Imad Jomaa answers your questions

Imad Jomaa has answered in some detail a few questions.

Please tell us a bit about yourself.

As you might have guessed, my name is Imad Jomaa; I happened to be one boring college Student studying to obtain a B.S. degree in Computer Science as well as a degree in Mathematics. I have been working on a start-up Company for two years now with two other partners, hoping we open our doors sometime soon.

What does your dream job look like?

I am hoping one of my ideas end up going somewhere. However, to be realistic here, I would love to end up working for a Company who love to innovate and share ideas, and possibly have a catchy mission statement. 😛 The other side of me wants to work for an organization aiming for global change in education as I believe education is a key factor in anyone’s life. Furthermore, whichever of the two directions I end up in, you can call it “my dream job”.

In your opinion, what is the most useful and simple feature of MyBB?

This is a tough decision since I have recently been using many features in MyBB I thought I would never use. However, to correlate with “most useful”, I have to say it is the mark as read feature used on forum icons. I use that feature whenever I am on the forums and it saves a lot of time from entering each individual forum to perform such task.

Other than MyBB, what are some of your hobbies?

Despite programming, I love the great outdoors where I am always mesmerized by the vast lands of beauty. I also enjoy expanding my knowledge in wide varieties of subjects ranging from chemistry to biology to marketing and pretty much anything else I find interesting.

Your favourite piece of hardware/software is… Why?

I am not necessarily sure if I happened to favor a specific piece of hardware or software over others as each of such have different functions and purposes. However, if we were to compare apples with apples in relation to operating systems I would use for conventional purposes, I would definitely say Microsoft’s Windows since it seems like a complete functional package over others. However, if I happened to be after a great GUI, I would definitely use OSX by Apple since it seems to have that aspect well laid out.

What are some of your pet hates?

This is another tough question to answer, but I would say the usage of foul language. The usage of such language seems ever increasing especially with young children. It seems as if it became an ongoing trend whether they understand it or not, or whether it is appropriate or not; thus it definitely annoys me.

Is there a feature you’ve come up with (or seen elsewhere) that you would like to see implemented into MyBB one day? What is it and why would it be good for MyBB?

One of the interesting projects I have seen for security CAPTCHA is dragging and dropping objects. I found it very intuitive to have your potential users be able to bypass the sometimes-unreadable characters to something simple and easy to use. The whole idea behind it is asking your user to drag a certain shape from a pool of them to the right – it is simple, intuitive and depending on how it is developed, secure from today’s and possibly future bots.

What is your favourite TV series?

I definitely say it has to be the Mythbusters TV series since they put popular myths to the test and in the end, finally clear up some unanswered questions in an entertaining form.

What do you enjoy most about your life?

I think it has to be the motivation in me that always wants me to expand my knowledge into many categories which gives me a better understanding of many aspects of today’s world.

Anything else you would like to add?

None at all, I think the nine questions asked covered everything I wanted to mention. 🙂

New recruiting initiative

We are pleased to announce some new initiatives that will be rolled out over the coming weeks to help in our search for valuable new additions to our team.

The quality of MyBB is largely dictated by the quality of our staff and as we look towards development of MyBB 2.0 we hope that these new recruitment strategies will help ensure the longevity and quality of MyBB in the future.

The main changes to our recruitment process is that we will be extending our search to outside our community and formalizing the process, making our selection process similar to applying for a regular job. As a result we will be actively advertising the positions available but also more stringent in our selection criteria.

We are primarily looking to fill development positions and we are looking for people will make a long term commitment to MyBB and hopefully become an integral part of the MyBB team in the future.

We are looking for the types of people who:

  • Are  true industry professionals
  • Have extensive and consolidated skills in PHP & SQL
  • Are familiar with modern object oriented program design
  • Understand security and how important it is
  • Already have proven experience in the field
  • Believe in the open source software model

Although developers are the focus of our search we will are also open to suitable applicants for other positions.

Below are some of our initiatives:

Setting up the page

We have set up a page specifically for recruitment at which will act as a gateway for anyone interested in a position here. It has information on the roles we have available and what we expect in our applicants.

Notice board flyer:

If you attend a tertiary education institution such as University then there will probably be a lot of notice boards around for community notices. We have prepared a simple flyer which your welcome to print and put up on Computer Science/IT department noticeboards at your University. You can find the flyer here.

Off-site advertising:

We will be identifying a number of websites and communities which are frequented by the kind of people we wish to recruit and have a section suitable for job advertisements. We will then be submitting articles to these sites outlining our organization and the positions we have available. Hopefully this will enable us to reach a broader group of quality developers who might be interested in a position here.

