Three Members Join the Plone Foundation
Our newest Plone Foundation members are Katja Süss, Davi Lima, and Eric Bréhault.
The Plone Foundation welcomes 3 new members after unanimous confirmation by the Foundation's Board of Directors on September 13, 2018. Membership in the Foundation is conferred for significant and enduring contributions to the Plone project and community. The Plone Foundation Membership Committee overwhelmingly recommended each applicant for their ongoing contributions to Plone.
Katja got started in Plone by posting issues, committing features to existing add-ons, adding translations and submitting bug fixes. She has been co-organizer of monthly meetups in Zurich, welcoming integrators and developers and getting insights into customer needs and technical features. In addition to participating in several Plone and Python conferences, she has joined several sprints over the years, including the Innsbrück Alpine City sprint (Plone on Python 3) this past January. Most recently, she has contributed a new add-on to the community: the audio playlist player, collective.playlist.
Davi has been working with Plone and participating in the community since 2007, initially building and maintaining Plone 2.5 sites for a group of Brazilian universities and then moving on to bigger projects with several organizations: Simples Consultancy, Unified, Interlegis, Brazil's Presidency of Republic, Enfold Systems and Kitconcept. He has actively participated in community discussions, answering questions on IRC, StackOverflow, GitHub issues and the community forum, in English and Portuguese. He has participated in many sprints, and attended four Plone conferences (volunteering at two of these), where he gave Python and Plone training classes, presented talks, workshops, and lightning talks on XDV/Diazo, Plone React (PyConWeb Munich, EuroPython Edinburgh).
Eric's main contributions are Plomino and Rapido, two add-ons for non-experts to create their own applications in Plone. He has made contributions to Plone core, mainly for Plone 5. More recently, he focused on frontend technology, developing and maintaining plone.restapi-angular, an Angular 2+ toolkit allowing the building of sites and applications based on the Plone REST API. He is an active member of the Framework Team and has given talks, including inspirational keynotes, and provided training at several Plone conferences.
The Foundation is the trustee for Plone's intellectual property, works to protect and promote Plone, and has over 80 active members.
The Plone Foundation encourages applications from long time contributors to the Plone project and community. Learn more about the Foundation membership and the application process.