By Luca Marzo on 2016-06-02 12:50 in Certification Operations Team

The Joomla! Certification Operations Team (COT) meets every Thursday at 1:00 PM GMT. This meeting was held on June 2nd, 2016 on Glip.

Team members

In attendance: Patrick Jungbluth, Luca Marzo, Andre Dreier, Pablo Pantoja, Richard van Tilborg, Arjen Schrijvers.

Absents: Chris Keen, Deb Cinkus, Todd Woodward, Johan Van der Velde, Sam Suresh, Hector Mansilla.

Discussion Outline

  • Andre shared informations received from Radek and Rowan, respectively from Joomla! Events Team and Joomla! Event Travellers Program.

  • Team will draft a process for travel refund for team members into next weeks.

  • Patrick reported news from the Steering Meeting.

  • Luca reported that starting June, 6 2016, PayPal won't be available anymore in Turkey due to recent laws about payment infrastructure. So Exam Platform won’t be able to accept PayPal payments in Turkey. Currently Team is investigating on other ways to handle payments for JLPs and exam candidates in Turkey.

  • OSM board will approve Contracts within a week.

  • Richard showed Team badges for Joomla! Learning Partners coming from Elisa (Marketing Working Group).

  • Luca is keeping up to date a complete list of members of the Certification Working groups members and ensuring that all of them sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement.

  • Luca suggested to adopt a policy about “inactive volunteers”, since team doesn’t need badge holder people. Arjen suggested to send notification email to inactive members, if they don’t answer within a week, they will be removed from the Team.

  • Team will start involving new members as “Contributors” as described in the new model/structure document. This will ensure the compatibility when the Transition process will take place.

  • To ensure a quality exam, team thinks that 1 supervisor per 20/25 people should be ok.

  • Patrick and Luca are working on a huge review of the application/qualification process for JLPs, JUGs and JDays, in order to reduce the workload of the Team.

  • Most of the applicants did not answer our email and/or tickets, so we cannot process their applications. If you applied as JLP or you asked to host a Certification Exam, please look at your mailbox and answer emails from the Certification program. If you did not received email from us, please open a support ticket at


All of these meeting notes are not final and cannot be used as reference.

Meeting ends after 50 minutes.