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.
|Joomla! CMS (Core) Language Team||Contributor||English, Australia (en-AU)||Jul 2021|
|Events||Department Member||Jun 2021|
|Joomla User Groups Team||Contributor||Jun 2021|
|GSoC 2021 Accessibility||Member||May 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|
|Programs||Department 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|
|Events||Department Member||Feb 2021||Mar 2021|
|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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