Ruth Cheesley runs Virya Technologies and Virya Software and has worked with Joomla! since the fork from Mambo. She specialises in Joomla! - in particular Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - and is interested in exploring how open source technology can be implemented in business and education. Virya means a driving force or energy to do good for the benefit of others, which is the central ethos behind the business.
She's also a field hockey goal keeper, training for ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Order and runs the popular Joomla! User Group Suffolk, as well as being part of the Joomla!Day UK organising team. Ruth joined the Joomla! Community Leadership Team in 2013.