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VirtueMart General => Announcements => Topic started by: Shibumi on August 09, 2006, 21:23:34 pm

Title: Interested in Joining the Dev Team? Read on...
Post by: Shibumi on August 09, 2006, 21:23:34 pm
So, you think you have what we are looking for to become part of the VirtueMart Dev Team?

Well, before you say yes… Here’s what we ARE really looking for:

1. You use VirtueMart now (or have in the past) and you love it.  When VM wont do something you want it to, you find a way to make it do what you want.
2. You are not necessarily an expert programmer/coder, but you go out of your way to find out HOW to do something that you are not sure of.
3. You have a strong desire to learn new things and always want to go further and learn more – you learn new things quickly.
4. Your are enthusiastic, energetic, and creative -> when solutions to problems don’t automatically present themselves, you find a way to solve the problem at hand
5. You love creating, The idea of taking an idea, turning it into something tangible and seeing it through the creation, testing and finalization process really appeals to you and gives you a great sense of achievement and accomplishment.
6. You have a passion, a motivation, a drive, a desire to do something more than what is expected of you, you don’t just accept what is given to you as something that is complete, you want to improve upon it.
7. Lastly, you would be proud and honoured to be a part of a team that is going to change and revolutionize open source eCommerce

If you believe you have these qualities, then we want you.
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Post by: keliix06 on August 14, 2006, 21:07:13 pm
I would be interested in helping out. Been doing Mambo and Joomla development for 3+ years now.

At one point I had the 4th most popular project at the old mamboforge (ArtistDirectory). :)

I can offer up a few hours a week for development needs, and would be available for support stuff quite a bit. Hosting keeps me tied to my computer answering support tickets :)
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Post by: mrosile on August 15, 2006, 03:23:21 am
Hey all,
     I would really like to be apart of the VM development team!  I have strong PHP and MySQL skills.  I was just introduced to Joomla a few months ago and JUST found out about VM!  I love the project and I certainly want to keep it alive!  I've already offered to help with some payment modules (Google Checkout and CyberSource).  I've also written my own PHP code for shipping services such as USPS and UPS.

     Much like most people here, I, too, have a full time job and family to look after.  I would only be able to contribute a few hours a week to development, but I REALLY, REALLY want to see VM survive!

     I see myself developing components or modules, however, I, too have turned to the documentation on several occasions and have found it lacking!  Above all, first and foremost, I would like to help build better documentation, especially for developers.

     I'm a bit ignorant when it comes to sourceforge.net, but has anyone considered moving the VirtueMart development over to sourceforge?  Just a thought...

- Mike R
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Post by: r0tt3n on August 17, 2006, 14:20:29 pm
Greetings,

I would like to express my interest in joining VM's core or components dev team.

[cv]
I completed my Hons B.Sc in Computer Science with Software Engineering Specialization in 2003 from the University of Western Ontario, and have been working in software the past 3 years.  I learned of Joomla on Slashdot during its transition from Mambo about a year ago, and got the idea to start a company that consults with small businesses who want a better online e-commerce web presence, but don't have the money, knowledge, or manpower to do it.  Since that time I've been working full-time as a contractor doing exactly that, doing graphics editing by day, and hacking away at joomla and virtuemart by night.

While using the VirtueMart forums, I met someone named Kawika who was involved in a thread about Virtuemart supporting subscriptions.  The result was my involvement in an initiative to modify virtuemart's core to enable subscriptions, as well as to bridge 6 components at once (joomla, jaclplus, virtuemart, docman, community builder, and smf) called called JBridge (http://www.joomlapalooza.com).  Really, the goal of JBridge was just to be a proof of concept, whose ultimate goal was to get these modifications adopted into the cores of the components we modified.  The most important component to me has always been Virtuemart, and I can't think of a better way to spend my time and support my livelihood than to become a virtuemart core developer.

