An Open Source community requires regular interaction with and giving back to its involved members. Being an experienced Dutch Open Source organization, Hippo is aware of this, and therefore organizes an annual complementary day for developers and anyone who takes an interest. This year (June 21th, 2013) there were fifteen speakers, from seven organizations, who talked about integrations, new opportunities and the Hippo CMS roadmap.
Hippo’s Community Manager, Bas van Leeuwen said: "It seems that each year, the event is bigger than the last. What a wonderful way to get together with all these passionate people and share knowledge.”
Solutions Architect for HintTech, Wouter Danes agreed: ”Hippo CMS is more than a great product. Hippo as a company invites you to share information and they are always open to improving the product. Customers and partners can influence the road map. This really appeals to me and makes our two companies real partners. All this comes together at this event, where I can physically meet the community and exchange ideas with peers, face-to-face.”
Senior adviseur for the Netherlands Central Government (NL: Rijksoverheid), Gerrit Berkouwer said: “Rijksoverheid.nl has been powered by Hippo CMS for quite a long time. This day is particularly important to me because of the discussion of the roadmap. It helps me to make my future plans clear, and all the ideas I get from other Hippo customers is really very inspiring ”
Tjeerd Brenninkmeijer, CMO for Hippo, said: "It’s so special to see such a big group of enthusiastic Hippo users. They all interact online with each other throughout the year on the Hippo forum. And here they get to meet with each other face to face. It’s a great community. ”
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