Barrie North has over 15 years of experience with the Internet, as a user, designer, and teacher. He has spent over eight years in the education field, becoming steadily more involved in web technology and teaching web design classes to students and technology integration to teachers. Most recently he worked as an IT consultant for two new schools pioneering in the use of technology. As well as web design, he has provided web marketing/SEO, usability, and standards compliance expertise to his clients.
He is currently a partner of Joomlashack.com, providing templates and custom services. He also maintains a blog about all things Joomla at compassdesigns.net.
When not working he can frequently be found on the Joomla community boards, and he has written many free tutorials for using Joomla. His combination of Joomla expertise, educational skills, and engaging writing has produced a book accessible to everyone.