Carol Ganz

Plone business specialist and evangelist with a serious customer-service focus. Interested in helping promote Plone outside of our traditional markets to new kinds of customers.

Who Am I?

I am the Director of Business Development for Six Feet Up. Our company develops and hosts web publishing and collaboration projects. We specialize in Python solutions and are a leading provider of Plone services. I have worn many hats since I joined Six Feet Up in 2008, starting as a Project Manager, moving on to Director of Hosting Servicesand now working with our marketing and account management teams as the Director of Business Development.
My passion is customer relationships. I believe in making sure the people using Plone have a great experience.

My involvement with Plone:

  • My first introduction to the larger Plone community was at the Plone Deployment Workshop in November 2008. I organized and helped to host the event as one of my first major projects at Six Feet Up.
  • I have managed the Plone Tune-Ups for the last year. This has allowed me to work with both new and established developers around the world and see first hand the importance of involving a diverse team in getting things done.
  • I manage The site is linked to from which allows me to meet many people who are new to Plone and help them set up their test sites and show them the power of Plone.
  • I joined the Plone Marketing team in 2009.  Since then, I've been responsible for coordinating providing informational materials, stickers, banners and brochures used at Plone events around the world.  If you've seen something printed at a Plone event, there is a good chance I had something to do with it.
  • I organized a World Plone Day event in 2010 to bring Plone and the open source initiative to Indianapolis.
  • I represented the Plone Foundation at the NTEN science fair in Washington DC in 2011.
  • I attended the Plone Symposium East in 2011.
  • I worked the Plone Foundation booth at OSCON in Portland OR in 2011.
  • I promote Plone any chance I get when meeting new people at networking events or on social media.

Why am I Interested?

I want to help move Plone forward as the best open source CMS on the market. I would like to represent the viewpoint of non-developers to be sure the Plone community understands the needs of end-users.

What I can add to the Plone Foundation?

  • I have a passion for helping groups I am involved in be successful.
  • I have been a member of the board of directors for 2 other groups, which has given me experience in working with people with many points of view.
  • I have the ability to build consensus among teams.
  • I will follow through on the tasks assigned to me.
  • My number one goal would be doing what is possible to have the Foundation Board address the needs of its members, not the other way around.
  • People who have worked with me know that I'm a do-er, not a talker.
  • If elected to the board, I'll be looking to put the work in to making sure that things the board decides to do actually gets completed in a timely fashion.

Names of Plone Foundation Members Who Second My Nomination

Matt Hamilton
Mark Corum