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The OSM Virtual Barbecue

Post by mediamagnate » Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:59 pm

Well folks, it's been an interesting ride so far. Thank you, thank you for your support. There will be more information forthcoming but, as you are aware, there will be some lulls due to the nature our focus on setting things up right.

For the moment, I'd like to invite you all to our Virtual BBQ (barbecue). Reason: we often posted in the old site about code but never really socialised. As I mentioned before, please do use your real photo for your avatar so we can see you.

Tell us a bit about who you are, where you live, what you do in work and play. Let's get this place buzzing the way a community should.
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Post by mediamagnate » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:09 pm

Don't laugh, I'm replying to myself here. I've been around the development team for about 10 months now. Enjoyed a wonderful opportunity to work up press releases and media alerts about a multi-award winning software formerly known as Mambo. How much fun? Heaps.

I live in Yorkshire, near Leeds, work for myself in a variety of roles — including web publishing. In my spare time I enjoy walking the the Yorkshire Dales. Don't have a television and prefer to read books or work with my Macintosh (yes, I'm a Mac-head and proud of it). One of my major passions is collaboration. This is why I love the way the development team works. They always have the community in mind.

I'm originally from Australia. I get asked at least once a week, "Why did you leave", in a tone that suggests I'm mad. I prefer the UK now for a variety of reasons but most Brits don't get it.

I like good curries and real ales, so if you're in the area ... let me know.
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Post by ProjectMayhem » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:11 pm

wow.. I just got finished reading the news over at Mamb*server  .. I'm still in shock but hey I love this new place..  Way to start the community effort. I am woody and I've used mamb* for over a year now on several of my clients sites...  Heres to the new CMS  ;D
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Post by mhwatson » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:35 pm

Hi,

Yes, I think after today we could all do with a good curry and a few pints! We're in N.Yorkshire BTW, just outside Skipton.

Congrats to you all for getting these forums up so quick - it's been interesting to watch!

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Post by keliix06 » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:40 pm

I guess I'll go next.

I live in Minneapolis, MN, fairly close to Tim of the core team. I found Mambo basically exactly 2 years ago when 4.5 was in the beginnings of beta testing. Fell in love with it and started developing on it right away.

I released ArtistDirectory which was one of the more popular components on MamboForge for quite a long time. I have since stopped development on it. I have released several other small CMTs and whatnot. I had a new component that I was basically ready to release the first alpha version of, so I guess I'll have the honor of the first component release exclusively for the new CMS :D

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Post by Brett » Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:04 pm

My turn,

My name is Brett Wilcox, I live in Dallas, Tx.  I have been using mambo since it was at 1.0.7 and have never looked at anythine else for myself or my clients.

I have in the works a site that is going to have $ambo (or the now unamed CMS formerly known as mambo) hosting for free, templates, gudes, a wiki, newsletters, all kinds of stuff.  I was about 2 weeks from release but now it will probably be a bit longer. 

I hope to help the development team as much as I can by posting on the forums and in general doing what I can for the community.

Overall I am a boring person.  LOL

Thanks!
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Post by franco » Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:06 pm

Los Angeles, California.

So, where's the beer?
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Post by gram » Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:17 pm

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System integration specialist and network engineer.  I retired just about two years ago with the intent to establish myself as a Real Estate agent and spend more time closer to home (I had the highest frequent flyer status with three different airlines).

But can't seem to pull myself out of IT.  I have spent the last two years leveraging my knowledge of systems and c based languages to teach myself what I needed to know to begin building next generation applications for this industry (using LAMP architecture).

In the process it has become apparent that many of the things I am working on, and that I have developed have application for a broader user base, so will soon be releasing some of these items as GPL.  The first will be samSiteMap (SAM is a code team that focuses on these projects), and we expect to release it as soon as we finish the admin component.

In the process of developing these projects, we have become intimitely aquainted with the core of this CMS as it was the CMS we chose to use for the projects.

I participate at Mamboportal and mambers and have been fairly successful in both aquiring knowledge and passing it on.  I intend to continue that here.

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Post by click2 » Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:31 pm

Burger please, no onions.

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Post by Jinx » Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:54 pm

My order : Coke, steak (rare), some veggies, ...

I'm from a small town called Diest, a 40min drive from Brussels. Born and raised here, graduated a year ago. Got myself a master in emedia engineering. Actually wanted todo game development but sidetracked through into opensource and never looked back again.

I entered the community late 2003 and started working on the DOCMan beginning 2004. I moved from DOCMan developer to project leader, to being on my own again... I joined the core development team about 6 months ago and have been working as a team leader of the Google Summer of Code projects. Which has been real fun, u will be amazed about the work these guys have done !

Like Peter, I have a passion for collaboration. The guys in the development team have become true friends and I'm enjoying every minute I work on the code....
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Re: The OSM Virtual Barbecue

Post by HarryB » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:00 pm

Hi...

I'm from Vienna, VA, the 4th best place to live in the US according to Money Magazine...which once again proves that "Don't believe everything your read" is a good rule to live by.... ;)

But I do believe in the core developers, so here I am!
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Post by iainshaw » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:07 pm

Iain - another one living in Yorkshire, this time on the North Yorkshire Moors.

