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CMS Showdown for NPO

Inspired by "the SXSW Showdown on CMS," charlesc, a Drupal folk in Taiwan, organizes a similar event called "Open Source CMS Showdown for NPO." This is a joint event held in the ICOS 2009, a 3-day conference from 2009/09/25 to 2009/09/27 organized by Software Liberty Association of Taiwan.

The whole story begins with a call for participation on mid June. Plone, Joomla and Drupal are the CMS teams. These CMS teams are paired with the NPOs, who put their needs into website specs. The goal is to demonstrate CMS features and to foster interaction among open source communities and non-profit organizations.

The participating NPOs are Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation, Taipei Family Caregiver Association, and Se Den Society Foundation. They go through at least five workshops coordinated by Frontier Foundation, to work on the requirement specs. The CMS teams have to implement as many as possible the specs within non-stop 12 hours to meet the NPO needs. The facilities for teams are sponsored by IIS Academia Sinica and OpenFoundry.

Each CMS team has at most 5 members of different expertise. The deliverables are the website codes, the team report, and a presentation. According to criteria such as web usability, technique, user satisfaction, and visual design, the three judges evaluate the results. If the NPO loves the result, it will be their new running website. The website work can be seen at:

Joomla and Drupal team members are Taiwan-based, with one Drupal member participating online from Australia. Plone team is made possible by Jay Hotta and led by CMS Communications Inc. from Japan. Through out the process, they also need to overcome the language barriers. The whole event is video recorded by csrCommunity. There is also a follow-up gathering by late October, to find out the next steps.

NPO 網站改造觀摩賽

CMS Showdown for NPO 是個網站改造的觀摩賽,構想仿自「全能住宅改造王」,由 charlesc 開頭籌辦,招募 NPO 團體報名,並訪談 NPO 的需求,最後由 Joomla, Drupal, Plone 組隊實作。活動和 ICOS 2009 同步舉行。

其中的 Plone 隊伍來自日本 CMS Communications Inc. 成員,過程先由 Naotaka Jay Hotta 協助連絡,隊員介紹如下:

CMS4NPO (上次是 TsungweiHu 在 2010-11-02 21:09:28 編輯的)