[UKUUG-Announce] OSSG Event 09/06/11

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
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) – 
London 09/06/11

http://ossg.bcs.org/2011/05/15/open-source-knowledgeskills-gaps-across-hm-
government-part-2-discuss-the-skills-required-to-build-content-management-
systems-cms-london-090611/


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. 

Part 2: 
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.

Panel:

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.

Questions
1. Introduction : Who are you, company, platform, features?
2. Typical jobs: What does a typical sales, delivery, maintenance process look 
like?
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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