Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne based Joomla consultant & hosting provider. Member of Joomla User Group Melbourne. JCM & Medium writer looking to share a collection of both useful and useless information he’s accumulated over his career.

Team Position Role Date Started
Outreach Department Member Feb 2022
Marketing Team Member Jan 2022
Joomla! Enhancement Development Team Member Nov 2021
Joomla! CMS (Core) Language Team Contributor Jul 2021
Joomla! CMS (Core) Language Team Contributor English, Australia & USA Jul 2021
Events Department Member Jun 2021
Joomla User Groups Team Contributor Jun 2021
Google Summer of Code Joomla Team Member Mentor Jan 2021
PBF Organization Working Group Team Leader Apr 2021
Joomla Translation Program Team Contributor Apr 2021
Events Team Member Feb 2021
Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team Team Leader Feb 2021
Community Magazine Team Member Author Mar 2019
Team Position Role Date Started Date Ended
GSoC 2021 Accessibility Member May 2021 Sep 2021
Events Department Member Feb 2021 Mar 2021
Programs Department Member Feb 2021 Feb 2022
Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team Assistant Team Leader Dec 2020 Feb 2021
PBF Organization Working Group Member Oct 2020 Apr 2021
Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team Member Sep 2020 Dec 2020
Social Media Team Contributor Aug 2020 Sep 2020
Update Working Group Team Leader Aug 2014 Aug 2016
Social Media Team Member Nov 2014 Jan 2016

As CMS's were establishing themselves in the early 2000's, I checked out as many as I could before discovering Mambo. It was by far the most intuitive and straight forward solution I could find in 2003, and so I started using it to implement a few sites.

Shortly after, the project forked... in 2005 I moved with many users across to Joomla!

Since then, and over 200 sites later, I've made a niche for my business by using Joomla. My Melbourne, Australia based web design business, KPS, are now moving to specialise in managed Joomla hosting and support, alongside delivering services to small business to assist them optimising their online and virtual presence.

Having helped found the Melbourne Joomla User Group in 2008, I've continued working with users around Australia through the Joomla Australia User Community. In 2018 I sat my Certified Joomla Administrator exam.

I got involved more in the project a few years ago as part of the Update Working Group for the release of 3.3 in 2015, but after a taste returned to concentrated on using my spare hours to parent twins.They've now hit double digits, so that enabled me to resurface in 2020 to look at ways to contribute to the Joomla project during COVID lockdowns.

In addition to becoming a regular Joomla Community Magazine contributor, I've been providing support to the Bugs & Fun @ Home events running during isolation, where I've been honing my development knowledge, learning skills relating to Joomla Patch Testing, how to use GitHub, contributing to translations and documentation, and looking forward to the upcoming release of Joomla 4.

At the end of 2020 I joined the Joomla Volunteer Engagement Team (VET), and started in February as the Team Leader.

Reach out to the VET if you're interested in getting involved with Joomla.

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