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Eden Orion likes astronomy. Specifically, he’s into telescopes. His personal website offers a complete history of the telescope, tips on buying telescopes and he even recently repaired one of Albert Einstein’s telescopes donated to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem by the theoretical physicist himself. Eden also likes Joomla.
Published in 2013 August
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

A Joomla Bug Squad Lesson on JLayouts

Or... How I learned about JLayouts in 10 minutes, and why contributing to the Joomla Bug Squad can be a valuable learning experience. JLayout solves the problem of hardcoded markup. JLayout provides a simple mechanism for html markup to be moved into a separate file which can then be overriden by templates.
Published in 2013 August
Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:00

Help the JCM Go Dutch!

In April 2013, Alice and I gave a keynote session about the Joomla Community Magazine at JoomlaDay Netherlands. We spoke about the internationalisation of the JCM and at that time were announcing the launch of the new Spanish section in the May issue. 
Published in 2013 June
This month we had the opportunity to sit down with Sander Potjer. Sander's passion for Joomla! began back in 2005 when he designed and built a Joomla! web site for his rowing team. His involvement with the Joomla! community started in 2008 as co-founder of the local Dutch community
Published in 2013 June
This month I had the chance to meet with Victor Drover, the expert behind configuring the Joomla Community Magazine for multilingual, and installing Josetta. We find out a little more behind the scenes in this interview.
Published in 2013 May
This month we had the opportunity to sit down with Mark Dexter to talk about the exciting new launch of Joomla 3.1. We go into Mark's life, how he got started and what he's working on in 3.1.
Published in 2013 May
Monday, 01 April 2013 00:00

The X Factor and Women in Tech

Last December I wrote about the "X Factor and Women in Joomla". This time, I am extending it to women in tech. On March 23, I attended the LibrePlanet 2013: Commit Change conference that was held at Harvard University. A two-day conference, I was only able to attend the first day, and I was on a mission to follow up with Marina Zhurakhinskaya from GNOME's Outreach Program for Women.
Published in 2013 April
I had the privilege to interview CMSExpo Founder John Coonen this month. We talked about everything from how he started CMSExpo to what the Joomla community really needs and how they are trying to bring them to life.
Published in 2013 April
This month I had the great opportunity to interview Joomla Development Manager David Hurley.  David walks us through some of the top Joomla development skills and how he's achieved them over the years.  Hope you enjoy the interview!
Published in 2013 April
Sunday, 31 March 2013 21:00

Joomla! is the People

When I first discovered a CMS, years ago, I saw a tool that would help me broaden my menu of services as a designer. After all these years, I feel as if I have gone through a life changing experience and I thank a thriving community of people from different parts of the world who work together, in diferent areas, to keep Joomla alive.
Published in 2013 April

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