This past weekend in Barcelona, Spain, the annual J and Beyond conference brought together some of best-known developers, integrators, and contributors in the field of build web sites and applications using the Joomla content management system.
Each year, J and Beyond recognizes industry leaders by handing out J!OSCAR awards, or Joomla! Open Source Creative and Artistic Recognition awards.
The J!OSCAR process begins with public nominations in a variety of categories related to web site development with Joomla.
Watchful was nominated in the Joomla Services category and made the short list along with OS Training (a website training and support company centered around open source content management systems) and Cloud Access (a hosting company specializing in websites built with Joomla and WordPress).
J and Beyond attendees voted on the short list on Friday, May 20 and Watchful was selected as the winner.
“The J!OSCARs are always exciting. And it’s a great honor to receive this award as it is voted on by our peers and colleagues. In other words, the people who know Joomla best,” said Victor Drover, CEO and co-founder of Watchful.
In 2013, Watchful won it’s first J!OSCAR for Innovation of the Year, an award shared with other monitoring services in the category.
“It’s great to see the progress from a new, innovative service to one that is relied on by so many agencies and consultancies to manage their web sites and help grow their business,” said CTO Pierre-André Vullioud.