Niels Braczek started working as a freelance software developer in 1983. Today, he works as a Software Quality Consultant. Since 2005 he's bringing his experience with various programming languages (such as COBOL, C, Assembler) and runtime environments (from personal computers to mainframes) into the Joomla! project. Currently, he is the Lead Architect of the next generation Joomla, Joomla!X. As a Clean Code evangelist, Niels was one of the driving forces behind the introduction of automated software testing in Joomla!. Now he is the leader of the Joomla! Bug Squad.