Archive for Tag ‘Content Management‘
Published on Sunday, July 15 2012
Slides from my WordCamp Boston 2012 talk on Why the @#!!@ isn’t WordPress a CMS:
Obviously it’ll be more useful once the video is posted, for those of you who weren’t there – I’ll add that as soon as it’s available.
Published on Monday, July 11 2011
So 2011 has been a pretty crazy summer for me, as evidenced in part by the fact that it has taken me over 2 months to write about changing jobs. (Or anything else, for that matter – I think that’s the biggest gap in posts since I started this blog back in 2006).
Back in the beginning of May, I left Optaros and started working across the river in Cambridge at ISITE Design.
Published on Wednesday, June 17 2009
One of the panels I proposed for SXSW Interactive 2009 was on the intersection of open source and design:
Thesis: Open Source and Design are fundamentally philosophically incompatible. Antithesis: Open Source and Design are profoundly similar in core beliefs and approaches. This talk works to articulate a meaningful synthesis between these two positions.
The talk, unfortunately, wasn’t accepted for presentation at the conference, but they suggested that instead I do a shorter, podcast or video podcast version for the Extended Content program.
I did, and that content now has gone live on the SXSW site:
In our first installment of the Extended Content series, John Eckman tells you everything you need to know about open source and design. The differences and similarities, how they benefit each other and why they have trouble getting along.
Extended Content at SXSW Interactive
(Unfortunately they don’t allow embedding, so you’ll have to go there to watch it – and at least on two browsers I tried it on, you’ll have to wait for the whole thing to preload before it starts playing – so go get a cup of coffee or whatever while it loads).
It’s just shy of 20 minutes, and having been created back in February 2009 feels (to me) a bit outdated in spots – mostly the continued evolution of the work Mark Boulton and Leisa Reichelt have been doing with the Drupal community (not just on Drupal.org but also on Drupal 7 itself), which I encourage you to check out if you’re interested in the subject.
Published on Tuesday, November 25 2008
Next week, I’ll be moderating a panel on Open Source Content Management at the fifth annual Gilbane Boston Conference – “Where Content Management Meets Social Media.”
It’s Thursday, December 4th, from 3:30-5:00pm. The panelists will be:
Here’s the description from the official program:
There are many open source content management solutions available today, reflecting a wide variety of capabilities and costs, and organizations of all types are more willing than ever to consider them in place of, or along side commercial CMSs. This session will look at some of the pros and cons of deploying open source content management systems in terms of licensing, costs, maintenance, and functionality to help you determine if they are an appropriate option for your organization.
In addition to all of that, I also hope we’ll talk about how the adoption landscape is or isn’t changing for open source in the CMS space, innovation and standards compliance in open source CMS, and how open source projects can make user adoption easier or more effective.
What questions would you like to ask this group of speakers? How do you see the landscape changing for open source projects in the content management space?
Published on Tuesday, August 12 2008
Last week, while I was on vacation meeting my new nieces and attending my 20th year high school reunion, the Panel Picker for SXSW 09 went live.
Although voting by prospective attendees is only “about 30%” of the decision making process, I figured I should promote my submissions here, and hope that readers of this blog might be interested in commenting on them or voting for them in the panel picker. (Although they call it the panel picker – no one can resist alliteration – it includes sessions which are solo speakers or dual speakers as well as more tradition 4-5 person panels).
So here are the sessions I proposed (links go directly to the Panel Picker):