Leading Joomla evangelist Brian Teeman - one of the founders of Joomla and Open Source Matters (OSM) the body the holds the project's trademarks and purse strings - shared details of his difficulties in finding the time and money to travel the world promoting the project.
In his blog post - Helping Me spread the Joomla!Love - Brian asked if any of the individuals and companies who make a living from Joomla would be willing to help fund his travel expenses.
I think we would have done so anyway - but Brian ingeniously offered an incentive to sweeten the deal. Brian presents talks and presentations and offered a small advertising slot on slides of his 'next generation' Joomla Secrets talk.
Brian's Presentation - Hidden Joomla Secrets
This is a follow-up to a previous series of presentations delivered at various conferences around the world - slides from that earlier version of the talk have been online for quite a while.
The slides that accompany the latest talk are available at Hidden Joomla 1.7 Secrets and carry sponsors logos (including ours) - and it is quite possible that you have arrived here after viewing the slides from Brian's Hidden Joomla Secrets presentation.
If you have followed the link from Brian's presentation - then firstly we hope you found some useful new information therein. If you were lucky enough to hear Brian give the talk in person then I'm sure you'll agree you learnt something new. I know I learnt from Brian at the 'J and Beyond' conference earlier this year.
The team here at DMC would like to reiterate our thanks to Brian for all his hard work within the Joomla community and the Joomla project over the years. We would also like to thank him for putting together the latest presentation and slides, and also for the opportunity to advertise our company to a wider audience. We are proud to help 'spread the Joomla love' and hope that there are future opportunities to help Brian and other leading members of the Joomla community.
For those of you who have clicked through from the slides and who have read this far - thank you. I realise some of you won't be too aware of who we are and what we do. I've penned a quick outline by way of an introduction to our company, the work we do with Joomla and some of the clients we support. Most of this can be found elsewhere on the site - but I think it is a good idea to summarise below.
Dean Marshall Consultancy
Dean Marshall Consultancy are (currently) a five strong team of Joomla integrators (website designers, developers and site builders) who work directly with clients to build new websites and provide support with existing websites. We provide the full range of services - design, development, site speed, server configuration and security, web hosting, search engine optimisation.
We work with some fairly big names - many of whom we have to keep under wraps, often at the client's request. Some organisations we have worked with recently that we can tell you about include:
- The Baptist Union of Great Britain and more recently The Baptist Times
- Speciality Coffee Association of Europe
- Leading jewellers Butler and Wilson - who advertise on the QVC TV channel
- Highly regarded travel company Bridge and Wickers
- Various London Borough Councils (Barnet, Lewisham and others)
- Oh - and a United Nations international body.
We typically undertake full website projects in the £10,000 to £20,000 range but obviously we undertake work outside this range - both higher value and smaller project work.
In addition to paid work, we also undertake a limited amount of pro-bono work for charitable organisations and other worthy causes.
If you would like to know more about us, our clients or our services please look around the rest of the website. Feel free to give us a call - we are always happy to talk Joomla.