Episode #31 with Helvecio da Silva

Live from the Rio de Janeiro, Helvecio da Silva from HLVC Design. Also known in the Joomla community as Elvis, Helvecio is a graphic and web designer and started working with Joomla in 2005. He is a former user of Mambo and switched to Joomla as soon as it was launched. He discovered that with Mambo and then Joomla he could do more for his clients regarding creating websites and doing projects for the internet. In 2012 he began contributing to the Joomla project and can truly say that it has changed his life.

“One of the things that Joomla made me do is to learn more, to go deeper into what I had to do to be a better designer. At the same time, I met some wonderful professionals in different areas that I would have never met otherwise. Joomla also makes me push myself forward to be a better professional. It's a life-changing experience, because of the people I know and the knowledge I get it has changed my life in a professional way.”

In this episode you will hear:

  • What it is like attending Joomla events around the world
  • What it is like working full time and Joomla on the side
  • How he happened to become an international developer
  • What is it like to be a small business in Brazil today
  • How he finds new clients even though he is a shy person
  • How being the editor for the Joomla Magazine has helped him to be who he is
  • How the worst thing is not being focused on what is important in his business
  • How the best thing is with Joomla is how it has changed his life
  • His invitation to all to the Joomla day in Brazil including a tour of the beaches
  • How business and dating is very similar in Brazil
  • What he sees in the future of his company
  • How he cultivates returning customers

You can also contact Helvecio here:
Website: http://hlvc.design/en/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hlvcdesign
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hlvc-design/

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