- Category: Team News
- Created on Wednesday, 15 August 2007 06:29
The 'masterchief' (his forum handle) has never been too far away though. He has been an active member of the Development Working Group and his assistance with bringing Joomla! 1.5 to where it is today is noteworthy.
Andrew's lead-level contributions are properly recognised with this appointment — without the administrative burden that comes with core team member responsibilities. In short, this mean Andrew is now a lead dev but not a core team member.
"I don't regret my time in the top job, though it's not one you really ask for because it is very tough on your person and your family," Andrew said, "but being down in the engine room once again has been good for me, and ultimately for the project. We are really quite lucky I think, because we have a great team at the moment and continue to attract people to the Joomla! project who are fair-dinkum about Open Source and have genuine outward-giving hearts. That's a pretty good legacy for a project in my book."
When asked about his favourite bits of the next version: "There are lots of things, but I'd have to say the biggies are the the MVC architecture we have in the frontend, the revamped template override system, and the new menu manager. These are among the many new features that release so many of the shackles we had to 'hack' around as developers in the current version."
When asked about his vision for Joomla!: "The CMS genre is very different from what it was when I entered back in 2003. Back then it was about putting content back in the hands of the regular folks. Now, with the advent of the Web 2.0 phenomena, the requirements for a CMS to provide artistic freedom for designers is also being pushed to the limit. I can never forget when we were back doing Mambo, I don't think a release was out for a day and people were pushing the envelope and asking for more. The people I've had the pleasure of working with over the years have always had the knack of being able to find a good balance between user needs and toys for developers. So, my vision would be that this continues, and that Joomla! continues to embrace the new technologies that will come and craft them in such a way that it empowers the regular user to do more and more with their websites."
Andrew lives near Toowoomba, Australia, with his family, and the red-back spiders and brown snakes from the farm next door. Prior to being a full-time Joomla! consultant, Andrew worked at the Toowoomba City Council as a developer of their Content Management Systems and Web Based GIS, and as a Civil Engineer before that.
- Category: General News
- Created on Tuesday, 07 August 2007 13:19
You can now proudly show your Joomla! colours with an official Joomla! Cap, ourJoomla! Laptop Bag, or both! We hope these new products will provideJoomla! fans with a strong visual statement to demonstrate their support. Allprofits from our online shop go back into the project to further itsnot-for-profit aims and ambitions. Look cool and support Joomla! at thesame time.
The ultra-light brushed cotton of this low profile cap looks sensational withthe Joomla! embroidered logo. You'll enjoy the comfort of 96% cotton and justenough spandex to provide pleasant flexibility for long-term wear. The NU-FITband provides a fitted cap look and is designed to absorb moisture whilemaintaining its shape. You won't believe how comfortable this cap is to wear andyou'll look great from the first moment you put it on.
Joomla!Laptop Messenger Bag
If you rely on your laptop, you need a reliable laptop bag. Our Joomla! LaptopMessenger Bag is built for the long haul. With 1680-denier, advanced ballisticnylon and super-tough polyurethane coating on one side for water resistance. Thepadded computer compartment will hold up to a 15" lap top and is designed tokeep it safe, but this versatile travel companion can hold a whole lot more. Twosets of interior organizer pockets help keep everything you need at yourfingertips. Measuring 16.25" w x 12" h x 5.75" d, this solid unit features adurable, PVC bottom; an adjustable, padded shoulder strap with a guided releasebutton; a padded handle; superior stitching; and reflective accents. Carry theJoomla! embroidered logo proudly on this Laptop Messenger Bag.
- Category: General News
- Created on Monday, 30 July 2007 08:10
Thailand Open Source Festival
During the 7th Thailand Open Source Software Festival, to be held on August 2-3, 2007 at Bangkok Convention Center, 5th floor Central Plaza Lardpraow
Chatuchak, Alex Kempkens will speak about Joomla! and the reason why a CMS is essential for Web 2.0. The conference which is supported by an exhibition presents several Open Source solutions and projects. The focus of the talks will be how Open Source solutions can be used within the company/office environment. More information can be found in our forum.
LinuxWorld San Francisco
The Linux World Expo in San Francisco has a very good reputation for the Joomla! project and Open Source in general. Meet Joomla! core team members Louis Landry, Rob Schley and Johan Janssens from August 6-9, 2007 at the Moscone Center San Francisco, CA. We are very proud that Joomla! project manager Johan Janssens will speak at the conference. Johan will introduce the audience to Joomla! with his session about: "Understanding the Joomla Framework - Tips and Tricks From the Frontline". The session will cover several aspects of the new Joomla! Framework and will give an overview of the different packages as well as explaining its usage with examples.
Does this sound exciting? A must see session we would say! Important for everybody wanting to meet the Joomla! team at the event. If you sign up before the event (until the 5th of August) registration is FREE (0,- US-$). Check out the conference details at the linuxworldexpo.com site. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to meet Louis, Rob and some other special guests as well as other community members. Check out the forum and show hands if you will be around to talk about the latest news about the Joomla! project, your websites and everything else you like to talk about.
Finally we will demonstrate how you can easily create completely new web applications based on the Framework in just a few lines of code.
Over past years Joomla! has won some prestigious awards at the SF LinuxWorld. With the release of Joomla! 1.5 we believe this takes the project to a whole new level. The new framework is fast becoming recognised as 'the next big thing' in open source technologies. 1.5 is attracting some amazing new talent — with third-party developers and architects wanting to achieve more than ever before with the Joomla! 1.0 series. "These are most definitely THE most exciting times of the Joomla! project," Johan said. "We've put in thousands of hours of development time creating this 'next generation framework' and we feel its potential is only limited by people's imaginations. Joomla! is now much more than a CMS."
San Francisco in Detail:
- DOT.org Pavillion at Booth 11
- The booth will be manned by core team members Louis Landry, Rob Schley and Johan Janssens, together with members of the local Joomla! usergroups.
Tuesday, 7 August:
Community Meetup @ Thirsty Bear
Meet at booth at 17:00; walk to venue at 17:30
Wednesday, 8 August:
Johan's Janssens Talk
10:15 - 11:15 - Understanding the Joomla! Framework - Tips and Tricks From the Frontline (Session Q4)
Thursday, 9 August
James Vasile (of OSM and the Software Freedom Law Center) talk
10:15 - 11:15 - Inside the GPLv3
REGISTRATION FOR FREE
Exhibit registration : http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/live/12/TB296182//SN298548 (free)
Website : http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/live/12/
Tuesday August 7, 2007 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday August 8, 2007 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday August 9, 2007 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
* Please note the LinuxWorld has no public exhibition on August 6.
ON-SITE REGISTRATION HOURS
Registration is located in the upper north lobby of the Moscone Center
The Moscone Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103