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:

Guillermo Bravo - Born and living in Iquique (Chile), Guillermo discovered Web Development in the early 2000's during his studies at Business Administration. Related with Joomla since 2007, when he created his first Joomla website. The Joomla community involvement began with the co-foundation of the local community, In that community he became administrator of the help forum and editor of the community blog. Then he started to volunteer in the Joomla Community Magazine in which he managed the International Stories section, and prepared all non-English articles for launch. He also leads the Spanish authors and translators group for the magazine, which currently produces half of the total articles in each new issue. He's working with the multilingual team to prepare the magazine for a better in-language experience, and to make it easier to translate articles. The JCM is almost ready to launch the Spanish version of the JCM, and we know that many other languages will follow. In Social Networks you will always find him in Facebook, where he's making the effort to keep the Spanish speaking Joomla community more involved in the Joomla! project, sharing news, events and bringing suport throught many Joomla related groups.

Ruth Cheesley - Ruth has always been a passionate supporter of free and open source software, and came across Joomla! in the early days when asked to design a website during her time as IT Technician at a school, and the rest, as they say, is history! She now runs a business - Virya Technologies and Virya Software - which specialises in Open Source technologies including Joomla! website design, management and extension creation, and Linux server management. Her personal area of interest lies within search engine optimisation and helping websites to recover from poor SEO practices. Ruth also founded Joomla! User Group Suffolk and is on the team for Joomla!Day UK events. When she's not in front of a computer screen she can be found lurking in the countryside assessing young people completing their Duke of Edinburgh's Expedition or hunting out geocaches. She's also training for ordination with the Triratna Buddhist Community and is a field hockey goalkeeper.

Guillermo & Ruth - Welcome! We are glad to have you both on board our team and we look forward to working with you. Thank you for taking on this added responsibility on top of all that you already do for our community.