IEEE IT Society Taps Six Feet Up for Help
May 23, 2008
The Information Theory Society (ITSOC) is an organization, within the framework of the IEEE, of members with principal professional interests in information theory. ITSOC contacted Six Feet Up to help with the architecture, development and deployment of their new corporate website.
The new site will be powered by the open source content management system Plone 3.1. The project aims at making it easy for the Society to manage various lists of members who are/have been contributing to the organization in any form or shape. As a result, visitors will be able to see who is currently the President of the IT Society Board of Governors, as well as who was holding this position at any point in time.
In addition to keeping track of members titles and positions, the site will record awards, papers and other publications related to each person. Looking up recipients of a specific award will provide dynamic links to members' profile page. From there it will be easy to review the contributions made by members to the organization, as well as see details such as who was an advisor to whom for a specific paper.
Papers will provide some bibliographic information that will act as a teaser driving traffic to the main IEEE Xplore site where visitors can pay to download full papers.
On the administrative side of things, site managers will be able to manage content and update information on behalf of other members. Specifically, the site will act as a central repository of information for recurring conferences and events organized by the IT Society. Six Feet Up will also create a custom "Meeting" type to make it easy for committee members to post documents into a specific agenda.
The new site is scheduled to launch in the Fall of 2008.