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Today Joomla is 18 years old. It is also 2 years since the release of Joomla! 4, and the end of official support from the Joomla Volunteer Community for Joomla! 3

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September 19, 2023 by Phil Walton
The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla 5.0 Beta 2 for testing. The first in the 5.x series of Joomla! Taking all...
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September 17, 2023
After a three-year hiatus, the highly anticipated worldwide Pizza, Bugs, and Fun (PBF) event made a triumphant return. This gathering saw...
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September 21, 2023 by Luca Marzo
Open Source Matters, Inc.Full Board of Directors and Officers Meeting Date: September 07, 2023Time: 17:00 UTCTotal time of meeting: 1 hour 00...
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Open Source Matters, Inc.Full Board of Directors and Officers Meeting Date: August 24, 2023Time: 17:00 UTCTotal time of meeting: 55...

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Ric Allinson

ImageLocation: 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.

Nick Annies

ImageLocation: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Timezone: GMT

Nick was a child of the early days of personal computing, enjoying endless hours with the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 playing games like 'Nodes of Yesod', 'Sabrewulf', 'Knightlore', and of course classics like 'Track & Field'.

Shayne Bartlett

ImageLocation: Albany, Western Australia
Timezone: GMT +8

Born 1969 his first computer was an Apple IIe in the early 80's. After moving to Sydney Australia, Shayne spent the first half of his working life in the music industry. In the mid 90's he moved into the IT industry working for tier one resellers and major PC companies including Gateway. After moving to Albany in Western Australia Shayne discovered open source and spent a year playing with the Nukes before discovering Mambo 4.0 and never looked back. Currently he is the Business Development Director for an IT consultancy and spends much of his spare time working on or around Joomla!.

Levis Bisson

ImageLocation: Quebec City, Canada
Timezone: GMT -5
Position: Shop Team Lead

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.

Michelle Bisson

ImageLocation: Quebec City, Canada
Timezone: GMT -5
Position: Fundraising Team Lead

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.

Tim Broeker

ImageLocation: 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.


Ken Crowder

Ken CrowderLocation: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Timezone: GMT -6
Position: Joomla Community Leadership Team
Forum Profile: ChiefGoFor

Born in 1979, Ken grew up in a small town north of Kansas City, Missouri. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Northwest Missouri State University in 2002.

Although Ken first discovered Mambo in 2003, he did not start using it extensively until early 2005. His resume includes, BIGSHOT,, and Sprint. Kenneth resides in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife, Michelle, and two wonderful children, Ryland and Korina.

He authored a book called Using Joomla for O'Reilly.

Andrew Eddie

Andrew EddieLocation: Toowoomba, Australia
Timezone: GMT + 10
Position: Production Leadership Team
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. 

Anthony Ferrara

Image Location: Bridgewater, NJ, USA
Timezone: GMT -5
Position: Development Coordinator

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.

David Gal

ImageLocation: Israel
Timezone: GMT +2

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.


Rey Gigatras

ImageLocation: 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.

Wilco Jansen

ImageLocation: Wijhe, The Netherlands
Timezone: GMT +2
Position: Development Coordinator

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.

Johan Janssens

ImageLocation: Diest, Belgium
Timezone: GMT +2

At the age of 10, Johan began programming very simple games on his Commodore 64 and the first x86 a few years later. Later on he learned himself to program in C/C++ and PHP. His interest in electronics and programming led him to a masters degree in e-media. He actually set out for a career in game development but slowly wandered off into Open Source. Since he joined the mambo community early 2004 and then moving with that team to Joomla!, he never looked back.

Alex Kempkens

ImageLocation: Munich, Germany
Timezone: GMT +2
Position: currently in-active

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.

Mateusz Krzeszowiec

ImageLocation: 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.

Andy Miller

ImageLocation: Golden, Colorado, USA
Timezone: GMT -7

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.

Robin Muilwijk

ImageLocation: 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.

Ole Bang Ottosen

Image Location: Hillerød, Denmark, Europe
Timezone: GMT +1
Position: Community Leadership Team
Forum Profile: ot2sen

Ole, 42 of Hillerød, Denmark, works professionally as a Joomla! solutions provider since 2004.

He joined Joomla at the project birth in 2005 and voluntered to help moderate the International forums and became local Danish Translation Coordinator. Was invited to help build the Joomla! Extensions Directory in late 2005, and enjoyed the many hours of serious work and fun at the JED Editorial Team until he retired in early 2008. He joined the Core Team in 2007 when invited to take on the position as Joomla! Translation Coordinator. Was representing language matters in the Production Leadership from 2009-2010, and switched to Community Leadership in January 2010 for to better represent language matters in a community context. 

Mitch Pirtle

ImageLocation: New York City
Timezone: GMT -5

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.


Peter Russell

ImageLocation: 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.

Emir Sakic

ImageLocation: Stockholm, Sweden
Timezone: GMT +1

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.

Rob Schley

ImageLocation: 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.

Marko Schmuck

ImageLocation: 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.

Nicolas Steenhout

ImageLocation: 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.

Andy Stewart

ImageLocation: Northampton, United Kingdom
Timezone: GMT

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.

Brian Teeman

ImageLocation: Leeds, United Kingdom
Timezone: GMT

Originally a youth worker dealing with severely disturbed youngsters Brian was involved in publishing some of the largest multimedia CD-ROMS of the late 90's. In 2000 Brian helped to launch the first ISP for UK Linux users ( Brian sees his role as that of Councellor, advisor and advocate and was responsible for organising the First Mambo Developers Conference held in London in April 2004.


Trijnie Wanders

ImageLocation: 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.

Antonie de Wilde

ImageLocation: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.

Arno Zijlstra

ImageLocation: 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.