SL developer Tao Takashi sends out the cool news that he has organized an in-world re-broadcast of the proceedings of the 2006 Plone Conference taking place from October 25-27 in Seattle, WA. Plone is a powerful open-source web content management system with a large volunteer developer base around the world. It’s both easy to use out of the box, and highly customizable. I used Plone to create the first version of this blog, as well as some other projects I developed.
This might be a nice way to network the international Plone community with the SL developer community. Nice going, Tao!
The full press release continues below…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2006
Plone Foundation Announces Broadcasting of the Plone Conference into Second Life
Seattle, WA – The Plone Foundation announced today the
broadcasting of the Plone Conference 2006 into the virtual world Second
Life. It is the first big open source conference being colocated inside
a virtual world. The event will be held from Oct 25-27
"We’ll broadcast selected talks and tutorials each day into a
virtual conference building inside Second Life. Residents who could not
make it to the by-now sold-out conference can participate in virtual
form. A back channel for their questions to the actual speaker will be
The location within Second Life is http://slurl.com/secondlife/Theta/155/190/24/ and video from the conference will be streamed via Quicktime software to this location.
"We are very excited to bring Plone Conference to Second Life,
and we believe we are the first open-source community to broadcast a
About the Plone Conference
The Plone Conference is an annual event at which the world-wide
Plone community meets to learn or exchange ideas. This year’s
conference takes place in Seattle, WA from Oct 25-27 and over 300
people from 35 states and 20 countries will attend. Highlights of the
program include keynotes from Alexander Limi and Alan Runyan, Plone’s
co-founders, and a talk from Eben Moglen about ‘Software and Community
in the Early 21st Century.
The conference homepage can be found at http://plone.org/events/conferences/seattle-2006
Plone is a leading open source Content Management System that
balances out-of-the-box ease of use with powerful functionality.
Thousands of organizations around the world including Marriott, eBay,
NASA, and Oxfam use Plone to deliver websites that mature with their
organizations. changing needs. Plone is available in over 35 languages,
can be deployed on all platforms and is not tied to a singular vendor.
The Plone ecosystem is composed of thousands of developers, over 50
consulting companies, user groups in over a dozen cities, several books
and a 24-hour support forum.
For more information email Christian Scholz,
email@example.com or send IMs or emails to his Second Life avatar Tao