Certification Program: team meeting - August 2020

By Chris Keen on 2020-09-08 20:08 in Certification Team

    The meeting started September 2nd 2020 at 17:00 (UTC). Particpants: Attendees:Andrea Gentil, Jeroen Moolenschot, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator)Absent:  General points Team news:Wilco (Alsemgeest) has formally left the JCP team (although he remains in his Webmaster role): We would like to really thank Wilco for all his input and appreciate all the work he has carried out during his time in the JCP. We wish him success with his...

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Certification Program: team meeting - July 29th 2020

By Chris Keen on 2020-08-03 16:27 in Certification Team

The meeting started at 17:00 (UTC). Particpants: Attendees:Andrea Gentil, Jeroen Moolenschot, Wilco Alsemgeest, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - onlineAbsent:  General points ExamsOn July 28th an exam session was held in Italy for 2 candidates, one of which passed and one failed There is an exam scheduled to held held in Malaysia on August 7th for up to 20 candidates. There is also an exam planned for the (Spanish) Canary Islands, the date is...

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Certification Program: team meeting - June 24th 2020

By Chris Keen on 2020-07-01 20:27 in Certification Team

The meeting started at 17:00 (UTC). Particpants: Attendees:Andrea Gentil, Wilco Alsemgeest, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - not presentAbsent: Jereon Moolenschot (with apologies) General points 1. Exam pricing. We briefly discussed the annual review of the exam prices. We will discuss this at the next meeting. 2. Status of the current exam platform. Until our new platform is ready we still need to rely on our current platform....

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Certification Program: team meeting - April 29th 2020

By Chris Keen on 2020-05-07 18:50 in Certification Team

The meeting started at 17:00 (UTC). Particpants: Attendees:Andrea Gentil, Jereon Moolenschot, Wilco Alsemgeest, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) Absent:  General points 1. JCP Team membership / involvement survey form. All JCP team members have been asked to complete a ‘Team membership’ survey form, developed by Jaz Parkyn. This survey asks team members to declare their intended level of involvement in the tem (e.g. member,...

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Certification Program: status update March 2020.

By Chris Keen on 2020-04-14 18:47 in Certification Team

Due to sickness and other priorities the JCP did not meet at the end March 2020 for their monthly team meeting. Through this update we want to inform the community of the current status of the JCP and any forthcoming events or actions    General points JCP 2020 sprint. We ‘planned’ to hold a sprint this spring / summer. The COVID-19 pandemic has probably made this at a physical location impossible. Also because there are no events and sponsorship, the JCP budget may be needed...

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Certification Program: team meeting - February 26th 2020.

By Chris Keen on 2020-02-29 18:02 in Certification Team

The meeting started at 20:00 (CET). Particpants: Attendees: Andrea Gentil, Jereon Moolenschot, Wilco Alsemgeest, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - not online.Absent:  General points 1. Election results. The team briefly discussed the recent election results and the upcoming elections for the Vice President and Treasurer.2. FftF initiative for a Content Manager exam. Laura Gordon and Chris Keen have written a first draft of a...

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Certification Program: team meeting - January 29th 2020.

By Chris Keen on 2020-01-31 15:31 in Certification Team

The meeting started at 20:00 (CET). Particpants: Attendees: Andrea Gentil, Jereon Moolenschot, Wilco Alsemgeest, Luca Marzo (last part) and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - not online.Absent:  General points 1. The team discussed the Joomla ‘FftF’. Most of the core members were present at the forum, and many are involved in the resulting initiatives. 2. We have prepared an overview of the Certification Programs work and results in 2019. This overview will be...

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JCP - team meetings November & December 2019.

By Chris Keen on 2019-12-31 21:03 in Certification Team

November meeting:The JCP November was rescheduled to the 4th of December due to vacations. The team discussed the status of the upcoming exams in Madrid and Chicago. We also noted that we are getting good response to the JCP "Did you know...." campaign. One response asked the documentation relating to the "Did you know..." topic, which we were surely able to supply. December meeting: The team met for the December meeting on the 18th. The main discussion of the meeting focused on the relative...

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JCP - team meeting October 2nd 2019.

By Chris Keen on 2019-10-09 16:44 in Certification Team

Meeting started at 20:00 pm (CEST) Particpants: Attendees: Andrea Gentil, Jereon Moolenschot, Wilco Alsemgeest (last part) and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - online Absent: Luca Marzo (travelling) Agenda The Joomla Certification Program (JCP) team met to discuss the folowing topics The status of the Exam platform migration and upgrade. The progress in upgrading the Certification website and processes.  Any other business. The status of the Exam...

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JCP - team meeting August 28th 2019.

By Chris Keen on 2019-09-09 19:40 in Certification Team

Meeting started at 20:00 pm (CEST) Particpants: Attendees: Andrea Gentil, Wilco Alsemgeest and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - present Absent: Jereon Moolenschot (not available). Luca Marzo (travelling) Agenda The Joomla Certification Program (JCP) team met to discuss the folowing topics The status of the Exam platform migration and upgrade. The progress in upgrading the Certification website and processes.  Any other business. The status of the Exam...

