Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Session Report: Content Management Systems

Content Management Systems training session
Trainers: Johannes Keizer, Giorgio Lanzarone, Valeria Pesce, Antonio Petti, Nicholas Waltham
Date and time: 21 Jan, 13:45 – 15:00
Room: Queen Juliana
Attendance: 35 people (see list), plus 5-6 late comers

After the first minutes, when we had to decide how to split so many participants into groups, everything went very well. We had a very short introduction and then split into 4 groups according to the knowledge of CMSs and the specific CMS demonstrated (groups: Drupal beginners, Typo3 beginners, Drupal non-beginners, OpenCMS). Each group gathered around a computer with one or two trainers. People stayed on until after the end of the session and kept asking questions and showing interest.

Very little prior knowledge in the group (which is why we decided to demonstrate only one of the Java-based CMSs, which are less user-friendly). Some participants were interested in the main advantages / disadvantages of a system over another, which we did not tackle in depth because of the introductory character of the session and the limited time at disposal.
There was demand for a repeat, which Giorgio conducted the following day.

1 comment:

  1. What do you feel was the best outcome of your discussions? Anything in particular for Drupal and TYPO3?