Registration is now open for Plone Symposium East 2012 training sessions that will take place May 19, 20, and 21 in the Smeal Business Building. Whether you are new to Plone and Python or a seasoned pro, these sessions will have something for you and will feature some of the best trainers in the Plone and Python community. Register early and get a reduced price (see offerings for details).

Please register for training directly with the trainers at the links provided at the end of each training session description below. You cannot register for training at the main Plone Symposium East 2012 registration site.

Getting Off the Ground with Plone (Trainer Cris Ewing May 20, 21–Room 120)

So you’ve heard about Plone, this smart, secure and powerful content management system and you’d like to get started. Where to begin? This training course is for you. You’ll learn the best way to install Plone; how to create your first website and get started adding content; how to get quick, simple victories for your new project; and how to turn those quick victories into re-usable products you can deploy in minutes. The first day of teaching will focus on working in a web browser, and the second day will move to creating installable packages on the file system.
To register and for cost information including early bird rates and deadlines, please visit http://gotg-pse2012.eventbrite.com/.

Managing Agile Plone Projects (Trainer Sally Kleinfeldt May 21–Room 121)

All the pieces have fallen into place for that big website project. You’ve chosen Plone, you’ve lined up the budget, you’ve gathered a team of developers, you’ve selected a design firm. You’ve worked with all the stakeholders and come up with a long list of features. Plone and its add-ons will provide many of them, but some will need custom development. How are you going to manage the project? To register and for cost information including early bird rates and deadlines, please visit https://agileplone.eventbrite.com/.

Theming Plone 4 (Trainer Chrissy WainWright May 20, 21–Room 124)

This training session includes front-end template development of a Plone 4 site from start to finish using Diazo along with traditional theming. The training will be a hands-on walkthrough of the process, using a pre-created sample design. Attendees will need their computers and will be expected to follow along on their own Plone instances. It will be split into two days: basic and advanced. Attendees will have the choice to sign up for only the basic day or for both days.
To register and for cost information including early bird rates and deadlines, please visit http://www.sixfeetup.com/theming-training/.

Creating New Content Types with Dexterity (Trainer Steve McMahon May 20, 21–Room 125)

Creating new content types in Plone is easier than ever. Dexterity, Plone’s new content-type development framework, allows you to create content types through-the-web, in add-on products, or even to move back and forth between the two. Dexterity will be built into Plone 4.3, but is ready to use now. The course will focus on practical use of Dexterity, with just enough theory and history to help students understand how Dexterity fits into Plone.
To register and for cost information including early bird rates and deadlines, please visit http://dexterity.eventbrite.com/.

Python Fundamentals (Trainer Chris Calloway May 19, 20, 21–Room 217)

Learn the rudiments of Python in three days. This class is highly interactive and you will learn by doing. After this class you will be able to understand Python expressions and statements used in Plone. This class is an abbreviated and condensed version of the week-long PyCamp.
To register and for cost information including early bird rates and deadlines, please visit http://trizpug.org/boot-camp/psupy12/.

More information can be found at http://weblion.psu.edu

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