As a co-founder of Joomla! and OpenSourceMatters Inc I've never been known to be lacking an opinion or being too afraid to express it.
Despite what some people might think I'm a shy and modest man who doesn't like to blow his own trumpet or boast about achievements.
I've presented on Joomla! and Internet related subjects all across the world to audiences from one to five hundred. No audience scares me although one or two have given me a fright.
With a background in both IT and Social Work, I've been around the Open Source software world since the mid '90s. I co-founded the first UK Linux ISP and helped launch the first Linux distribution targeted at the UK.
As one of the founders of Joomla! and prior to that a Core Team member of Mambo I have experience working on Joomla! powered web sites for clients big and small.
In 2005 I was honoured with an award for "UK Individual Contribution to Open Source Software" the first and only winner not to be a programmer and in 2009 the readers of ComputerWeekly chose my blog as the Open source in business blog of the year.