Marketing Working Group Members
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Marketing Working Group
The Marketing Working Group (MWG) was formed in January 2014, with the primary focus being to raise awareness of the Joomla Content Management System (CMS) and Framework within the international Joomla community, as well as the general open source community and wider world.
In December we announced that we were seeking nominations from the community for new members to join the Marketing Working Group. The original article can be accessed here: http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/1786-call-for-marketing-working-group-members.html.
We are delighted to announce the leaders of the Marketing Working Group - find out about them in the biographies below.
Meet the team
Jess Dunbar - Team Lead
Jess will coordinate and delegate the responsibilities of the Marketing working group team.
She will oversee the day-to-day functions of the Marketing Team. She will focus on motivating the marketing team and maintain a comfortable and productive team environment.
Chiara Aliotta - Brand Manager
Chiara will be responsible for ensuring that the Joomla! brands are communicated clearly and consistently by Joomla, our contributors and our partners.
You can follow her @ChiaraAliotta
Parth Lawate - Strategic Marketing Manager
Parth will collaborate on development and short and long term marketing strategies for Joomla. He will also collaborate with new Joomla development, Planning, and Market Research.
You can follow Parth on twitter @parthlawate
Joe Sonne - Open Source Matters Representative
Joe 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. JoeJoomla manages projects for clients and Joe is hands on with website strategies, site integration and design.
In the Joomla! community Joe is a well known speaker, trainer, and writer about all things Joomla. He contributes to the Joomla! community by sharing knowledge at various Joomla events.
Joe co-founded two Joomla! User Groups in Canada. He has written articles for the Joomla! Magazine and also has a popular blog about Joomla.
You can follow Joe on Twitter @JoeJoomla
Ruth Cheesley - Community Leadership Team Representative
Ruth has always been a passionate supporter of free and open source software, and came across Joomla! in the early days when asked to design a website during her time as IT Technician at a school, and the rest, as they say, is history!
She now runs a business - Virya Technologies and Virya Software - which specialises in Open Source technologies, with the web development team focusing solely on Joomla. Her personal area of interest lies within search engine optimisation and helping websites to recover from poor SEO practices. Ruth also founded Joomla! User Group Suffolk, regularly contributes to the Joomla Community Magazine, and is on the team for Joomla!Day UK events.
Ruth joined the Community Leadership Team in March 2013 and works closely with the Joomla User Group team promoting Joomla in local communities around the world. Her interest in marketing and promoting Joomla worldwide led her to getting involved with the Marketing Working Group.
David Hurley - Production Leadership Team Representative
David is a founding partner at WebSpark. A company built on making incredible business-oriented solutions. They have created the first and only true Customer Relationship Management, CRM system built specifically for Joomla. They have also created project management (JForce) and live group chat (Banter) solutions.
In addition to creating Joomla based components, under David's direction WebSpark has continued to innovate and create both cutting edge components as well as unique standalone web-based applications built on the Joomla Framework.
David is committed to open source development and serves as both the Community Development Manager for Joomla as well as a member of the Production Leadership Team. He is always looking for other ways to help and writes for the Joomla Community Magazine for developers, a member of the bug squad, the security strike team, the CMS and Framework maintainers list, and every other group he can find to join!
In addition to coding and contributing to open source, David speaks extensively around the world on the topics of code, frameworks, open source, business organization, and other topics. But more importantly, he travels around the world to listen to the ideas and gain inspiration from others!
You can follow David on Twitter at @DBHurley