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2012 J!OSCAR Awards Announced - Nominations close April 27

Written by | Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00 | Published in 2012 March
Spring is nearly here and that can mean only one thing — it’s J!OSCAR season! At J and Beyond — the developer conference held annually in Europe — the Joomla Open Source Creative and Artistic Recognition awards are given to the very best talent in the Joomla community. Today I am proud to announce that nominations for the 2012 J!OSCARs are now open and I encourage you all visit the J and Beyond web site to complete the nomination form.
2012 J!OSCAR Awards Announced - Nominations close April 27 Image Credit: Victor Drover

Each year we modify the awards to suit the Joomla community and 2012 is no different. As you can see in the award list below, the Services Award is very appropriate this year as Joomla has matured and a network of services have grown to match an increased demand.

Similarly, web sites must increasingly be mobile and the Web Site awards now include the Mobile category.

The final new award recognizes the important people who find, report and patch bugs in Joomla, the Bug Junkies.

Nominations for all these awards will be collected until 27-April and J and Beyond attendees can vote for the winners once on-site in Bad Nauheim.

In addition to these peer awards, the J!OSCARs also include two Jury awards. Person of the Year will be awarded to someone who has made important and lasting contributions to Joomla. Innovation of the Year will be awarded to a software, product, service or framework that represents an evolutionary step forward in the Joomla community.

As in previous years, a jury of Joomla experts from around the world will be selected to choose the winners of these awards upon arrival at the conference venue.

J and Beyond attracts site builders, extension developers and service providers from around the world and is truly a transformative Joomla event. So in closing I would like to personally invite each of you to join me and the other conference organizers at Bad Nauheim from 18-May through 20-May.

I look forward to receiving your J!OSCAR nominations and meeting you at J and Beyond 2012.

See you there!

More info

2012 J!OSCAR Awards

Joomla Extensions and Services

  • Free Add-ons
  • Commercial Add-ons (excluding templates)
  • Template Systems
  • Joomla-specifc Services

Web Sites built with Joomla

  • Corporate sector
  • Non-corporate/non-profit
  • eCommerce
  • Mobile

Joomla People

  • Github Junkie (core contributions)
  • Communications Junkie
  • Bug Junkie

Jury Awards

  • Person of the Year
  • Innovation of the Year
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Victor Drover

Victor Drover

Victor has been using Joomla since the very beginning and is the Founder and CEO of Anything Digital, a well-known Joomla development shop based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

You probably know him best from the popular products in his portfolio such as sh404SEFJCal ProAgora forumAdvanced Search and Josetta.

Victor is a volunteer in the Joomla project and has been a member of the JED team since December 2009. He has helped organize the J and Beyond developer conference since January 2011.

Victor holds a B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D in Biochemistry and previously held an Assistant Professorship at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he studied the metabolism of dietary fat in the development of obesity and diabetes. He published a number of papers in this area as well as authoring a book chapter in the field of heart disease. In 2010, Victor retired from academics to devote his efforts to Joomla full-time.

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