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Space Still Available for "Theming Plone 4" Class at Plone Symposium East

April 11, 2011

Space Still Available for "Theming Plone 4" Class at Plone Symposium East

The deadline for participants to take advantage of an early-bird discount on Chrissy Wainwright's Theming Plone 4 class, has been extended to this Friday, April 15th.  The class is being presented prior to the Plone Symposium East on May 16-17 on the campus of Penn State University.

This two-day training session includes front-end design of a Plone 4.0 site from start to finish using two methods: Traditional Plone theming and using Diazo (XDV).  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 Diazo.

Chrissy Wainwright, Six Feet Up's Senior Template Developer has implemented Plone themes for dozens of sites, including,, and  She has taught Plone theming classes for several years, including last year's PSE.  In addition to being a Plone Core contributor, she is also an active developer 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. At Plone Symposium East 2009, Chrissy gave an instructional talk on Plone 3 Viewlets, and the following year at PSE 2010, she led a successful two-day class on Theming Plone 3.  At this year's PSE, in addition to this training, she will be giving two conference talks  - "Intro to TAL" and "Plone Theming in a Nutshell."

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

The cost for both days is $350 before April 15, then will be $395.

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