Fred teaches Plone classes and works as a Plone integrator. Fred lives in Rotterdam the Netherlands and was exposed to Plone in 2003 as an end user and webmaster. In 2007 he joined Zest Software to work with Plone and Python web apps full time. He can communicate with the business side, helping users decide on which features are most valuable to develop, when to customize their CMS or when to stick with standard functionality. He also gives training classes on using, administering and developing for Plone. On the IT/technical side he works as an integrator, writing and modifying code and handling system administration.