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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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!



Organising digital events in the Mautic Community

Published in Mautic

Rewind just over two years and we were about to organise our first ever Mautic World Conference - MautiCon for short - at Acquia's head office in Boston.  Then came the global pandemic, and two years of varying lockdown levels, forcing many communities to pivot unexpectedly from the in-person events which are the lifeblood of an Open Source community to finding a way to digitise these events.

In the Mautic community, we had never organised an in-person event, let alone a digital event, so it was definitely breaking new ground!

Having now run two successful events, I have promised several folks to write up how we did herewith the long overdue writeup!


Q3 2021 Mautic Community Roundup

Published in Mautic

It hardly seems that it was a year ago we were releasing the biggest major update to Mautic with our Mautic 3.0 release, but here we are just over a year later, and Mautic 4 has been released! There have also been some other important announcements, so read on for a roundup of activity across the community.


Q2 2021 Mautic Community Roundup

Published in Mautic

It hardly seems like three months have passed since the last roundup report on activity within the Mautic Community, but a lot has happened since then!  Read on for the latest updates.

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