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 every time a new event is approved, CMT will reach out the event organizer to propose a Certification session and, in case of potential issues or difficulties, the team could follow up and eventually send a Supervisor.

  • Steering Group discussed about the subteam reports and activities.

Sub-teams reports

Certification Operations Team

  • Rowan Hoskyns-Abrahall has been onboarded

  • Andrea and Rowan are working on the JLP Directory

  • Rowan is trying to replicate the structure they use with the JUG Directory, solving the long-term issue we had between the application workflow and the approved JLP Directory. In this way, the application form could automatically populate the fields required by the listing in the JLP Directory and we can allow them to work on their listing, once approved. (As per the JUG Directory) So  we will have finally also a link between the JLP listing page and the exam arranged by such JLP.

  • The JLP Directory will include also a map showing active JLPs.

  • This will reduce also the need for the com_workflow to manage the COT Workflow.

  • I talked with Rowan (as Events Dept. Director) about the possibility to integrate a badge in the JUG Directory to publicly show the JUGs enabled to provide the Joomla! Certification Exam, this will help to increase the "exposure" of the Certification Program.

  • This badge could be provided also to JoomlaDay Organizers when they provide the exam at their events.

  • COT received some complaints from RCs / Ambassadors, because of the unclear process to request a session for JUGs. So COT is collecting some inputs and feedbacks to create a better documentation for it and make them happy.

Certification Platform Team

  • Sam and Nicky are working on the training material for Supervisor. A draft to be shared next week.

  • Sam is working on the question import in the QMS to start the translation.

  • Link to purchase exam seats for the Joomla! World Conference will be provided during this week.

Certification Marketing Team

  • Andrea is working on the JLPs surveys.

  • Team is working on the Certification website.


Meeting ends after 30 minutes.