Open Source CMS Fair: Why Drupal, WordPress/MU or DotCMS could be your next Web Content Management System
April 13, 14 & 15, 2010 – 1PM-2PM ET (rain date: April 20,21,22 2010 – 1PM-2PM ET)
Registration fee: $350 (3 webinars, 1 year recording access, Transcripts, Handouts)
“Open Source CMS Fair” is a 3-webinar series that will help you evaluate 3 of the most popular open source web content management systems in higher education: Drupal, WordPress/WordPress MU and DotCMS. Following the same structure, the 3 live sessions will provide an overview of the application, its requirements, its pros and cons, its main features, its user interface, its total cost of ownership and more. A short pre-recorded demo for each open source CMS will also show how the application handles a few basic user scenarios.
April 13, 2010 1PM-2PM ET – Rain date: April 20, 2010 1PM-2PM ET
DotCMS for Higher Ed Websites
Michael Fienen, Web Marketing Manager at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS, will tell you all you need to know about DotCMS and how this open source content management system can be used to power an institutional website. He will also demonstrate in a pre-recorded demo a few basic user scenarios.
April 14, 2010 1PM-2PM ET – Rain date: April 21, 2010 1PM-2PM ET
Drupal for Higher Ed Websites
Blyth Morrell, Web Services Manager at Duke University, will tell you all you need to know about Drupal and how this open source content management system can be used to power an institutional website. She will also demonstrate in a pre-recorded demo a few basic user scenarios.
April 15, 2010 1PM-2PM ET – Rain date: April 22, 2010 1PM-2PM ET
WordPress/WordPress MU for Higher Ed Websites
Shelley Keith, Web Site Coordinator at Southern Arkansas University, will tell you all you need to know about WordPress and WordPress MU and how this open source content management system can be used to power an institutional website. She will also demonstrate in a pre-recorded demo a few basic user scenarios.
What you will learn:
- What the most powerful and popular Open Source CMS systems features are so you can determine their suitability for your institution
- Demos of all three Open Source CMS systems with suitable basic user scenarios.
Who should attend and why:
- Primary audience: web developers, web editors, webmasters, CMS project managers and any members of a web team planning to implement a CMS
- May also attend: departmental web editors, future CMS content contributors
Michael Fienen, Web Marketing Manager – Pittsburgh State University
Michael is the Web Marketing Manager for Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS and joined them in 2006. He is responsible for most of the day to day labor involved in running the university’s 30,000 page site, including running the search server, doing design and development, training, and many other routine tasks. Michael is an active supporter of the dotCMS community, accessibility advocate, freelance consultant, and general purpose geek who wears many hats.
Shelley Keith, Web professional – Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia
In Web development since 1994, Shelley’s primary focus was e-commerce integration for small business prior to joining the communications team at Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia in 2005. She is the sole Web professional on a 100-year-old campus with more than 3000 undergraduate students, a thriving graduate studies program, and 400 faculty and staff. Currently in the midst of a campus-wide WPMU implementation, she’s incredibly happy the days of 16,000 static pages and duplicated template files are behind her.
Blyth Morrell, Senior Manager – Blackwell Interactive at Duke University
Blyth joined Duke University in February 2000. As the former Director of Web Services in the School of Arts and Sciences she worked to transition what was the Web Solutions Team (WeST) to the central Office of Information Technology’s web services arm, Blackwell Interactive. There, as Senior Manager, she works on a broad range of projects including the coordination of infrastructure, media services and enterprise application development.
Important information for Webinar attendees:
- Feel free to gather your team members around your computer or a larger campus group in front of a screen with an LCD projector.
- Audio is done via voice over IP but you can also access it via a toll free number if it’s more convenient for you
- Webinar slides are available as PDF files prior to the sessions for easy note-taking.
- Access instructions will be emailed to registered attendees along with links to the presentation files on April 12, 2010 – and will be accessible from the top of this webinar page as well.
- In case a webinar needs to be rescheduled, it will be on the date listed above as its “rain date.”
The fee for a webinar series is for a single connection with an unlimited number of attendees at that connection. The fee includes the following:
- Access to the webinar event and question period
- A one year unlimited access to the recording of the event on-demand through a link that we will provide to you.
- All webinar materials