Volunteers wanted for adventurous journey...

Written by | 01 September 2010 | Published in 2010 September
In 1911, Ernest Shackleton was looking for recruits to join him on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The plan was to make the first ever overland crossing of the Antarctic continent from west to east.
Volunteers wanted for adventurous journey... illustration by: Yepr

Here is the wording of a (possibly apocryphal) advertisement which Shackleton posted for his expedition:

Men wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honor and recognition in case of success.

When Shackleton announced his plans, he received over 5,000 responses from interested men and women. He chose 27 men to join him in an ill-fated expedition that would go down in history as a triumph of human endurance and perserverance.

Well, it's 99 years since Shackleton's posting and now the JCM is looking for recruits. We aren't off on a first ever transcontinental trek, but we are breaking new ground in delivering broad and diverse community driven content about Joomla!. We won't get shipwrecked but we may need to stay up late every once in a while to meet a publishing deadline. And while we probably won't go down in history, we are determined to have a strong positive impact on the worldwide Joomla! community. With apologies to Shackleton, how does this sound for our JCM recruiting advertisement:

Volunteers wanted for adventurous journey, priceless experience, warm friendships, endless opportunities for rewarding teamwork, constant good humour, safe and inclusive work environment, pride and satisfaction in serving others and strengthening a global community.

If that sounds like fun to you, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell us a little bit about yourself and what area(s) of the JCM you would like to help with! We are especially interested in finding volunteers with experience in or an interest in helping with public relations, online documentation, editorial skills, as well as members of international communities who speak languages other than english.

We are also always seeking community members who are willing to share their articles and stories to be published in upcoming JCM issues. If you would like to contribute your Joomla! story in one of our JCM topics, please learn more about how easy it is to become a contributing JCM author!

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  • Cristina Solana and Robert Vining have teamed up to deliver another in-depth look at an innovative Joomla! website. This month they focus on the Kosher Kingdom website, a design challenge which included a conversion from a difficult to update Flash based site and integration of shopping cart and point of sale systems.

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Paul Orwig

Paul Orwig

Paul is a freelance web solutions provider based in Parker, Colorado, USA. He is the President of the board of directors for Open Source Matters, a former member of the Joomla! Community Leadership Team, a former Webmaster for the Joomla! community portal, and he was the founding Lead Editor for the Joomla! Community Magazine.