Ensuring the integrity of our team:

We realize many of our community members will be concerned that by recruiting outside our community we will be less familiar with our applicants and therefore there is the possibility of accepting someone who will be untrustworthy and detrimental to our product. We have recognized this and have implemented a number of new policies internally including an initial probation period and a revised permission hierarchy that will restrict the access of new staff to critical aspects of our project. As stated earlier we will also be more stringent in our selection process and ensure that only applicants of the highest integrity will be accepted.

How can I help?

Even if a position on the MyBB team isn’t for you then you can still help by spreading the word of MyBB to people you know who might be suitable for one of our positions. You can also put up flyers as described above.

Huji Lee answers your questions

One of our newest additions to the team, Huji Lee answered the next batch of questions. PS. Please welcome Huji. 🙂

Please tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m 27 (which probably makes the grandfather of the whole MyBB team), and I live in the United States. I’m a self-taught web developer with focus on Web 2.0 solutions developed using PHP and MySQL.

Besides MyBB, what are some of your hobbies?

Who said MyBB is a hobby?! Anyways, I used to play different musical instruments and listen to music a lot.

Who inspires you?

I’m not much an “inspiration” guy. In other words, everybody is an inspiration to me.

How long does it take you to fix the average bug with MyBB?

A few minutes.

What is your favourite type of music?

I listen to many kinds of music and I always want to keep myself open to new genres. You can find me listening to Bach, Metallica, Naruto (Japanese), Don Omar (Puerto Rican Reggaetón) and Lionel Richie in the same day!

Name an item that you one day wish to own.

If you asked this 15 years ago, my answer would definitely be a model helicopter! Right now, I’m thinking of an iPhone instead! 😉

If you didn’t discover MyBB, what do you think you’d be doing with your free time instead?

Coding for one of the other projects I dedicated my time to.

What program do you use to code in?

Notepad++ as my editor, an old version of Aqua Data Studio for some DB manipulations.

Which type of weather do you prefer?

I like it when the weather is cool.

How does it feel knowing that software you’ve played a part in is being used by people all around the world?

It brings excitement and responsibility.

Anything else you would like to add?

Some people ask me how is it that you only had less than 50 posts in the Community forums and you end up in the Developers team. I benefited from a MyBB based forum about a real issue in my life so I felt I owe MyBB team for making that possible; I talked to the lead developer Ryan Gordon and he figured I might be of assistance. If anybody who reads this also feels like he owes MyBB a favor, I think they should step forward too.

Tochjo answers your questions

Tom Huls, a true MyBB veteran, answers your interview questions.

Please tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Tom, as you might have guessed from the cute avatar I have been using for quite some time now. I’m 22 years old, from the Netherlands and a fifth year maths student. My MyBB experience started when I began using Messenger Plus!, which I must have been sixteen or something back then. For some reason I felt the need to post on the forum there, which was powered by a very early version of MyBB. After some time I made some comments about the bulletin board software and that’s how I ended up here.

Other than MyBB, what are some of your hobbies?

This question gets asked regularly by other people and usually I reply by saying that I enjoy reading and walking. However, the number of unread books on my shelf keeps growing and I hardly get out. That’s mostly because studying takes up quite a bit of my time, but I intend to shift the balance a bit in the next few months. In any case, solving maths riddles is not on the list 😉

Being one of the more reserved MyBB team members, what are some of your duties regarding MyBB?

Basically, I am in charge of all that relates to internationalization and managing the translations. That includes uploading new translations when they’re finished, assisting translators in their joband also keeping the Dutch translation up-to-date, which I’m the author of. Apart from that, I do some basic stuff as changing usernames and giving support, although unfortunately I often find myself short of time so I have not been as active as I would like to be. In addition, I’ve helped beta test quite a few releases.

What are your three favourite MyBB features, and briefly, why?

– The search functionality, because although I tend to know fairly well that something was posted I can almost never find it again by simply looking for the thread in a specific forum.
– The edit button. It’s surprising to see how often I find myself using it, even though I’m also a great fan of the Preview button.
– Multiple PM recipients. Makes sending the same personal message to multiple staff members or translators just that tad bit easier.

What does your average day look like?

