Starting from 2017 the Honour Roll information can be found on the Joomla! Volunteers Portal.
https://volunteers.joomla.org/board-of-directors#honorroll
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Location: Munich, Germany
Timezone: GMT +2
URL: ThinkNetwork.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/akempkens

Born and raised in Munich Alex is working as a corporate consultant today. One of this working fields is the usage of Open Source Solutions, concepts and techniques within todays corporate processes. As a developer he joined the Mambo/Joomla core/development team in 2004 and was working as events and communications lead recently. His book about the Joomla development is published in 2009 and within the Joomla community he works as lead developer for Joomla's multilingual extension Joom!Fish. In his vision Joomla will enable many more people to create websites and share information with others.

Andrea Tarr

Location: Belchertown, MA
Timezone: GMT -5
Position: Production Leadership Team
Twitter: @Tarrconsulting

Andy started programming when she was a librarian back in the late 70s. She took home a self-study guide to the IBM System-32/34 and wrote the first computerized circulation system in the state of New Hampshire.

She became deeply involved with Joomla as part of the Google Summer of Code 2009 and wrote the accessible Administrator template Hathor.

Now Andy uses Joomla with her clients because it gives clients a maintainable website that is easy to customize and extend. She specializes in understanding the customers' business needs and using her analytical & programming skills to fulfill those needs. She is the author of PHP and MySQL 24-Hour Trainer.

Andrew Eddie

Location: Toowoomba, Australia
Timezone: GMT + 10
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AndrewEddie
Forum Profile: masterchief

Andrew Eddie is the owner of a small web consultancy based near Toowoomba, Australia and co-owner of the product solutions company JXtended which makes several free and commercial extensions for Joomla. While originally a civil engineer, he moved into the web application development field in 2000. Andrew has been involved in the open source software movement in professional, volunteer and leadership capacities since 2002. His most notable contributions have been with the project management system dotProject, the award winning content management system Mambo and currently with the award winning content management system Joomla, a project he co-founded. He has made minor contributions to other respected open source projects such as phpDocumentor and Phing.

Andrew speaks regularly in Australia and internationally, advocating the cost effectiveness of open source software and generally sharing his knowledge about how individuals and business can be empowered by using Joomla. 

ImageLocation: Golden, Colorado, USA
Timezone: GMT -7
URL: rockettheme.com

Andy's love of computers and programming led him into Internet development during his years at the University of Florida where he graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering. Andy began with CGI programming and migrated to other technologies including ASP, PHP and Java. He has worked in all areas of the technology sector from startups and consulting companies, to Fortune 100 enterprises. Andy has worked on open source projects for over 5 years.

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Location: Northampton, United Kingdom
Timezone: GMT
URL:troozers.com

Born in Gibraltar in 1969 (an escaped Rock Monkey). Became interested in computers very early whilst playing and programming Atari 800XL's. Started programming in BASIC and Pascal, becoming a PHP zealot about 3 years ago when learnt about CMS's on the Internet. A Network and Linux architect by trade with EDS.

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Location: Bridgewater, NJ, USA
Timezone: GMT -5

Anthony, now 25, was brought up with computers. His father, a former developer for AT&T, taught Anthony how to program from a very early age (some accounts are as early 4 years old). He decided to take a break from computers after high school and studied mathematics in college. He has a diverse background including a private pilot's license, EMT, and is a state-certified firefighter. He now is a professional PHP developer who believes in the power of open source and community involvement.

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Location:Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Timezone: GMT +1

The need for a more advanced website gave him his first look into the world of content management systems. While building his first Joomla! website, he got to know the inner workings. He started to use his newfound knowledge to help people on the forum. This soon got out of control, and he is a now a resident forum spammer.

In daily life, Antonie is a technical consultant on identity management, virtualization and directories. New technologies never cease to fascinate him, there is always a drive to learn more.

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Location: The Netherlands
Timezone: GMT +1

Arno was born in 1973 and is what you call a late starter on computers since he wasn't brought up with them being around. He has since develop a passion for computers and especially Internet programming and have done web designing for some years now, and he is still learning every single day. He loves every minute working with the different team members from all over the world. Besides his education to become a website developer, Arno is a self-taught Internet technologies lover.

Christophe Demko

Location: La Rochelle, France, Europe
Timezone: GMT +1
Forum Profile:chdemko

He was born in 1965 and now lives in France. He is currently an assistant professor of computer sciences at the University of La Rochelle (France, Europe). He passed his MA in 1989 and his Ph.D. in 1992. Influenced by the practice of judo from early childhood, he has endeavoured to apply one of its principles in the service of the free software community "Best use of energy and mutual welfare" (Jigoro Kano).

