I'm a seasoned software professional that occupied corporate roles ranging from development to project and product management to running a large business unit managing a unit with at its peak 50 professionals. From there is started my own business doing bespoke Joomla development.
|Frontend Template Working Group||Member||Jul 2020|
|Conflict Resolution Team||Member||May 2020|
|Educational Outreach||Contributor||May 2020|
|Certification Team||Contributor||Developer||Apr 2020|
|Software Architecture & Strategy Team||Assistant Team Leader||Architecture||Apr 2020|
|Production||Department Coordinator||Mar 2020|
|Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team||Member||Production Department Representative||Oct 2019|
|Multidomain Working Group||Member||Sep 2019|
|Joomla Accessibility Team||Member||Liaison||Jun 2018|
|Team||Position||Role||Date Started||Date Ended|
|Production||Department Member||Feb 2017||Mar 2020|
|Certification Team||Member||Developer||Jun 2019||Apr 2020|
|Software Architecture & Strategy Team||Team Leader||Architecture||Apr 2019||Apr 2020|
|GSoC 18 Command Line Update||Team Leader||Mentor||Apr 2018||Dec 2018|
|GSoC 18 Multi-language Association||Member||Mentor||Apr 2018||Dec 2018|
|Google Summer of Code Joomla Team||Contributor||Mentor||Apr 2018||Dec 2018|
|Google Summer of Code Joomla Team||Contributor||Mentor||Mar 2017||May 2017|
|New Media Manager Team||Member||Developer||Nov 2016||Mar 2017|
|Conflict Resolution Team||Member||PLT Liaison||Oct 2016||Feb 2017|
|Security Strike Team||Member||Oct 2015||May 2017|
|User Experience Team||Member||Research & Testing Team Member||Aug 2014||Aug 2016|
|Capital Team||Contributor||Sep 2015||Apr 2017|
|Joomla X Architecture||Team Leader||Facilitator, J4WG Liason||Jun 2014||Mar 2019|
|Joomla X Team||Team Leader||Generic fuctionality||May 2015||Mar 2019|
|Production Leadership Team||Department Member||May 2015||Feb 2017|
|Bug Squad||Member||Feb 2013||Nov 2016|
I have been around the web actively since Netscape 0.5? At the beginning of the 90’s. At that time IE did not even exist and PHP was just born. I started bij building my own “CMS” based on perl and cgi-bin. After being involved in some other CMS i took a sabbatical to work on my career only to return on the battlefield when i was looking for a multilingual CMS with some form of ACL, Joomla 1.6 was discovered (by me).
At some point I decided to make it my business, initially with limited success. In may 2013 I decided to attend JandBeyond in Noordwijkerhout. The jury is out if this was the best or worst decision ever, the conference and community felt like a warm bath and I was hooked.
Following the conference a partnership formed resulting in the Viryagroup LTD, a full service webcompany, where my partner and i had complementing capabilities to make it a success.
From there we serviced many companies and did some large bespoke development projects.
I became more and more active in the community participating in many different teams/ working groups and speaking on various topics, ranging from less, debugging and SVG’s to name but a few.
Since approximately 2015 i have been part of Production Department ( initially called production leadership team) with a strong interest future and architecture.
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