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Workshop Presenters

Calvin Hendryx-Parker

Principal & Dir. of Engineering - Six Feet Up

Six Feet Up, Inc. co-founder Calvin Hendryx-Parker has 11 years of experience in fields as diverse as systems engineering, data modeling and information architecture.

As Systems Engineer for Epylon, an enterprise-class company providing integration services to public sector entities, Calvin implemented ERP systems, deployed marketplace application servers and spearheaded network trouble-shooting.

As co-founder and Director of Engineering for Six Feet Up, Inc., Calvin oversees open source content management systems implemented in Plone, CMF and Zope. He is a proponent of web standards to ensure inter-operability with other platforms and serves as the company’s System Architect to promote projects scalability and extendibility.

Calvin holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. He can be reached at


Shay VanVlymen

Director of Technical Services - Six Feet Up

Shay has a bachelors degree in Psychology (Cognitive) from Indiana University.  After graduation he worked as a contractor for the Walt Disney Corporation.  He continued his education by going back to school at Purdue in the Computer Technology program and was hired to work for  While at Monster, Shay worked for the Systems Administration group, the Networking group and eventually spent his last 5 years there as Manager of Global Operations responsible for Monster's Indianapolis Data Center.

Coming to work for Six Feet Up, Shay brings his years of experience in large-scale operations and infrastructure to the Plone community.

He can be reached at


Clayton Parker

Senior Developer - Six Feet Up

When pursuing his Philosophy Major at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis), Clayton excelled at Logic, which led him into programming.

Clayton started with Six Feet Up, Inc. as the Systems Administrator being in charge of monitoring and backing up servers, updating operation systems and managing customers accounts.

He then quickly moved on to programming dynamic websites, developing custom web applications and custom content objects using Zope, Plone, Archetypes, Python etc.

He can be reached at


Andrew Parker

Release Manager & Deployment Expert - Six Feet Up

While he was pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis), Andrew worked as a Production Network Engineer in the Hewlett-Packard Hardware Deployment Department. There he maintained and supported a stable workflow environment for production, and acted as an Administrator for the initial setup and configuration of HP servers.

As a Release Manager and Deployment Expert for Six Feet Up, Andrew manages the day-to-day Source Control Management for all running projects. He also specializes in open source systems engineering and system performance.

He can be reached at


AlanAlan Runyan

President - Enfold Systems
Co-Founder - Plone

Alan Runyan is the Co-Founder of Plone and President of Enfold Systems LLC, the premier provider of Windows integrated open source content management solutions.

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