Jean Ferri, Sjoerd van Elferen, Nathan Van Gheem and Nejc Zupan Chosen Plone Foundation Members

The Plone Foundation Board of Directors has announced the selection of Jean Ferri, Sjoerd van Elferen, Nathan Van Gheem and Nejc Zupan as the newest members of the Plone Foundation.

Jean Ferri of Brasília, Brazil-based Interlegis - Senado Federal has been working with Zope since 1999, CMF since 2001 and Plone since 2002. He developed the first Plone community portal published in Brazil ( in 2002, with the version 0.97 of Plone. He is architect and maintainer of “Portal Modelo”, a Plone portal customized by Interlegis to the legislative houses in Brazil.  He has created serveral products, including WindowZ, CMFPublicator, Products.Pyconbrasil, and Ombudsman. He has also been heavily involved in translating several packages to Brazilian Portuguese, as well as organizing many Plone-related events.

Sjoerd van Elferen of Netherlands-based Four Digits began working with Plone in 2009 when he did a project developed in Deco and blocks. During this project he attended the Ploneconf in Budapest and the sprint afterwards. At Budapest he also did his first presentation on his work in Deco, in the form of a lightning talk. He was responsible for the 2012 Living Statues Sprint, and heavily involved in the Plone Conference 2012 being held in Arnhem - where he is responsible for the sprint, the video, the network and everything to do with the venue. He was elected to the Plone Foundation board in 2011 during the Plone Conference in San Francisco.

Nathan Van Gheem of Wildcard Corp maintains a variety of plone add-on products; including collective.plonetruegallery, Products.ImageEditor,, and uwosh.pfg.d2c.  He is a member of the Plone Security and UI teams and a perennial sprinter at conferences, symposia and the Bristol CMSUI sprint. A standout on IRC, Nathan answers user list questions, StackOverflow questions, while contributing to core and making conference presentations as well. Nathan is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (USA).

Nejc Zupan of Domzale, Slovenia started working with Plone in 2006 since then has lectured at Plone workshops for students (Plone My Web 2006, 2007 and 2009), co-organized several Plone sprints (Sauna Sprint 2010 & 2011, Neoplanta Sprint, Zidanca Sprint, Belgian Beer Sprint) and participated at three conferences (Budapest, Bristol, San Francisco). He has been a Core contributor for over 2 years now and have lately kept himself busy working on the plone.api package. During the day he runs NiteoWeb Ltd., a Plone consultancy firm, and is working hard to finish his CS studies on University of Ljubljana.

The Plone Foundation is the organization formed in 2004 to serve as a supporting organization for Plone and its community. Members of the Foundation are chosen by the Foundation's Membership Committee on the basis of merit - specifically that they have made significant, enduring contributions which benefit the general Plone community. (The membership guidelines are available here.)

The Foundation is happy to welcome Jean, Sjoerd, Nathan and Nejc as our newest members.