40 Million Seconds to Freestyle: Content Management with Bricolage
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40 Million Seconds. 20,000 pieces of content. 200 page maintainers. 100 subsites. 15 months. Three new employees. A new hope. The objective? Implement an enterprise-grade, Perl based content managment system (CMS) at a small, selective university. Find out how the Denison University Web Services Department did it using the Open Source Perl and Mason-based Bricolage CMS. Among the challenges: a website in need of reorganization, no Perl experience among the core team, a user community leery of change, and managing a team of 10 students. The talk will address topics such as: overcoming the credibility gap of open source, organizing large projects to meet deadlines, working with the user community, surmounting unforseen obstacles, and, of course, setting up, customizing, and deploying Bricolage. The talk is designed for those considering implementing Bricolage, those interested in content management systems in general, and those interested in the story of how three young employees worked together to complete a big project.