Democratic Convention Website

  • Jul 16, 2009 · 7:00 PM
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The 2008 election might feel like a distant memory, but we're going to spend the July WCM meeting discussing the Democratic National Convention website and the CMS that powered it. From the official press release from the Democratic National Committee: " received more than 3.2 million visits totaling more than 2.6 billion hits during Convention week. More than 350,000 hours of video were watched by visitors as the DNC site offered live gavel-to-gavel coverage in High-Definition (HD) in both English and Spanish for the first time in Convention history." During this session we'll discuss -Open source procurement -President Obama's success in Web 2.0 interaction -Object oriented code -Usability in a CMS -Managing massive spikes of traffic The CMS that powered this site is SilverStripe. If you're not familiar with it, it's a commercially-supported open source CMS and framework downloaded more than 150,000 times. Web Content Mavens is lucky to have SilverStripe's Founder (Sigurd Magnusson) all the way from New Zealand to discuss the project and what his CMS can do! Tim Chambers of Dewey Digital will also be on hand to discuss his role in the project. As always, Web Content Mavens is sponsored by
Microsoft, and

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  • Duane D.

    Interesting discussion of a unique and challenging event. Good background on some of the considerations for selection and configuration. Clearer/more screenshots and discussion of the "how" could have been interesting.

    July 18, 2009

  • willware

    It is political rather than web content.

    July 17, 2009

  • Gabe G.

    Great speakers, great presentation. Thanks!

    July 16, 2009

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