• Department Coordinator Leaders: responsible for overseeing the teams within their department as well as sitting on the Board as a Director. See the list of department teams on the Volunteers Portal.
  • Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer): responsible for managing all legal and financial affairs for Joomla! and also the Joomla! demo sites.

To learn more about the new structure, please see this overview of the structure and you can also read the By-laws.

Browse the Volunteers Portal to find the list of teams, as well as reports.


The Department Coordinators and Officers are listed below.

Sandra Decoux

Location: Saint-Martin, French West Indies
Timezone: GMT -4
Position: Marketing & Communication Department Coordinator
URL: idimweb.com
Volunteer Profile: Sandra Decoux
GitHub: Sandra97
Twitter: @SandraDecoux97

After mastering HTML and CSS sites, Sandra discovered Joomla! in 2008 which she uses on most of her clients’ sites.
Aside being part of the Marketing & Communication Teams, Sandra is a member of the Documentation and Webmasters Teams and contributes as much as she can in a wide range of Joomla! areas and projects including but not limited to; Documentation, Localization, CSS, Landing Pages and maintenance of some of the project’s websites.

Born in the French Alps, Sandra is living partly in the Caribbean (St. Martin) and the French Alps (Annecy).

hugh douglas smith

Location: Berkshire, UK
Timezone: GMT
Position: Operations Department Coordinator
URL: webappz.co.uk
Volunteer Profile: Hugh Douglas-Smith
Forum Profile: hdouglas
GitHub: hdouglassmith
Twitter: @webappzltd

Hugh has been working with Joomla! since the release of 1.5 beta. He was co-founder of a web development company WebAppz which now focuses solely on Joomla! development. Hugh has contributed to a number of Joomla! teams including the Extensions Directory as Reviews Manager and Marketing lead for JWC17.

Hugh has a background in sales & marketing having served as a director or senior manager for a number of international software houses. He spent 7 years within the document management arena and then workflow, CRM and ERP at one point running an offshore team of over 70 developers. All of this provides a useful background in understanding the processes of businesses as well as the development of software.

Outside of Joomla! Hugh serves as chairman of a couple of significant charities as well as working with volunteers in the non I.T. world. He is a keen swimmer, amateur photographer and enjoys travelling.

yves hoppe

Location: Munich, Germany
Timezone: GMT +1
Position: Legal & Finance Department Coordinator
URL: compojoom.com
Volunteer Profile: Yves Hoppe
GitHub: yvesh
Twitter: @yveshoppe

Yves Hoppe is a long term Open Source contributor and developer, based in Munich, Germany.
He started writing extensions for Joomla! back in 2007 and it has been his full time business with Compojoom since 2012.
He is involved in various Joomla! Production teams, like Automated Testing, JSST, New Media Manager and Google Summer of Code.
Outside Joomla! he his also interested in other open source projects, like Arch Linux, CMS Garden and the FSFE.

djamel kherbi

Location: Algier, Algeria
Timezone: GMT+1
Position: Events Department Coordinator
Volunteer Profile: Djamel Kherbi
GitHub: webdjam
Twitter: @DKherbi

Djamel has a degree in recording audio, he started to build websites mostly dedicated to web radios in the end of the 90's. He believes in Open Source as key to success.
In 2010 he started to use Joomla! to build websites for podcast as well streaming platforms using Icecast server.
He joined the JUG Team in 2015, helping the local communities to start there user groups, and he also organised the Joomla User Group Algiers.

viktor vogel

Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Timezone: GMT +1
Position: Programs Department Coordinator
URL: Kubik-Rubik Joomla! Extensions
Volunteer Profile: Viktor Vogel
Forum Profile: Kubik-Rubik
Github: Kubik-Rubik
Twitter: @viktorvogel

 

george wilson

Location: London, UK
Timezone: GMT
Position: Production Department Coordinator
URL: JoomJunk Extensions
Volunteer Profile: George Wilson
Github: wilsonge
Twitter: @GW1992

George slowly entered of web design during school in 2010 and shortly after he started developing Joomla extensions. In 2011 George found a really annoying Joomla bug which he submitted a fix for and the rest as they say is history. Since then George has been part of the documentation team, the bug squad team and have helped out in many sub groups focussing on code in the CMS and Framework.

rowan hoskyns abrahall

Location: London, UK
Timezone: GMT
Position: President
Volunteer Profile: Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall
GitHub: Joomv

Rowan has been working with Joomla! since it forked from Mambo. Based in London, UK she builds, maintains and consults on sites for a wide variety of clients from small businesses to government agencies and NGOs. Rowan is lead of the JET Team and webmaster of the Community Portal, as well as a member of the JUG Team and Capital Committee. Outside of Joomla her interests are travel and cooking.

alexander metzler

Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Timezone: GMT +1
Position: Vice President
URL: a-fusion.de
Volunteer Profile: Alexander Metzler
Twitter: @a_fusion

Alexander has been working as a corporate designer for customers from various industries since 2003. He realizes web projects with Joomla since the time of Joomla 1.5.

He is specialized in marketing and media and has worked for newspapers, magazines and Germany's public television.

He supports the Joomla Community as a speaker and with graphic works and is responsible for the JUG Rhein-Main. He runs the German audio podcast "HELDENstunde", which is about healthy and conscious living. Alex is also known as "Jbeatbox" and has absolutely no plan of PHP

luca marzo
Location: Lecce, Italy
Timezone: GMT +1
Position: Secretary
Volunteer Profile: Luca Marzo
GitHub: jeckodevelopment
Twitter: @jeckodev

Luca got in touch with Joomla! in 2007. Shortly he became an active member of the Italian Joomla! Community where he served as forum moderator and then global moderator.

He served in several teams and roles, from the Joomla! Extensions Directory Team to the Joomla! Certification Program, from Trademark Team to the CMS Maintenance Team. During 2016 he joined the Production Leadership Team as Assistant.

During the Transition of the Project, he was appointed Programs Department Coordinator (for just few days) and then he was elected Secretary of Open Source Matters, Inc.

jason rosenbaum

Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Timezone: GMT – 5
Position: Treasurer 
Volunteer Profile: Jason Rosenbaum
Twitter: @the_real_JR99

Jason is a forward-thinking executive with strong client-facing, financial, and operational experience. His proven leadership has resulted in improved performance across companies operating both in the U.S. and internationally. With experience in restructuring small businesses for growth (both organic and via mergers & acquisitions), managing multi-disciplined teams, and expertise in integration activities, he has had success in building companies and delivering enterprise services.

Jason's leadership leverages a mix of creative problem-solving, team-building, critical thinking, and the ability to effectively communicate with all business stakeholders, resulting in high-performing teams and organizations.

He is currently Partner & COO at Crowd Favorite, a boutique digital agency dedicated to bringing Open Source software to the enterprise.

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