From Zero to Plone: Towards Faster Developer Onboarding

The heart of this talk is about making it easier for new developers to get started with Plone.

Speaker: David Bain
David Bain

Length: Long Talk

Target Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Integrator, Designer, Developer

From 10/19/16 2:50 PM to 10/19/16 3:30 PM

Location: Mann

For more than 3 years David has been conducting ad-hoc experiments related to developer onboarding. During that period he explored ideas such as Plone Drills, a Diazo Snippets Library and Chrome Plugin, cloud based installations of Plone development environments, and a Plone Newbie Developer Toolkit (Plone 4 only); he contributed to Alex Clark's Plock Plone Installer project; and he spent a lot of time on a theming approach for Plone which "extends" Diazo called Gloss. He also created a short video series related to using Gloss with Webflow.

This talk aims to share David's explorations and perhaps make some recommendations on a way forward for improving the developer onboarding experience.

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