I always try to get up at 6 am. I wash up, quickly grab some bread and cycle to the nearest train station. The train leaves at 6.45 and after a quick transfer I arrive at university at 8.05. During the trip I often read some of the free newspapers distributed at train stations, listen to some music or podcast, skip through some math books or just enjoy the view. As there’s always something to do I rarely ever find myself bored or annoyed by the time it takes me to get to university. The day then consists mainly of studying, either on my own or by attending lectures. A bit after 5 pm I return home, where I eat, quickly turn my laptop on and deal with new emails, forum posts and so on. Then I take a shower at about 9.30 and go to bed quickly after that to get my eight hours of sleep.

Of course, in reality, I hardly ever manage to get up at six in the morning, trains are delayed, at university I get distracted by other students so don’t get much done and in the evening I go to bed way too late to get my eight hours of sleep 😛

Many weekends are spent with my girlfriend, family visits or watching Formula 1 and snooker.

What is your dream career?

I wish to become a mathematics teacher. Indeed, not very spectacular 😉

What is your favorite movie?

I can’t say I have a favorite movie. One of the more recent movies I saw was “La tourneuse de pages”, which I found a very nice one. One that also stuck was Elephant; not so much a nice movie, but certainly moving.

Tom Moore answers your questions

Tom Moore tells us everything we’ve wanted to know, and more!

Please tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m Tom and I’m from Carlisle, Cumbria, in England. And yes, it rains almost every day(!). I’m a Marketing Designer and Systems Developer and I’m in the middle of moving to a nice new house just outside of the city. I’m starting my own business soon in Xekko, providing the usual plugins and software, but also providing hospitality for local events.

How much time do you spend on the MyBB project weekly?

It depends really – usually on how much Ryan pesters me into doing something(!). I spend most of my day at work working with MyBB and if there’s a bug or two hanging around I’ll normally have a go at fixing it. My lovely girlfriend would like to point out at this time that she thinks I spend too much on the project.

Apart from MyBB, what do some of your hobbies include?

I like spending time outside and visiting the lakes (what’s the point in living in a natural park and spend all day inside?), but I like going to the cinema and enjoying the nightlife too. I’m an avid fan of Guitar Hero – I’m the drummer of our band – where having a deaf neighbor comes in handy.

What is a feature that you would like to see in MyBB one day and why?

I don’t really have a particular feature I would like to see in MyBB, to be honest – it’s already the best “forum” software you can get without all the unnecessary addons you don’t really need to run a community. Well, except for what’s planned for MyBB 2…

I work with MyBB in so many applications that I know you can do whatever you want with it.

If you could do anything you wanted for one day, what would it be?

Hmm, a day without coding would be good! There’s too many things for one day though; I would probably have to live the life of a celebrity (famous one), and go out for a night out I think. Can’t really complain at getting free drinks all night…

What made you want to join the MyBB staff?

I started using MyBB for an open-sourced alternative to Invision. I had enough free time to help out other people and I quickly grasped (almost) all aspects of MyBB. I guess I just wanted to help people out as much as I could, and then the opportunity came to join the team. Now as a developer, I really enjoy giving people headaches with the bugs I cause. Shy

Tell us a bit about your job

I really love my job; for the past two years, I’ve been a Marketing Designer and Systems Developer for one of the UK’s largest suppliers of civil engineering and drainage products (basically, they sell the sort of things to build roads and houses or public/industrial buildings, and drainage systems for things like football stadiums, car parks etc). I mainly do all of their advertising, literature and posters as my marketing part, but the other part of my job is to develop software systems to help the company. The part I hate the most is the printing out. I enjoy designing all of the leaflets and things, but really, really hate printing anywhere up to 5,000 of them – then putting them all into envelopes and stamping them. I also look after their website (which I hate, as I didn’t make it!) and I’ve just finished making an e-shop for all the products we sell. Of course, it’s powered by MyBB. Tongue

What is your dream career?

In school, I did graphic design and always wanted to be a designer. So actually, I’m already in my dream career. A Ferrari or two wouldn’t go a miss though…

Your most memorable day was…

I’ve had a few that come to mind, but I’ll have to say my first day at work (where I work now). Before then, I was unemployed and getting into things I really shouldn’t have done. It started a whole new chain of events which turned my life round for the better, and without that happening, I really don’t know where I would be now. I met people that have truly changed my life, and I even met my girlfriend there too. So (so far), that’s my memorable day.

Anything else you would like to add?

For those wanting to get into MyBB, don’t underestimate it’s ability to do whatever you want with it. It’s structure and plugin system is the most powerful and easiest to learn out of all the free forum systems (and the paid ones too, come to mind). Take some time to learn it, and you’ll find out just how much you can do with it.

Also, MyBB 2.0 will kick ass.

