At first I did not plan to go due to being expensive to get from Slovenia to the States. But then my talk Plone Article -> Raptus Article got accepted! Now I have strong motivation to go! I also plan to attend the post-conference sprint and will work on things that anyone donating would like me to. Read more about me below or help me out immediately.
Why I need $800?
Well, I did a quick back-of-the-envelope calculation of what expenses I’ll have: plane ticket from Slovenia ~$900, accommodation ~$250, food ~$250 and a student rate conference ticket $225; the total sum being ~1600. I can afford to cover half of these expenses, but not much more. And man would I like to attend this conference :).
I started using Plone in 2005 and liked the hell out of it immediately. Shortly after that I started my own Plone consultancy firm for small projects in Slovenia, my home country. Meanwhile I am still a student at University of Ljubljana, currently in my (hopefully) last year.
In these 6 years of me being a Plonista I’ve taught Plone to numerous students on international student workshops we organized throughout Europe (google for “Plone My Web”). Some of them became active members of the community. In the last years I focused on shifting these workshops from being strictly student oriented to be more Plonista oriented. The result was Sauna Sprint 2010, Neoplanta Sprint and Sauna Sprint 2011. Yep, I was one of the organizers for that fabulous weeks in Finland and Serbia 😉
I’ve been a Plone core contributor for about a year now. I try to open-source as much code as possible. Lately I contributed the Plone Boutique along with several niteoweb.* packages. Some people tell me they find them useful, which is nice. Oh, and I’ve been a Plone Help Channel Superstar 2010 nominee <http://plone.org/news/2010-plone-irc-superstars-results>. I’m hanging around on IRC under the nickname “zupo”. Uhm, and I’ve just finished my Google Summer of Code project: collective.table.
That’ll be all, I’m eager to meet everyone in SF! Donate by visiting this site: http://helpmegettoploneconf.chipin.com