Barrie M. North has more than 20 years of experience with the Internet as a user, designer, and teacher. He has spent more than 8 years in the education field, becoming steadily more involved in web technology, teaching web design classes to students and technology integration to teachers.
He is a founder of Joomlashack, one of the oldest and most popular Joomla template providers, and Simplweb, a service that provides Joomla as a Service. He is the author of the best-selling book "Joomla - A User's Guide", and the comprehensive Livelesson Joomla Video series, both published by Prentice, and maintains a blog www.compassdesigns.net and shares his sailing passion at www.sailingwithkids.net.
Recently, Barrie has turned back to education and is helping prepare tomorrow's principals and teachers at the Upper Valley Educators Institute. Barrie lives in South Strafford, Vermont.