Cascade CMS Minicamp

Hannon Hill provides comprehensive training programs for both technical and non-technical users of Cascade CMS. In addition to our dedicated paid training options, we periodically provide free training to Developers and CMS Administrators.

The next available Minicamp is Tuesday, July 9, 2024 from 1p - 5p ET.  

If there is enough room available or you are added from the wait-list, you will receive additional information including a link to the meeting and the URL to your own Minicamp site.


  • For 2024, Minicamps will be held on January 9, April 9, July 9, and October 8.  (Dates are subject to change.) All sessions run from 1p - 5p ET.

Minicamp Agenda

  • Build a Template from a raw HTML file. Templates are documents that provide the structure of Page assets.
  • Create a Configuration. Configurations are used to display Page content.
  • Select a Metadata Set. Metadata represents a collection of fields used to describe content (ex: Description, Keywords). It can also be used as Page content (ex: Title).
  • Design a Data Definition. Data Definitions are a collection of fields used in the creation and editing of Page and Block content. There are 15 types to chose from (ex: rich-text, drop-down, asset choosers).
  • Aggregate the preceding assets into a Content Type. Content Types combine the look and feel of a Page with the editable content fields of a Page so that non-technical users can easily create and edit content.
  • Setup an Asset Factory. Asset Factories allow End Users to quickly create new Pages/assets with certain settings, designs, Templates, and/or Configurations already in place.


The Minicamp is oriented toward Developers and CMS Administrators; it is not designed for End Users. While no previous knowledge of Cascade CMS is required, participants should have the following:

  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Access to and basic familiarity with a text editor


Fifteen participants are allowed, with no more than two people per organization per session. Limiting the number of participants facilitates communication with the trainer (vocally or via chat).

  • Minicamp rosters will close roughly two weeks before the scheduled date. However, be aware that the rosters generally fills up well before then.
  • We maintain a rotating wait-list and wait-listed individuals have priority for the next Minicamp.
  • Sessions will be conducted remotely using video-conferencing software.
  • There will be a 15-minute Q&A before training begins to help with login and answer questions.
  • All Minicamp sessions will be recorded and a link to the recording will be provided within a few days.
  • Participants are asked not to leave and re-join the workshop, if at all possible, as each step builds on the previous one.


Can we modify the Minicamp for our organization?

Custom training can always be arranged, if desired. The free Minicamp format does not lend itself to customization.

Can we sign-up more than two people for the Minicamp?

No. In order to train as many organizations as possible each quarter there is a limit of 2 people per organization. Additional users can sign up for a subsequent Minicamp.

Can we share computers during a workshop (e.g., in a central room)?

Hannon Hill does not recommend this as it is our belief that people learn best by doing. Each registered participant gets their own Minicamp site to work in; additional observers will not.