Free Workshops

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 administrators and developers.

The date for our next free, quarterly, workshop is Tuesday, the 14th of January 2020. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Register below now! You will receive additional information including the GoToMeeting link and the url to your own workshop site.

General Details


  • For 2020, workshops will be held in January, April, July and October. One or two workshops will be held during each of those months.
  • The sessions will be conducted remotely using video-conferencing software.
  • There will be a fifteen-minute Q&A before training begins; login information will be provided at that time.
  • Breaks occur throughout the day. Participants are asked not to leave and re-join the workshop, if at all possible, as each step builds on the previous one.


The workshop is oriented toward web developers and system administrators; it is not designed for end users. No previous knowledge of Cascade CMS is required. However, participants will be provided with links to some introductory information upon registering.

In addition, 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 allows everyone to communicate with the trainer (vocally or via text chat) when needed.

  • Workshop rosters will close roughly a week before the workshop. However, be aware that the rosters may fill up well before then.
  • We maintain a rotating wait-list for individuals who do not make the cut-off date. Wait-listed individuals have priority for the next workshop.
  • All workshop sessions will be recorded and a link to the recording will be provided within a few days.

Workshop Agenda

Topics for the one-day workshop include:
  • Overview of the Cascade CMS interface (version 8.x)
  • Brief overview of content creation options
  • Administration: users, groups, roles (including access & permissions)
  • Creating-a-Page: from Template to Asset Factory
    • Configurations
    • Metadata & Structured Data (Data Definitions)
    • Content Types & Asset Factories
  • Introduction to Index Blocks, XML files & Velocity-based Formats


Can we modify the workshop for your organization?

Custom training can always be arranged, if desired. However, the free workshop format does not lend itself to customization. We believe Cascade users should have a baseline level of experience in Cascade and our format is tailored to hit that baseline.

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

No, Hannon Hill wants to train as many organizations as possible each quarter. Additional users can sign up for a subsequent workshop.

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

Yes, however, Hannon Hill does not recommend this as it is our belief is that people learn best by doing. Each registered participant gets their own workshop site; additional observers will not.

Hannon Hill Corporation

3423 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 520
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 678.904.6900
Toll Free: 1.800.407.3540
Fax: 678.904.6901

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