Darci Hanning Top Ten Ways To Get Involved With The Plone Community


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This session will present ten ways (or more!) to become involved in the Plone community, from sponsoring or organizing a sprint to testing and submitting bugs to hanging out on #plone, there are a multitude of ways for programmers and non-programmers alike to become active members of the Plone community. Audience members will leave this session with practical advice and steps on how to contribute to and participate with the rest of the Plone community.

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Darci Hanning Top Ten Ways To Get Involved With The Plone Community

  1. 1. Top Ten Ways to Become Involved in the Plone Community Darci Hanning Technology Development Consultant Oregon State Library Salem, OR
  2. 2. Introduction ► Became involved in Plone two years ago ► Currently a non-developer Integrator / Customizer ► My involvement to date: 2006 Conference Presenter Two sprints Documentation Team Local user group co-founder
  3. 3. Not going to talk about…
  4. 4. 10. Blog about Plone ► How you use Plone ► What you like about it ► How it compares to other CMS’s ► Promote improvements ► Share ideas ► Jon Stahl’s Blog ► http://planet.plone.org/
  5. 5. 9. Contribute a Theme ► “You can always spot a Plone site…” ► CSS, plenty of tutorials and examples at plone.org
  6. 6. 8. “Adopt” a Product ► Assist the developer: Verify bugs and bug fixes Write documentation Test upcoming releases ► Become the Product Owner Manage issues and releases
  7. 7. 7. Marketing ► Advertise how you use Plone plone.net: join and submit del.icio.us: tag with “plone-site” ► Marketing Group plone.net site organizers Currently re-organizing Gerry Kirk’s blog
  8. 8. 6. Online Participation ► Numerous mailing lists General (plone-users) Install, setup, upgrade More… ► IRC #plone on irc.freenode.org Via plone.org website
  9. 9. 5. Local User Groups ► Groups in cities around the world ► Not in yours? Start one! Presentations Socializing Virtual Announce it! User group leaders’ mailing list
  10. 10. 4. Sprints ►A chance for developers to focus on specific areas or features ► But not just for developers!* ► Can’t attend? Sponsor one! ► Help organize one! ► Host one! * Virtual documentation sprint (2/2006) and Documentation Sprint at Google (6/2007)
  11. 11. 3. Beta/RC Releases ► Download and play! ► Report Bugs ;-) ► Test Migrating Sites ► Start Identifying Documentation Needs
  12. 12. 2. Documentation ► Use it! Comment on it! Write it! ► Join the Documentation Team ► plone-docs mailing list ► Documentation issue tracker
  13. 13. 1. Report Bugs ► “Feedback” to developers ► Not sure if it’s a bug? Report it anyways! How: ► Join plone.org ► Visit: https://dev.plone.org/plone/ ► Detailed information! Tracebacks! ► Select an area or just use “unknown”