It is my sincere pleasure to announce my last speaking gig of the year: I am keynoting the Joomla World Conference in San Jose on Saturday 17th November.
Humbled doesn’t even begin to convey where my head is at right now, especially given the amazing line up of people and companies involved.
It’s been a stand-out year for me, made all the more remarkable when you consider how it started.
- Pure Web Brilliant has grown organically, and our business and digital transformation business is starting to take shape in the perception of the community.
- I’ve attended and spoken at 32 events in the first 9 months of the year in 13 countries covering: Open Source, Cloud technology, Product management, Agile, Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and everything inbetween.
- On top of that my work with my largest client, BP, has been such a delight that you wouldn’t believe me if I told you. We’re producing such great work, and I’m delighted to extend our partnership for another 12 months and really bring about integrated Business and Digital change for the world’s 4th biggest company.
With the ramp up in work from Enterprise clients, and committing my personal time to BP, I had publicly stated my intention to turn down speaking opportunities and new clients for 12 months.
I am so thrilled to make an exception to talk to the wonderful Joomla community. Rest assured San Jose, I’m going out with a bang.
Simplicity in Open Source
I often think back to that day working at Microsoft in 2003 when I wrote my Open Source Manifesto:
We’re not better people simply because we’re fans of Open Source Software;
We’re fans of Open Source Software because we’re trying to make things better for people.
I thought that summed it quite succinctly. The Joomla community took it further:
Yes, yes it does.
But so do people and communities.
And I can’t wait to see each and everyone one of you in November.