Now here's the graph of session visits since the release of Plone 5.0 in weeks after 30:
Now on to the main event. Here are the past winners.
|2014||The Year 2020|
With this table comes the usual disclaimer: Plone Metrics Person of the Year is in no way officially affiliated with Plone or its Foundation, but represents my personal effort to thank the whole community. Of course, there are many, many contributors that are well-deserving of a tip o' the hat:
- The core developers and release managers definitely need a huge round of applause for all the essential work they do. Considering how successful Plone 5 has been, Eric Steele probably would be Person of the Year except for my informal "can't win it twice" rule.
- The 2015 Plone Conference team and sponsors for Bucharest. Also, a hat tip goes out to all the other event teams and participants. You are the beating pulse of the community.
- All of those who have blogged, chatted on the support channels, and microblogged about Plone are another group of supporters who contribute simply by continuing to communicate your ideas, thoughts, and solutions along with the occasional pieces of humor.
- As always, the Foundation Board and the gets a great big nod of appreciation here.
Along those lines I should point out that Plone still ranks highly at CMS Matrix. Plone remains in the top 10 whether sorting the huge CMS Matrix list by clicks, views or compares. We've only slipped one rank in views since last year.
But back to the question at hand, who is Plone Metrics' Person of the Year? With so many awesome contributors, this has been a tricky one, but I'm going with that long-time herder of cats, Paul Roeland. With some many things going on in so many directions for Plone, with subgroups and special interests constantly making demands of his time, and as a Board member since 2011 not to mention 4-term President, it seems appropriate to name Paul the Plone Metrics' Person of the Year.