• 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 this document.
  • 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.

michael babker

Location: White Bear Lake, Minnesota, USA
Timezone: GMT – 6
Position: Production Department Coordinator
URL: michaels.website
Volunteer Profile: Michael Babker
Forum Profile: mbabker
GitHub: mbabker
Twitter: @mbabker

Michael has been developing with, using, and contributing to Joomla! since 2010 in a plethora of roles that even he lost track of. Most notably he is a past release coordinator (including having issued the final 2.5 release), Security Strike Team Lead, and member of the Production Leadership Team. Today his contributions are primarily in a systems administration role being involved in the management of the joomla.org websites and he serves as the Production Department Coordinator.

Beyond Joomla!, Michael has a wealth of experience in the Information Technology field having worked previously as a Systems and Network Administrator in addition to maintaining several industry related certifications and having earned a degree in Information Technology. His full time work these days see him as the Lead Developer for Happy Dog Web Productions where he is primarily involved in the development of web applications using various PHP and JavaScript technologies.

When not paying the bills or writing code, Michael can be found enjoying the scenery wherever he's at in the world, representing the Joomla! project within the greater Open Source community, opinionating through social media, and all in all enjoying life.

soren beck jensen

Location: Granada, Spain
Timezone: GMT +1
Position: Legal & Finance Department Coordinator
URL: jensen.technology
Volunteer Profile: Søren Beck Jensen
Forum Profile:
GitHub: aDaneInSpain
Twitter: @sorenbeck

Soren has been in the Internet industry since 1994 and has a broad experience in development, design, sales, marketing and management.

Soren started using Joomla! when it was forked from Mambo and later got involved with the community and has volunteered with Marketing, Development, Google Summer of Code, Resources Directory and the Capital Committee.

Originally from Denmark, Soren has been living in Spain since 2005 where he runs his business "Jensen Technologies", a Joomla! centric web development company behind Component Creator and Neno Translate for Joomla.

Soren is a PHP developer at heart and loves it when he gets the opportunity to code which is not so often between running a company, volunteering in Joomla! and being the father of two.

Soren is an avid speaker and attends Joomla! conferences whenever he gets the opportunity. where you sometimes can hear him sing his song "HalleJoomla".

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: @Sandra Thevenet

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).

yves hoppe

Location: Munich, Germany
Timezone: GMT +1
Position: Programs Department Coordinator
URL: compojoom.com
Volunteer Profile: Yves Hoppe
Forum Profile:
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.

rowan hoskyns abrahall

Location: London, UK
Timezone: GMT
Position: Events Department Coordinator
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.

peter martin

Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Europe
Timezone: GMT +1
Position: Operations Department Coordinator
URL: www.db8.nl
Volunteer Profile: Peter Martin
Forum Profile: pe7er
Twitter: @pe7er

Like millions of others, Peter's computer career began in 1984 with the Commodore 64. Ten years later he got hooked to the Internet during his studies Marketing and Mass Communication. When plain HTML wasn't sufficient anymore he learned PHP/MySQL. In 2003 Peter discovered Mambo CMS but only got actively involved in the Joomla! community in 2005 when he started helping other users at Joomla! forum. Peter has been a forum Moderator since 2006 & Global Moderator since 2007. 

In his hometown he organizes Open Coffee Nijmegen (a monthly networking event for small businesses and self employed people) and Linux User Group Nijmegen. Peter has his own business www.db8.nl (founded in 2005) and supports companies and organizations with Joomla! implementations, support and custom Joomla extension development.

His other interests are open source software, Linux (Debian), Nginx, Raspberry Pi, music (collecting vinyl records) and art house movies.

robert jacobi

Location: Chicago, USA
Timezone: GMT -5
Position: President
URL: www.arctg.com
Volunteer Profile: Robert Jacobi
Twitter: @robertjacobi

Robert Jacobi is Founder of Arc Technology Group, a leading Joomla web development consultancy, based in Chicago. Founded in 2000, Arc works with Fortune 50 companies, mid-market businesses, and entrepreneurial start-ups. Robert and Arc have been developing Mambo and Joomla websites since 2004.

Robert is one of the foremost experts in content management and web development specializing in Joomla solutions for business. Effective deployment and management of content using internet technologies has been a cornerstone of Robert’s philosophy and has helped clients achieve measurable results. Robert leads the firm in developing complete custom solutions and Joomla implementations, and believes Joomla is the future cornerstone for implementation of open solutions.

Robert is a heavily involved in speaking at Joomla events on enterprise topics, from keynoting Joomla Days to presenting at JandBeyond and Joomla World Conference. He believes that small to enterprise websites can be made amazing with Joomla!

aleksander kuczek

Location: Cracow, Poland, Europe
Timezone: GMT +1
Position: Vice-President
URL perfectdashboard.com
Volunteer Profile: Aleksander Kuczek
GitHub: aleksanderkuczek
Twitter: @A_Kuczek

Aleksander got introduced to Joomla! by his father 10 years ago, so Joomla! is a family thing for him. He has built and lead the largest Joomla! focused agency in Poland. Additionally, he has also experience in extension development. His company's extension is the most popular contact form for Joomla! and has reached top 25 among all Joomla! extensions.

Apart from his role in the leadership, he is involved in the JED team, where he helps to analyze data in order do improve the user experience.

Outside Joomla! he is CEO of Perfect Dashboard CEO where he helps website makers & extension developers increase their income. Known as a foodie, a frequent speaker on JoomlaDays, JWC & JaB and multiple other IT conferences, and a truly computer games fan.

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

Italian, living in Bratislava (Slovakia), 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. Currently he works at IBM.

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.

Mike Demopoulos

Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
Timezone: GMT – 6
Position: Treasurer
UR: MikeDemo.com
Volunteer Profile: Mike "Demo" Demopoulos
GitHub: mdemop
Twitter: @mpmike

Mike "Demo" Demopoulos is a longtime lover of Open Source Software.
He currently works at BoldGrid (a WordPress Page Builder) as an Evangelist.
He has spoken at numerous open source events around the world. He has been interviewed by multiple publications and podcasts and as contributed to many as well.

Mike also volunteers with The Joomla! Project as the treasurer of Open Source Matters (the not for profit organization for Joomla!) as well as serving on the Joomla! World Conference and Capital teams. He also co-organizes JoomlaDay Minnesota. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife Kayla and dog B'Elanna.