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Leadership Highlights - November 2013

Written by | Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00 | Published in 2013 November
The Joomla Project leadership news roundup for the month of November includes some egg-cellent items that will make you smile :-)

Joomla Releases

Joomla coders are busy every month, but October was super productive with three releases: 3.2 Beta 1, 3.2 Beta 2 and just today, 3.2 Release Candidate. The announcements will tell you who these releases are for, the timeline for future releases, as well as the new features included in each release. Thanks to the hard work of our volunteer developers Joomla keeps moving onward!

One Size No Longer Fits All?

Andrew Eddie is talking about the Joomla CMS Distributions Working Group , an initiative to explore packaging Joomla in different configurations destined for a variety of website installs. He even wrote an article about it in this month's magazine. Volunteers are encouraged and welcome to get involved in this effort.

A New Capital Committee Team Leader for OSM

Nominations for this position have closed and the board of OSM is examining the nominees. The team leader announcement will be made soon. Stay tuned!

Joomla World Conference

The JWC takes place next week in Boston. Fantastic speakers, informative workshops, and convivial networking guaranteed. Oh, and beer, too! It's not too late to get your ticket. Hope to see you there!

Leadership Summit

For two days prior to the JWC, the leadership teams will be meeting both separately and together to brainstorm, communicate, plan and collaborate. These face to face meetings add an important dimension to our teamwork.

JoomlaDay Attendance

Bulgaria: Radek Suski (OSM)
Houston: Mike Carson (OSM), Dianne Henning (OSM), David Hurley (PLT), Paul Orwig (OSM)
Hungary: Vic Drover (OSM)
Israel: Ofer Cohen (OSM), David Hurley (PLT
Italy: David Hurley (PLT)
Johannesburg, South Africa: Peter Martin (CLT), Jacques Rentzke (OSM); Via Skype: Ruth Cheesley (CLT), Javier Gomez (PLT), Sarah Watz (OSM)
Poland: Ofer Cohen (OSM)
San Francisco: Mike Carson (OSM)
Spain: Isidro Baquero (CLT), Ruth Cheesley (CLT), Javier Gomez (PLT), David Hurley (PLT), Radek Suski (OSM)
UK: Ruth Cheesley (CLT), Chris Davenport (PLT), Javier Gomez (PLT), Peter Martin (CLT), Paul Orwig (OSM), Sander Potjer (CLT)

Other Events

All Things Open - Ofer Cohen (OSM), David Hurley (PLT)
Guatemala Hackathon - David Hurley (PLT)

Two Leadership Members Moving On

A huge, warm thanks goes to Dianne Henning and Mark Dexter as their terms are ending. Dianne served for three years on OSM, and Mark leaves the PLT after four years of dedicated service. It is hard to think of both teams without these two forces of nature. Fortunately for the project they will both continue to be active. Dianne is currently lead organizer of the Joomla! World Conference and the upcoming JoomlaDay Boston, and is Co-Lead Editor of this magazine, and Mark as a leader in the critical work of the Bug Squad.

 

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Alice Grevet

Alice Grevet

Joomla! sitebuilder and freelance web designer specializing in non-profits. Co-Lead Editor on the Joomla! Community Magazine, and member of the Joomla Community Leadership Team (CLT).