Doug Sisk answers your questions

Sorry for the long delay, I’ve been busy with end of year school work. Doug was eager to answer his questions, getting back to me less than a day after I sent his questions to him.

Please tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m Doug Sisk and I live in the barren lands of South Dakota in the US. I started working with MyBB back in 2007 when I started doing web design. MyBB is what inspired me to learn PHP & MySQL, and by the end of 2008, I was on the MyBB Team. Besides MyBB, I’m the technical administrator for the Roller Coaster Simulator website RCTLounge, I own an Amusement Park Blog, Park Thoughts, and I do some projects through my personal company, amply named Doug Sisk Design. I’m a Junior in High School, and I’m very active in band, participating in Marching, Concert, and Jazz band. I play synthesizer in Marching, piano in Jazz, and percussion in Concert. I also enjoy dreaming about Roller Coasters, watching TV, and hanging out with friends.

I was on the SQA team from November 2008-2009, and I am now a developer. I will be assisting in bug fixing the upcoming 1.6 series, and I will be also developing features for the future 2.0 series.

What is your favourite gadget and why?

I don’t think I have a “favorite” gadget. I love my Computer, iPod Touch, and cell phone equally. The computer is where my work is, my iPod Touch has all the music and podcasts I enjoy, and my cell phone lets me keep in touch with friends. Between the iPod and cell phone though, I would choose the iPod as my favorite. It’s great being able to keep up with the stuff I follow online right from it. I watch a ton of Revision3 shows, mainly Diggnation, Tekzilla, and Film Riot. I occasionally watch Scam School from time to time.

Describe to us what it means to you to be on the MyBB team.

For me, being on the MyBB Team is a honor. This software is the best out there. There are very few free software programs out there that have the dedication and support like MyBB. It always amazes me how dedicated everyone is to the project for not being paid. For me, the payment is knowing that thousands of people have a way to communicate for free. It’s still hard for me to believe that I’m part of such a huge project.

What is your favourite feature of MyBB?

I really don’t know what my favorite feature in MyBB is. I’m sure I’ll have one come 2.0 series!

What is your dream career?

When I was younger, my dream career was to go into the Amusement Park Industry. However, as I’ve grown older, I’ve realized that it isn’t what I want to do everyday of my work life. I have done so well at web design and development, that it has already turned into a job rather than a hobby for me. I don’t think there are many people that can say they make money from their hobby!

Other than MyBB, what are some of your hobbies?

Other than MyBB, I spend time checking up on the websites I work with, and the rest of the websites I follow. I mainly check out Facebook, Twitter (@DougSD), and Digg. I also make my rounds looking at Web Design galleries and blogs to see what the trends are. When I’m not on computer, I’m usually listening to music (my favorite bands are Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate), playing piano, drumming, drawing random sketches of websites and things, or watching TV (my favorite shows are Mythbusters, The Office, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon).

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

I have no clue where I’ll be in 10 years. Hopefully, I’ll be at a successful web design or marketing agency.

What is your favourite programming language?

PHP, as it’s the only language I know fluently. I have a brief knowledge of jQuery and Javascript, but it’s far from great. I’ve attempted to learn Ruby, but I gave up. Not my cup of tea.

Who inspires you?

The web design firm that has inspired me since I started in 2007 is Electric Pulp, South Dakota’s best web design firm. They always have outstanding designs. I get all my inspiration from viewing galleries. My favorite gallery I check weekly is Best Web Gallery. It really is nice to see the wide ranges of design types being used.

Anything else you would like to add?

I don’t really think I have much else to say. I think I got everything about me down. I’m not always one for giving out information online, but I don’t mind giving out a little about me.

Ryan Gordon answers your questions

Ryan Gordon was second to answer your questions, he must have thought they were bugs cause he had the answers the day after me asking them.

Tell us a bit about yourself

Hi, I’m Ryan Gordon, and I live in the Bay Area of California, USA. I’ve been on the MyBB team since April 2006, back in the days of MyBB 1.1. I’m currently an intern for a SQA position during my summers, and school during the school year. In my other time I run various websites, I work with my Robotics Club (helping get financing & partners, doing programming and occasionally mechanical or electrical jobs), and I also do some freelance and for-fun coding. I love playing soccer, and have played soccer for most of my life. In my free time I love talking and hanging out with friends, joking, gaming, and going to the movies.

Does your brother ever annoy you when you’re programming MyBB?

All the time 😦

What’s it like helping administrate the largest known MyBB forum, with over 4 million posts (NCAABBS)?