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JCP - team meeting July 31st 2019.

By Chris Keen on 2019-08-02 17:02 in Certification Team

Meeting started at 20:00 pm (CEST) Particpants: Attendees: Andrea Gentil, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen. Absent: Wilco Alsemgeest (on vacation), Jereon Moolenschot (on vacation). Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - not present Agenda The Joomla Certification Program (JCP) team met to discuss the folowing topics The upcoming exam on Augist 4th in Australia. The status of the Exam platform migration and upgrade. The cancellation of the Jooma World Conference in London. The upcoming...

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Joomla! Certification Program - team meeting June 26th 2019.

By Chris Keen on 2019-06-30 19:00 in Certification Team

Meeting started at 20:00 pm (CEST)Attendees: Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Jereon Moolenschot and Chris Keen.Absent: Wilco Alsemgeest (not available).Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator)The Joomla Certification Program (JCP) team met to discuss three main topics The Exam pricing policy and process The 'Second chance' initiative The status / progress of the new exam platform   The exam policy and process proposal. The current exam prices are based on the Big Mac Index (BMI), the...

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Certification Team Sprint - Amsterdam - June 08-09, 2019

By Luca Marzo on 2019-06-09 16:14 in Certification Team

This sprint of the Joomla Certification Team has been held on June 08-09, 2019 at CitizenM Schiphol, Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Participants In attendance: Chris Keen, Wilco Alsemgeest, Andrea Gentil, Luca Marzo, Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, Marco Dings and Jeroen Moolenschot. Updates & Achievements The Team started the sprint introducing the current situation of the Program and analyzing the pain points. The team went through the Agenda prepared for the sprint and assigned the...

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JCP Steering Group meeting February 1, 2019

By Chris Keen on 2019-02-04 19:13 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group met Friday 1 February 2019. Attendees: Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Wilco Alsemgeest, Jereon Moolenschot and Chris Keen. Following the announcement of the JCP Strategy for 2019 and our aim to revitalize the Certification program, the team discussed and planned action for the following: J!3 Administrator Exam : Prepare to update the current Administrator Exam Q&A's to version 3.9.x. JLP's : Review the Joomla Learning Partner (JLP) program...

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Joomla Certification Program - Strategy 2019

By Luca Marzo on 2019-01-18 08:06 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group had a meeting recently to discuss and plan the strategy for 2019. The team analyzed the current status of the program, reviewing data about the exam sessions held in 2018 and the actions needed to revitalize the Certification in the new year. Given the announcements about the expected timeframe for Joomla 4, the Certification Team decided to continue supporting the Certification Exams on Joomla 3.x. Planned actions Update the Joomla 3.x...

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JAB18 Sprint report available

By Chris Keen on 2018-05-17 05:58 in Certification Team

The Certification Exam and Platform team held a 2 day sprint at J and Beyond 2018 in Cologne.You can read the report here CEPT JAB18 sprint report

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Certification Steering Meeting - February 14, 2018

By Andrea Gentil on 2018-02-16 08:46 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Wednesday at 15.00 PM CET. This meeting was held on February 14, 2018, @ 15:00 PM CET, on Glip. Team members In attendance: Chris Keen, Luca Marzo, Wilco Alsemgeest, Jeroen Moolenschot, Andrea Gentil. Discussion Outline Steering Group is working to document the JCP plan for 2018. A newsletter was sent to reach certified users inviting them to help with translations. A new version of the JUG contract is finally approved and has been...

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JCP sprint report - February 2018 (Essen, Germany) - published

By Chris Keen on 2018-02-10 10:13 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Eaxm and Platform Team held a ‘sprint’ in Essen,  on 2nd, 3rd and 4th of February 2018.The report is published under the Exam and Platform Team. 

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Certification Steering Meeting - February 07, 2018

By Luca Marzo on 2018-02-07 19:29 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Wednesday at 15.00 PM CET.  This meeting was held on February 7, 2018 @ 15:10 PM CET, on Glip. Team members In attendance: Chris Keen, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Wilco Alsemgeest, Jeroen Moolenschot. Discussion Outline Steering Group discussed team changes in the Exam and Platform Team (CEPT) Claudia Weber-Lenck stepped down as Team Leader of CEPT. Wilco Alsemgeest stepped up as Team Leader for CEPT. Jeroen...

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Certification Steering Meeting - January 31, 2018

By Andrea Gentil on 2018-01-31 16:49 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Tuesday at 10.30 AM GMT. This meeting was held on January 31, 2018, on Glip. Team members In attendance: Chris Keen, Claudia Weber-Lenck, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil. Discussion Outline Steering Group discussed the procedure for “Second Chance” discounts. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays 15:00, starting on Feb 7. Sub-teams reports Certification Exam & Platform Team (CEPT) Claudia and Chris started to review Crodwin for...

