Content Management Professionals card carrying member

March 26, 2006 at 6:12 pm

After hearing about the organization from Bob Doyle and Seth Gottlieb, I decided to join the Content Management Professionals. It’s a community of practice who want to develop their expertise and share it with others. The urgency for me joining is that they are having a summit next month in San Francisco and come April 1st, the membership fee goes up to $100 (currently $50).

I’ve met Bob Doyle at several of the 501-techclub meetings, and he runs the CMSReview website and hosts monthly gatherings at his lab. He’s now proposing a New England Chapter for CM Pros which I think would be a great way to meet other people in the New England area who are working in the content management space.

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Content Management and Document Management Whitepapers

March 26, 2006 at 3:53 pm

One of the most challenging tasks of any technology professional is keeping track of the plethora of solutions available. Thankfully, there are guys like Seth Gottlieb who actually get paid to try out all the software solutions, analyze them and write about their findings.

I’ve gotten to know Seth through the Boston Plone Users Group, and we were recently both speaking at the Plone Symposium in New Orleans. The company where he works Optaros, has been kind enough to offer their office space to hold the monthly user group meetings. They also host the PHP and MySQL user group meetings.

Seth has written two excellent whitepapers which I have downloaded, printed and consumed as soon as they were published.

Unleashing the Power of Open Source in Document Management

Content Management Problems and Open Source Solutions

What I found interesting is that Plone was one of the only systems which appeared in both whitepapers, meaning it’s capable of being used for both managing content on a public facing website, as well as an intranet solution for managing documents.

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