Plone consultant and integrator specializing in non-profit organizations. SteveM on #plone and smcmahon on Plone.Org.
I have worked with Zope and Plone professionally and in my volunteer work for over five years now, and have been very involved in regional promotion for most of that time. Over the past two years, my engagement with the larger, international Plone community has grown, and I’d like to extend that commitment by serving on the foundation board.
Plone Community Contributions
- Creator and maintainer of the PloneFormGen product.
- Co-Maintainer for the Plone 3.0 Unified Installer.
- Release manager for Plone Help Center 1.0 release.
- Active on the Plone documentation team.
- A key organizer of the very active Davis, California, Plone Users Group.
- Participant in the BBQ and DocComm sprints.
Other Non-Profit and Policy Experience
Long-term member of the Davis Community Network Board of Directors (DCN is a non-profit organization that supports developing Internet resources for community purposes). Past board president, currently vice-president. Web team chair. We have over 50 local and regional non-profit groups using Plone on DCN servers. I’ve had a great deal of experience working with volunteer-based organizations, and am good at helping build consensus.
Chair, City of Davis Telecommunications Commission, a municipal telecommunications policy and community media oversight body.
My Interest in the Board
I’m interested in intellectual property issues and non-profit management, and would like to learn more about the operation of the foundation, but my principle strengths probably would be in promoting continued improvement in Plone.Org’s documentation and product resources and in supporting Plone’s marketing efforts. I’d like to continue working on these whether or not I’m on the board, but board membership would help me understand how this fits in with the rest of the foundation’s work.