Érico Andrei

Plone Evangelist, co-founder of Simples Consultoria and Pendect GmbH, current board member and President

Why am I Interested?

Picture of Érico AndreiI promoted Plone in the Brazilian market for more than 10 years and during that time I gave talks and training classes, wrote code, translated documentation, organized events and delivered Plone solutions ranging from short-lived blogs to very successful news portals. Currently working full time with Plone development and hosting.

I served as a Foundation Board member for seven terms - from 2011 to 2014 and 2019 to 2021.

What I can add to the Plone Foundation

  • An end-user perspective about content management and technology choices.
  • 25 years of IT marketing -- and evangelism.
  • Experience in developing a local Plone community, where most members spoke only Portuguese.
  • Knowledge about cultural aspects of selling Plone on different vertical markets -- from the government to media corporations.
  • An ability to communicate ideas to different audiences and bring people together to achieve common goals.

Plone life

Over the years I've been very active in the Plone community:

  • Maintainer and Editor of TcheZope (Brazilian Zope Community) during 2007
  • Plone Speaker at more than 30 tech conferences
  • Organized World Plone Day São Paulo (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012) and  Plone Symposium South America (2009,  2011)
  • Maintainer / Developer (collective.elasticsearch, contentrules.slack, sc.social.bookmarks, sc.social.like, sc.contentrules.*, Products.ATGoogleVideo)
  • Translator (Plone, PloneFormGen, PloneBooking)
  • Foundation member since 2010
  • Co-organized Plone Conference 2013
  • Co-chaired the Plone Foundation Membership Committee in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021
  • Member of the PloneGov-Br community
  • Organized World Plone Day 2021, 2022
  • Member of the AI Team and also a member of the Marketing Team

Names of the Plone Foundation who second my nomination

  • Paul Roeland
  • T. Kim Nguyen
  • Victor Fernandez de Alba