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Call For Joomla! Community Leadership Team Nominations
Written by Peter Martin   
Friday, 28 December 2012 16:49

The Joomla! Community Leadership Team (CLT) is currently looking for new active members from the Joomla community to strengthen our team. If you know a fellow Joomla community member who is active in the Joomla.org or in a local Joomla community, and who would be available & suitable for the position, please nominate them. You can also nominate yourself. Please keep in mind that this is *not* a voting contest: asking all your acquaintances to nominate or vote for you, certainly doesn't give you any bonus points :-)

What is the CLT?

The Community Leadership Team (CLT) is the leadership arm of the project responsible for the Community Workgroup (CWG). The Community Workgroup (CWG) consists of certain sites/areas where hundreds of volunteers help out:

  • Joomla Community Magazine (JCM), magazine.joomla.org
  • Joomla Community Portal (Community site), community.joomla.org
  • Joomla Extension Directory (JED), extensions.joomla.org
  • Joomla Forum (Forum), forum.joomla.org
  • Joomla Resources Directory (JRD), resources.joomla.org
  • Joomla Template (JTD), templates.joomla.org (under construction)
  • Joomla User Groups (JUG), community.joomla.org/user-groups.html
  • The Joomla Project main site www.joomla.org

What does the CLT do?

Our CLT roles in the Community Workgroup includes recruiting new volunteers, working with the teams on daily tasks, adding necessary features to the various directories and sites, helping the teams roll out new sites when ready, as well as the overall responsibility of ensuring a healthy atmosphere for all contributors.  We also communicate on a regular basis with one another, members of our teams, community members and our fellow teams the leadership group - the Production Leadership Team (PLT) and the Open Source Matters board (OSM).  

In addition to our roles within teams, the CLT is also responsible for the organization and upkeep of the various sites in the Joomla.org family. This includes duties such as software updates, security monitoring, feature updates and overall site management.

There are also a number of administrative and communicative responsibilities where we could use some additional help such as blogging, keeping the community updated and involved in our news and decisions, community outreach and evangelism, scheduled and recorded meetings, publishing of meeting minutes and outcomes, and utilizing social media areas such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

We also want make a larger effort towards internationalization of the sites and communication between various regional and international communities and joomla.org.

Who is the CLT looking for?

The CLT could use some new, fresh faces and ideas and experience to help us with these tasks, reach goals and move the Community Workgroup forward.  

We’re looking for people with the following skills and abilities:
In General:

  • comfortable working with people of different backgrounds (cultural, professional, etc);
  • being able to work on their own but also contribute to combined goals as a member of a team;
  • demonstrate problem solving abilities;
  • ability to handle controversial situations;
  • experience with working/volunteering for an open source software project, preferably Joomla. Though experience that can be shared from other projects is certainly welcome;
  • general conduct of a professional and considerate nature on Joomla.org as well as other sites and media channels;
  • must have a reasonable and consistent amount of time to focus on your leadership responsibilities each week;
  • must be willing to read and agree to abide by the Joomla Code of Conduct.


Some specific skills that would be an asset to the CLT:

  • good administrative skills - Not necessarily due to professional experience, but if you’re an organizer, planner, get-stuff-done kind of person then let us know
  • management skills - whether in business or volunteer roles, if you’ve been a leader in the past, we’d love to know more about you
  • international community members with English as a first or second language
  • writing/blogging/communication skills with a general interest in that area.
  • an interest in, and aptitude for making use of, social media channels of communication: Twitter, Facebook, youTube, etc

Nomination

If you or someone you know fits any combination of the above criteria and would like to be a part of Joomla’s Community Leadership Team, please send us an email with a name, some information about your nominee and why you think they would be a good fit, and a preferred email address and/or Skype or GTalk details for contact.

We will be welcoming nominations from today through January 18th 2013. The current members of the CLT will be reviewing and considering all nominations from which we will select and contact those we feel would be the best fit to join. Please use this form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG1HRVA3TTlpeUNmX2pjUzQxSkhIQ2c6MQ