Some time ago we asked the community to nominate candidates for the Community Leadership Team. From all those nominations we selected a few people for interviews and asked two of them to join the CLT. We would like to thank all of the candidates for their time & responses, as well as the Joomla Community for the many excellent suggestions.

Here are our two new CLT members and their backgrounds:

Consider this your invitation to join us on Saturday, the 16th of March, for Pizza, Bugs, and Fun.  It's an all-day global event that's open to all virtual participants that are interested.  There will also be local venues wherever they are organized, including at Joomla!Day Boston.  The key goal is to fix as many Joomla 3 and Joomla 2.5 bugs as possible before Joomla 3.1's release, which will be on or around the 25th of March, and Joomla 2.5.10's release.

This Bug Squash event is a great opportunity for intermediate to advanced users to learn how to contribute to Joomla bug fixes within the community.  You do not have to be an expert coder or even a coder to contribute;  all we ask is that you are familiar with running Joomla on your localhost before the event and that you consider yourself at least an intermediate user.  We will provide you with the help and documentation that you need to test the Joomla patches (i.e. fixes), so please join us this weekend and help us to make Joomla better!

Detailed information about the event can be found in the wiki at,_2013

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The Production Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to announce that it has published its production goals for 2013.  These goals are based on feedback from the Joomla! Community and areas that the PLT have identified as places we wish to focus and improve upon.  The goals have been published on the Joomla! Developer network at

One of the primary roles of Open Source Matters (OSM) is to manage financial matters for the Joomla! project. It is our role to make sure that the project is financially secure and able to support the Joomla! community. The numbers below are a high level breakdown of OSM's 2012 actual finances compared to the 2012 Budget, along with some thoughts on what this all means to you as a member of the Joomla! community.

The JUG Pune & JUG Mumbai had organised the 3rd Joomla! Day in Mumbai, and what an event it was! We had Ryan Ozimek, David Hurley, Ofer Cohen and  more than half a dozen speakers from various parts of India. We also had an enthusiastic audience from far corners, and all of them were more than willing to soak in every bit of the knowledge the community wished to impart. The Joomla Handshake #jhandshake too was ideated, you can view the video on Ryan's Vine.