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New Meetup: Learning Event: CASE STUDY: Creating & Implementing a Content Management System

From: Nick F.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 2:17 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for PANMA: Philadelphia Area New Media Association!

What: Learning Event: CASE STUDY: Creating & Implementing a Content Management System

When: October 20,[masked]:00 PM

University City Science Center
3711 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

We'll also have some great giveaways for our end of the year learning event - an iPod Touch and a iPod shuffle. Register today!

Do you have a lot of departments in your organization? Do you each have your own brand or web site? How do you get each group to work together to centralize the look and feel? If you currently work within a large company or university, join us for this great case study on how Punk Avenue helped a Duke University develop, design and integrate into their workflow. During his discussion, Geoff DiMasi of P'unk Avenue, will demonstrate how urban planning techniques can be applied to design and technology challenges that everyone faces. He'll also discuss, how they launched a open source tool, from this development and how you might use this in your web developments.

Some of the topics that will be discussed:
? How can you use design to respect the goals/mission of individual departments or entities inside a large organization?
? Shouldn't there be a strict brand guideline for all organizations?
? Won't you end up creating choas if you allow for individual design solutions?
? What is the balance between design control and freedom in a horizontal organization?
? Do you have to redesign and rebuild all of your websites at once (if you have more than one)?
? What are basic urban design principles?
? Should universities be using open source or enterprise solutions?
? How does an open source solution advance the mission of my higher education instituation?
? Why is respect so important in the design process?

About the Speaker: Geoff DiMasi heads up P?unk Avenue,, and co-founded of Independents Hall. He organizes the Junto, co-organizes IgnitePhilly, and helped get BarCamp Philly going. He founded the Passyunk Square Civic Association in South Philadelphia and was an artist member and board member of Vox Populi gallery. He currently serves on the Marketing Committee for the Board of the Free Library of Philadelphia. A former full-time Multimedia professor at the University of the Arts, he now serves as adjunct member of the faculty.

Apostrophe? is a content management system designed for maximum flexibility with a minimal learning curve. The interface is ergonomic, all content-editing is performed in-context. Manage levels of user permission. Organize and integrate photos and videos in the media library. Create complex page hierarchies quickly. Learn more att

Space is limited!
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Location: University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street, 8th Floor

Date: Tuesday, October 20

Time: Doors: 6:30pm / Program: 7:00 - 8:30pm

Cost: FREE

Pizza & Light refreshments will be provided by PANMA

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