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by Martin Aspeli last modified Aug 02, 2008 04:15 PM

Come to Washington and you may learn something new

At this year's Plone Conference in Washington DC, I will be teaching a two day training course called "Advanced Practices for Plone 3 Development". As is traditional, the course will run on the Monday and Tuesday prior to the conference (i.e. October 6th and 7th), and is quite reasonably priced at $300 per person.

Don't let the "advanced" label scare you. It is aimed at the same type of audience who may buy my book. I will probably assume that you know a bit about Archetypes and Python and are a proficient user of Plone, but not that you're a core developer.

Furthermore, I hope the course will be interesting even to people who have read Professional Plone Development (in which case, thank you!). We will cover techniques and topics that did not make it into that book, such as the Archetypes Schema Extender and the effective use of new development tools such as plone.reload, and address the advances that have taken place in Plone over the past year since the book was published.

Most of all, though, I want this course to be about you. I am working on a set of materials that I would like to go through and hand out. However, I want to be able to adapt the course around the needs and interests of the participants. If you are struggling with something in particular, or want to learn more about one or more Plone related technologies, there will be time set aside to address these. I also want the course to be highly interactive, with participants working in small teams to solve real-world problems and put into practice new learning as the course progresses.

Have a look at the registration page for the full agenda and details, and please consider signing up if you think this sounds interesting!

Finally, if there are any topics you'd like to suggest and you either have or are thinking about signing up, drop me an email (optilude at and I'll let you know whether it is - or could be put - on the agenda.

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Looking forward to it!

Posted by at Aug 03, 2008 02:15 PM
I'm particularly looking forward to the new material like Schema Extender. z3c.form would also be great. I'd love to get an introduction to what you're doing with dexterity.

Z3 components?

Posted by at Oct 01, 2008 10:33 AM
Would like to hear how we can build content types using more stock Z3 components rather than Archetypes, or if that's not a great idea, why. Also curious to hear a bit about what you're working on with the Grok folks.
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