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Wed

12

Aug

2015

Happy 10th Birthday Joomla!
Written by Mike Veeckmans   
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 10:01

Spread The Joomla! Love

On August 17 Joomla! will turn ten. 10 Years Together as a community, as contributors and as friends. For this special occasion co-founder, Brian Teeman, has created a website to celebrate 10 Years Together. As a community we’re selling unique and time-limited shirts.

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Fri

31

Jul

2015

Thank You SysAdmins !!
Written by Mike Veeckmans   
Friday, 31 July 2015 00:00

SysAdmin Day

Your network is secure, your computer is up and running, and your webserver is still online. Why? Because you’ve got an awesome sysadmin (or maybe a whole IT department) keeping your business up and running. So say IT loud; say IT proud …

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Thu

30

Jul

2015

The Marketing Working Group is looking for a Creative Lead Designer
Written by Mike Veeckmans   
Thursday, 30 July 2015 15:52

Are you a creative person that is able to manage projects and deliver them on time? Do you like working with a team of talented designers?

Our Marketing Team is looking for a creative and experienced Lead Designer.

The Marketing Team is underneath the Community Leadership Team. We work closely with the Production Leadership Team and Open Source Matters and all areas of the project. The lead designer will have a major influence on marketing materials and websites.

You will:

  • Work with a team of talented designers that is capable of creating the finest possible visuals
  • Provide direction and support to the design team
  • Ensure that the design team works in the most efficient manner
  • Take part in our weekly meeting to improve the design product
  • Identify marketing initiatives and opportunities
  • Play a crucial role in elevating our reputation
  • Develop templates and documentation that aid all parts of the Joomla project
  • Inspire and motivate!

Key requirements:

  • 7 years design experience, both in digital and in print 2-3 years experience managing a team of designers
  • Proficient in designing for the web, mobile and other connected devices
  • A strong portfolio of personal design work, demonstrating your unique style and creativity
  • Experience working with leading brands. Strong, motivational leadership skills
  • An interest in Open Source philosophy and not-for-profit initiatives and organizations
  • Excellent knowledge of English (and any other extra language! We are an international project!).
  • Aware of other cultures
  • Good listener
  • Able to work remotely with volunteers from all around the world
  • You must be someone who is always on-hand to support their team

What we offer:

  • Leading and volunteering for the award-winning CMS
  • Be on a team that is passionate about design and marketing
  • Have a meaningful impact on Joomla's future
  • Build the experience that powers 3% of the web
  • Your work will be showcased to a worldwide audience
  • Possibility to take part in our annual conference
  • An amazing team that will support you and trust your choices and skills

Interested? Then fill out this short form right away and we'll get in touch with you as soon as possible!

 

Thu

23

Jul

2015

Joomla changes URL shortener
Written by Mike Veeckmans   
Thursday, 23 July 2015 00:00

The joom.la url shortener was changed recently to a YOURLS setup which provides us with a higher level of customisation. The Team has, to our knowledge, exported all former short URLs however we may have missed some.

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Fri

17

Jul

2015

Call for UX Team Volunteers
Written by Crystal Harris   
Friday, 17 July 2015 15:27

Over the past 10 years, Joomla! has evolved naturally as a solution with guidance from the many wonderful volunteers and contributors. While this has worked for us so far, in order for us to remain relevant we need to start looking outside of our volunteer groups for direction. Namely, we need to start thinking about our end users - their needs, wants, and how they actually use the CMS in their day to day.

To kick off this process, we are rebooting the currently inactive Joomla! UX Team. This team is underneath the Production Leadership Team, and our first project will have major influence in how Joomla! 4 looks and functions from an end-user standpoint.

To make this happen, we need volunteers! Particularly those who have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Enterprise UX (this is a big one!)
  • User research & user testing
  • UX Strategy
  • UI Design
  • International accessibility standards
  • Interaction Design

 

If you have experience in those areas, please fill out the form at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UmVcxxPgdigW0Yj4yBIJTYE3f1nGj3MZvEvDqZZW6M0/viewform

 


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