To Be Available Anywhere There Was An Internet Connection
Needed To Support Indexing of a variety of documents </li></ul>
A Solution Presents <ul><li>Started Hunting For An Open Source Solution
Had Been Helping With iosn.net (Plone Based Site)
Plone Had A User Friendly Front End
Plone Had Granular Security Settings
Plones Third Party Products Allowed For Document Indexing and Support
Bingo </li></ul>
First Council Plone Project <ul><li>Tablelands Way Experience(tm)
Five Councils: </li><ul><li>Oberon Council (Lead Council)
Goulburn Mulwaree
Upper Lachlan
Lithgow City
Mid-Western </li></ul><li>Other Organisations – Tourism Orgs, Advisors and So On </li></ul>
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Thinkubating - Or How Local Government Came To Love Plone

  1. 1. Thinkubating Or How Local Government Came To Love Plone
  2. 2. The Problem <ul><li>Approached To Setup a Collaborative Environment
  3. 3. Needed to be Easy To Use
  4. 4. And Yet Needed To Be Secure
  5. 5. Needed To Be Available Anywhere There Was An Internet Connection
  6. 6. Needed To Support Indexing of a variety of documents </li></ul>
  7. 7. A Solution Presents <ul><li>Started Hunting For An Open Source Solution
  8. 8. Had Been Helping With iosn.net (Plone Based Site)
  9. 9. Plone Had A User Friendly Front End
  10. 10. Plone Had Granular Security Settings
  11. 11. Plones Third Party Products Allowed For Document Indexing and Support
  12. 12. Bingo </li></ul>
  13. 13. First Council Plone Project <ul><li>Tablelands Way Experience(tm)
  14. 14. Five Councils: </li><ul><li>Oberon Council (Lead Council)
  15. 15. Goulburn Mulwaree
  16. 16. Upper Lachlan
  17. 17. Lithgow City
  18. 18. Mid-Western </li></ul><li>Other Organisations – Tourism Orgs, Advisors and So On </li></ul>
  19. 19. This
  20. 20. Was Used To Build This http://www.tablelandsway.com.au
  21. 21. PloneGov <ul><li>US/European Project
  22. 22. Develop Plone and Plone Products Specifically For The Government Sector
  23. 23. Number of Councils/Government Bodies Participating
  24. 24. No Australian Government Participation
  25. 25. Not For Want Of Trying However </li></ul>
  26. 26. Temwick Tuskers <ul><li>Every Year Councils Take Part In The Management challenge
  27. 27. Last Year Randwick Council Teamed Up With Temorah Council
  28. 28. Distance Was An Issue In Training
  29. 29. Needed A Platform For Sharing Information And Training </li></ul>
  30. 30. Tuskers Win
  31. 31. Winning Help <ul><li>Extranet Allowed For Phone Based Training Sessions In A Way That Email Couldn't
  32. 32. When Face To Face Meetings Happened They Were All Up To Speed
  33. 33. Geography Was No Longer an Inhibitor </li></ul>
  34. 34. Oooh Shiny <ul><li>Impressed With Ease Of Use
  35. 35. Started Looking For Other Uses
  36. 36. Community Collaboration
  37. 37. Inter Council Collaboration
  38. 38. Actively Sought Involvement with PloneGov </li></ul>
  39. 39. kensotraffic.com.au <ul><li>Kensington Traffic Issues
  40. 40. Community Wanted More Input and Consultation
  41. 41. Council Decided To Create kensotraffic.com.au
  42. 42. Document Library
  43. 43. Council/Community Interaction </li></ul>
  44. 45. Every Document Since 1998
  45. 46. Document Previews
  46. 47. Community Benefits <ul><li>Community members can comment on any document
  47. 48. The Community has a central location to find all the relevant documents
  48. 49. Council Has Another Avenue For Talking To The Community
  49. 50. The Problem Can Be Owned By Everyone </li></ul>
  50. 51. PloneGov Aus Style <ul><li>There Is An Opportunity To Build A PloneGov Style Project In Australia
  51. 52. The Use Of Plone Within Government Is Growing
  52. 53. A Guided And Stable Project Can Only Help Local Governments Build A Real Collaboration Platform
  53. 54. PloneGov Is OOOG Compliant </li></ul>
  54. 55. Thinkubator The Next <ul><li>Hosted Plone Without The ZMI
  55. 56. Building a Prettier Management Panel
  56. 57. Fixing Date/Time Issues (grumble)
  57. 58. Integrating New Collaboration Services
  58. 59. Doing It All With Open Source Technologies
  59. 60. Fun! </li></ul>
  60. 61. Final Notes <ul><li>Visit The Tablelands Way Experience, They Built it Using Open Source
  61. 62. Plone Is A Powerful CMS, So Long As You Use It Properly
  62. 63. There Is An Opportunity To Build A Solid Collaboration Platform For Government
  63. 64. Python Is Wierd </li></ul>

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