Portrait: Michelle Bisson Balances Consulting with Joomla! Volunteerism
Jun 29, 2008, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
"'I've always done the things that nobody else wanted to do,'
Michelle Bisson says, explaining how she became the only woman on
the core team for the Joomla! content management system. 'I say,
'Oh, that needs to be done? Okay, I'll do what I can.'' This
outlook is responsible not only for making her one of the founders
of the Joomla! project, but also for giving her an unusual degree
of insight into how non-developers can contribute to free and open
source software projects (FOSS).
"Bisson's involvement with FOSS began a decade ago when she
moved with her husband and fellow core team member
LÃ©vis Bisson to Quebec City from Calgary,