Philip Bauer

Developer, Evangelist, CEO of, Trainer. Currently on the board

Who I am?

I'm founder and CEO of, a Web-development company that focusss on Plone. I'm a historian by education and stopped writing my phd because Plone came along. I strongly believe in Open Source and enjoy making a living from creating code that is not owned by anyone.

I created the Mastering Plone Training and believe that one key to the future success of Plone is the ability to train new developers by teaching them fun and well documented approached to development.

Why am I interested

My first year on the board on stengthened my belief that the Plone community is the best thing that ever existied on this planet (expect for my family and the hammock in my garden). I want to keep working with this great group of individuals and devote more efforts to grow the community. I would also like to keep being the liason of the board to the framework team .

What I bring

I grew from being a user to being a core-developer and trainer so I have a broad perspective of Plone and try to strongly focus on the things that might drive the community forward in the long run as a whole. One example is that I pushed the process of creating a consensus for a Plone Roadmap without trying to push my opinions. I am a reasonably good organizer with a lot of attention to detail once I am really convinced of the value of something. I totally suck at math and finances.

Plone Foundation Members Who Second My Nomination