That being said, I've never been involved in an open source software project before, but I've been wanting to for a while, and given that my company's ability to function depends solely on virtuemart's ability to be reliable, once again, I can't think of a better way or a more fruitful way to support that interest than to become a core dev.  I have at least 10 hours a week to devote to this.  I've been a very active member of the community over the past year, particularily on joomla and virtuemart forums, but also over at the vTiger forums (http://forums.vtiger.com/viewtopic.php?t=3262&highlight=) trying to get some more advanced CRM cross-over integration between vTiger and Joomla+Virtuemart (the first step is under-way).  You can find me hangin out in the unofficial virtuemart irc chat room #virtuemart at chat.freenode.net.  So, let me know.
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Take care.
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Post by: tezza on August 18, 2006, 20:02:02 pm
OK. So if this topic is to distinguish itself from the "VirtueMart Future, Development Team" topic then people need to address the selection criteria. I have already expressed my interest (http://virtuemart.net/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=71&topic=20188.msg51541#msg51541) in helping, but I am happy to formalise it against Jeff's critera.

1. You use VirtueMart now (or have in the past) and you love it.  When VM wont do something you want it to, you find a way to make it do what you want.

I've only adopted VM recently, but I already love it. It's the horse I'm backing to provide commercial support for. I wouldn't have chosen it if I did not believe in it's potential.


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2. You are not necessarily an expert programmer/coder, but you go out of your way to find out HOW to do something that you are not sure of.

I must confess, the whole reason why I want to improve VM is to prevent other programmers from having to go out of their way in order to bend VM to their will. However, I do understand the spirit of the question. Yeah, I can dig in, drill down, and deconstruct when I want something done. I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty.

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3. You have a strong desire to learn new things and always want to go further and learn more – you learn new things quickly.

I have a strong design to learn things when they are relevent to me. VM is very relevent to my current business ventures. You don't stay an optamistic practitioner as long as I have without updating your skills through a continued desire to learn.

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4. Your are enthusiastic, energetic, and creative -> when solutions to problems don’t automatically present themselves, you find a way to solve the problem at hand

Actually, this is probably my biggest weakness. I can have periods of great energy and creativity followed by periods of inactivity. This isn't due to lack of commitment, this is more due to competing interests - which also garner my energy and enthusiasm.

To counter this, I will only make a commitment to a small area (HTML/CSS output). That way I can stay focused.

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5. You love creating, The idea of taking an idea, turning it into something tangible and seeing it through the creation, testing and finalization process really appeals to you and gives you a great sense of achievement and accomplishment.

Wouldn't be a programmer if I didn't.

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6. You have a passion, a motivation, a drive, a desire to do something more than what is expected of you, you don’t just accept what is given to you as something that is complete, you want to improve upon it.

This is my natural view of the software development process.

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7. Lastly, you would be proud and honoured to be a part of a team that is going to change and revolutionize open source eCommerce

Dude, I like your style. It would be a pleasure to work in a team that has real VISION!

"Go hard, or go home!" (as we like to say down under)



Skills I can bring to the table (my strengths):
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Post by: labber on September 11, 2006, 22:14:19 pm
I would be interested in joining the VM Dev Team.

My name is Rob, I am a multimedia designer.  I work for an e-commerce company and have spent about a year working with Joomla/virtuemart making designs, images, buttons, layouts, etc...  I would be interested in making templates, layout changes, buttons, images, and more for virtuemart.

I also use SVN for all my projects at work, i work side by side with my programmer in customizing virtuemart so i am familiar with some basic php.  I also love virtuemart and can't wait to improve upon it.

Programs i use:

Flash 8
Dreamweaver 8
Photoshop CS 2
Illustrator CS 2
Final Cut Pro

Look forward to working with the VM Dev Team
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Post by: joomlacorner on September 13, 2006, 11:28:46 am
Hi All
   I interested to joining the VM Dev Team, My name is Akarawuth Tamrareang from MamboHub.com / JoomlaCorner.com  Thailand. We working for Mambo with Core Team and Joomla (Translation Partner) and Now we have finish Joomla 1.0.11+VM 1.0.6 Thai UTF-8 Version.
and We will open Virtuemart Workshop in Thailand in next 1-2 months.


