Beethoven Sprint

A strategic Plone sprint on Plone 6 and Volto

Bonn, June 20th - 24th,


/01 What

The Beethoven Sprint is a gathering of Plone and React developers from June 20th to 24th at the kitconcept office in Bonn, Germany.

We will focus on the developement of Plone 6 and Volto. Volto is a new ReactJS-based frontend for the Plone content management system and it will become the default frontend in Plone 6. We plan to work on:

The Beethoven sprint has been declared as a strategic sprint by the Plone Framework Team and approved by the Plone board of directors, because the sprint covers topics that are considered vital for the future of the Plone CMS.

/02 Where

The sprint will be held at the kitconcept GmbH Bonn office, where we will have everything that is needed for a productive and successful sprint. There are three rooms, we will have a fast internet connection, snacks, drinks, a beautiful garden, and a coffee machine.


kitconcept GmbH
Riesstraße 21
53113 Bonn

/03 Who

We have 21 attendees from 9 different countries:

  • Timo Stollenwerk
  • Jakob Kahl
  • Thomas Kindermann
  • Víctor Fernández de Alba
  • Carsten Senger
  • Rob Gietema
  • Roel Bruggink
  • Thomas Buchberger
  • Lukas Graf
  • Ramon Navarro Bosch
  • Nathan van Gheem
  • Paul Roeland
  • Maurizio Delmonte
  • Piero Nicolli
  • Nicola Zambello
  • Stefania Trabucchi
  • Asko Soukka
  • Janina Hard
  • Rodrigo Ferreira de Souza
  • Fred van Dijk
  • Steffen Lindner

/04 Schedule

Sprint schedule for the Beethoven sprint.

Thursday, June 20th 2019

9:00-18:00 Arrival, kitconcept office

Optional training for React newbies (React+Volto)

14:00 - Lunch, Café von&zu

19:00 - Dinner, Makiman 1

Friday, June 21st 2019

09:00-09:30 - Arrival, kitconcept office

09:30-10:00 - Sprint planning / Stand up

10:00-13:00 - Sprint Slot 1

13:00-14:00 - Lunch, University Mensa Nassestraße

14:00-17:30 - Sprint Slot 2

18:00-18:30 - Wrap up sprint day 1

19:00 - 21:00 Dinner (ordering), Antica Pizzeria Nennillo

21:00 - Hacking Night

Saturday, June 22nd 2019

09:00-09:30 - Arrival, kitconcept office

09:30-13:00 - Sprint slot 1

13:00-14:00 - Lunch, BBQ at the office

14:00-18:00 - Sprint slot 2

18:00-18:30 - Wrap up sprint day 2

19:00 - 21:00 Dinner, Hans im Glück

Sunday, June 23rd 2019

09:00-09:30 - Arrival, kitconcept office

09:30-13:00 - Sprint slot 1

13:00-14:00 - Lunch, Tuscolo Münsterblick

14:00-18:00 - Sprint slot 2

18:00-18:30 - Wrap up sprint

19:00 - Dinner, BBQ at the office

/05 More

Find out more about the Beethoven sprint.


Sprinters will stay at the Hotel Eden right next to the kitconcept office, or at the newly build Motel One Beethoven in the city centre.

Getting there

From Frankfurt (FRA) airport: Take the train (IC/ICE) to Bonn Hbf, either directly (IC) or via Bonn/Siegburg (ICE to Bonn/Siegburg, then switch to tram line "66" to "Bonn Hbf".

From Cologne (CGN) airport: Take the bus "SB60" to "Bonn Hauptbahnhof".

From Düsseldorf (DUS) airport: Take the train to Bonn, via Cologne (RB, IC, or ICE).

From Bonn Hauptbahnhof (railway station) you can walk to the kitconcept office within 10 minutes or take a bus to Nassestr./Arithmeum.

Bonn Guide and some recommendations

Bonn tourist information

House of History (Haus der Geschichte)

Beethoven Haus

/06 Sponsors

Those organisations and companies are making the Beethoven Sprint possible.

Plone Foundation
Python Software Verband
Python Software Foundation
Abstract Technology

If your company would like to support the Beethoven Sprint, get in touch with us.