Laura has built dozens of Joomla! websites in many different industries, from synagogues and nursery schools to manufacturing companies and public libraries. While building websites she also teaches Joomla! in New York City and to her current clients.
Jon Neubauer is an experienced Joomla! developer based out of Charlotte, NC. Jon found Joomla! in 2009, started using it immediately, and never looked back. As a developer and project manager for Joomla! websites both large and small, Jon gets the unique opportunity to tackle new problems every day, and find ways that Joomla! can answer them.
As an enthusiastic Joomla! Community member, you'll find Jon in many places including the Bug Squad, Joomla! Community Magazine, Joomla! Documentation, and elsewhere including a new focus on bringing Joomla! as a resource to higher education institutions, giving students the opportunity to learn real-world tools before they graduate.
Alexandre Boussin is Associate Director of Octopoos, editor of the Content Construction Kit SEBLOD : www.seblod.com
In three years, SEBLOD has gained a large following : 25,000 registred users - 100,000 downloads - translated into 17 languages...
JoomlaDay NY is now an opportunity to present you the many new features in SEBLOD 2.0
Based in Paris, Alexandre is actively involved in the Joomla community for 4 years, and regularly speaks at European JoomlaDays.
Elin Waring is a long time Joomla! user and former President of Open Source Matters, the non profit organization that provides legal, financial and organizational support to the Joomla! Project. In that role she led a number of initiatives ranging from writing the translation policy to obtaining a trademark for the Joomla! Brand.
She has made over 7000 posts on the Joomla! forums and wrote most of the Frequently Asked Questions for Joomla! 1.0. She is an active member of the Joomla! Bug Squad and participates in many Joomla! events.
An electrical engineer in a past life, Alex co-founded SourceCoast Web Development in 2008. Based in Austin, TX, SourceCoast provides custom Joomla development and also runs an extension club with a focus on extensions to grow your site quickly and then help monetize that growth.
His dot-com career started in 2000 when he joined a start-up venture in Connecticut. Shortly thereafter, he founded betweenbrain to aid his colleagues and local businesses in need of unique problem solving and technology services.
After discovering Joomla in 2006, he joined the Joomla community and soon thereafter re-aligned his business efforts to focus primarily on Joomla services and solutions. In early 2010, he formally joined the JBS to continue his efforts of giving back to the Joomla! Community and help empower others with technology so that they can independently maintain and update their websites.
Matt works one-on-one with his clients to carefully develop appropriate solutions complimented by client education. He is an avid evangelist of Open Source software and has been known to “extend” his presentations into mini-workshops when given the chance.
Barb has been involved with computers and information retrieval for over 25 years. A former teacher, librarian and computer coordinator for the Wilmington School system, Barb decided to make a change and go into business for herself. She completed the Marlboro College Graduate Center's MSIT program in August of 2006, receiving the President's Award for her capstone project, a Joomla! website for a local camp.
From years of teaching, Barb learned how to patiently translate technology into common sense and plain English and helped many many colleagues step into the world of computers. Now, through her business Iris Lines, she helps her clients make the most of their web presence. Barb teaches the “Designing with Web Standards” course at the Grad Center and is the “go to gal” for all things CSS.
Barb's background in library science supports an approach to web development that combines art, craft and puzzle-solving. She's happiest figuring out how to get database driven websites to deliver just what her clients need. Currently that means figuring out some powerful new possibilities with templates for Joomla! 1.6: parameters, alternative styles, and html overrides that can be applied only when she needs them.
Andrea Tarr has been a programmer and IT manager for 30 years and now works for
Tarr Consulting and 4Web Inc. writing custom extensions, templates, and websites with
She is currently a member of the Joomla Production Leadership Team and the Joomla Bug Squad and a former board member of Open Source Matters. Andrea was involved in the development of Joomla 1.6 and created the accessible administrator template Hathor.
She wrote the first computerized library circulation system in the state of New Hampshire and holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from Marlboro College Graduate School. She is the author of PHP and MySQL 24-Hour Trainer due out in November 2011.
Sam Richard is a front-end developer focused on responsive design, modern best practices and standards, and cross device user experience. He has worked for the New York State Senate, digital agencies, and the World Economic Forum. He maintains several Compass extensions, is the organizer of the New York City Responsive Web Design meetup, the co-organizer of the New York City Sass meetup, and one of the organizers of the upcoming Sass Conference.
Mark Simko runs Digifix, a Long Island based IT support business focusing on tech issues confronting local small businesses. Recently, those issues have shifted Internet presence management.
Mark started with computers in the 1970's when he learned languages such as Fortran, Cobol, APL, PL1, assembler and machine language. He was involved with the adoption of computer technologies in manufacturing and retail in the opthalmic eyewear business. He's also run quality assurance and testing at a laser printer cartridge remanufacturing & specialty coatings company.
Mark's built his first web site in 1995. He's been a member of the New York Joomla User Group from its earliest days. He currently helps clients manage their online presence through web site development, social media programs, mobile website optimization, local search optimization, SEO, and pay-per-click management.