Born in Australia but living in Nagoya, Japan, Daniel Chapman is the Director and founder of Ninja Forge. He has been working in IT for over 15 years, starting out as an Oracle database consultant and trainer, then after 10 years switching to web development and Joomla! where he has been ever since.
As well as being an expert on Joomla! extension development and web site customization, Daniel is also the author of the book Joomla! 1.5x Customization: Make Your Site Adapt to Your Needs.
Once exposed to Open Source, Daniel hasn't looked back and has worked on projects for Comcast Cable, The NBA, The Linux Foundation, and most of the major Australian universities. He has also participated on advisory boards for a number of start-up companies, and served a term as the Vice President of the Mambo Foundation.
Daniel is also very passionate about web standards and is participating in several standards groups. He has begun working towards increasing standards awareness in the Joomla! community.
He was the developer behind most of the original Ninja Forge extensions, and is currently focusing his energies on Ninjamonials and Ninja RSS Syndicator.
Daniel can often be found going under the pseudonym Danayel.
When he isn't coding, Daniel spends his time with his family, working on his house and garden, studying or pursuing one of his many hobbies.