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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

 

Fri

29

May

2015

Joomla Code of Conduct Update - Community Feedback
Written by Ruth Cheesley   
Friday, 29 May 2015 14:10

At the Joomla! World Conference in November 2014, a team was tasked by the Leadership Summit with reviewing and updating the Joomla! Code of Conduct which is presently available at http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/the-project/code-of-conduct.html.

The team has worked since that date to update and refine the Code of Conduct, taking into account the rise of social media and the need to update the policy in line with the size and diversity of our community.

Research has been carried out which includes drawing from how other Open Source projects manage volunteer and leadership conduct, identifying example policies, reviewing procedures for dealing with breaches of policies, and identifying what might be the most appropriate way of deciding and implementing sanctions at varying levels.

Following a two week period of feedback from the Leadership Teams, we now request feedback from the Joomla! community for a further period of two weeks, where we welcome comments on the base English language document and translated versions.

To access the base document, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mUCWA2TDJ90KxuL89-oh2s9ZL1R34SBJZJtJihfeaJ8/edit?usp=sharing - translated versions will be linked to from this document.

If you would like to help translate this document into your language, please join the translation room on Glip by visiting www.glip.com/joomla and signing up for an account, then join the room called ‘Translation Room’. The team will be able to support you in translating the document.

Community feedback will be open until Friday, 12th June 2015 at which point the final version of the Code of Conduct Policy will be presented to the Leadership Teams for formal adoption by vote. If you would like to make suggestions, please use the ‘comment’ feature on Google Docs. For further discussion please use this forum post: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=704&t=888947

 

Sun

24

May

2015

The Marketing Team Needs Your Input!
Written by Mike Veeckmans   
Sunday, 24 May 2015 00:00

The Marketing Team Needs Your Input!

J! and Beyond is coming closer, in less than one week time we’ll have our Make It Happen session in Prague. Marketing is planning on 4 projects to happen :

  • Content & Sitemap of the Joomla websites
  • Sponsorship Marketing
  • Public Relations Team kick off
  • Traffic generation
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Thu

14

May

2015

JUG Team restructure
Written by Ruth Cheesley   
Thursday, 14 May 2015 16:00

The Joomla User Group (JUG) team is a vital part of our community, ensuring that our passionate community members can connect with other people living near them and meet up in-person to share their love for Joomla!.

The JUG Team has been led by Liam Mandville for many years, showing enormous dedication to the creation and maintenance of the JUG Directory and encouraging the formation of new User Groups around the world.  After many years of dedication, Liam is stepping down from his role as team lead due to work commitments, effective 30th April 2015.

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