10 October, 2023
The PLONECONF 2023 International Conference was held successfully. It was attended by 220 people from 26 countries (United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, India, England, Germany, Romania, France, Italy...) mostly software developers, while at least another 560 people, for a total of almost 800 people, have followed at least one of the sessions by streaming.
The conference that took place in Eibar between October 2 and 8 was attended by 50 speakers, also mostly of international origin, who offered their talks, keynotes, use cases, etc. for 3 days at the Teatro Coliseo. The meeting was completed with two previous days of training given by 11 professional trainers of 8 different nationalities divided into 4 tracks of 8 hours a day, and during the weekend 50 expert people collaborated in the software development and documentation sessions. which took place at the Markeskua Palace.
Mikel Larreategi, partner and engineer at CodeSyntax, will be part of the Board of Directors of the Plone Foundation, responsible for its management and supervision, for the next two years. The capital of Brazil, Brasilia, will take over from the Basque Country in organizing the annual Plone Conference, which will take place between November 18 and 24, 2024.
The organizers have highlighted that "from a technological point of view, the conference has covered topics related to AI - artificial intelligence, robots, accessibility, web cybersecurity, VR,... and of course CMS or Content systems Management Systems”. They have also indicated that "the estimated impact of the Conference exceeds half a million euros, both in terms of direct travel, accommodation, spending per person, and indirect induced by training activities, software development, or business development." and marketing.” According to Eneko Astigarraga, head of CodeSyntax, the event's organizing company, “The conference was a great community event, and it has helped place the Basque Country as a reference point for free software and content management on the Internet.”