It’s definitely interesting. You learn a lot of what it takes to run an operation that big in terms of programming optimizations, security, and stability as well as managing it well.

Other than MyBB, what are some of your hobbies?

I love playing soccer in my spare time. I also am on a robotics club, and who would’ve guessed? I’m the main programmer.

How does an average day look for you?

Weekdays I wake up at 8:00am and get into work by 9:30am. I get off work at 5:00pm and drive myself through commute traffic back to home. At around 6:00pm I have my dinner and turn on the computer. During the next few hours, I try to enjoy a TV show or two on and talk to friends. Otherwise I am on the MyBB Community forums and my other various projects to check up on and do my job. I end up going to sleep anywhere between 10pm and 3am.
Weekends usually call for some relaxing, going to the movies or hanging out with friends, chores, et cetera. Of course, during the school year, my days are filled with assignments.

What is your favorite book?

I must admit, I was raised a Harry Potter fan. My closet however is filled with programming books, some half read, some my bibles, some I’ve scanned over. The Dan Brown books are also among my favorites.

What feature have you always wanted in MyBB but has not yet been included?

Automatic updates. That would be killer =) Will definitely be in MyBB 2.0

What is your favorite language, both programming and real languages?

PHP is definitely the language for me. English is also my favorite real language.

Is MyBB your only developing project on the internet or are you involved in others?

I do periodic work for clients (creating a website here and there), I also have my own RCT3 Fansite that I have co-owned and have continued to run for 4 years.

What initially attracted you to MyBB?

My first RCT3 Fansite ran a phpBB 2 forum. Me and the owner decided we wanted something with a little more functionality. At the same time, I had known and had been friends with Justin S., our now Lead Designer, who also ran a RCT3 Fansite and was looking for a better forum to replace phpBB 2 with. He found MyBB, and he linked me to it. It was definately a much better choice and we chose it. At the time this was going on, I was learning the basic web programming languages, including PHP. I put my PHP skills to the test by first creating plugins and soon after, I got hooked.

What is the most trouble you’ve ever been in?

That’s a hard question to answer. I would say some of the fights and tantrums me and my brother would use to have, would get us in lots of trouble.

What is your dream career?

I would say, owning and creating a theme park on the ranks of Disneyland/Great America has always been a dream of mine.

Anything else you want to add?

Just a few interesting facts about me I guess:
I hate California weather because I like it when it rains – It is peaceful, cleansing, and something different then the norm.
I program best at the late hours of the night, because I am not bothered by noises, people or issues much; it allows me to focus and get things done.
I have a knack for making people laugh with my jokes when I’m not in a working environment and I love to make people smile.

Justin S. answers your questions

Justin S. is the first team member to have a go at answering questions, so be nice to him.

Tell us a bit about yourself

Hi, I’m Justin, and I live in Central Ohio, USA. I’ve been on the MyBB team since April 2006, back in the days of MyBB 1.1. I’m currently a junior in high school. In my free time, I run a roller coaster simulator fansite called RCTgo, and also do some web design through my portfolio, Belloman Design. I obviously love roller coasters, and I play the alto saxophone in my school’s jazz, concert, and marching bands.

How did you discover MyBB?

My experience with forums all began through the RollerCoaster Tycoon community, so it’s fitting that I found MyBB through one of those forums. I already had a bit of experience administrating forums when I discovered MyBB, as I had already created a forum of my own with InvisionFree. Anyway, at some point I had found a forum of Sebar’s (a notable member of the RCT community), which was running MyBB. I knew a bit about forum softwares at that point – notably vB, IPB, and phpBB – but had never heard of MyBB.

Eventually, I decided to check out the website, downloaded a copy of MyBB and installed it on my web hosting account. I fell in love instantly – even at PR2, it had just about everything I wanted, and was enough of an incentive to completely start over my forum with it. It’s been nearly four years since I discovered MyBB and I’m still in love with it.

Describe some of the roles you have taken on in the MyBB team

When I first became a member of the MyBB team, I was added alongside Ryan Gordon as one of the official MyBB Wiki managers. We were tasked with maintaining the wiki, ensuring all of the articles were of a high quality, and that all of the appropriate articles were there.

At some point, I was asked to redesign the MyBB website. A redesign had already been in progress, but we (the team) felt that it could use a bit of a “refresh.” I guess you could say that is where I began my role as designer.

