Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the U.K., he now lives in Sarasota in the U.S.A.. He was a teacher for many years before starting Alledia.com, a web development firm. After several years of full-time web work, he found the desire to teach coming back again and started Open Source Training.
He now travels widely teaching people how to use Joomla, WordPress and Drupal. He has been heavily involved in various Open Source projects, writing books, starting user groups and serving as a board member.
Stacey is the Director of Operations at OSTraining. She helps organize the live classes and takes care of many of the day-to-day administrative tasks.
Stacey holds a Masters degree in Linguistics and began her career teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language. She has taught in Japan, Australia and the US.
She is happy to be a part of the OSTraining team now and loves the fact that she still plays a part in educating others.
Nick is the Director of Support at OSTraining and you can find him in almost every area of the site, from answering support requests and account questions to creating tutorials and software.
He loves working at OSTraining and helping students to learn and to create great websites. His favorite CMS of the "Big Three" is Joomla! and can talk for hours and hours about it.
Bill works as an independent programmer and database designer. He was introduced to Joomla in 2006, and is now focused almost entirely on writing custom extensions for Joomla.
Valentín is in charge of Web Design, and you can find him answering forum requests and refreshing the OSTraining website. His fresh and new improvements ultimately offer a better customer experience for our users. Valentin discovered Joomla in 2010, and since then he has considered it as the best CMS. Valentin has been coding extensions and templates for Joomla for many years and truly enjoys helping people build their own websites with Open Source tools.
He lives in San Julián, Jalisco, México.
Anderson has been a developer since 2002 and focused on the web since 2006. He's a full-stack developer who's worked on every layer of web, mobile and desktop systems. He first met Joomla in 2006 and has been working building custom extensions for clients since then. Anderson was one of the lead devs behind the absurdly flexible ZenTools from JoomlaBamboo.
Anderson was born and lives in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil. He loves to play classical piano, and has a passion for learning new things.
Eddie was an angel investor in OSTraining's early days and today manages our finances and leads our business development. A serial entrepreneur, Eddie has an extensive resume of startups.
However, his greatest passion is social housing. He loves Habitat for Humanity and served 8 years on the international board of directors which oversees the program in +70 countries. Today he continues to be an advocate for social housing and presides over the Guatemalan equivalent of the Federal Housing Administration.
He lives in Guatemala City with his wife, Amanda, and two children, Nina and Jacob.
Alex Smirnov is a passionate and enthusiastic student and evangelist of Open Source Content Management Systems. He happily passes what he's learned to others replying to questions in various forums and writing articles and blogs.
He covered topics including Setting Printer-Friendly Drupal Articles, Creating Contact Forms in WordPress, WP-CLI, How to Strengthen Your Joomla Site Security, How to Override Joomla Core Registration Form and How to Customize Colors in JCal Pro Categories, to name a few.
Alex studied Computing and Software Engineering at the South Thames College in London. He is a self-taught Microsoft Certified Professional.
He was born from a Ukranian mother and Russian father in Russia. In 1999 Alex migrated to the United Kingdom.
Rod holds two masters degrees and has been training people how to do "things" for over 25 years. Originally from Australia, he grew up in Canada and now resides just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. He has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit worlds, in small companies and large corporations.
Rod's extensive open source experience includes WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Moodle and he really knows how to help you get the most out of the system you chose. Rod plays ice hockey a couple of times a week and rides his Goldwing motorbike pretty much everywhere he can.
Christopher DeRosia (Topher) has been "doing the web" since 1994. With the advent of PHP in 1998, his web sites became much more dynamic and exciting.
He is an accomplished programmer, having written his own content management systems and managed some very large websites. He loves to help people enjoy their websites and believes, "playing with WordPress is fun!". He has built over 30 sites with custom themes and plugins.
Topher lives in Michigan, USA.
Robert learned HTML/CSS back in 2008 when he decided to start a film review site, and he continued adding to his site file-by-file the old-fashioned way for a year. When he asked a web developer friend how to build a site that "automatically lists content on the homepage and stuff," he was pointed to Drupal.
Since then, Robert has continued to build his experience with the CMS by using it on his own projects and by managing other brands' pre-existing Drupal sites. In doing so, he has learned some of the best ways to use the tools Drupal has available--and what mistakes to avoid.
In his spare time, Robert trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and works on too many side programming projects. He is also the author of two books.
Guillermo is talented at support and specializes in coding and debugging for Joomla template development.
He is a young web designer and IT enthusiast. He has worked in the technology environment for the past 11 years. He has enjoyed video games since birth and loves comics, manga, anime and watching a lot of movies and TV series.
He considers himself a geek and feels really proud of himself that soon he will complete his college studies.
Guillermo lives in Guatemala.