Robert Jacobi

Chicago, United States

Robert is the founder of Arc Technology Group, a Joomla web development consultancy based in Chicago. Founded in 2000, Arc works with Fortune 50 companies, mid-market businesses, and entrepreneurial start-ups. Robert has been an expert in content management systems since 1996, starting out developing a Java based front and backend learning management system for a firm delivering LMS solutions to the Fortune 100. At Arc he has built and led a team of experts in content management and web development specializing in Joomla solutions for business. Effective deployment and management of content using internet technologies has been a cornerstone of Robert's philosophy and has helped clients achieve measurable results. He leads the firm in developing complete custom solutions and Joomla implementations, and believes Joomla is a huge and growing part of the future of content management.

Team Position Role Date Started Date Ended
Capital Team Contributor Contributor Feb 2019 Apr 2019
Capital Team Member May 2018 Feb 2019
Local Communities Department setup working group Team Leader Jun 2017 Jun 2019
Board of Directors Officer President Mar 2017 Mar 2018
Capital Team Contributor Contributor Feb 2017 May 2018
Production Leadership Team Department Member Assistant Treasurer Aug 2016 Feb 2017
Finance Team PLT Liaison Aug 2016 Mar 2017

I've always been interested in some type of content management, from my earliest days running bulletin board systems attached to a modem to Vice President of Technology for a learning management solutions company to starting Arc Technology Group, where we built a custom Java based content management system in 2000. That passion has always been there.

In 2004, a client of ours needed a robust, open source, and community driven CMS. We knew what we had in-house was too technical and not user friendly enough. After a long search we stumbled upon Mambo. From there the choice was easy, Mambo turned into Joomla. The user experience, performance, security, and most importantly, a robust community of integrators, developers, designers, and core contributors has inspired and motivated me to use Joomla, make a living from Joomla, and contribute to Joomla.

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