Call for Production Leadership Team Nominations
The Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of the Joomla CMS and Framework. This includes releasing new versions, fixing bugs, adding new features, and creating documentation and translations.
We are looking for your nominations for new PLT members. We acknowledge that the greater worldwide Joomla community can help us a lot in this election process, and make us aware of potential candidates we might otherwise overlook.
Although the nomination form is available permanently to continuously gather suggestions, a number of PLT members are stepping down this month and we are additionally looking to fill some gaps in our skills base. Consequently we are blogging this reminder that we need your nominations because we are actively looking to recruit new PLT members soon.
You can nominate yourself or someone else at any time. If you nominate someone else, please ask them first if they are interested and have the time available.
Update On the Proposed Structure Changes
A Little Background
As shared in the blog post “A new organizational structure and methodology to empower the growth of Joomla!” a group of representatives from each leadership team put forth the plan for proposed leadership changes.
According to the Roadmap in that blog post, this Joomla structure proposal was shared with the Joomla Working Groups and teams on October 21. Once the feedback and input from the working groups has been collected, and incorporated into a revised proposal, the next phase will be to share the revised proposal with the community.
The combined Joomla leadership teams are meeting in Cancun this week for a joint leadership summit prior to the Joomla World Conference (JWC). The structure change plans are on the agenda for these meetings.
JED 3 Nearing Completion: Call for Beta Testers
We’re really excited to share that the development process for the new Joomla Extension Directory (JED) getting close to the finish line. As of right now, the front-end and back-end development is approximately 90% complete, and the JED Team is seeking beta testers to locate bugs and provide detailed feedback.
Call for Volunteers
Once Fabrik is finished with the development phase, the JED Team will conduct internal testing for roughly one week, ending on October 3, 2014.
After we conduct these initial tests, we’ll conduct testing with the following groups for a two week period of time:
- 10 normal JED users (with no extensions listed on the current site)
- 10 extension developers that have listings in the current site
After the limited beta round we will open up testing for all volunteers interested in helping test functionality. If you would like volunteer to beta test, please use this application form.
Please note that each of the dates listed below is subject to change if any major bugs are found. Any changes will be updated on the JED3 Project Status page here.
|27 Oct 2014
||The Current JED site will stop accepting listing submissions. The submission process wil be closed until the new JED 3 site is live.
|29 Oct 2014
||All pending submissions will be screened.
|31 Oct 2014
||All corrected submissions will be re-screened. Any submissions that still have errors will be rejected.
|31 Oct 2014
||The current JED site will stop accepting new review submissions.
|03 Nov 2014
||All data from the existing site will be transferred to the new site.
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A new organizational structure and methodology to empower the growth of Joomla!
Why do we want to see a change?
The leadership summit which occurred prior to J and Beyond 2014 brought about a number of incredible improvements. The theme for this year’s event “Investing in our Future” and the focus of the event - “Make it Happen” were both brought to reality by the entire event and specifically the leadership team.
The Joomla project has a great community already. But the leadership would like to empower more volunteers to effectively contribute by increasing the transparency, communication and trust. The majority of the leadership felt that our current organizational structure and methodology is not optimal for the processes in our community moving forward.
JWC14 JET Recipients Announced
The Joomla Event Travel Programme (JET) is pleased to announce that we have selected 15 members from the worldwide Joomla community. With 49 applications to choose from, it was a difficult decision that was made easier because of the criteria point system that was put into place prior to the call for applications.
We also selected some people who are heavily involved in core teams so they will be able to meet face-to-face with their team members. Next year we will be giving more opportunities to new candidates.
We would like to congratulate the following JWC14 JET recipients:
Jorge Leonardo Soto Pozo
They will have the cost of admission covered to the upcoming Joomla! World Conference on November 7 - 9, 2014 in Cancun, Mexico, and will receive assistance with travel and lodging.
The JET Programme is an initiative that was created to support active project volunteers and community members who have dedicated time and energy to make Joomla better; and who would like to attend larger Joomla events, such as J and Beyond and the Joomla! World Conference.
We wish to thank all those who applied, and congratulate those who were accepted! We look forward to seeing you in sunny Cancun in November!
The JET Team
The Joomla Event Travel Programme team members are:
- Guillermo Bravo (Community Leadership Team)
- Javier Gómez (Production Leadership Team)
- Dianne Henning (Community Leadership Team)
- Saurabh Shah (Open Source Matters)
- Radek Suski (Open Source Matters)