Saying Goodbye to Georgia

Next week we leave Georgia after 10 years. My first experience of Georgia was as a kid. My grandparents loved, loved, loved “Gone With the Wind”. They had it on 4 or 5 VHS tapes and watched it almost weekly. Every 40 minutes the movie…

Blues documentary: You See Me Laughin’

From England originally, I’ve lived in the Deep South for the last 10 years. The South has forced me to change my mind about a lot of things, blues music being one of them. I couldn’t have cared less for the blues before arriving here….

Some quick thoughts on certification

Yesterday, Acquia announced that it was starting a certification program. Joomla is in the process of doing the same thing, although through the community rather than a company. This will likely have a noticeable impact on us at OSTraining, so I’ve a few initial thoughts:

Joomla cover article in Web Designer Mag

I was approached by Web Designer Mag a couple of months ago to write an article about Joomla. I’ve written for them before, but this was a much longer article which gave 20 reasons to use Joomla. It’s just been published and it ended up…

Never be seen working on the weekend

I’ve always thought of myself as teacher. But, as OSTraining has grown in the last several years, I’ve found myself moving into the role of a manager rather than a teacher.  Still, the two roles have a lot in common. One of the biggest similarities…

A card from Chiara

This year, I had the pleasure of doing some work with Chiara from UntilSunday.it. Chiara helped redesign our logo and brand at OSTraining. At the end of the year, we got a card from Chiara. If you’ve ever met Chiara, you know that she has…

Todd Marrone: There’s Not One Correct Answer

One of my wife’s high school friends, Todd Marrone, passed during Christmas. Todd worked as an art teacher in Philadelphia schools for 15 years. I never met him, but after hearing the news, my wife was telling me about him. She was showing me some of his…

10 Years of contributing to open source

We’ve reached a milestone of sorts. In the last few weeks I’m seeing a lot of people celebrating 10 years of contributing to open source. Many of the most prominent and inspiring people behind the growth of Joomla, Drupal and WordPress started contributing in 2003…

We sold Admincredible to Watchful

I’ve known Vic Drover for a long time now. We started talking when he launched one of the first ever commercial GPL businesses back in 2007. The next year, we did a Joomla class together in Las Vegas and then were two of the speakers…