He created or improved several extensions for Joomla:

He also contributed to Joomla's documentation (Hello World J!1.6 and Developing a Model-View-Controller Component for Joomla 1.6). Last, but not least, he now collaborates on the development of Joomla 1.6.

Location: Israel
Timezone: GMT +2
URL:www.joomla.co.il

David, 57, is an organisational consultant and holds a Degree in Computer Science. His first computer was a Commodore 64 and he recalls connecting to Compuserve with a 300 baud modem. In his spare time he coaches in teenage leadership. David is also active on the Joomla! Hebrew forums.

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Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Timezone: GMT +1
URL:sakic.net

Emir was born in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He became interested in electronics and computers very early programming C64 and Atari. His interest in electronics and software drove him to a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering. He discovered Mambo and joined the project in its early days in 2002. As a previous core developer of Mambo, Emir developed many addons, bug fixes and enhancements for both Joomla! and Mambo.

Ian MacLennan

Location: Toronto, Canada, North America
Timezone: GMT -5
Forum Profile: ianmac
Twitter:http://twitter.com/ian_maclennan

Ian joined the Joomla Project shortly after startup in 2005 and volunteered to work with the Developer Documentation project. Since then, he has become more involved with the project and has served in various roles, including GSoC mentor and administrator, developer documentation team leader, Joomla Bug Squad coordinator and Development Working Group Member.

He looks forward to the future as the Joomla community works together to further the goal of being a flexible platform for digital publishing and collaboration.

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Location: Quebec City, Canada
Timezone: GMT -5

Levis is an analyst-programmer (B.Sc.A.). After many years in the job market, Levis decided to go the Laval University to study computer programming in 1997. Graduating in 2000, he started, along with Michelle Bisson, a Web programming business. They offer customized programming solutions for their primary client, the Quebec government. He's been involved in the Mambo community since July 2003 and is now actively involved in developing Joomla. He's looking forward to the next phase of the Joomla Project with much anticipation.

Louis Landry

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Timezone: GMT -6

Louis, 28, of New Orleans, Louisiana, works in Web development and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Louisiana Tech University. His first experience with computers was playing on a 286 with Basic at his father's office. Louis has programmed in many languages, ranging from low level x86 assembly to managed languages like Java and scripting languages like PHP. He was a founding member of his university's robotics team. Louis is a car nut, and enjoys working on them in his spare time.

Mark Dexter

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Timezone: GMT – 8
Position: Production Leadership Team, Bug Squad Coordinator
Forum Profile: dextercowley

Mark started writing software in the 1970s on punch cards and, for 28 years, co-owned and ran a company that develops software for construction companies. During this time, he did everything from design and development to support, training, and documentation.

After retiring in 2007, Mark decided to learn more about open source software. After becoming the webmaster for a small non-profit organization, he discovered Joomla and started using version 1.5.2 in early 2008. He made the mistake of pressing the Help button and discovered that most of the help documentation hadn't been written yet. So he volunteered to write documentation and has continued to learn about Joomla and try to contribute to the project.

In the Joomla project, Mark is currently a Bug Squad Coordinator, a Development Coordinator, and the Administrator for the Joomla Student Outreach Program (JSOP). He has been a moderator on the forums, a member of the Documentation working group, and the Administrator for the 2009 Google Summer of Code program. He also has written four extensions.

Mark is especially interested in the area of automated testing using PHPUnit and Selenium. Mark has found the Joomla community to be incredibly friendly and welcoming and is excited about helping to make Joomla even better.

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Location: Berlin, Germany
Timezone: GMT +1

Marko's interest in computers started with the first release of the Commodore C64, but it switched fast to the first available IBM XT computer in mid 80's. He then started programming in Assembler, Cobol and C++. When he discovered the Internet in it's early days, he loved to work with HTML and PHP. Marko, for the last 8 years, has worked on open source projects. At first, he worked on his own projects, then he moved on CMS projects like phpnuke and postnuke. After that, he worked on XOOPS for the following 4 years, with 3 years of those years as a Core Member. He moved on to Mambo and more recently Joomla! to join their more professional team.

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Location: Gliwice, Poland
Timezone: GMT +1

Mateusz 25, of Poland, says he is a confirmed Joomla! neophyte "love at first sight!"  He is an undergraduate in Computer Engineering at the Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland. Mat is interested in web development and 2D and 3D graphics. He's currently researching faces and iris detection software and learning OpenGL. Mat wants to have a career in web and/or game programming. He loves science-fiction and fantasy books.