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Post by: adminu2m on September 18, 2006, 11:46:10 am
Hi,

I have only just read this and other postings and totally agree this is probably the best shopping cart available and from that base it can only get better. I would really like to contribute.

I have spent the last 8 years involved in eCommerce, 3 years in my own consultancy and the previous 5 years for a US based multinational company, involving and being part of the developement and rollout of a multilingual currency and multi business processes ecommerce site

I would like to offer support my support and time about 8 hours a week.

My skills are business process, project management, documentation, testing ---- test documentation and rollout, enough knowlege of PHP and mySQL to be dangerous, with excellent database design skills.

Cheers

Steve
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Post by: GlobeTrotter on September 18, 2006, 13:25:01 pm
Hi, from Greece...

I'm already a member of the Greek translation team but would like to contribute some code in other areas of VM...

I've already developed payment modules for Greek banks and know my way with the payment modules in general...

Maybe I could help in this area as well as the shippment modules or any other area I would be useful...


Regards

Michael
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Post by: Fotis Evangelou on October 09, 2006, 15:41:09 pm
Hi, this is Fotis Evangelou from JoomlaWorks.gr

Me and George Chouliaras have developed several extensions for Joomla! (AllVideos Plugin, Ultimate AJAX Newsflash, Tabs In Content Items etc.) and are quite familiar with VM's architecture, from simple hacks to payment/shipping modules etc.

I personally would be interested in participating in the design process (fluent in XHTML/CSS and tableless design), cause VM really needs some facelift and really needs a designer-oriented external CSS file for that. It is not difficult, cause I've done this in the past for several e-shops, based on VM and even on phpShop.

I have already made some changes for a more consistent layout in the backend, as well as some "CSS-ifications"! A lot of "messages" are still outside the language files, too, which I have corrected. Don't worry, I keep a nice changelog for all that: file, code line and code change specific!

Besides, that, I would be interested in helping implement/integrate some Joomla! extensions (and JoomlaWorks' extensions of course) to VM. Videos or images for example should have better support on VM, in my opinion. And in this particular field, VM documentation for extending its features is simply non-existent!

I don't know if it's a little late in participating, but I would gladly help.

Fotis Evangelou
Athens, Greece

www.joomlaworks.gr
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Post by: Shibumi on October 10, 2006, 04:44:42 am
Good stuff Fotis, make sure you PM Soeren with your details and experience!

Cheers
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Post by: Fotis Evangelou on October 10, 2006, 10:16:21 am
Thanks Jeff, will do that...
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Post by: Shibumi on October 10, 2006, 12:54:15 pm
Hey Fotis,

My pleasure... I used the AllVideos Bot and the Tab in Content on my site... very useful! I'm sure once you get in contact with Soeren, he will be very interested.

Cheers
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Post by: Fotis Evangelou on October 10, 2006, 13:24:41 pm
I already PMed Soeren, Jeff, thanks for the tip and glad you use some of my extensions.
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Post by: r0tt3n on November 07, 2006, 00:48:11 am
I second that Jeff...

Fotis' work with the allvideos bot (now featured on the homepage of three of my sites, such as www.irrigro.com (http://www.irrigro.com)) as well as the content tabs has been outstanding.  I'd love to see what he can do with VM!
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Post by: esmark on January 19, 2007, 18:59:35 pm
Hello all. I would like to become part of the VirtueMart Dev Team!
About my skills. Yes I am not necessarily an expert programmer, but you can find my jobs in List ToDo in Multi-Store Environment (http://virtuemart.net/index.php?option=com_flyspray&Itemid=84&do=details&task_id=26&option=com_flyspray&Itemid=84) Project and in Multi-Registration also and estimate my skills.
There was a foundation laid in Virtuemart to manage storeadmins and shopper groups but these features have not comprehensive facilities. So I want to develop Virtuemart in this direction to make its component more functional. I also see possibilities how to do that and paths of problem-solving with multi-vendor payments and multi-vendor shippings.
This is really a great project and it can be developed in separate new direction of Virtuemart. I'll be grateful if this component is become part of Virtuemart in the future.
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Post by: aravot on March 01, 2007, 03:10:22 am
I was looking at VirtueMart for a project that I am working on, I saw states of most countries are missing and currencies of some countries, in this regard I have some time in my hand and can contribute by adding stats and currencies.
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Post by: gregdev on March 01, 2007, 16:10:07 pm
I was looking at VirtueMart for a project that I am working on, I saw states of most countries are missing and currencies of some countries, in this regard I have some time in my hand and can contribute by adding stats and currencies.

