The Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of the Joomla CMS and Framework. This includes releasing new versions, fixing bugs, adding new features, and creating documentation and translations.

We are looking for your nominations for new PLT members. We acknowledge that the greater worldwide Joomla community can help us a lot in this election process, and make us aware of potential candidates we might otherwise overlook.

Although the nomination form is available permanently to continuously gather suggestions, a number of PLT members are stepping down this month and we are additionally looking to fill some gaps in our skills base.  Consequently we are blogging this reminder that we need your nominations because we are actively looking to recruit new PLT members soon.

You can nominate yourself or someone else at any time. If you nominate someone else, please ask them first if they are interested and have the time available.

Nomination Information

Although we are primarily looking for people with development experience, we will also consider non-developers if their skills or experience could be useful to the PLT.  You don’t need to be an über-geek programmer, but you do need to have good communication skills and proven leadership ability.

Useful areas of experience and expertise for nominees include:

  • Coding and code design
  • UI/UX especially HTML5, CSS3, Accessibility, etc.
  • JavaScript
  • Automated unit and system testing

Nomination Criteria

We are looking for people with a track record of positive contributions to Joomla. Some of the criteria that will be used when evaluating nominations include:

Contributions to the development process - Candidates should have a demonstrated track record of participating in and contributing to the Joomla development process. This can be in the form of coding, documentation, localization, or helping with communications and facilitation.

Ability to work with others - Candidates should have the demonstrated consistent ability to work constructively and positively with the wide variety of people in the Joomla community.

Ability to devote time to the project - Candidates should be able to devote enough time to the project to be effective. This includes the possibility of travel to Joomla events.

Nomination Form

The link to the nomination form is listed under Resources on the home page of the Joomla Developer site.  Alternatively, here’s a direct link to the form: