Today marks the 13th birthday of Joomla! I personally have been using it for 10 years. Wow! Just saying that (or writing it) just seems unreal, like I just started yesterday. I found Joomla on accident looking for a simple to use, but flexible, system for a non-profit that I was donating my time to. They want to create a stronger web presence than the splash page they'd been using. I started using Joomla and have never looked back. Today, I develop in many languages, CMS platforms and such, but dare say that I've used Joomla 90% of the time. The percentage would be higher if it were not for the SharePoint (yes it's a CMS) work I do.
In the past 5 years, I've become more actively involved in the Joomla Community and have not regretted a single moment. The people I've met and had the privilege of learning from have been amazing. It's great to be around people with a passion for what they do and in this case use.
On this, Joomla's 13th Birthday, I encourage you to take a look at Joomla's features, engage in it's community and share in the Joomla love.
Happy Birthday, Joomla!