Érico Andrei

Plone Evangelist, co-founder of Simples Consultoria, two time organizer of Plone Symposium South America (2009 and 2011), current board member and a happy Plone user.

Why am I Interested?

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I promoted Plone in the Brazilian market for more than 10 years and during that time I gave talks, training classes, wrote code, translated documentation, organized events and delivered Plone solutions ranging from short-lived blogs to very successful news portals. Also, I served as a Foundation Board member for 4 terms - from 2011 to 2014 and 2019.

Nowadays I still use Plone on a daily basis, both for my current company and for personal projects. This experience gives me a distinct perspective about Plone and its place on the current technology landscape.

What I can add to the Plone Foundation

  • An end user perspective about content management and technology choices.
  • 23 years of IT marketing -- and evangelism.
  • Willing to bring the Pyramid and Plone community even closer to each other.
  • Experience in developing a local Plone community, where most members spoke only Portuguese.
  • Knowledge about cultural aspects of selling Plone on different vertical markets -- from government to media corporations.
  • An ability to communicate ideas to different audiences and bring people together to achieve common goals.

Plone life

Over the years I've been very active in the Brazilian Python and Plone communities:

  • Co-founder of Associação Python Brasil
  • Maintainer and Editor of TcheZope (Brazilian Zope Community) during 2007
  • Plone Speaker at more than 30 tech conferences
  • Organized World Plone Day São Paulo in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012
  • Organized two editions of the Plone Symposium South America (2009,  2011)
  • Maintainer / Developer (sc.social.bookmarks, sc.social.like, sc.contentrules.*, Products.ATGoogleVideo)
  • Translator (Plone, PloneFormGen, PloneBooking)
  • Foundation member since 2010
  • Co-organized Plone Conference 2013
  • Presented the runner-up proposal for the Plone Conference 2011
  • Co-chaired the Plone Foundation Membership Committee in 2018, 2019
  • Part of the Plone Foundation AI Team

Since 2014 I've implemented Plone, mostly as a headless CMS in 4 distinct companies.

Names of the Plone Foundation who second my nomination

  • Davi Lima
  • Paul Roeland
  • Sven Strack
  • T. Kim Nguyen