A few weeks ago I took over as team lead for the Joomla! Bug Squad (JBS). There hasn’t been much news about this change until now. First and foremost I want to thank Nick Savov for leading the JBS the last couple of years. A big round of applause please. The last couple of weeks I needed to gather my thoughts and draw up some rough guidelines as to what I see in the future of the JBS. These guidelines have now been written down in what I have dubbed the JBS manifesto. The goal is to help me stay focused on guiding the JBS.
About 5 years ago Open Source Matters decided to start a demo program and put out a call for an RFP to hosting companies. For almost four and half years Cloud Access has hosted this service for the Joomla project. It is something that now comes to an end. OSM and the Joomla Community want to express their gratefulness to the team of Cloud Access and say...
Work in Progress - Though the sign might be annoying from time to time when you see it, at least you know it’s there with the ultimate goal to get something improved. And as much as we wish to get things right from the start on, we all know that help is needed to finally achieve that perfect goal.
We want to send a big thank you to Open Source Matters and the entire Joomla Community for allowing us to be the official host of demo program for the past four and a half years. We were fortunate to serve the community in this capacity for so long and we look forward to making a lot of great contributions to the project for years to come.
September - while the leaves have not left the tree yet, the change of color that provides an astonishing picture is also the sign that change is ahead. Only two months before a huge part of our community meets at the Joomla World Conference (JWC) in Cancun, Mexico. Only four months for Joomla 2.5 to become end of life.
Organising an event can be quite a difficult process – finding a venue, getting listed on events.joomla.org, organising sponsors and more. The Joomla! project has made one step that little bit easier – finding and inviting speakers from within the Joomla Leadership Teams to attend your events – with their new Lanyrd Team.
Growth, improving, expanding! Is the status of the Joomla! project meeting its demands? Where do we want to go and why? What will Joomla look like in 10 years? And where will we be on an international level?
For an online community and project, meeting the people you work with face-to-face is the best way to give your project and community a huge boost. Coming home from JandBeyond 2014 and feeling energized to move forward is what all leadership team members present at the event felt after the three days of joint meetings and trainings that took place in the days before the event.