Welcome to Jamaican Developers Forum

Welcome to the Jamaican Developers Community Forum!

This forum was launched to help you and other digital professionals to build and market your skills, learn and share your knowledge, get help online and interact with other professionals with a community of highly proficient technical officers and companies while providing valuable information about technology-related events, jobs, resources and initiatives.

We at Jamaican Developers Community, JaD for short, aims to bridge the gap between people and companies in the tech industry with each other and the public at large, especially in Jamaica. It aims to provide a central hub for news, events, job opportunities, organisations, exciting projects and websites (especially Jamaican projects and websites). For us to effectively do so, we ask that you sign up on our main website, JamaicanDeveloeprs.com if you haven’t done so already.

Additionally, you can publish events, projects, websites or job postings on our main website, which may be featured on our homepage or added to one of our exclusive collections of resources for other individuals to view and share.

As we get closer to our official launch date, We will continue to refine the all our websites for a simple, clean and fluid experience. Our goal is to become the one-stop hub for technology-related news, events, jobs, discussions and resources in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Once again, thank you for registering on our forum website. If you have any questions, suggestions or recommendations, please let us know by contacting us at [email protected] or visit our contact page.

Regards,
Oshane Bailey
Co-Founder of JamaicanDevelopers.com
Docker Community Leader for Jamaica

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Why we choose Discourse as our forum platform?

The Jamaican Developers Community website is actually a Plone website. Plone is an open source Content Management System (CMS) built in Python.

  • Open-Source Enterprise-CMS
  • Written in Python
  • RESTful hypermedia API
  • Based on the Web-Framework Zope
  • Database: “Zope Object Database” (ZODB) or ORM & SQL/Postgres/Oracle
  • Runs on Linux, Mac OS, BSD, Solaris, NixOS and Windows

Plone has a multitude of powerful features, is easily accessible to editors but also fun for programmers.

  • Workflow-driven, collaborative management of content
  • Industrial Strength Security and Access-Control
  • Limitless Extensibility
  • Very active and flexible community

The Plone community forum is also a Discourse application. They choose to use discourse for various reasons, which can be seen here. However, based on my experience, it’s one of the best, if not the best forum platform on the market. Also, it is a free and open-source application.

So what’s the value of using Discourse?

  1. Provide an interconnected service using various services and applications to reduce the need of having multiple accounts and multiple websites that aren’t referred to each other.
  2. Better content quality and SEO standing via self referencable cross-platform content
  3. Reduce the disconnect between applications and services companies have, which in turn help their customers to be aware of related content and services.
  4. Applications, documentation, help and support websites are streamlined as one service and content management system

Example, Jamaican Developers Community website is a full automated marketing tool for tech-related events, jobs, news initiatives and other resources that automatically curates, aggregates and distributes content from other websites and itself to multiple social media pages and newsletters. As a result, when someone searches for a topic, it should show all the related content from the various websites, which includes our own sites.

For more information, see Discourse + Plone Integrations