Open source CMS provider Plone
kicked off Plone Conference 2008
today in Washington, D.C., with founders Alexander Limi and Alan Runyan presenting their annual State of Plone address.
It's been a rough start for Plone Conference 2008. We swamped the network this morning, and it's been down ever since. I believe things are finally fixed, so I can officially start as your live blogger for Plone Conference 2008.Aside from the Wi-Fi issues, the conference has started out well. With no Wi-Fi, people were actually paying attention. Conference organizers Alex Clark and Matt Bowen greeted the crowd, and Jon Stahl did his now traditional "Stand up if you..." get-to-know-you exercise.
We have attendees from all over the world, from as far as Australia and Japan. As a conference organizer, we wondered how many attendees we would have from other countries, and we have a great turn out from Europe. Plone
Founders Alexander Limi and Alan Runyan got things started with their annual State of Plone address and officially unveiled the redesign of Plone.org
. This isn't just a pretty makeover. They've upgraded to the latest version of Plone, and I believe changed hosts as well. We hope to see the new Plone.org go live shortly after the conference. I may be biased, but it looks pretty darn sexy for a CMS. The Plone Foundation
-- the group that keeps Plone alive -- is doing fundraising to help fund events like this conference and the upcoming World Plone Day on November 7. Many cities across the world will be participating, and I personally can't wait to hear about all the great talks that will be going on that day.