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Tue

23

Sep

2014

A new organizational structure and methodology to empower the growth of Joomla!
Written by Structural Team   
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 19:30

Why do we want to see a change?

The leadership summit which occurred prior to J and Beyond 2014 brought about a number of incredible improvements. The theme for this year’s event “Investing in our Future” and the focus of the event - “Make it Happen” were both brought to reality by the entire event and specifically the leadership team.

The Joomla project has a great community already. But the leadership would like to empower more volunteers to effectively contribute by increasing the transparency, communication and trust. The majority of the leadership felt that our current organizational structure and methodology is not optimal for the processes in our community moving forward.

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Wed

10

Sep

2014

JWC14 JET Recipients Announced
Written by Dianne Henning   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 18:33

The Joomla Event Travel Programme (JET) is pleased to announce that we have selected 15 members from the worldwide Joomla community. With 49 applications to choose from, it was a difficult decision that was made easier because of the criteria point system that was put into place prior to the call for applications.

We also selected some people who are heavily involved in core teams so they will be able to meet face-to-face with their team members. Next year we will be giving more opportunities to new candidates.

We would like to congratulate the following JWC14 JET recipients:

Achal Aggarwal
Alejandro Pascoli
Brian Teeman
Chad Windnagle
Dawn Russell
Eric Lamy
George Wilson
Jacques Rentzke
Jennifer Gress
Jorge Leonardo Soto Pozo
Kshitij Sharma
Nadeeshaan Gunasinghe
Roland Dalmulder
Ryan Bernstein
Sigrid Suski

They will have the cost of admission covered to the upcoming Joomla! World Conference on November 7 - 9, 2014 in Cancun, Mexico, and will receive assistance with travel and lodging.

The JET Programme is an initiative that was created to support active project volunteers and community members who have dedicated time and energy to make Joomla better; and who would like to attend larger Joomla events, such as J and Beyond and the Joomla! World Conference.

We wish to thank all those who applied, and congratulate those who were accepted! We look forward to seeing you in sunny Cancun in November!

The JET Team

The Joomla Event Travel Programme team members are:

  • Guillermo Bravo (Community Leadership Team)
  • Javier Gómez (Production Leadership Team)
  • Dianne Henning (Community Leadership Team)
  • Saurabh Shah (Open Source Matters)
  • Radek Suski (Open Source Matters)
 

Wed

23

Jul

2014

Joomla Event Traveller Programme (JET) Now Open for JWC14
Written by Dianne Henning   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 18:33

The Joomla Event Traveller Programme (JET) is pleased to announce that we will be taking applications from the worldwide Joomla community, for the upcoming Joomla! World Conference to be held on November 7th - 9th, 2014 in Cancun, Mexico.

The JET Programme is an initiative that was created to support active project volunteers and community members who have dedicated time and energy to make Joomla better, and who would like to attend larger Joomla events, such as J and Beyond, and the Joomla! World Conference. The JET Programme will cover the cost of the admission ticket, and will provide assistance with travel and lodging to the JWC.

The Deadlines

August 15: Deadline for application

August 22: Recipients selected and notified

August 30: Public announcement in a blogpost on joomla.org

Application Criteria

The criteria to be followed by the JET Committee for the election of candidates is as follows:

  • Applications of the candidates will be arranged in accordance with the contributions made to the Joomla project (especially during the last year) based on the information enclosed in the application and duly proven with recommendations from team or working group leaders.
  • Subsequently, all applicants will be accepted in order of appearance in the final list until the estimated budget for this edition of the JET Programme, 30,000 US dollars, is reached.
  • This is an opportunity for the entire Joomla community, however, priority will be given to those participants who have not yet received a JET recognition.
  • The JET Committee will give special consideration to well written applications that include details and timeframes of their participation in the Joomla project.

We encourage you to apply using this form http://events.joomla.org/jet-jwc-2014. Please note, there are certain criteria and conditions that must be met. Please read the guidelines carefully. Good luck!

The JET Committee

The Joomla Traveller Programme committee members are:

  • Dianne Henning (Community Leadership Team)
  • Radek Suski (Open Source Matters)
  • Javier Gómez (Production Leadership Team)
  • Guillermo Bravo (Community Leadership Team)
 

Tue

15

Apr

2014

Joomla Event Traveller Programme (JET) Recipients Chosen
Written by Dianne Henning   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:28

The Joomla Event Traveller Programme (JET) is pleased to announce that we have selected 25 members from the worldwide Joomla community, representing 16 countries as the recipients of the first JET Programme recognition. They will have the cost of admission covered to the upcoming J and Beyond Conference on May 30 – June 1, 2014 in Königstein Germany, and will receive assistance with travel and lodging.

The JET Programme is an initiative that was created to support active project volunteers and community members who have dedicated time and energy to make Joomla better, and who would like to attend larger Joomla events, such as J and Beyond and the Joomla! World Conference. (We will put a call out for the Joomla! World Conference JET Programme later this summer.)

We wish to thank all those who applied and congratulate those who were accepted! We look forward to seeing you in Königstein at J and Beyond!

 

Tue

15

Apr

2014

Open Source Matters Elects New President, Sarah Watz, to Guide Joomla!
Written by Marijke Stuivenberg   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:11

On April 8th 2014 the Board of Open Source Matters Inc (OSM), the non-profit organization that provides legal and financial support to the Joomla! project, conducted their first Annual General Meeting of the Members in accordance with the bylaws. From a list of candidates that consisted of board Directors who could be re-elected and a number of nominees that were submitted after the call for nominations, the members selected a board of 13 Directors:

Martijn Boomsma (The Netherlands)
Mike Carson (USA)
Ronni Christiansen (Denmark)
Victor Drover (USA)
Jorge Lopez-Bachiller Fernandez (Guatemala)
Rod Martin (USA)
Tessa Mero (USA)
Ryan Ozimek (USA)
Saurabh Shah (India)
Joe Sonne (Canada)
Marijke Stuivenberg (The Netherlands)
Radek Suski (Germany)
Sarah Watz (Sweden)

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