[Evangelism] PyCon Japan 2012 and Plone

Armin Stroß-Radschinski developer at acsr.de
Tue May 22 19:03:32 UTC 2012

Google Summer of Code supporting Plone may was a good recognition in  
the upcoming professionals area. Timo Stollenwerk and Franco  
Pellegrini are excellent examples what kind of success good newcomer  
support can bring up! We need such successful people talk more about  
their involvement.

Cab we create a well donated developer contest attracting new guys by  
special topics and attractive winner prizes? Of course! Then the  
celebration of the handing over should be a remarkable media event (at  
least look like!)

To design and deliver a remarkable award trophy that makes up good  
photos and heavy weight on the desk should be no problem (for me ;-)  
waving! We were running pupil contests with around 5000 participants  
each time for nearly 10 years. The setup is in the drawer!


Am 22.05.2012 um 19:23 schrieb Maurizio Delmonte:

> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 3:59 PM, Matt Hamilton  
> <matth at netsight.co.uk> wrote:
>> Not sure if it means anything but our company submitted 4 talks for  
>> pyconau this year. The two plone related talks were the two rejected.
>> It got me to thinking about the plone communities relationship to  
>> the python community.
>> I think open source is spread by fans, people not directly involved  
>> with the software itself. Those fans exist in a much larger  
>> community than plone itself. It makes me think that if the python  
>> community aren't fans of Plone, then where are our fans?
>> Sorry it's a little negative and off topic.
> Similar experiences with Europython the past few years. There were a  
> load of Plone talks submitted this year, and the only ones accepted  
> were the ones that did not mention Plone in the title.
> actually, I have two talks in Europython this year: one mentions  
> both Plone and Django in the title, the other just declares  
> "professional content management with Python in 2012"..
> both the talks are in italian, so good chance are there that they  
> were short in proposals ;)
> Nonetheless, Django itself this year had a very low profile presence  
> at Europython (try to search for it here https://ep2012.europython.eu/p3/schedule/ep2012/ 
>  and you'll see just 3 talks on Django, then two more, one very tech  
> unrelated and the other from me..)
> I believe we need to be present at PyCons as much as we can, to make  
> people aware that Plone is well alive and that plone could serve  
> them well (finally we are made out of Python, aren't we?).
> I also believe that Matt & c. are right in saying that we should try  
> to attract devs using other channels, universities being a good  
> alternative to me.
> Let's inspire more people to do this!
> Maurizio
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