Matt Lipscomb

Location: Gadsden, Alabama, USA
Timezone: GMT -6
Forum Profile: mlipscomb

Matt Lipscomb is a designer and developer focusing completely on the Joomla CMS. Hailing from Gadsden, Alabama, Matt's former background is hotel development and management with a focus in online reservation systems. Since 2006 he has been building commercial websites based on the Joomla platform and in 2008 opened up Joomla Web Design by USAFL.

He has served the Joomla community through his work on the Joomla Extensions Directory, Joomla Resources Directory, Community Site Showcase and the Joomla Community Magazine as well as assists in many other areas of the official sites and directories.

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Location: Quebec City, Canada
Timezone: GMT -5

Michelle Bisson is one of the founding members of Joomla. Prior to that, she was invited onto the Mambo Core Team in early 2004 after having been active in the Mambo community since mid-2003.

She partners with Levis Bisson in a Web development company, Jazzisoft International Inc., which specializes in custom programming for the Quebec government and developing Joomla based sites for the municipal government, businesses, and non-profits. Their company is also known as POPcliQ in Quebec, Canada. They speak fluent English and French and have started to offer their services internationally.

Her involvement in the past was coordinating the User Documentation Team. Currently, she is leading the Fundraising Team, representing Joomla at various events and involved in organizing Joomla events in Canada.

Milena Mitova

Location: Long Island, NY, USA
Timezone: GMT -5

With more than 8 years of online marketing experience and a broad set of technical, creative and project management skills to complement her Joomla website-building skills, Milena creates high-impact websites and specializes in SEM (search engine marketing), analytics, PPC (pay-per click advertising), and landing page optimization. She owns Complete Website Care and works as an online marketing manager for FalconStor Software, Inc. She also voulnteers as an author and team member for Joomla Community Magazine.

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Location: New York City
Timezone: GMT -5
URL:spacemonkeylabs.com

Mitch is a chronic problem solver, consumed by an IT career started in 1988. He shifted his efforts primarily to Web-based technologies in 1995, and is now consulting for several companies, is a core developer for Joomla!, provides articles and book reviews for International PHP Magazine, and is a member of NYPHP.

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Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Timezone: GMT +12

A qualified French chef, Nic hung his apron up in the mid-1990's and moved into the non-profit, disability rights sector while living in the USA. Nic has been working on websites since 1994 and has been involved with web accessibility and usability for the best part of the last decade. Nic is currently a disability advisor to a New Zealand hospital board and runs his own consultancy services, with a focus on disability. In his "spare time", Nic also works in his web design and hosting company.

Omar Ramos

Location: El Centro, California, USA
Timezone: GMT -8
Forum Profile: orware
Twitter: @orware

Omar is currently the webmaster at Imperial Valley College (IVC) in Southern California. In that role he's used Joomla as the primary platform for developing web applications for the college tying in disparate systems such as Sungard Banner and Microsoft Active Directory into the college's web presence. Currently, he is working on migrating the college's main website to Joomla from its commercial CMS system and finishing up his second year of teaching part-time for the college. Before beginning work at IVC, Omar was finishing up his bachelor's degree and performing freelance work for local businesses in the area. Over the last few years Omar has contributed to Joomla as part of the Joomla Bug Squad and is happy to begin helping with the Production Leadership Team.

 

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Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Timezone: GMT

Joomla's PR man, Peter Russell, is an Australian who resides in Yorkshire, UK. Peter works in media strategy, PR, media liaison and infomatics. He is one of earliest adopters of and tactical implementers of open source intelligence methodologies.

He has extensive IT experience and has consulted for Apple for many years. He has experience in the newspaper and publishing industry and holds qualifications in Journalism, Photography and Print.

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Location: Marikina, Philippines
Timezone: GMT +8

Rey's Open Source involvement started with Mambo while at Uni in mid 2003 while looking for something to run a Sports Assoc site. He fell in love and began learning php and mysql, then started releasing a few small modules. This somehow led to an invitation into the Mambo Core Team. Rey now heads up the Jooma Stability team.

With a background far removed from the IT sector, Rey's formal education was in Economics and Sports & Recreation Administration. His interests outside the IT sphere are in the field of Sports Administration.

When not ensconced in front of a computer, Rey can be found Coaching and Refereeing Touch Rugby and playing Rugby or organizing Rugby & Touch Rugby tournaments.

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Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Timezone: GMT

Ric, 30, of Kent, United Kingdom, is an IT manager and discovered Mambo in 2003 while looking for a corporate CMS. He now spends his time coding Open Source systems for companies that don't have large IT budgets. He says he is constantly in search of elegant solutions to coding problems, lives in the Object Orientated camp of coding and loves a good framework, Joomla! being his framework of choice. This comes from his corporate Java background which was soon dropped when PHP5 hit the servers. Apart from computers, he's worked as an illustrator designing collectibles such as Noddy and Thunderbirds and in the film and television industry as a CGI artist on several Hollywood projects and a handful of low budget satellite channels.

