Winning times for Joomla!

May-Awards1

It's always good to be on the winning side. The reward after the weeks, months or years of hard work. It takes dedication and focus to win, if it’s a team game then it's also about cohesion and communication, support and solidarity.

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Being part of a global community: what does that mean for me?

May-Community

"Hey! There’s going to be a Joomla User Group right here in this neighborhood," my partner Hilda said. "The first meeting is next week. You are going to attend." No way was I going to attend. The whole idea of going there didn’t appeal to me at all. So I said: "Nah, I don’t know. This is for people who know much more about Joomla than I do. Not for me."

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The I’s in team and why you should make the most of them

May-Iinteam

Ever heard somebody say "there is no I in team"? It's a sports expression managers like to use to imply that the best way to achieve your goals is to set your individual needs aside and come together as a team to accomplish great things. That may all very well be true, but when you think about it, you'll find every successful team has a few I's in it. Ideally at least six. Are you in one of Joomla's teams? Then read further and find out if your team has all the I's dotted!

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My 2 cents about what it means to be part of a global community

March-Community

Last month, I've read the awesome Astrid's blog post about what it means to be part of a global community, specifically the Joomla community. Being part of a global community is a huge topic and I'm not sure to have the answer, but I will do my very best to share my point of view in echo to Astrid's one ;)

Do you have another point of view after reading? Don't hesitate to write and post it next month in echo to Astrid's and mine!

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What does it mean for me to be part of a global community, specifically the Joomla community?

March-Astrid

I recently had an interesting conversation with my daughter. She couldn't believe I grew up in a house without a telephone. We got a phone when I was 13 years old. But the reason for getting it was primarily to keep in touch with my grandma. Just calling a friend was expensive at that time. Who you spent your free time with was determined by who lived nearby. Today, I enjoy not limiting my activities primarily to people in my local area. On the Internet, I can easily communicate with people who share my interests.

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Meet the Joomla Bug Squad

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Remember from the movie way back in the eighties: “If there's something weird, and it don't look good, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!”? In Joomla we have our own ghostbusters. They’re called the Bug Squad, our own special forces, fixing weird things that don’t look good and other stuff that is broken. But who are these people? What do they do? And could you be one of them? Read and know!

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Meet the Joomla CMS Maintenance Team

January-MaintenanceTeam

So you are looking at the Joomla Volunteers Portal and browsing through the list of teams, and all of a sudden you see “CMS Maintenance Team”, and you might wonder: what is this team? What do they do? Who is in it? Are they happy with what they do? You are about to find out: meet the CMS Maintenance Team!

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Meet the CMS Release Team

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Last month, as the start of a new series, we introduced ourselves, the Joomla Community Magazine Team. This month we have the pleasure to get to know the CMS Release Team, the people who make sure every new release of Joomla goes as smoothly as possible. Pleased to meet you, CMS Release Team!

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Meet the Team: JCM

November-JCMTeam

Within the Joomla organization, quite a number of teams are working on all sorts of projects. We at the Joomla Community Magazine are really curious about what each team is doing, who’s in it, how they work together, what the people are like and how all of us can help them. What better way than asking them? And since there are so many teams, we thought we’d make a series out of this, starting with our own team: the JCM. So if you’re as curious as us: pleased to meet you!

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A new place to share ideas and feedback to improve

November-ContactRepo

In a community-led Project, it's crucial to collect feedback, comments and proposals from all the volunteers and shape the strategy and the direction accordingly. And if this is really easy for what concerns the "software" being completely Open Source and available to anybody who wants to submit a Pull Request or propose a Request for Comments, the same it's not so immediate when it comes to the organization, the teams and the leadership.

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