Luca volunteers for Joomla since 2007. He started in the Italian Community and moved to the global one in 2015. He served in several roles and teams: from JED to Certification Program, from Trademark to Compliance. He is Secretary of Open Source Matters, Inc. since 2017.
Luca serves as Lead Editor for the Joomla Community Magazine since March 2020.
Since its creation, Phil Walton has been using Joomla moving his client base away from his own primitive CMS to Joomla!
Phil is involved in a few departments and initiatives, enjoying the community aspect of Joomla and learning much through the kindness of others.
An avid rower on the Thames, juggler, cricket fan, warm beer tasting expert and unicyclist, he is also a patented inventor and is owned by many cats that take terns in looking after him.
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.
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.
Louise has been a Joomla volunteer since February 2022, when she joined the Marketing Team to assist with graphic design and is now Marketing Team Lead.
Louise is passionate about helping small businesses be more visible online through search engine optimisation. Her business, based in the coastal town of Whitstable in Kent, offers SEO services and new website builds using Joomla.