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Geir Bækholt

* I have been a Plone contributor in some form since the start of the project five years ago. During that time i have contributed user interface design, CSS, javascripts, bug fixes, core components in Plone itself and add-on-products. * Managing director and co-founder of Plone Solutions AS, a Norwegian, but internationally oriented Plone consultancy and development company. My job involves managing a distributed workforce currently spanning 2 continents, 5 countries and 5 timezones. The company has close ties to the Plone community and contributes a fair share to the development of Plone and its surroundings. * An all-hands type person who enjoys working with people and organizations as much as writing code. I have a diverse background in marketing, design/art, sociology, film-science and web-applications. I worked 5 years with large scale web-applications in the elecronic entertainment industry before i started doing Plone full-time. * In April 2006, Arranged the Archipelago Sprint, gathering 40 developers from around the world, spearheading the development of what became Plone 3. * Speaker at all Plone Conferences but the first. * Currently collaborating with a regional university college on introducing more Open Source and Plone/Zope development into their master-level-studies. * Has a large interest in Open source business models, patents, marketing and licensing. Makes an effort of improving government- and general public awareness on Open Source in Norway.    * Even though i probably represent developers and small businesses best, i meet and work with a lot of people in universities, government organizations, NGOs and larger companies, – and get to share their challenges and experiences with Plone, both on a technical and on an organizational level. * Creator of the 10% Plone Manifesto * Served on the Plone Foundation Board 2006-12, One term as foundation president.
Location: Tønsberg, Norway

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