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Happy 10th Birthday Joomla!

12 August, 2015 - 10:01

On August 17 Joomla! will turn ten. 10 Years Together as a community, as contributors and as friends. For this special occasion co-founder, Brian Teeman, has created a website to celebrate 10 Years Together. As a community we’re selling unique and time-limited shirts.

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Thank You SysAdmins !!

31 July, 2015 - 00:00

Your network is secure, your computer is up and running, and your webserver is still online. Why? Because you’ve got an awesome sysadmin (or maybe a whole IT department) keeping your business up and running. So say IT loud; say IT proud …

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The Marketing Working Group is looking for a Creative Lead Designer

30 July, 2015 - 15:52

Are you a creative person that is able to manage projects and deliver them on time? Do you like working with a team of talented designers?

Our Marketing Team is looking for a creative and experienced Lead Designer.

The Marketing Team is underneath the Community Leadership Team. We work close with the Production Leadership Team and Open Source Matters and all areas of the project. The lead designer will have major influence on marketing materials and websites.

You will:
  • Work with a team of talented designers that is capable of creating the finest possible visuals
  • Provide direction and support to the design team
  • Ensure that the design team works in the most efficient manner
  • Take part in our weekly meeting to improve the design product
  • Identify marketing initiatives and opportunities
  • Play a crucial role in elevating our reputation
  • Develop templates and documentation that aid all parts of the Joomla project
  • Inspire and motivate!
Key requirements:
  • 7 years design experience, both in digital and in print 2-3 years experience managing a team of designers
  • Proficient in designing for the web, mobile and other connected devices
  • A strong portfolio of personal design work, demonstrating your unique style and creativity
  • Experience working with leading brands Strong, motivational leadership skills
  • An interest in Open Source philosophy and not-for-profit initiatives and organizations
  • Excellent knowledge of English (and any other extra language! We are an international project!).
  • Culturally competent
  • Good listener
  • Able to work remote with volunteers from all around the world
  • You must be someone who is always on-hand to support his/her team
What we offer:
  • Leading and volunteering for the award-winning CMS
  • Be on a team that is passionate about design and marketing
  • Have a meaningful impact on Joomla's future
  • Build the experience that powers 3% of the web
  • Your work will be showcased to a worldwide audience
  • Possibility to take part in our annual conference
  • An amazing team that will support you and trust your choices and skills

Interested? Then fill out this short form right away and we'll get in touch with you as soon as possible!

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JET Recipients for JWC15 Announced!

28 July, 2015 - 21:39

The Joomla Event Travel Programme (JET) is pleased to announce that we have selected 12 members from the worldwide Joomla community (Algeria, Argentina, Canada, Germany, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, and Uganda) to attend the upcoming Joomla! World Conference being held November 6-8, 2015 in Bangalore, India.

With 29 applications to choose from, it was a difficult decision that was made easier because of the Application Criteria that was put in place prior to the call for applications. We would like to congratulate the following JWC15 JET recipients:

Alejandro Fabian Pascoli
Anibal Sanchez
Carlos Olivares
David Aswani
Fred Abuknyanga
Jacques Rentzke
Joe Sonne
Karim Embarek
Marco Richter
Mwijukye Osbert
Shadrack Serem
Søren Beck Jensen

They will have the cost of admission covered to the Joomla! World Conference, and will receive assistance with travel and lodging.

The JET Programme is an initiative that was created to support active project volunteers and community members who have dedicated time and energy to make Joomla better; and who would like to attend larger Joomla events, such as the Joomla! World Conference.

We wish to thank all those who applied, and congratulate those who were accepted! We look forward to seeing you in Bangalore!

The JET Team

The Joomla Event Travel Programme team members are:

  • Dianne Henning (Community Leadership Team)
  • Guillermo Bravo (Community Leadership Team)
  • Roland Dalmulder (Production Leadership Team)
  • Jessica Dunbar (Production Leadership Team)
  • Saurabh Shah (Open Source Matters)
  • Marijke Stuivenberg(Open Source Matters)
  • Radek Suski (Joomla Events Team)
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Joomla changes URL shortener

23 July, 2015 - 00:00

The url shortener was changed recently to a YOURLS setup which gives Joomla! a wider customisation possibility. The Team has exported all former short URLs to our knowledge, however we may have missed some.

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Call for UX Team Volunteers

17 July, 2015 - 15:27

Over the past 10 years, Joomla! has evolved naturally as a solution with guidance from the many wonderful volunteers and contributors. While this has worked for us so far, in order for us to remain relevant we need to start looking outside of our volunteer groups for direction. Namely, we need to start thinking about our end users - their needs, wants, and how they actually use the CMS in their day to day.

To kick off this process, we are rebooting the currently inactive Joomla! UX Team. This team is underneath the Production Leadership Team, and our first project will have major influence in how Joomla! 4 looks and functions from an end-user standpoint.

To make this happen, we need volunteers! Particularly those who have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Enterprise UX (this is a big one!)
  • User research & user testing
  • UX Strategy
  • UI Design
  • International accessibility standards


If you have experience in those areas, please send an email to detailing how you'd like to get involved and how you can help.

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Call for Transition Team Nominations - July 2015

7 July, 2015 - 18:36

Since the vote to adopt the New Structure & Methodology proposal by Joomla leadership in May, the final task of the Structure Team is to organize the nominations to the Transition Team, which will implement the new governance and conduct elections to form the new structure for the Joomla project.

The Transition Team will consist of 9 members, to include 3 leadership liaisons (one from each leadership team, chosen by that team), and 6 people to be elected from the community and/or leadership. Nomination or self-nominations is open to anyone from the current Leadership and the community at large.

Voting on the candidates will be done by the entire leadership on a private ballot form.

Candidates with experience specifically in the area of organizational and governance transitioning are encouraged to apply. The work of the Transition Team is expected to last several months, and will require a significant time commitment.

If you or someone you know is qualified and motivated to serve on the Transition Team, please fill out the nomination form and tell us more about your interest, skills, and experience.

In addition, we are also seeking submissions of names of community members to assist the Secretary of the Board to count the votes at the end of the Transition Team election process. Two community members will be chosen from these submissions. If you, or someone you know is interested, a separate form is available for this below.

Some of the criteria that will be used when evaluating Transition Team nominations include:

  • Community: the nominee should have a strong track-record of successfully collaborating with, enabling others and earning the respect of the Joomla! community.
  • Character: the nominee should have a history of acting honestly, fairly and openly in previous and current roles held, have demonstrated a general conduct of a professional and considerate nature on as well as other sites and media channels, and be willing to read and agree to abide by the Joomla Code of Conduct.
  • Experience and Expertise: in particular candidates are sought who have a good understanding of management systems and experience in transitioning.
  • Availability: because of the importance and the amount of work this team needs to do, we really want to stress that candidates need to have the time to take on this responsibility. Like most Joomla teams, meetings will take place on week days, and the time of day of the meetings will depend on the time zone composition of the team. The amount of work from week to week may vary, but in general, candidates should be able to devote 4 hours to the work of the team. Interviews of candidates will take place between July 25 - August 2.

Candidates from any country are welcome to apply to either of these openings.

The nomination period will close on July 21, 2015. The target date to announce the results of the election process is August 20, 2015.

Links to the forms:

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