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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Peter Bui

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Peter Bui

We are going to talk to Peter Bui, Managing Director of PB Web Development in this The Joomla Speak interview. I met him at the Joomla World Conference 2015, Bangalore, India. A fun loving person who is also a Joomla Enthusiast and Contributor. Let’s get to know his thoughts on Joomla!

What's your Joomla story? How did you get introduced?

In 2004 and 2005 I experimented with a lot of different platforms from WordPress to Moveable Type and Mambo. Playing around with all of them working out what was best for the projects that I was building at that time lead me to choose Mambo as my solution. Shortly after it split and forked with Joomla! The rest is history.

There’s lots of businesses built around Joomla - Extensions, Templates, Consulting, Services. How would you like these businesses to give back to Joomla? What's the best way in your opinion?

I believe the most important thing is the adoption of Joomla. Showing, educating and spreading Joomla is the most important thing.

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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Sander Potjer

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Sander Potjer

With another interview in The Joomla Speak! series, we will be talking to Sander Potjer. I met him at the Joomla World conference 2015 in Bangalore. He is very easy to talk to and is keen to know about different cultures. we had a great chat about Open Source in general and the Community part of Joomla.

Let’s see what he has to say about Joomla!

What's your Joomla story? How did you get introduced?

My Joomla story started back in the summer of 2005. After finishing my high school I had a longer summer with plenty of time before my study Architecture started. During this summer I came across Mambo, which seems a very nice way to build websites. I used it to rebuild the Frontpage website for my rowing team, which was a very simple website and mainly my play-garden as I enjoyed experimenting with websites. At the time the website was finished, Mambo was forked into Joomla. I had no clue about forks, community and open source at that time, but simply followed the majority and converted the website into Joomla.

Slowly I started creating more websites, and became impressed by Joomla, the community, and the open source spirit. It was great to notice that people are helping out each other on the forums and that so many people from different countries and cultures are contributing their time, skills and knowledge to work all together on Joomla, used for millions of websites. Something that still amazes me every day again.

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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Apirat Jangjit

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Apirat Jangjit

We’re back with yet another exciting interview form The Joomla Speak series of a Joomla enthusiast Apirat Jangjit aka Sai. She is The General Manager of CMSPlugin and today will be sharing her thoughts on Joomla and how her exciting journey with it has been so far!

Let’s talk!

What's your Joomla story? How did you get introduced?

I was working as Executive Assistant and my ex-boss wanted me to update something on the company website immediately. Of course, the only program I used the most was Microsoft Office. I've asked my programmer, but he couldn't explain it to me in the easiest way possible.

So the end of the day, my curiosity was still there and didn't really go away. I decided to take the Joomla class during my vacation leave to learn how to build a website. And I found it was so simple and I could do it myself. Now, my curiosity paid off.

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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Claudia Apostoaei

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Claudia Apostoaei

In this week's interview of The Joomla Speak! series we will be talking to Claudia Apostoaei who works as a Marketing Representative thePHPfactory and started her journey with Joomla since then. Let’s get to know her a bit. She reads a lot about the Gothic literature, loves to hear music Hip-Hop and Rock so to say, is also into creepy horror movies and in free time you might find her cuddling with her pet cat, Garfield.

What does she have to say about Joomla? 

What's your Joomla story? How did you get introduced?

I have been introduced to Joomla! about one year and a half ago, when I started working as a marketing representative for the company thePHPfactory.

You have built a good business around Joomla. What made you choose Joomla?

thePHPfactory has been dedicated for more than 8 years to delivering cutting edge software for Joomla! integration. We are doing it because it's fun, because we are always proud to see our business grow alongside the J! Community.

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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Henry Nguyen

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Henry Nguyen

After Sarah Watz’s interview, this week we’re in talks with Henry Nguyen in The Joomla Speak Series, who started as a developer in 2003 and now is the Chief Technical Officer of JoomlaShine.com, one of the most favorite template provider for Joomla!

Henry has been working with PHP and open source project since 2004. Joining JoomlaShine team as CTO since 2008 and focus on building infrastructure system for JoomlaShine.

Skillful with PHP, MySQL, Apache, Nginx, Cloud technology... Currently involved in many of JoomlaShine projects and focus on building Joomla Community, he has strong belief in the development of Joomla project.

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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Sarah Watz

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Sarah Watz

Guys, we’re back again this week with the 3rd interview in The Joomla Speak! series. Now this one is pretty special because we’re going to be in talks with The President of Open Source Matters, Sarah Watz. People who are not aware who she is (i don’t think there might be any, at least not from the Joomla space) let’s get to know her.

Sarah is a Joomla evangelist who lives in Stockholm, Sweden. She runs the Joomla! specialized web agency Pixpro. Sarah has been working with marketing, communication, sales and education for more than 20 years. Her passion is to provide great business value to the projects with which she is involved.

Sarah discovered Mambo in 2004 and moved to Joomla in 2005. She fell in love with Joomla! with it's vibrant community and began contributing to the community. Her first involvement in the Joomla! community was as vice president for the Joomla! User Association Sweden (JUAS). Since then she has been the President for the JUAS for several years, as well as project manager for many Joomla!Days and Joomla!Nights in Sweden. Sarah is a frequent speaker at events such as Joomla!Days, JAB and the JWC.

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The Joomla Speak! In conversation with Brian Peat

The Joomla Speak! In conversation with Brian Peat

I hope you guys enjoyed reading our first interview with Joe Sonne in The Joomla Speak! series.

And we’re back again this week with one more exciting interview with Brian Peat. Let’s get to know him a bit before we start.

Brian is a member of the Joomla Marketing Team and also the founder of The Peat Group. He builds Joomla sites for a living and play drums in his spare time. He is a closet Lego fanatic (that’s something really cool! ), have experience in video (including web streaming) and in creating presentations with Apple's Keynote software and also runs keynoteuser.com. His specialty is "integration", making all the parts of a site match perfectly even if it means a bit of hacking and using lots of overrides ;). Most of his sites are built with commercial themes and extensions, but they're nearly all Joomla based!

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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Joe Sonne

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Joe Sonne

Here is our first Interview in the The Joomla Speak series with Joe Sonne. Let’s get to know him a bit before we start. Joe had a successful career in the graphic arts and multimedia industry before moving into management with a national charitable organization.

He got involved with Joomla! in 2005, and in 2009 started his own marketing company. The web division of Joe’s company, JoeJoomla, uses Joomla exclusively, managing projects for clients. Joe is hands on with website strategies, site integration and design and not to miss he is one of the Board Members of Open Source Matters. ;)

Let’s see what Joe has to say!

What's your Joomla story? How did you get introduced?

This is the most interesting story of all. The beginnings of this story can be read at: http://joejoomla.com/aboutjoejoomla.html

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The Joomla Speak!

The Joomla Speak!

We all are aware that Joomla has turned 10 this year. It has been a long journey full of innovation, rough patches, excitement and progress.

Over the years,  Joomla has grown bolder, prettier and smarter; winning hearts and awards. To celebrate this year and make it more exciting we are conducting a series of interviews and will publish them on regular intervals.

In this series of interviews we will talk to many people from the Joomlaverse - from contributors to leaders, from system integrators to end users, from extension developers to template developers .

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