Pyramid for Plone Developers

2014-06-04: PSM training cancelled: we didn't get enough early signups to cover travel expenses.


Pyramid has emerged as a fast, modern, lightweight web framework for the Pylons and Zope communities. When you just need a web app, and not a full CMS, Pyramid lets you retain many of the same Plone technologies or start from scratch.

This hands-on tutorial covers a little about a lot: practical introductions to the most common facilities. Fun, fast-paced, and most certainly not aimed at experts.


The tutorial is broken into major areas, starting with constructing a dummy UI/UX. Each major area is then broken into a series of steps in which a very small number of concepts is introduced in each step. Working code is gradually built up.

As explained in the scenario, the sample application is a project management system for multiple companies with multiple projects. We chose traversal and ZODB as the primary architecture for this tutorial.


  • Scenario
  • Tutorial Setup
  • Creating a Custom UX for Pyramid
  • Resources, Hierarchies, and Traversal
  • Forms and Schemas with Deform and Colander
  • Security in Pyramid
  • Using repoze.catalog
  • Storing content in the ZODB


Two days (16 - 17 June, 2014)


$300 per student. Includes catered lunch and snacks each day.

By Tres Seaver