The Joomla Community Magazine
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.
Patrick Jackson's a long term Joomla user based in Melbourne, Australia.
He's been using Joomla since it was forked from Mambo. Patrick's currently excited to be deep-diving into what Joomla 4's new features are going to bring to the table, and is familiarising himself with GitHub so he can help with resolving some issues during Bugs & Fun At Home to help get Joomla 4 closer, faster.
Patrick's company, KPS, specialise in hosting and supporting Joomla websites around Australia, and he's currently working on several projects utilising Joomla and to assist Joomla users with tools to help them make more from the Joomla CMS ecosystem.
Owner, Developer, Freelance
Certified Joomla Administrator, Nov 2017
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
School of Arts and Sciences
Laura Gordon currently works full time at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Arts and Sciences as a web developer. She along with her team manage over 120 Joomla! websites.
Laura began using Joomla! in 2005 building her first website for a nursery school. As the owner of her own freelance company Laura has trained hundreds of users over the users, and has built many Joomla websites from Public Libraries to Pizza places. She runs the Joomla User Group of NJ since 2013. Visit JoomlaUsersNJ.com for more details. She was an instructor with JoomlaTraining.com from 2009 - 2011 where she gave in person classes in NYC.
In 2017 she was invited to attend the Joomla World Conference in Italy, and became officially certified as a Joomla Administrator.
She lives in East Brunswick, NJ with her husband Ira, and 2 boys, who are now 20 and 17. As a fun note, her husband owns, ThrillCoastertours.com, he takes kids to amusement parks during the summer time...
She always looks forward to giving back to the Joomla Community that has given her the opportunity to meet some amazing people and work with a great product, that keeps giving back!
- 2009 - Chaired - Joomla Day NYC
- 2011 - Chaired -Joomla Day NYC
- 2012 - Chaired - Joomla Day NYC
- 2009 - 2019 - Chaired JoomlaCamp NYC Annually
- 2011 - Presented at Joomla Day New England
- 2013 - Presented Joomla World Conference - Boston
- 2017 - VET Participant at Joomla World Conference - Italy
- 2019 - Presented Joomla Day Florida
- 2020 - Participated in Forum for the Future with Joomla - Spain
Laura is a member of the Joomla volunteer and engagement team with Joomla and the Educational & Outreach Working Group.
To learn more about the Training Initiatives Laura is working on, visit: teens4opensource.com
I run a small web agency in the Netherlands with my partner.
I started working with Joomla in 2009. 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.
At JUGs and JoomlaDays I talk about Joomla and extensions. For three years I was a member of the Dutch JoomlaDagen team. Since 2017 I'm a member of the Joostock team. Joostock is a Joomlacamp/unconference event in the Netherlands.
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.
My background: before I decided to go pro with Joomla (in 2014) I was a writer/journalist for 15 years.
At Joomla Forum for the Future 2020 I volunteered to contribute as an author/blogger/copywriter
A middle-aged dad and dog owner, Robert is an editor and writer at Tall And True, and blogs on his eponymous website, RobertFairhead.com.
His favourite pastimes include reading and writing, walking his dog, and watching Aussie Rules Football with his son. He is also a part-time dog trainer and runs classes at his local dog training club and through Robert's Responsible Dog Training.
Robert has worked as an electrician, a computer programmer, and a sales and marketing consultant, and he is the principal copywriter at Rocher Communications.
His book reviews and writing on dogs have appeared in newspapers and online. And in 2020, he published a collection of short stories, Both Sides of the Story.
Robert has also enjoyed a one-night stand as a stand-up comic.