The Joomla Bamboo Team

The Joomlabamboo family is a small collection of developers and designers who have one thing in common - we all love coding, designing and developing for Joomla.

One of the benefits of working in a small team for our club members is that you get direct access to the people who write the code, so our support is top notch and knowledge of our templates and extensions is deep and intimate ... well enough of the spin - scroll down and meet the Joomlabamboo team.

Anthony Olsen - Lead designer and Head Bamboo


I first started to learn Joomla around the middle of 2006, when I needed a website for my Acupuncture practice. In learning Joomla I discovered how easy it was to learn and to design for. A curiosity became a compulsion and late in 2006 Joomlabamboo was born. I love minimal, clean and interesting design - this love drives the designs that we put out each month. When Im not coding, designing or treating people Im most likely hanging out in Melbourne with my family of three young girls and wife.

  • Lives to: Design, surf, communicate
  • Listens to: Downtempo electronica/ambient, Folk acoustic and Film soundtracks
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Paul Burndred - Customer support manager

Paul Burndred

I have been working with Joomla for close to five years and currently work as freelance Joomla developer. I also have a couple of web related businesses providing photo restoration/editing, web hosting and other web services including web site construction. If not working or sleeping, I can be found doing photography, cooking or eating.

  • Lives to: Learn new stuff, find that perfect pizza recipe and design better looking websites.
  • Listens to: Cricket on the radio, lots of film music and classic Jazz.

Rob Went - Ticket support and developer

Rob Went

I started working with Joomla in 2006 when my boss asked me to create a website for a restaurant. I was later called back more and more to create new sites, and work on existing ones for his internet marketing company. After a while I became the lead developer and systems administrator. I currently work as a freelance developer, specialising in site speed, optimisation and social integration. I create custom extensions for Joomla and also enjoy working with Wordpress, Magento and other open source projects.

  • Lives to: Solve puzzles, Snowboard, cut down the time to do anything with equal or better results
  • Listens to: Whatever fits the moment.
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Ed Hathaway - Forum mod and the godfather

Ed Hathaway

Been involved since the early days of Mambo (ver.4) and have enjoyed being apart of this open source community. Currently I have over 40 Joomla websites on production servers ranging from the very small to mega sites getting millions of hits a year. I love great frameworks and the challenge of creating something unique for my clients. As an Athletic Director I work with kids everyday teaching them the values of team building and the life lessons that come from working together.

  • Lives to: Create, play sports, and teach
  • Listens to: The Beatles, kids (the real communicators) and my wife!
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Happy Campers