Hi aravot!

Great! Please start a topic on the Development Projects board (http://virtuemart.net/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=71&board=22.0) and go ahead with it. You can post your changes and get feedback there. Also, feel free to join our weekly meeting on the irc (http://virtuemart.net/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=71&option=com_smf&Itemid=71&topic=21084.0).

The same goes for anyone wanting to help the project who has specific ideas for projects. Having your own idea helps us a lot.

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Post by: notelseit on April 22, 2007, 19:20:27 pm
I would be interested in helping out. Been doing Mambo and Joomla development for 4 years now.

I have realized different hack as the "management fines list", to hide the products to cost 0, and realized of the modules of payment for the Italian banks
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Post by: turok on April 23, 2007, 10:24:06 am
Hello Everyone,
I would be interested in helping out as well.
I'm lead developer over at osCandy.com one of our products is SmoothGallery Mambot.
I have a 1.5 years of experience in Joomla, Virtuemart & PHP(all started together, first large project I ever made as on Virtuemart)

I've beens struggling with Tables in Virtuemart and I would love to do something about it. Re-writting everything to go tableless would be my pleasure.

I've written some modifications recently that have not been done, as far as I know. I'll be releasing them when the project is finished.

Ok, bye.
Taras
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Post by: MiHu on August 09, 2007, 08:42:40 am
If it's not too late, count me in.
I don't have too much time right now, but I will have more after two months.
I would like to start as bug fixer if you don't mind.   ;D

I just want to let u know I am available.
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Post by: Edgar. R. Koster on August 09, 2007, 20:16:26 pm
Hey everyone. I'll try to join in if you would like that :-)

What I posted to now are things I just think "hey this is handy lets make it" for the site that I'm making now. That store is planned to go live this weekend. Then i'm going set up a test environment (when I figure out what is most used here). I like puzzeling and solving. In fact I'm lucky my hobby is my work too.

I'm currently a software consultant making for a company (german) that develops ITSM software. We have our own developer software but besides that I do javaclasses (sometimes) oracle and mssql. Also all other script languages we come accros usually end on my desk (vb, hta, asp, and on and on).

I'm one that forgets the time (this can be seen in time logs) for I really bite in things when I like it. I'll try to be there in the next meeting! By the way is this as a conference call meeting (sound) or written ("chatting") then I can test my software ready before hand.
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Post by: thomas_freeman on August 25, 2007, 21:47:52 pm
Hi guys,

I would be interested in helping.  However, I have never worked with SVN and my time is severly limited about 9 months of the year.
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Post by: Moonkai on September 14, 2007, 17:05:00 pm
Long time listener, first time caller...

I know I just registered here, but I've been a VM fan for quite a while.
I would love to help out in any way I could.

I'm not an expert programmer or anything, but I'm more than willing to learn. Like Jeff said, if it doesn't do something I want, I make it do it. (any way I can)


-- Jake
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Post by: whattamess on September 24, 2007, 09:26:07 am
Hi

     I'm  new here, and to be honest to all of you, i  just used Vm recently, like 2 weeks ago. I am currently working on a project that uses virtuemart or my boss asked me to used virtuemart. And i am really fascinated with how everything is being done. Since im not a good programmer a new only the basic, perhaps i can suggest of having a group of people as beta testers. I got the idea from a programming related site. For those who want to participate but cannot completely contribute i guess can work as a beta tester. Try out the software, look for bugs, state their opinion and share what can be used to improve the current software. I thought of raising this because i sure want to contribute eventhough i am not and excellent programmer.

more power,
whattamess
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Post by: Joachim A on September 24, 2007, 19:36:34 pm
Hi,

My name is Joachim and I'm in charge of Human Resources and organizational development  for the Virtuemart Team. We are working on solving the problems we have and we certainly can use your help to accomplish this. We are structuring and staffing  smaller teams for each area. Doors are wide open for participation in Vm teamsfor developers and non developers as well.

