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built a proof-of-concept site using Panopoly RC3 see http://super.coop and discovered the Radix theme which uses Bootstrap / Bootswatch etc
did some work making sub-themes of Radix (which was OK) or derivative themes from Sizzle (which worked well)
I started to add some regions (Radix only has two, Content and Footer) such as Sidebar First and Sidebar Second so that Context / Blocks works with Open Outreach
so, now I have an Open Outreach rc7 (http://transition.coop) site looking almost exactly the same as the Panopoly rc3 site (http://super.coop) ps: might take a bit for the caching to catch-up with theme changes