[EuroPython] Call for Offers: Zope training during Spring 2005

Dario Lopez-Kästen dario at ita.chalmers.se
Tue Dec 14 13:54:07 CET 2004

[This is a general call for offers to interested parties. Apologies for 
the cross-post]


my organisation needs to hold one or more sessions of Zope training to 
meet current and future development and deployment needs. We use Zope as 
one of several (Web-)Application frameworks, and we typically need to 
interface and cooperate with external data sources (for example, User 
Management with Kerberos and other external User Sources providing user 
data - meaning we cannot base our UserFolders' data on Zope alone).

We will have a group of 8-12 people, most - if not all - experienced 
developers who will need to learn how to develop Applications on Zope, 
CMF, Plone and CPS. Participants can be assumed to know how to develop 
in Python (we will make sure of that).

We also want to focus on efficient ways to make Zope talk to Oracle, 
LDAP and MySQL (in that order) in an efficient and speedy manner, and 
how to develop high-speed, clusterable (ZEO) solutions with Zope-based 

At the end of the course(s) we expect the participants to be able to 
have a thorough understanding of what kind of frameworks Zope, CMF, 
Plone and CPS are, what their differences and their similarities are.

We also expect participants to know how to customise, adapt and develop 
applications based on Zope, CMF, CPS and Plone, how to develop add-ons 
to the above and how to develop Products that work with all of CMF, CPS 
and Plone.

To clarify, we also expect participants to be tought development 
techniques with File System based tools - not only on the Product level 
but on a solution level (i.e. all customisations, etc, of a site should 
be script/FS based as well).

The course(s) are scheduled to be held in March-April and possibly May, 
at Chalmers University of technology, Göteborg, Sweden.

We are not exclusively looking for a single party to provide courses for 
all of Zope, CMF, CPS and Plone; for example, you are welcome to offer 
training that only covers Plone or CPS.

While many of our participants can read and write english very well, 
they may be untrained in communicating verbally in English. It is 
therefore a plus if trainers are fluent in Swedish - it is an absolute 
requirement that trainers have good English communicative skills.

Please send your initial proposals per mail to the following address:

zope-training at ita.chalmers.se

Please specify the following:

- Acceptable number of particiants
- What parts you are interested in
- A draft description of the training contents
- As estimate of the amount of work required from participants
- Your estiamte on how many sessions are needed
- Preliminary budget

If you have any questions regarding this offer, please contact me 
directly at dario at ita.chalmers.se.


Dario Lopez-Kästen
IT Systems & Services
Chalmers University of Technology
Göteborg, Sweden

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