Plone Conference 2012 Coming to Arnhem, the Netherlands

by Mark Corum last modified Feb 07, 2012 08:37 PM

Arnhem, the Netherlands will host the 2012 Plone Conference, the Plone Foundation announced today following a vote of the foundation membership.  The Arnhem proposal, championed by Dutch Plone Developers Four Digits, beat out a competing proposal for the conference to be held in Paris, France which was made by Abstract and Fanelli Consulting.

The Plone Conference 2012 will be held in Arnhem on October 10-12, with pre-conference training on October 8-9 and a post-conference sprint October 13-14.

Arnhem, which is located the east Netherlands between the Veluwe nature reserve and the Rhine river, is well known for its art and culture. Its compact city center places many attractions in easy walking distance. Once known as World War II's "A Bridge Too Far," Arnhem's reputation as one of the greenest cities in Europe and famous hospitality to visitors from around the globe makes a stellar location for this year's conference.

One of Four Digits' goals for hosting Plone Conference 2012 is "putting Arnhem on the map for Plone," but the folks hosting this year's conference are far from unknowns in the Plone community.  In addition to organizing the very successful and fun Living Statutes Sprints in 2010 and 2011, they've participated Plone conferences and sprints around the globe since 2007. Their members also are well-known as "do-ers" throughout the Plone community and are represented on the Plone Foundation Board of Directors.  Four Digits develops open source software and web applications for companies and organisations, ranging from relatively simple websites to complex systems.  They have a staff of eight people, none of whom are addressed as "manager" or "supervisor."

"I cannot say how incredibly excited I am and we all are here at Four Digits. We think Arnhem is a great place to host the Ploneconf and are very much looking forward to October," said Sjoerd van Elferen, a member of the Four Digits team.

More information on the conference, including registration, calls for speakers, and conference specifics, will be coming soon from ploneconf.org .