For MyBB 1.4, I created the layouts for countless pages in the new MyBB Admin CP. I’d say roughly two-thirds of the layouts were done by me in HTML mockups. At the same time, I also wrote almost all of the wiki documentation for the new features and changes in MyBB 1.4, most noticeably rewriting nearly all of the wiki articles for the Admin CP.

Today, my roles are MyBB Lead Designer and Wiki Lead. I’m responsible for almost every new layout that goes into MyBB, as well as (on the side) making sure the Wiki is up to date and being well maintained.

Which program/tool do you enjoy using the most while designing the new layout and graphics for MyBB?

Pencil and paper go a long way when initially mocking up layouts. With an eraser in hand, I can easily brainstorm how I want a page laid out, as it often takes a bit of time to get something that’s “just right.” Another great thing about paper mockups is that they’re obviously strictly layout, not theme, which I think is important in early stages.

Recently, though, I’ve been using a program called Balsamiq Mockups, which is a fantastic tool that tries to imitate pencil and paper mockups. It’s really easy to get things looking exactly how I want them, and I think I’m going to be using it quite a bit more in the future.

Here are some pencil mockups that Justin did for 1.4.

Mod CP pencil mockup
Admin CP - View Forum
Admin CP - Theme Styles

How much time do you spend designing MyBB? Describe the process of being a designer of MyBB.

When I’m designing a new layout for MyBB, I’ll often start with a paper sketch or a mockup in Balsamiq Mockups, experimenting and fine tuning the layout to exactly how I think it should be. At this point, I’ll usually show it to Ryan Gordon, and finally to the rest of the MyBB staff for input. Once a decent amount of input has been received, I’ll typically open up a text editor and begin creating an HTML mockup, which gives the developers a clear picture of how I envision the layout to look. I’ll then do the same: show it to Ryan Gordon and finally to the rest of the staff for review. Finally, a developer will eventually come in and commit the feature, based on the mockups I created.

I do not keep track of how much time I spend on any particular design or on designing MyBB in general. I do it whenever I have free time.

What feature did you want MyBB to have that was never included?

Soft delete. As someone who is paranoid about deleting things, I would love to have the option to “delete” posts without actually deleting them. A lot of people suggest to simply unapprove posts that you want to keep but not delete, but that doesn’t work too well: it clutters up the moderation queue, and isn’t really what I consider unapproved posts to be for.

Other than MyBB, what are some of your hobbies?

Roller coasters, web design, architecture, band, and reading.

What do you have for breakfast each day?

I typically eat some combination of bagels, muffins, waffles, pancakes, French toast, and yogurt. I hardly ever skip breakfast.

What was the meaning behind your former username, Belloman?

I’m afraid I’m not going to answer this question. I always like to keep a few secrets about myself.

What was your favorite nursery rhyme?

I’m not sure if this is the proper title or if it was my favorite, but “It’s raining, it’s pouring,” comes to mind.

What is your dream career?

Architecture. I have always been in love with buildings and maps, and I think something related to architecture or engineering is a perfect fit for my interests.

Anything else you would like to add?

Being on the MyBB team has truly been a life-changing experience, and I don’t think I will ever regret joining the team. I’m also really looking forward to seeing what the future holds for MyBB – whatever it is, I’m sure it’ll be great!

August 2009 – Staff addition

We have many helpful members at MyBB’s community forums, and it’s great when one of them is willing to join the MyBB team.

Welcome our newest staff member

Kieran, more commonly known to you as Polarbear541, will be joining the Support Team. He’s been a MyBB user since the launch of 1.4 and is comfortable with the way it works and in customising it. Don’t be surprised to see him answering questions and pointing people in the right direction. Please make him feel welcome.

Applications are open

If you would like to be a part of one of the teams we have here at MyBB (development, support, SQA), please feel free to submit an application about yourself through our contact form.  Tell us a little bit about yourself, what position you would fit into best, and any past experience related to web development.  Good luck!

June 2009 – Staff changes

Greetings all. Today we’ve got a little update on the MyBB staff.

Returning and new staff members

Firstly, we welcome back nickman. nickman was with us previously on the development team and has now offered to rejoin us on the SQA team. When he was on the developers’ team he worked mainly on bug fixes, and SQA is all about bug fixes and offering possible fixes. Please make him feel welcome again.

Please also welcome Joshua Mayer. Joshua is very active and has been a great help to members who request various forms of support.

Staff member leaves

Today we say goodbye to Sergio Montoya who has been a developer with us for the past year. He leaves us to focus more on his personal and real life. We hope you join us in wishing him the best of luck in his future.  Sayakb has been moved to the development team to fill Sergio’s place.