[UKUUG-Announce] OSSG Event 09/06/11
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Mon May 23 10:18:37 BST 2011
Open Source knowledge/skills gaps across HM Government – Part 2:
Discuss the skills required to build Content Management Systems (CMS) –
This is the 2nd of several planned events being hosted by the Open Source
Specialist Group (OSSG) and the Young Professionals Group
(YPG) that considers Open Source knowledge/skills gaps across HM
Government with a Panel of Open Source Software suppliers.
Discuss the skills required to build Open Source Content Management
Systems (CMS) will be held at the BCS Central London Offices, First
Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA
(http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-office-guide.pdf) on Thursday 9th June
2011, from 1800 to 2100 hours.
This bookable event is free and open to all with buffet and refreshments.
To book a place to attend please contact Mark Elkins via mark_elkins at bcs.org
The format will be “question time”, where the panel will be asked a
question after which the audience will be invited to participate.
Rationale for this event with the government’s declared intention for the
public sector to use open source where possible there is a need to understand
the capabilities of major open source platforms like Drupal, Joomla, and
Plone and where to get the skills.
Chair Mark Elkins, OSSG
Matt Hamilton – (Netsight) Plone
Charlie Hull – (Flax) Enterprise Search
Brian Teeman – Joomla
PK Vaish – (LiveLink) Drupal
Malcolm Newbury of Guildfoss will give an overview of the Questions
(set out below) to be considered by a Panel of Open Source Software
suppliers and the assembled audience.
1. Introduction : Who are you, company, platform, features?
2. Typical jobs: What does a typical sales, delivery, maintenance process look
3. Skills: What are the typical profiles of users/developers?
4. Sourcing/Training: What’s on offer, what is the market like?
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