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The April Edition of Joomla Community Magazine


We are living in a weird period, in which we are obliged to practice “social distancing” and we cannot crowd together to meet or get things done. We saw many local and international events cancelled due to the pandemic emergency. And in this period, everyone spends more time to reflect and re-evaluate the importance of many things that we claimed were “normal” for so long.

In this edition of the Community Magazine, we wanted to put people first, remembering that Joomla exists only thanks to “its people” and we wanted to take a moment to appreciate them and their contributions.

This issue will include several interviews with Community Members, from the newly elected (or re-elected) Board members to the “hidden gems”, those volunteers who contribute to Joomla but are not really visible or enough exposed. 

Joomla is entirely run by volunteers and their work is precious to keep the project and all its operations running smoothly.

Together we are stronger and we will succeed! #stayhome and #contributetojoomla 

Featured in this issue

Leadership Interviews:

  • Brian Mitchell, elected President of Open Source Matters.
  • Luca Marzo, re-elected as Secretary of Open Source Matters.
  • Radek Suski, elected as Operations Department Coordinator.
  • Hugh Douglas-Smith, elected as Legal & Finance Department Coordinator.
  • Marco Dings, elected as Production Department Coordinator.

Meet a Joomler:

  • Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, from the Accessibility Team.
  • Hans van der Meer, Assistant Team Leader of the Social Media Team.
  • Carlos Camara, former Events DC and Accessibility Team Leader.

The April issue also includes a new initiative: “Community Openings”, a stable feature in which the members of the Volunteers Engagement Team highlight some of the open positions available across the Project, aiming to help with the recruitment of volunteers.

This month we provide also some great contents from amazing authors: Marc Dechèvre continuing his series about Custom Fields, John Rampton with a great article about businesses impacts and opportunities of Covid-19, a sneak peak on the global Pizza Bugs and Fun 2020 from Benjamin Trenkle and a technology-related article by Anibal Sanchez. Last but not least David Jardin will share news about Jand Beyond 2020 and Philip Walton presenting the Bugs & Fun @ Home initiative.


It’s my second JCM issue as Lead Editor. The release of this issue would not have been possible without the huge work of the JCM Team and the authors, so here’s the list of people who deserve a “Thank you” for bringing April's issue to life.

Andrea Gentil (Editor), Chris Keen (Staff Writer), Anja de Crom (Staff Writer), Wilco Alsemgeest (Author and Technical Support), Sandra Decoux (Creative Director), Aris Ntatsis (Author), Marc Dechèvre (Author), John Rampton (Author), Benjamin Trenkle (Author), David Jardin (Author), Anibal Sanchez (Author), Philip Walton (Author), Ahmad Moussa (Proofreader), Mark Bender (Proofreader), Deanna Rampton (Proofreader).

Contribute to the Joomla Community Magazine

Call for Authors

Authors are warmly welcomed and encouraged to submit their original articles to the Joomla Community Magazine.

The magazine is the voice of the Community, a place where they raise topics and share their findings with others. Articles can flow in at every moment.

Contents sent after the 15th of each month will be generally included in the edition following the upcoming.

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