This is the 2nd of several planned events being hosted by the Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) and the Young Professionals Group (YPG) that considers Open Source knowledge/skills gaps across HM Government with a Panel of Open Source Software suppliers. Part 2: Discuss the skills required to build Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS) will be held at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA (http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-office-guide.pdf) on Thursday 9th June 2011, from 1800 to 2100 hours.
This bookable event is free and open to all with buffet and refreshments. To book a place to attend please contact Mark Elkins via firstname.lastname@example.org
The format will be “question time”, where the panel will be asked a question after which the audience will be invited to participate.
Rationale for this event
With the government’s declared intention for the public sector to use open source where possible there is a need to understand the capabilities of major open source platforms like Drupal, Joomla, and Plone and where to get the skills.
Chair Mark Elkins, OSSG
Will Abson – Alfresco Software, Ltd.
Matt Hamilton – (Netsight) Plone
Charlie Hull – (Flax) Enterprise Search
Brian Teeman – Joomla
Paul Johnson – (LiveLink) Drupal
Malcolm Newbury of Guildfoss will give an overview of the Questions (set out below) to be considered by a Panel of Open Source Software suppliers and the assembled audience.
1. Introduction : Who are you, company, platform, features?
2. Typical jobs: What does a typical sales, delivery, maintenance process look like?
3. Skills: What are the typical profiles of users/developers?
4. Sourcing/Training: What’s on offer, what is the market like?