Been a community member since October last year when I was casting around for something to build our startup's website with.  I've now got 4 sites built M*mbo (I got rather enthused) and given that our business has got nothing to do with web design I spend far too much time on M*mbo forums.

I'm not a developer but I hope I've been able to help a few people on the old forums and I can here as well

And now I'll have a Stella please and a sweetcorn
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Post by brian » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:11 pm

you're from Yorkshire and you drink stella

How can you call yourself a yorkshireman

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Post by iainshaw » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:13 pm

yeah, but I'm a Manc........ :)
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Post by Jinx » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:18 pm

Stella, hehe one of belgium finest :)
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Post by Evenepoel » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:19 pm

Greetings from Roosdaal, next to capital Brussels in Belgium ... home of Stella and plenty of even more delicious beers, such as recently elected Worlds Best Beer: Westvleteren 12

So ... i'll bring the beer to this party  ;)

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Post by Jinx » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:25 pm

will call the beer phone to see if there is any Westvleteren 12 left ;)
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Post by Evenepoel » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:28 pm

Cool Jinx  :D I heard they gonna start selling by the bottle instead of per case.

Come to think of it .... since we're all developing an alternative to Mam...bah! here, why don't we develop a Westvleteren-clone too ... bound to be succesful

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Post by Jinx » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:32 pm

I'm all in for that, our own beer :)
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Post by brian » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:35 pm

i ahve a client http://www.meantimebrewing.com that will make anything we want. only problem is that they need an order for 10,000 bottles

I can handle 9,999 just dont know what to do about the extra bottle
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Post by Evenepoel » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:35 pm

Lets call our new beer "Mambo", for old times sake. I bet Miro didn't copyright the name in categories such as "beers"  :D

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Post by stingrey » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:45 pm

Manila reportin in.

Found Mambo July 2003, Joined Dev Team Julyish 2004.

I dont actually work in the IT industry, the Sport and Fitness industry is actually my day job.
Currently working as the Operations and Admin Manager for the Philippine Rugby Football Union - yes there is Rugby in the Philippines. 

Before Mambo I had didnt know much about CMS's or even Open Source.  This project, the community and all the great friends I have met has been something really special.


So to that end I'll take a San Mig Light or a XXXX Gold and i'll take a medium rare steak, bung on the onions, no need for the rabbit food  ;D
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Re: The OSM Virtual Barbecue

Post by Ivo » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:59 pm

I'm Ivo from the Netherlands, and I like a good portion of saté.

And about the beer? Heineken. The factory is around the corner here.

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Post by lilqhgal » Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:02 pm

Hey everyone!  My name is Ramsey and I've only been using Mambo for a short while now (less than a year).  I found it when I wanted to upgrade a community website I created (for folks with horses -- http://www.runninghorses.net) that was using a flat-file perl portal system.  My background lies in graphics more than programming, but I have been "dabbling" in programming (of all kinds) since the early to mid 90's, so I've been through a lot of different things.  I live in SW Ohio, have one boy who just turned 5, and an an experienced horseperson (own, train, raise, breed, show, etc.) ... I have my own freelance design business I'm starting out, and since most of my client base is horsefolks like myself, I end up having alot of do-it-yourself'ers who end up needing some kind of CMS, so thank goodness for Mambo-Jambo-WhateveritsgonnabeCalledo.  I didn't really participate in the other forum much mainly because I felt I was just too far "out of the loop" or just another "person asking a question".  Hopefully this go-round it'll be different, as I feel I'm here almost on the "ground floor".  I don't have much to offer the dev team, other than an astounding round of applause for doing what's RIGHT!

I'll take some BBQ chicken and a frozen lime margarita with salt thanks!  :)

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Post by mediamagnate » Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:05 pm

Hey Ivo, nice site. Gaming and Roleplaying. The project formerly known as Mambo lends itself to all sorts of uses. I'm impressed.

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Post by chette » Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:07 pm

Ah finally someone mentioned BBQ chicken. I'm in!

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Quit alcohol in the 1990s, but I wouldn't say no to a liter of soda. But then again, its 2AM here, and I guess I better sign off before the nachos and salsa come out.

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Post by mediamagnate » Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:16 pm

chette wrote: Ah finally someone mentioned BBQ chicken. I'm in!

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Quit alcohol in the 1990s, but I wouldn't say no to a liter of soda. But then again, its 2AM here, and I guess I better sign off before the nachos and salsa come out.
Chette, so nice to see a lady turn up to our BBQ. I've visited your site before. Love your template and the great tips section.
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Post by stingrey » Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:19 pm

mediamagnate wrote: Chette, so nice to see a lady turn up to our BBQ. I've visited your site before. Love your template and the great tips section.
tut tut Pete, u missed the Cowgirl in our midst
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Post by mediamagnate » Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:22 pm

Thanks for picking me up on that Rey  ;)

Humble apologies, Cowgirl. You posted and I missed it.

Too many beers already.

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Post by lilqhgal » Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:23 pm

stingrey wrote:
mediamagnate wrote: Chette, so nice to see a lady turn up to our BBQ. I've visited your site before. Love your template and the great tips section.
tut tut Pete, u missed the Cowgirl in our midst
LOL  ;) Not a problem! (Normally the big white cowboy hat usually makes me stand out in a crowd - especially in Ohio)... lol
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