Jennifer Gress

Leander, United States

I've been a Joomla girl for a long time.

Team Position Role Date Started
CMS Release Team Member Jun 2021
Team Position Role Date Started Date Ended
CMS Release Team Member Apr 2020 Jul 2020
Trademark & Licensing Team Contributor TM Auditor May 2020 Jun 2023
Ombudsman Team Leader May 2020 Aug 2020
Joomla! World Conference Team Member Speakers & Program Aug 2017 Dec 2017
Documentation Team Member Nov 2014 Jun 2016
Trademark & Licensing Team Member Trademark Specialist Aug 2014 May 2020
Joomla User Groups Team Member Aug 2014 Feb 2018
Update Working Group Member Documentation Aug 2014 Aug 2016

While working as a Marketing Coordinator for a company in Corporate America I had to work on the website. The ISP we owned suggested looking at Joomla and so we did and moved from a static HTML site to Joomla 1.0 in 2006. We did another one in 1.5 beta for the ISP. I left the company and in 2008 started another 1.5 site for the new company I was working for. I was let go at the beginning of the recession here in the United States and so didn't get to finish it. Joomla found me again while I was looking for work. I ended up learning Joomla in a much greater way during this time working on a series of sites for a group of guys in the Silicon Valley. One of them was a business coach and at the beginning of 2010 he started sending clients to me to build them websites. I had built three websites for three different clients when I realized I was starting a business. Since then I accidentally became adept in migration and so have done a lot of migrations as well as new builds since 2010. I became involved with the local JUG and began co-organising it in October of 2010. I have a particular passion for JUGs as a result as it's been such a great learning/teaching/sharing experience for me.

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