Ruth Cheesley

Ruth Cheesley

Ruth is an open source advocate with over 18 years of experience using and contributing to many different open source projects.

Having served on the Community Leadership Team of the Joomla! project and built a full-service digital agency, she now works as the Mautic Project Lead at Acquia, supporting the community who build and maintain the world’s first Open Source Marketing Automation platform.

Ruth is a lover of cats, a keen runner and is based in the East of England.

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Planning to support event attendees who test positive for covid-19: top tips 

Published in Community Management

 With the way things are going it is more likely than not that event organisers are going to have to deal with at least one attendee testing positive for covid during their event at some point. 

Here are some helpful tips to make sure you are ready to deal with that eventuality based on my own experience of testing positive when attending an event abroad in December 2021.


Joining Breathworks

In 2021 I was invited to become a trustee of Breathworks.

As someone who lives with chronic pain and a life-altering disability, the fundamental principles of Breathworks are something that makes my heart sing.

I have been fortunate to be on retreat several times with Vidyamala and have learned so much from her teachings on living well with pain and disability, it was truly an honour to bring my skills and knowledge in the web and marketing world to benefit the organisation she established 20 years ago.

While the pandemic brought immense challenges to Breathworks, who have delivered in-person courses around the world as one of the mainstays of the business, it also brought a great opportunity to digitalise their processes, and thereby making the teachings and opportunities more accessible to a wider audience.

I'm really excited by the future plans for Breathworks and can't wait to see it growing around the world, taking these important teachings out to the people who need to hear them.


Please note that at present, I am not able to take on any other board positions due to time constraints and this wonderful thing called pacing myself ... a lifelong teaching!


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