The Plone Foundation is pleased to announce that Mike Halm and Jens Vagelpohl have been awarded membership in the Plone Foundation. Membership is awarded for significant and sustained contributions to the Plone project, following a review by the Foundation’s membership committee and board of directors.
Mike Halm is the Director and Senior Strategist for the WebLion group, an in-house web development group for Penn State University. The WebLion group, under Mike's direction, has contributed significantly over the past five years open source in general, and Plone in particular. This includes hosting of the Plone Symposium East - an annual event which draws attendees from around the globe. Mike has also been a major advocate for the use in Plone in education and research.
Jens Vagelpohl is a programmer and principal in Zetwork GmbH, a German web development company. Jens is a core developer and release manager for the Zope Content Management Framework, and has been very responsive to the Plone community’s needs for framework updates and releases. He’s also helped with the development of the Pluggable Authentication System and pioneered the asynchronous mail drop host.