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Certification Steering Meeting - December 12, 2017

By Luca Marzo on 2017-12-12 11:08 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Tuesday at 10.30 AM GMT. This meeting was held on December 12, 2017 on Glip.   Team members In attendance: Chris Keen, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil. Discussion Outline Steering Group discussed on the onboarding of the Dutch Language Coordinator to start building the translation team. Steering Group discussed the outcome of the exam at JoomlaDay Malaysia 2017. Sub-teams reports Certification Operations & Marketing...

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Certification Steering Meeting - December 05, 2017

By Luca Marzo on 2017-12-05 13:42 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Tuesday at 1:15 PM GMT. This meeting was held on December 05, 2017 on Glip. Team members In attendance: Chris Keen, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Claudia Weber-Lenck. Discussion Outline Chris welcomed the new Certification Steering Group, after the merge of subteams. The group approved the new version of the contract for JUG/JoomlaDay. This contract will be submitted to the Board of Open Source Matters for...

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Certification Steering Meeting - November 28, 2017

By Luca Marzo on 2017-11-28 14:14 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Tuesday at 1:15 PM GMT. This meeting was held on November 28, 2017 on Glip.   Team members In attendance: Chris Keen, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Richard van Tilborg, Claudia Weber-Lenck, Oscar Ortiz. Discussion Outline During the Sprint at JWC, Certification Program started a restructuring process that includes a new long-term strategy for the Exam management and simplification of processes and team structure The goal is...

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Certification Team Meeting - November 07, 2017

By Luca Marzo on 2017-11-07 13:36 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Team meets monthly on Tuesday at 2:00 PM GMT. This meeting was held on November 07th, 2017 on Glip. Team members In attendance: Sam Suresh, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Oscar Ortiz, Chris Keen, Adamzy Lee. Discussion Outline Luca to send all members logistic/organizational info about the JWC Sprint. Team is going to review the JCP Goals/Agenda for the JWC Sprint. Nicky Veitch will attend the sprint at JWC. Team discussed about the Italian Exam at...

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Certification Steering Team Meeting 19 September 2017

By Sam Suresh on 2017-09-19 12:44 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Tuesday at 1:00 PM GMT. This meeting was held on September 19, 2017 on Glip. Team members In attendance: Sam Suresh, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil. Richard van Tilborg Discussion Outline The questions in new QMS imported. However there is an issue with True False questions. Michael to look into it. Sam will initiate re-import after the issues are fixed. Exam team to decide on timeline for Italian exam the Luca to start the...

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Certification Steering Meeting - September 12, 2017

By Luca Marzo on 2017-09-12 12:30 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Tuesday at 1:00 PM GMT. This meeting was held on September 12, 2017 on Glip.   Team members In attendance: Sam Suresh, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil. Discussion Outline Steering Group discussed about the need to build a network of JUGs that provide the Certification across the world. Sam proposed to write a monthly article for JCM including the Certified Users of the month. Since Certification Team receives a notification...

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The Joomla! Certification Ambassadors Initiative

By Luca Marzo on 2017-08-29 14:20 in Certification Team

The Context and the Regional Coordinators The Joomla! Certification Program tried to build a reliable network of partners with Local Communities and Companies in many countries. We created a strong relationship with many Joomla! User Groups, JoomlaDay organizers and with our Joomla! Learning Partners, to spread the Joomla! Certification Program worldwide. In addition to our partners we tried to create a network of “Agents” in different countries, the so called Regional Coordinators, whose...

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Certification Steering Meeting, August 29, 2017

By Luca Marzo on 2017-08-29 12:58 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Tuesday at 1:00 PM GMT. This meeting was held on August 29, 2017 on Glip.   Team members In attendance: Sam Suresh, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Chris Keen, Claudia Weber-Lenck, Oscar Ortiz. Discussion Outline Steering Group discussed about the Certification Ambassador idea. Certification Ambassadors will be enrolled as “contributors” of the Certification Team. A dedicated group will be created in the Joomla! Volunteers...

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Certification Steering Meeting - August 22, 2017

By Luca Marzo on 2017-08-22 12:26 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Tuesday at 1:00 PM GMT. This meeting was held on August 22, 2017 on Glip. Team members In attendance: Sam Suresh, Luca Marzo, Chris Keen, Andrea Gentil. Discussion Outline The Certification Steering Group discussed about the sprint during JWC 17 in Rome. Sam requested subteams to prepare a travel cost estimation for members that will attend such sprint. Andrea to work on an acknowledgment page to say Thank you to all the...

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Joomla! Certification Steering Team Meeting (01 Aug 2017)

By Sam Suresh on 2017-08-02 00:06 in Certification Team

Joomla! Certification Steering Team Meeting (01 Aug 2017)   The Joomla! Certification Steering Team meeting was held via Glip   In attendance: Sam Suresh, Luca Marzo , Andrea Gentil, Chris Keen, Oscar Ortiz Important Notes:- Team discussed about Italian version of exam. The production environment QMS will be ready soon and translation is expected to begin in the mid of August. A n number of questions will be translated for Italian exam. The team is looking for...

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