• 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.

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".

carlos camara

Location: Roquetas de Mar, Almería, Spain
Timezone: GMT+1
Position: Events Department Coordinator
URL: hepta.es
Volunteer Profile: Carlos Cámara Mora
Forum Profile: Carcam
GitHub: Carcam
Twitter: @carcam

Carlos loves Joomla! He has been actively involved in the community since Joomla! 1.5, after his first JoomlaDay Spain in 2008. After that came JoomlaDay UK one year later where he met more interesting people out of his country and then he had the opportunity of attending JandBeyond 2010 where he learnt so much and started being involved in more positions in the community. Joomla! events have shaped his life and helped him establish his current position as consultant.

When his wife, dog and two kids allow him, he is a web consultant specialized in Joomla! Development and he also has the privilege of learning everyday as part of JEvents team.

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: Programs 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.

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.

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: Lecce, Italy
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.

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