Before I decided to go pro with Joomla (in 2014) I was a writer/journalist for 15 years.
In 2009 I started working with Joomla, not knowing anything about webdesign. I joined a JUG in 2012, two months later I was co-organizer :) (and stayed co-organizer for about five years). I wrote articles about Joomla in a Dutch webdesigner magazine and speak at JUGs and JoomlaDays. I was on the Dutch JoomlaDagen team for three years. Since 2017 I'm a member of the team organizing Joostock (a Joomlacamp/unconference event).
I was the editor of the Dutch Joomla web agency brochure, a brochure webdesigners can use to convince their potential clients that Joomla is the right choice for them.
At Joomla Forum for the Future (2020) I volunteered to contribute as an author/blogger/copywriter.
I run a web agency in the Netherlands, WebLab42, with my partner. We create and maintain websites for small businesses and non-profit organisations.
I am creating websites with Joomla since the beginning, starting with more complex sites in 2007. Generally, since 2004, I am building websites and online-shops for small and medium sized companies.
My webagency webgras is located in Klosterneuburg, near Vienna, in Austria/Europe. We are a small team providing high quality Joomla websites.
I was co-founder of Joomla User Group Vienna and JoomlaDay Austria in 2015, and I am still co-organiser of both and a speaker on many Joomladays. Since then, I got more and more involved in the international Joomla community. Eventually, I joined the CMS Release team and became team lead in November 2020.
I love Joomla and all its capabilites and features, and I try to stick to the core as much as possible - "Just Joomla" is the way to go for me.
As a co-founder of Joomla! and OpenSourceMatters Inc I've never been known to be lacking an opinion or being too afraid to express it.
Despite what some people might think I'm a shy and modest man who doesnt like to blow his own trumpet or boast about achievements.
You don't need a badge to polish to contribute to Joomla you just need to roll up your sleeves and do it.
Mike "Demo" Demopoulos is a lover of open source first, specific tools later. Because of this, he speaks at Ignite! Conferences, Meetups, WordCamps, Joomla! Events, and more. As a helpful person, he gladly contributes to Open Source projects in any capacity necessary. Believing there are too many Mikes globally, he prefers to go by Demo Demo spent years building a solid client base in the financial and insurance industries. He uses that background to speak on various topics, including WordPress, Joomla!, A/B testing content, streamlining your workflow, and depositing your profit. We all like profit. Aligned with his mission to empower web experts, Mike is now the Expert Community Development Lead at Codeable. When he's not spending time with his wife Kayla, you may find Demo at a Disney Theme park, collecting artwork, hanging out with his dog B'Elanna, or inviting groups to Tiki Bars. Ask Demo what his favorite Tiki bar is on Twitter at @MPMike
I'm a Joomla enthusiast and I just try to help ;).