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Space Still Available for Theming Plone 4 Class at Plone Conference 2011

August 22, 2011

Space Still Available for Theming Plone 4 Class at Plone Conference 2011

The class, taught by Six Feet Up's Chrissy Wainwright, is being presented prior to the Plone Conference 2011 on the campus of San Francisco State University on Nov 1-2. The deadline for taking advantage of an early-bird discount on the class is August 31st.

This two-day training session includes front-end design of a Plone 4 site from start to finish through traditional Plone theming. Usage of plone.app.theming (Diazo for Plone) will also be covered. The training will be a hands-on, introductory walk-through of the process, using a pre-created sample design. Attendees will need their computers and will be expected to follow along on their own local instances.

The training will cover paster, base themes, base_properties/DTML, Generic Setup, customizing and creating viewlets, portlets, templates, and theming with plone.app.theming.  You can find out more about the class here.

Chrissy Wainwright, Six Feet Up's Senior Template Developer has implemented Plone themes for dozens of sites, including indianahistory.org, uvahealth.com, and itsoc.org.  She has taught Plone theming classes for several years, including last year's PSE.  In addition to being a Plone Core contributor, she has also done some development on KARL. Chrissy graduated from Western Illinois University in 2004 with a degree in Instructional Technology and Telecommunications, and has worked with websites ever since.

If you are interested in learning Plone theming in a way that lets you hit the ground running with actual hands-on theming experience, this is a perfect class for you.  Chrissy has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent teacher as well as theming expert - as some previous training participants can verify:

"Best, most clearly and patiently taught Plone theming walkthrough ever."
- Audrey Romano, Multimedia Specialist, Penn State University

"I have just completed the theming course with Chrissy it was very well done and informative, Chrissy was an excellent teacher, very patient and knowledgeable."
- Kathy Smith, Staff Assistant, Penn State University

"Thank you again for the time and effort you put into your Plone theme training. I now have a better understanding of the Plone product and how to best manipulate it."
- Michael Soden, Partner/Web Development, Harcalf Agency

"Chrissy has distilled years of solid experience of designing and implementing Plone site designs into an amazing two-day package that will help you solve nearly any real-world design implementation problem. Some of the best Plone themers I know have walked out of Chrissy's classes dumbfounded by all the new things they learned."
- Steve McMahon

The cost for both days is $350 before August 31st, then will be $395.  You can register for the class here.

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