Plone Conference 2017 Coming to Barcelona

The Plone Conference 2017 will be held in Barcelona on October 18-20, with pre-conference training on October 16-17 and a post-conference sprint October 21-22.

Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain, will host the 2017 Plone Conference, the Plone Foundation announced today.

The Date

The Plone Conference 2017 will be held in Barcelona on October 18-20, with pre-conference training on October 16-17 and a post-conference sprint October 21-22.

The City

Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia, the fifth most populous urban area in the European Union and the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean sea. 

The history of Barcelona is very rich, having its origins in the Roman, Carthaginian, Visigoth, Arab and several other cultures that formed the city through the ages and now are part of its heritage.

Barcelona has emerged as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe of the last 15 years.

The Venue

The conference will be held at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech (commonly named as UPC), the largest engineering university in Catalonia — also encompassing other disciplines such as mathematics and architecture — with more than 35000 students and 5000 staff members. The connection of the UPC with Plone is huge: using Plone since 2006, it has more than 500 Plone-based websites and intranets (schools, institutes, departments and research groups) and the main institutional website since 2009. The UPC also developed a Plone-based multipurpose web generator (Genweb) and put it at the disposal of the university community that allows to any member to easily create a website with an institutional common look and feel

The Organizers

Víctor Fernández de Alba

Freelancer/Plone Board Member - Web developer, consultant and IT architect. Member of the Plone Community since 2006, author of a Plone book, co-author of plone.app.multilingual and the Plone 5 default theme Barceloneta. Organizer of sprints and other Plone events in Barcelona he is deeply involved in several Plone Community Teams, including the successful relaunch of Plone.org.

Ramon Navarro Bosch

CTO at Iskra SCCL - Member of the Plone Community since 2006, involved in core development since 2011 with plone.app.multilingual, Plone Resource Registry,... and member of the Framework Team. Organizer of multiple Plone Sprints (Girona Sprint, Testing Barcelona Sprint, Mosaic Barcelona Sprint, Barcelona Sprint 2016).

Iskra, SCCL

A software consultancy company focused on Python and JavaScript development for custom third party solutions and product development. Plone is one of its core product technologies. Iskra has contributed much code to Plone core and has been involved in multiple Sprints/Conferences.

Iskra will be the legal/financial/logistic services supplier to Plone Conference 2017.

"I'm very excited about having next year's conference in Barcelona This is something that was in my bucket list for a long time, and having the chance to fulfill it is a very big deal for me. Barcelona is a great city and very suitable for hosting the Plone Conference. The Plone Community will be greeted with a very warm welcome," Said Víctor Fernández de Alba, Plone Foundation Board member and conference organizer.