Hi, I am Simon Wells, founder of K2Joom
After leaving school in 1989, wow a long time ago!!, I trained and studied locally as an electronics engineer and have been fortunate to work for some great companies, such as ETI Ltd, Eurotherm, BOC Edwards, J.E.O.L and The LED Lighting Company.
It was at BOC Edwards, around 2001, I cut my teeth on the wonderful world of web development, by creating a simple HTLM based intranet for the companies first electronics service and repair cell which I set up.
In 2008, I created my first full blown Joomla! 1.5 based website for The LED Lighting Company which included full ecommerce and B2B functionality using VirtueMart.
In 2010 I found an awesome Joomla! extension called K2, developed by Joomlaworks. Unfortunately, at the time, it had no user documentation and was quite difficult to get started with, so I set about creating a live, work in progress blog, to catalogue how I managed to get certain elements of the site to appear as they did.
I then started to get involved with providing support to K2 and Joomla! user on various forums, Twitter and Facebook, which lead me to become the go to guy for K2 advice.
Joomlaworks picked up on my support and documentation and allowed my documentation to become the official documents for their extension.
K2Joom was born. Providing K2 and Joomla! user with support, web templates and extensions.
Specialising in going in and customising extensions or fixing issues that sites owners could not resolve.
Over the years, I have been fortunate to work with and collaborate with the likes of Joomla! Bug Squad, Joomla Community Magazine, JoomlaBamboo, Joomlart, CloudAccess, Maqma, RS Components, MijoSoft.
2013 saw a change in direction and focus for K2Joom, as I got more involved in full web development projects, especially to start up and small businesses.
Web developments are constantly evolving and although I keep on top of technological advances, I never proclaim to be 100% proficient as I learn something new every day.