Camp 5 and the BBQ Sprint :: March 10-17, 2007
What's the purpose? • When and where? • How to register? • What to expect? • Who sponsors PyCamp? • Who is your instructor? • What you need to bring? • What you need to do to prepare? • Where to stay? • Where to eat? • How to get around? • Who's also participating? • Where's the wiki? • Where are the t-shirts? • Where are the flyers? • Where are the tags? • Where are the photos?
Camp 5 is an advanced Zope 3 training designed to keep Zope and Plone product developers in step as we migrate to Zope 3. Moving to Zope 3 is a good thing for projects such as Plone, as Zope 3's component architecture is a much simpler and at the same time more powerful way of developing.
Zope 3 APIs are available in Plone today by using a special bridge product included with Plone called Five. Five allows Zope 3 application development in Plone while still using the Zope 2 application server. Five is already in use in the current and previous Plone releases. Zope 3 products you develop for Plone today using Five will still work with all future versions of Plone. You are future-proof with Camp 5!
Camp 5 is the very best Zope 3 and Five training available and targeted at Zope 2, CMF, and Plone developers. Camp 5 insures your Zope, CMF, and Plone development skills stay current. Camp 5 has been tested to rave reviews from audiences in Europe and is now available for the first time in North America. Your instructor, Philipp von Weitershausen, wrote the hardcover Zope 3 book Web Component Development with Zope 3 published by Springer and now in its second edition (included with your Camp 5 registration) including five all new chapters and five completely revised chapters. Philipp also runs the acclaimed World Cookery website which aggregates the finest in Zope 3 tutorials and documentation.
Camp 5 is followed immediately by the optional BBQ Sprint at the same location where you get to finely hone your new Zope 3 skills by developing Plone 3 groupware and other products. Participants in Camp 5 may attend the BBQ Sprint for free alongside a number of super-star sponsored and other invited Plone 3 developers. You will be integrated into the international community of Plone 3 product developers and get a jump start on future Plone releases. The BBQ Sprint also includes an authentic Eastern North Carolina BBQ roast and a Chapel Hill indie rock festival. Camp 5 participants are not required to stay for the BBQ Sprint. But the opportunity is golden.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
When and Where
2001 Kerr Hall is a state of the art high technology classroom. There are wired 100Mb Ethernet connections and grounded AC power outlets at every seat. A video projection screen monitors the presentation computer at the front of the room. The seating is conference style on terraced risers all facing the instructor. A wireless microphone tracks the instructor throughout the room.
A complimentary snack and beverage service runs throughout the day during Camp5 and the BBQ Sprint.
Camp 5 consists of two parts:
The optional BBQ Sprint consists of four parts:
How To Register
Registration is Closed!
Registration includes a copy of the new edition of instructor's book Web Component Development with Zope 3, a $60 value. The new edition includes five new chapters and five totally revised chapters.
The registration schedule is:
Complete by Wednesday February 14, 2007 for early bird registration ($375).
Complete by Friday March 2, 2007 for regular registration ($425).
Discounts are available for members of the following qualifying groups:
Discounts are $50 off the listed price. For your discount code, send an email to email@example.com from your qualifying institutional email address. Registrations using a discount code without approval will be canceled without refund and not reinstated until payment of a $100 penalty.
What To Expect
Check out the Camp 5 syllabus.
This syllabus has been tested before previous audiences in Europe to rave reviews. Some of the BBQ Sprint sponsored sprinters have even attended this training in Copenhagen. Camp 5 is a unique opportunity to experience this top flight Zope 3 training for the first time in North America from the world's premier Zope 3 author and instructor.
Camp 5 Sponsors
Carolina Cardiovascular Biology Center is a multidisciplinary, multidepartmental facility which serves as a focal point for interactions among basic, translational, and clinical scientists studying all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Areas of specific interest include atherosclerosis and other vascular diseases, angiogenesis and cardiovascular development, cardiovascular physiology, and diseases of hemostasis.
Enfold Systems delivers complete solutions for clients around the world. From support services to scalable websites, from custom applications to intranets, our extensive consulting and development experience will help ensure your success. Get Enfold Systems working on your solution!
If you or your organization would also like to sponsor Camp 5, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Your instructor is Philipp von Weitershausen, an independent software consultant, a core Zope developer, author of the best selling book Web Component Development with Zope 3, and owner of the World Cookery Zope 3 tutorial and documentation website. Philipp lives in Dresden, Germany, where he is an MSc candidate at the Dresden University of Technology for Physics.
To get an idea of Philipp's engaging, laid back, and understandable style, watch these videos of Philipp
You can also view Philipp's presentation on Tackling Complex User Interfaces at the 2006 Plone Conference in Seattle.
What You Need To Bring
What You Need To Do To Prepare
To ensure things go smoothly during the training, please prepare a few things beforehand:
Where To Stay
Please consult our Accommodations Guide.
Where To Eat
Interactive Map of restaurants near the Camp 5 classroom.
How to Get Around
Two shuttle vans with a combined capacity of 19 passengers will run between the Hampton Inn official hotel and the Camp 5/BBQ Sprint classroom once in the morning and once in the evening each day. Shuttle service is first come first serve and is courtesy of the UNC-CH Department of Marine Sciences especially for Camp 5 and the BBQ Sprint.
You are in luck. Chapel Hill has free bus service. It goes pretty much everywhere in town. It starts around 6am but only runs until about 8pm. After that, a cab will run about $7 between almost any two points in town.
Special Note: Chapel Hill transit will be running a reduced schedule during Camp 5 due to the UNC spring break. Some routes may end earlier in the evening than usual. Check the schedule.
Unfortunately, free parking is virtually nonexistent in Chapel Hill and very nonexistent on the UNC campus. Fortunately, some of the least expensive on-campus visitor parking ($6 per day) is available about two blocks from the Camp 5 classroom in the Dogwood Deck across from the hospital. Parking payment can be made by cash or credit card at the lot attendant booth. Discount coupons for all-day parking can be purchased at the Cashier's Desk in the Main (Memorial) Hospital lobby between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Discount coupons come in books of five and cost $20 per book. Once you have parked, exit the deck and turn left onto Manning Drive. At the South Columbia Street intersection, turn right and walk down the hill. Kerr and Beard Hall will be on the left as you go down the hill.
There are two parking decks on the 100 block of East Rosemary Street, one block from the north edge of campus. The municipal deck and lot are on the south side of East Rosemary and are ridiculously expensive (around $20 per day). The Bank of America garage on the north side of East Rosemary is only $6 per day fixed price (the least expensive parking in Chapel Hill).
Who's Also Participating?
See the list of participants.
Where's the Wiki?
Want to share a room? Organize an evening outing? You can do that either on the Camp 5 email list (automatic subscription with Camp 5 registration) or you can try out the Camp 5 Wiki courtesy of The Open Planning Project, organizers of the BBQ Sprint.
Where Are The T-Shirts?
At the Camp 5 Store, of course.
Where Are The Flyers?
Where Are The Tags?
Where Is The Photo Pool?