The Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to announce the addition of a new member. We welcome Tessa Mero to the team. Tessa will be managing speaking opportunities for the PLT and developer community. She will be sharing information, writing technical tutorials, blogs, and reaching out to the greater php developer community. In addition, Tessa will help manage and organize code sprints.

The PLT is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of the Joomla CMS and the Joomla Framework. This includes releasing new versions, fixing bugs, adding new features, translating and creating documentation.

The addition of Tessa  brings the total of current PLT members to ten:
  • Chris Davenport
  • Javier Gomez
  • Thomas Hunziker
  • Tessa Mero
  • Tom Hutchison
  • George Wilson
  • Roland Dalmulder
  • Jessica Dunbar
  • Viktor Vogel
  • Robert Deutz

Tessa Mero

Growing up her entire life in Seattle, Tessa received her web application degree and certification and was hired late 2011 at a Ski and Snowboard company creating their manufacturing websites. After being hired, she discovered Joomla! after taking a training course with OSTraining and then attending her first Joomla! Day NYC in October 2011. Since then, she's been very passionate for the Joomla! community and has devoted her spare time with contributing to the Joomla! Project.

She started with helping test patches in the Joomla! Bug Squad and moved to being an assistant manager of the JED (Joomla! Extensions Directory) team, in charge of hiring and training new team members. She recently served a term as a Board of Director for Open Source Matters, Inc,

She is the organizer of the Seattle Joomla! User Group and hoping to share her love and inspiration for Joomla! around her area.

Aside from being a web developer, teaching web development classes at a college, and being an open source contributor, she also does fun things like plays the Clarinet, hangs out at Chuck-E-Cheese's with her 2 kids (a lot), Snowboards, and has love for the outdoors.

The future

The Production Leadership Team plans the addition of more members during 2015. If you would like to nominate a member from the Joomla community for serving the PLT there is a permanent nomination form available. You are invited to congratulate the new members at the following forum topic: