Plone Digital Experience Conference 2017 is live, from Barcelona!

Welcome to 180 participants from 22 countries

Organizers Victor Fernandez de Alba and Ramon Navarro Bosch warmly welcomed 180 participants to the Plone Conference 2017 in their home city of Barcelona, the origin of so many parts of Plone, not the least of which is the Barceloneta theme that comes with Plone 5.

Sebastià Villa, president-delegate for Information Technology at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), also welcomed the conference to the beautiful venue on its campus, and saluted Plone for its contribution to the UPC, while challenging the community to continue its innovation in the direction of enhanced user experience.

In the first keynote of the day, Plone release manager Eric Steele spoke to the natural process of renewal that the Plone community has already gone through in its transition from the original generation of contributors to us, the second generation. Timo Stollenwerk laid out his vision of the combination of Albert Casado's Pastanaga user interface design and Plone's REST API, forming a new direction for the future of Plone that opens it to a much larger world of modern JavaScript front end developers.

The two conference training days have been an overwhelming success, with 90 attendees learning new skills and trying new technologies at our hands-on workshops and classes.

The conference schedule continues with today's and two more days' full slate of talks, keynotes, open spaces, lightning talks, and two days of sprints.

The annual Plone conference is an open, inviting, inclusive event hosted in cities around the world. 

For more information about the conference and the ongoing schedule of activities, see the conference site at