Our Senior Development Team is Global!
Marian Konop, Joomla ImplementerMarian's first computer experience, in the early 80s, was a 28 lb Compaq "portable" with 128KB RAM and a 9" monochrome monitor built-in. Endless hours were spent playing Colossal Cave, the first text adventure game. PLUGH! Marian has taught experimental psychology, child psychology, Microsoft Office, remedial english, and fine arts photography at the university level, and coordinated a university self paced learning program.
Projects in three decades as a tech guru in Ophthalmology started with computerizing a large clinical department, swapping out IBM Selectric typewritters for Xerox word processors and later networked PCs. Coordinating the implemention of the first North Shore- LIJ Hospital System online scheduling system, she excelled at wrestling appointment books from secretaries with no loss of life. Her first major website was for the Department of Ophthalmology at North Shore - LIJ Health Care System in the 90s.
Later, development of dozens of html and asp sites for small businesses and not for profit agencies led to studying Java and Software Engineering for E-Commerce at Columbia University. Thinking there must be a better way of doing things led to her discovery and continuing love affair with Joomla! In an effort to bring the best available technology to clients, Magento was added as an E-Commerce solution in 2011.
Marian is the president of Gotham Websites, and served as the immediate past president of the Board of Directors of the New York City Joomla Users Group: http://www.joomlanyc.org/, and Team Coordinator for JoomlaDay NYC 2012: http://www.joomladaynyc.com
Joseph Bui, Joomla Developer
Joseph, our colleague in Hanoi, has worked with Joomla as his platform of choice since 2009. He brings programming experience with many platforms, from .NET to C, C++, to PHP. His hobbies include Iphone app development, traveling, and watching soccer. Because of the 12 hour time difference, he works while we sleep :)
Heather Sears, Art Director
Heather is an award winning Art Director and Designer with over 15 years of branding, marketing, and design experience. She started her design career in NYC working for boutique design agencies, publishing companies, and marketing firms. She provides creative services for clients that span the gamut from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. In working closely with clients, Heather develops a deep understanding of each company and its industry to create designs that best communicate their message and meet business objectives. In addition to website design, Heather’s capabilities also include logo development, advertising, sales/marketing collateral, packaging, trade shows, events, and video. Heather graduated with honors from Pratt Institute, where she earned a BFA in Communication Design, Graphic Design Major. In her spare time, Heather can be found photographing things that others may not have noticed, and posting to her photo blog.
Take a look at her Design Portfolio: heathersearsdesign.com
Patricia Maloney, Copy Writer/Editor
From tweaking web text to constructing complete copy for a site’s launch, Patricia can help you with your content needs. With over 20 years of editing and writing experience, spanning print and online, Patricia has worked on the launches of major consumer websites. As VP - Integrated Marketing & Communications - Editorial/Content for New York Women in Communications (http://www.nywici.org/), she oversees content for the organization's website and electronic and print newsletters. In her spare time, Patricia can be found trolling the Internet for fun, often into the late hours.