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Mith Pirtle and the oompaloompa
Mith Pirtle and the oompaloompa

It's a busy time in the Joomla! event calendar right now and I'm busy preparing to make two presentations at Joomla!Days in The Netherlands and if accepted another presentation at J & Beyond.

I probably made a rod for my own back with last years Hidden Secrets presentation as I have a lot to live up to this year.

I considered making a "Hidden Secrets Part 2" but in the end settled on "What's in a name".

Hopefully I'll be able to explain where the name Joomla! comes from, what it could have been instead, why we have the ! at the end and some lessons learnt that might help you choosing a name for your company, product or child.

So why the picture of fellow Joomla! co-founder Mitch Pirtle and the Oompa-Loompas?

For the answer to that and other questions you'll just have to be there.

J o o m l a !

Brian Teeman

Brian Teeman

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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.

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