What we are looking for:
We are looking for enthusiastic people that:
  • Want to make a difference.
  • Are willing to make it happen.
  • Bring positive their points of view and  solutions.
  • Are willing to take responsibility for VM: Vm is a community project and as such its up to all of us what it is and what it becomes.
  • Are willing to get the job done and back their words with action
(http://zerofield.com/images/teamlogo120.gif)
IMPORTANT:you don't have to be a programmer to join or make a difference. We have many positions from team members to leadership positions available at this moment that do not require programing skillsr.(I myself have not the slightest clue about PHP).

How to join:
 If you  are seriously interested in joining the Project :


I will do my best to find a position that is suitable for you.

I'm looking forward to hear from you.
Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you,
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Post by: shipra on October 23, 2009, 13:37:56 pm
Hi, I am new to this forum and would like to contribute by sharing information. 
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Post by: aravot on October 23, 2009, 21:14:35 pm
Follow the instructions posted one post above yours.
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Post by: SimonHodgkiss on January 13, 2010, 21:54:13 pm
I've sent my details in, how long does it take to hear back?
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Post by: MikeUK on January 14, 2010, 00:15:34 am
Hi

I'm not involved with this process, but can pass your request on if you don't here anything. Obviously just depends how busy the dev team leaders are.
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Post by: SimonHodgkiss on January 14, 2010, 00:50:36 am
Hi

Cheers, I'll just wait and give the dev team time to check over everything.
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Post by: Tingo on March 03, 2010, 23:44:44 pm
Hi Guys

I've just e-mailed Alejandro who make Jreview 
http://www.reviewsforjoomla.com/

this message below

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Hi Alejandro
Would you be interest in giving a free copy of JReview to Soreen of Virtuemart.net for the reviews of virutemart extension and templates. It would help to generate more money for virtuemart project

Look forward to your feedback

Kind Regards

Charles

Hi Charles

he said he would be happy to donate a free copy of Jreview to Virtuemart.net     
I'd be happy to do that as long as it's mentioned somewhere that JReviews is powering the reviews if you decide to remove the powered by link.

I would appreciate though if the license used for this is under an email account in the virtuemart.net domain. Please create the account in the system and let me know the email and I'll add the license there.

Regards,

Alejandro

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Post by: sgagner on July 02, 2010, 17:20:05 pm
Hi,

I am a long time VM user and implementor. I am also a part of the Swedish Joomla translator group and as such I have translated VirtueMart and manintain the current translations.
I am not very happy about how translators are treated in common by developer teams and we are often seen as som one who just contribute quickly and sometimes unsufficently and is not seen as needed in a development team.
I hope you see this differently since it takes quite much effort to make a good translation of an extension in order to make it easy to use and understand.
I am willing to be a long term partner in the team.
I would like to start immediatly with the translation work for VM 1.5 and later 2.x since there is a great demand for a new and translated VM here in Sweden.
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Post by: erick_alcala on July 02, 2010, 23:14:12 pm
sign me up =) I would be very glad to help out. I am an IT engineer, and gladly learning PHP, already read the developers manual and user manual and I often visit developers section to check out new stuff =)

Cheers.
Erick
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Post by: mboucetta on September 10, 2010, 20:24:14 pm
Hello,

 How to join the team? There  is no way to signup your dev portal.

Regards,
MBoucetta
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Post by: jenkinhill on September 10, 2010, 23:56:37 pm
You could start by helping out & answering some of the issues on the forum. A knowledge of the current state of VirtueMart and of the user issues is a good precursor to joining the team.
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Post by: Milbo on October 20, 2010, 19:56:43 pm
Yes, good advice jenkinhill. It happens often that people want to join the team, just to tell their ideas. Or they want actually help, but dont have the knowledge. I can assure that jenkinhill points me to people who want and actually do help.