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The Joomla! Certification Steering Group had a meeting recently to discuss and plan the strategy for 2019.

The team analyzed the current status of the program, reviewing data about the exam sessions held in 2018 and the actions needed to revitalize the Certification in the new year.

Given the announcements about the expected timeframe for Joomla 4, the Certification Team decided to continue supporting the Certification Exams on Joomla 3.x.

Planned actions

  • Update the Joomla 3.x Administrator Exam to include the features of Joomla 3.9

  • Update the translations of the Exam to reflect changes.

  • Operate maintenance on the Exam Platform to ensure higher security and efficiency.

  • Continue the preparation work on the migration from Moodle to Shika.

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Open Source Matters, Inc.
Full Board of Directors and Officers Meeting

Date: January 10, 2019
Time: 17:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 1 hour 04 minutes

Attendees:

Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall (President), Alexander Metzler (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Jason E Rosenbaum (Treasurer), Djamel Kherbi (Director), George Wilson (Director), Yves Hoppe (Director), Sandra Decoux (Director), Hugh Douglas Smith (Director).

Apologies:

Viktor Vogel (Director).

Proxies:

Yves Hoppe served as proxy for Viktor Vogel.

Discussion outline

President

  • Rowan reconciled last commissions from the previous Demo provider.

  • Harbor Compliance documents

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This meeting of the Joomla! Compliance Team has been held on January 09, 2018 at 16.30 CET on Glip.

Participants

In attendance: Achilleas Papageorgiou, Luca Marzo, Sandra Decoux, Sander Potjer, Yves Hoppe, Roland Dalmulder, Alkaios Anagnostopoulos, Reino Koho.

Discussion outline

  • Achilleas shared the results of the reviews on the updated Backup policy document. The team discussed the comments of the reviewers in order to provide useful directions. Luca will make a final review of the document to produce the final document based on the already provided feedback.
  • Sander shared an update of their work with Roland on the SSO. Lately they have been working on testing the identity sites and fixing bugs. The identity site itself is now running
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Joomla released version 3.9, The Privacy Tool Suite by Joomla, on October 30th. In order to promote this version, the Marketing & Communication Department decided to launch a 2 month Google Ads Campaign to help raise awareness of this new feature.

The campaign has now finished and we are very satisfied with the results. The campaign brought us an increase of 50% in the visits to the English version of landing page, compared to the previous landing page for 3.8. It generated over 550k impressions and over 50K clicks, a click through rate of over 11%.

The Department DC would like to thank Klikenfor their precious help in setting up and optimizing this campaign, allowing us to achieve our goals.

Further to these positive results and great collaboration, the Marketing Team will be creating a new campaign to promote ...

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Marketing Team

  • Continue the work initiated on the Use Cases and publish at least 4 or 5 at jorg
  • Joomla 4 Marketing Plan
DC is still looking for volunteers for the J4 dedicated team Most design elements ready Dedicated template will be coded by Ciaran Copywriting to start as of Beta as well as imagery
  • New Google Ads campaign to be set up during 1st quarter to promote downloads.joomla.org - Ads will be translated into several languages to increase efficiency
  • Collaboration with our editor will continue in 2019

Social Media Team

  • Continue the good work done in 2018
  • DC to train the new volunteers (for Joomlers, Developer, JDocs Twitter accounts and Instagram)
  • Continue writing the regular property campaign
  • Create a feature focused campaign + J4 launch campaign

Community Translation

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