[Evangelism] Bad result for Plone at Europython

Matt Hamilton matth at netsight.co.uk
Fri Apr 29 06:50:17 UTC 2011


> You are right. With the new German Plone brochure – did you get some in
> Sorrento? – we cover exactly the target group "business" and "simply
> mortals" interested in content management –

Yes, we did get some here. They are AMAZING! Really, really good job. Now
we need to start on translations ;)

> But! We constantly need to attract new developers as well. And not only
> new developers but new young developers with cool ideas, full of
> enthusiasm and the spirit to try out new things.
>
> If we don't get them, maturity will be the last state before decay.

This is very true. However I think what we were saying last night was that
the word 'Plone' (or 'zope') has been around for a while now, and so is (I
think) perceived by some to be not that exciting. If we want to attract
more developers then I think we need to focus on a slightly different
tactic. Maybe showing some of the new cool technologies coming up, or
focus on the community itself.... I mean who *wouldn't* want to be sat
here on a nice warm evening in Sorrento sipping whisky with such an
amazing bunch of people ;)

-Matt





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