Originally written by Dianne Henning for the Joomla Magazine
As we begin the new year, here is something to think on… “If you always put limit[s] on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there – you must go beyond them.” ~Bruce Lee
I am writing this from the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, where I am ringing in the new year with my aunt and uncle. This photo was taken last year at sunset from the top of Max Patch Mountain. Here’s the first of a few segues…
I was chatting with Paul Orwig the other day. He sent me the above quote from Bruce Lee and said, “I saw that picture you took of the Smoky Mountains, so if you’re out and about, think about that idea of a series of plateaus (or mountain tops) one after another, and see if a good photo op presents itself”… then I lost my connection. I’m not sure where he was going with plateaus, but I liked the quote. Which brings me to a smooth segue into Joomla and how it relates.
We have recently said farewell to Louis Landry, one of the key contributors to the Joomla core and platform. His contributiions have been many, his sense of humor, wry, his shoes… need to be filled. In fact, there are lots of shoes that need to be filled and we are counting on YOU to step up and make your own contributions to the Joomla project. We need you!
There are currently two calls for key people to get involved.
New PLT member, Nick Savov, asked if I could post the following: the Joomla! Bug Squad (JBS) is working on a new Issue Tracker for tracking bug reports and new features. JBS needs some additional programmers to help with the coding of the tracker. More details can be found here: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=681&t=783593
The CLT, (Community Leadership Team) has a call out for nominees. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in becoming a CLT member, the deadline is January 18, 2013 and the nomination form can be found here: http://community.joomla.org/blogs/leadership/1712-call-for-joomla-community-leadership-team-nominations.html
There are no limits…
Volunteering and contributing is one of the best ways you can learn and grow by working towards a common goal. The Joomla project offers that and encourages your involvement. If you would like to know more about getting involved with Joomla, or if you are not sure your skillset is needed, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be more than happy to put you in touch with the right person, working group, and/or team to help you reach your Joomla potential.
Best wishes for the new year!