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CMS events at SXSW 2010

Here’s a list of the obvious content management-related events I’ve found in the SXSW schedule. Do let me know if I’ve missed anything.

Web Content Management Systems from a Designer’s Perspective
Sat, 9:30
Not a lot of info at this one. By Scott Fegette from Adobe and  Chris Charlton from XTND.US

CMS Admin. UX Gateway to Heaven or Hell
Sat, 11am

With so many different people using Content Management Systems there should be a best practice, intuitive user experience for the admin. So why do Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and others do it so differently? Take an inside look at the UX process used in developing some of the leading CMS admins.

A topic dear to my heart. Though if those are the only products under consideration, the scope is a little narrow.

Bringing it All Back Home: CMS Communities
Sat, 12:30

When you adopt a Web content management platform, you’re not just getting the software, you’re also becoming part of a community that develops, uses, and supports it. With the help of representatives from the Drupal and SharePoint communities, we’ll explore how different CMS communities are structured and operate, and the impact that they have on the experience of using that software.

Managing Your Content Management System
Mon, 9:30

An effective content management system is a must for any content-based web service. This technical session will discuss elements of designing and building a custom CMS that leverages technology and existing web data from sources such as Flickr and Wikipedia to automate research and increase time spent writing original content.

R.I.P. Content Management System
Mon, 11am

The medium is the message. On the web, the medium is community. This shift has made legacy CMS products as outdated as scribes and printing presses. Open source technologies are disrupting this market and moving into mainstream enterprises. Join Drupal founder Dries Buytaert as he discuss how social publishing will bring content and community together.

Slightly provocative (ie. troll baiting) title for this talk by Mr Drupal, Dries Buytaert

ExpressionEngine 2.0: Total Domination!
Mon, 12:30

ExpressionEngine is growing in popularity and with the release of 2.0, it’s power has expanded to the stratosphere. Powering great websites such as, A List Apart, and Campaign Monitor, it represents an amazing way to build websites and publish content. Join us as 5 experts give best practices from a beginner front-end level up to extension developer supreme

Official winner of the “most product-pitching event title”, 2010.

It’s worth noting that there are many other events of interest to CM people; in particular, a load of stuff around content strategy.


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