For those who may be interested, here are some of the presentations I’ve delivered to various interest groups over the last few years:

Roll your own FOSS cloud hosting

If you're a web developer or a site owner and you've been thinking of breaking out of shared hosting, maybe you've been looking at cloud hosting. This presentation outlines the pros and cons of shared hosting vs cloud hosting, and how to build a roll-your-own cloud host, complete with a clean, fast, free open source control panel. The talk was delivered to the Melbourne Joomla! User Group on 25 March 2015.

Joomla! theming

An overview of the Joomla! theming and customization process, and a showcase of the broad spectrum of template options and tools, including reviews and demos of the most important ones. Presented to the Melbourne Joomla! User Group on 27 Aug 2014.

Run your business on FOSS

An introduction to Free Open Source Software, a review of the hundreds of FOSS products you get with a standard web hosting package, and some practical ideas for cost reduction and new business development using FOSS systems. Presented for the Maroondah Business Association on 7 May 2014.

A customer relationship management system (CRM) provides a range of information services to help your sales, marketing and service staff to manage and improve your business's connections and relationships with your customers. It helps you to improve the performance, efficiency and profitability of your sales, marketing and customer service operations.

A CRM system organises and automates:

  • Your business's relationships with your customers, prospects, and other interested parties
  • Your marketing campaigns and activities
  • Your sales efforts
  • Your customer service operations
  • Your technical support service

This is the first in a four-part series of articles covering the current market and development status of the recent landmark release of the Joomla! v3.x content management system.This article was originally commissioned and published in edited form by TechNiki.com on 1 April 2013.

The remaining articles in the series are:

Part 2: Current state of the Joomla! market, and a Joomla! 3.x base build
Part 3: A Joomla! 3.x case study
Part 4: Ready for serious production use

In this first article, we look at significant changes in the new v3.x release of Joomla!, and we also pose the question "Is it safe?"

This is the second in a four-part series of articles covering the current market and development status of the recent landmark release of the Joomla! v3.x content management system. An earlier version of this article was originally commissioned and published by TechNiki.com on 1 April 2013.

The remaining articles in the series are:

Part 1: What's new in Joomla! 3.x?
Part 3: Some Joomla! 3.x case studies
Part 4: Ready for serious production use

In this second article, we look at the current state of the Joomla! 3.x market, and we also describe a base build for a solid start to new Joomla! v3.x site builds.