This week on the podcast I have a lovely chat with Paul Orwig, the president of Open Source Matters and he joined me on the show from the Joomla! World Conference to chat about is journey into the Joomla! world and his role as the President.

Paul also shares a little insight into the future of Joomla and where it is heading and what we should be looking out for in 2014 in regards to new developments.

It is all very exciting! All this along with news and updates from around the world.

Show notes

JoomlaDay Bangkok 2013

Looks like a great event this year with lots of guests from around the world speaking at the conference. This is one conference that I've been trying to get to for years but the first year I decided to go it was cancelled and JoomlaDay Sydney has always been so close to JoomlaDay Bangkok.

If you're interested in finding out more about the event, check out the official website at:

They put on a good show with a great production value.

You might as well just call it JoomlaDay Asia and cover the entire region with the amount of people and international guests that come along to the event.

Joomla 3.2 Upgrade Fixes from Around the Web

Video from CloudAccess in regards to the white screen on a Joomla 3.2 upgrade. Thanks to Saurabh Shah for sharing that one with me and the community.

Some other links and resources from around the web that will help you with debugging issues you may be getting with Joomla 3.2 upgrades.

Learning Joomla! 3 Extension Development

I mentioned a few weeks ago that Tim had his book finally published, and this is the result of it all, Learning Joomla! 3 Extension Development .I'll be doing a full book review of it in the next episode and will also be giving away a couple of copies of the book to some lucky listeners of the podcast. If you ever wanted to get into Joomla! development then this is a really good starting point.

It will teach you all of the basics that you need to learn and is structured in a really good way to take you through all of the basics and move you to the more complex stuff later on starting at plugins and moving to modules and finally components.

If you're eager to get your hands on a copy of the book, you can grab one from Amazon right now.

Interview with the President of Open Source Matters, Paul Orwig

Paul joins me on the show to talk about how he got started in the Joomla! community. He started with his son's baseball team website building it in 2008 on Joomla 1.5.7. A bit of a late bloomer coming into the project later than many others that I have interviewed on the podcast before and coming from a corporate CMS background where the CMS would cost anywhere around $500,000 to scope and roll out for an organisation.

Paul slowly joined the community moving from roll to roll because he loved how welcoming and accommodating the community was and wanted to give back to it anyway he could. Moving from the Community Leadership team as webmaster to the editor of the Joomla! Community Magazine and then finally as a board member of Open Source Matters. Paul has shown great leadership in his role.

Contacting the President!

If you wish to email Paul you can do so directly at [email protected]

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