The Joomla Community Magazine

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Certified Joomla Administrator, Nov 2017

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
School of Arts and Sciences
Web Developer

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 for more details.  She was an instructor with 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,, 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:

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A middle-aged dad and dog owner, Robert is an editor and writer at Tall And True, and blogs on his eponymous website,

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.

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I met J! in the summer of 2005, and the most important reason it has been in my life ever since is its community.

I founded and organized the Greek community, with our first project being localization and translation into Greek, a project that was particularly difficult before version 1.5.

I am a Joomla Evangelist, I have participated in many events in Greece talking about J! and open source, I have written dozens of articles in Greek promoting J! and I am one of the Greek community website administrators.

In my professional life, I run a small web agency in Athens that provides consulting and support services for Joomla.

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Web developer, professional in the world of CMS and expert in Joomla! which has been used since 2008.

Luis Orozco (@luisorozoli) was born and raised in Arjona, Jaén, Spain. He is an enthusiastic and passionate web developer, professional in the CMS world and expert in Joomla! which has been used since 2008.

Involved with everything related to the Joomla! Community, forums, groups, etc. He has been a speaker at several Joomla Day Spain talking about extensions created by himself and has also attended the latest major international events about Joomla! (Jandbeyond).

He studied and worked in Jaén for almost two years in a company as an analyst, designer and web developer. Then he made his great professional leap, arriving in London, he was working like Lead Web Developer, in the development and improvement tools, developed and integrated with the Joomla! Engine, creating websites for airlines and hotels around the world.

He has created some extensions for Joomla!, among which the phpMyJoomla ( component stands out, to make easier the management and export of the database from the backend.

With the problem of the world pandemic (Codvid-19), Luis has created a solution ( for the administration of digital cards for hospitality businesses (hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs, etc.)

He loves being a self-taught person and learning new things every day. He is very active and loves to get involved in his projects and work with people who are equally involved.

A phrase defines it: "Simplicity is the best way", "Simplicity is the best way".

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I am the Founder of Moussa Solutions, a company that can amortize costs, and secure demands for companies that are not IT-based in their core, and which they cannot achieve on their own. I am a Joomla! expert since 2013. I have a Bachelors Degree (BA) in Computer and Communication Engineering and looking forward to achieve more.

My Joomla! story started in 2013 when I was looking for a CMS, I have read about Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal but was more drawn to Joomla! and decided to build a website for my Village (Lala, West Bekaa, Lebanon) after taking some tutorials. That was the start...after 2 years I wanted to give something back to the community so I started answering few unanswered questions in the forum and just kept going. After that I decided to help more by joining Joomla! Showcase Directory Team, Volunteer Portal Team, Joomla! User Groups Team, Joomla! Community Translation Team, Joomla! Certification Ambassador Team, Joomla! User Research & Strategy Working Group Team, and Joomla! Community Magazine Team...I am really proud to be a Joomler!

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Southern California Based Open Source Advocate, Joomla! user since 2008, helped relaunch the Joomla! Community Magazine in 2010. Editor Team Member and Proofreader of the Joomla Community Magazine.

I am interested in #TheFutureOfWork, #ArtificialIntelligence, and many other technical ideas. An sctive supporter of #Community based efforts.

I like to create content, but also curate content also. One day I will create an extension for Joomla, just haven't decided what one it will be yet!


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