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Location: New Orleans, LA, USA
Timezone: GMT -8

Rob was cursed with an insatiable curiosity at birth that lead him to spend significant portions of his existence staring deeply into the internals of various gadgets, gizmos and apparatuses. This curiosity eventually drove him into the world of Open Source Content Management Systems and Web Application Security where he now spends most of his waking life. He quickly became hooked on the amazingly powerful system that Joomla! is and once he dug his heels in, there was no going back. Rob is currently a Core Developer, after previously being Coordinator of the Quality & Testing Working Group.

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Location: Bleiswijk, The Netherlands
Timezone: GMT +1

Born in 1969, Robin discovered the world of computers and internet in 1997. Building websites got to be a hobby and this is how he discovered Mambo/Joomla in October 2003. Two years later he joins the Core Development Team as member of the Stability Team. The appointment of Robin, who is a Change Management expert, will further the Joomla Project's future by creating the best releases possible for the greater community.

Ron Severdia

Location: San Francisco, CA
Timezone: GMT -8
Position: Production Leadership Team
URL:PlayShakespeare.com
Forum Profile: severdia
Twitter: @severdia

 

Ron Severdia is CTO of Metrodigi, a leading eBook company in the San Francisco Bay Area and has directed interactive branding projects—from websites and brand identities to interactive campaigns—for clients such as HP, Verizon, Electronic Arts, Yahoo!, Visa, Walmart.com, eBay, and Apple. His prior experience includes stints as a Senior Designer and then Creative Director at Young & Rubicam, DDB, Glow, and Landor Associates. Fluent in several languages, he worked for seven years in Europe, where he won a Euro-Effie award for his creative work with Schweppes.

Ron has been using Joomla since 2006 to build sites for companies, large and small, including a worldwide branding site for Citibank. He is a member of the Kunena Forum team and he authored the Using Joomla book for O'Reilly Media. He is the founder of the Joomla-based Shakespeare site, PlayShakespeare.com.

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Location: Toowomba, Australia
Timezone: GMT +10
URL:pasamio.id.au

Sam, 20, of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, is the youngest member of the development team. He is currently studying IT and has been working with Mambo (now Joomla) since early 2004. His work came to the fore with the Google SOC and his update system, which will be further developed and included in Joomla. Sam also authors the JAuthTools project, which provides LDAP support for Joomla 1.0 and 1.5.

Sandra Warren

Location: Marianna, Florida, USA
Timezone: GMT -6
URL:
Forum Profile: magnoliaweb
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sandradwarren

She has been building computers since 1987 and websites since the late 90s. She is the CEO of Magnolia Web Group which focuses on every angle of the web development arena using Joomla only. Sandra was the original admin of the Joomla People Portal and was on the CLT for one year. She is now the Full time Copy Editor, Designer, and Web Developer for the Jackson County Times newspaper.

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Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Timezone: GMT -6

Tim was born in 1969 and began programming stick figure games on a Commodore 64 in the early 80s. He has been developing for the web since 1994 and currently provides custom development and user interface design for clients ranging from IBM to small non-profits and advocacy groups.

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Location: Stadskanaal, The Netherlands
Timezone: GMT +1

Trijnie was born in Groningen, The Netherlands in 1971. Her first steps on the information highway started in 1996 and was immediately impressed by the information, design and structure of websites. After building her first personal website, she caught the design fever and started her own design and hosting business.

In 2001 she stumbled upon open source products and after being pleasantly surprised noticing that it was for free, she felt a deep respect for the generosity of the communities, (individuals coming from countries all over the world, working together) all sharing their knowledge, time and expertise without expecting anything in return.

Wendy Robinson

Location: British Columbia, Canada
Timezone: GMT -8
Forum Profile: Wendy

Wendy has been a member of the Joomla community since 2005. She began volunteering as a moderator in the forums in 2006, eventually joining the Global Moderators and Forum Administrators team. In addition to her forum roles, Wendy has been on various teams such as the Community Workgroup, The Joomla Resources Directory team, and the marketing team. She has managed the Joomla Shop and served a 2 year term as an Open Source Matters Board Member from 2008 to 2010.

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Location: Wijhe, The Netherlands
Timezone: GMT +2

Born in 1967 in the Netherlands and currently living in Wijhe, Wilco started assembler programming as twelve year old whiz kid on a Tandy TRS 80. After years of being a programmer, then being a project manager, he finally became an IT manager. Wilco discovered Mambo when he was creating his own content management system and never lost focus after. He joined the Core Team as the Development Coordinator in September 2006 just to help make Joomla even better than it already is.