By Luca Marzo on 2015-12-03 15:02 in Certification Operations Team

The Joomla! Certification Operation Team (COT) meets every Thursday at 1:00 PM GMT. This meeting was held on December 3rd, 2015 on Glip.

Team members

Presents: Patrick Jungbluth, Sam Suresh, Luca Marzo, Pablo Pantoja, Andre Dreier, Deb Cinkus

Absents: Pamir Masharul Tasbeeh, Arjen Schrijvers, Chris Keen, Hector Mansilla

Discussion Outline

  • Priority for the team is to provide a strong contract for JLPs and others that will be involved into the the Certification Program.

  • Team analyzed old contract drafts and started a new draft.

  • Team members will contribute to the new draft during this week, the contract draft should be ready upon the next team meeting.

  • Team discussed about the ticket systems to be used to handle support tickets by JLPs.

  • Team selected JIRA Service Desk to handle JLPs applications and support tickets.

  • Deb will setup a clean instance of Service Desk.

  • Helvecio will design badges for approved JLPs.

  • Team request to receive badges from designers by 15th december.

  • Exam Team is working hard to speedup the process and to be ready as soon as possible. Certification Operation Team will ask Exam Team to have a deadline.

  • Patrick will contact Marketing Team to receive latest news about the marketing strategy for the Certification Program.

  • Sam shared with the team the progress of the Exam Platform. The platform is at 70%.

  • The complete team will help testing the platform.

  • Team is waiting OSM answer about taxation and selling to individuals across the Europe.

  • Proposed date for The Certification Program is on 1st March 2016. However, this depends on Exam Team and Platform Team readiness.

  • Sam requested to include Banking payment options as Paypal and Stripe is not available for all countries.

  • OSM will handle the bookkeeping for the Certification Program.

  • Luca will write the email for JLP applicant to provide updates about the approval process.

  • Team will setup a newsletter system for approved JLPs to keep them updated about the Certification Program progress.

  • Team discussed about the exam procedures in case of J Events.

  • Team discussed about the “Exam Guidelines” document started last week in order to define a strong and transparent procedure.

  • Team reviewed the 2016 Budget Plan to include also expenses to proctor JDays.


Meeting ends after 115 minutes.