The Volunteer Ladder
Joomla is the probably the largest completely volunteer organisation in the world and yet we do it all wrong. We celebrate a volunteer's efforts based on the hours they give or the number of commits, forum answers or documentation edits they make. There is a better way, a more productive way and a more successful way. Let's take a lesson from a 12th century Spanish/Egyptian philosopher and change how we volunteer to Joomla!
Originally a youth worker with severely disturbed youngsters Brian was involved in publishing some of the largest multimedia CD-ROMS of the late 90's. In 2000 Brian helped to launch the first Linux ISP for the UK and later co-founded Joomla! and Open Source Matters.
Brian writes regularly on all things Joomla! at http://brian.teeman.net and is never known for being slow to express an opinion.