We like Joomla! – it should not surprise you. We like the CMS – sure, it's the best! But we just LOVE community around our little (not that little!) world. That's why we support events that are interesting and important. In next few weeks three big meetings that DJ-Extensions sponsors will take place. Read more about those events, pack your bags and enjoy amazing time with other Joomlers!
JoomlaDay Boston – 15-16 March 2014
The event will take place at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and it will be two-day festival of keynotes, workshops, lectures and talks. It's the best Joomla! event to the New England region.
On Saturday, 15 March, there will be 17 presentations and keynotes with some of Joomla! top developers and innovators. Speeches and workshops will be divided into topic-groups such as Design, Administrator, Joomla Project and Development.
Here are some interesting lectures:
Design, 10:10 – Barb Ackerman's workshop: "Tweak your Favorite Template..."
In this short workshop I'll demonstrate these 4 lines of code that can be added to templates for 2.5 or 3.2 and how they might be useful. I'll show how and where to add them in templates based on OneWeb and Yoo's Master theme.
Development, 14:10 – Matt Simonsen: "Joomla Extensions (and How to Work with Developers)"
The goal of the talk is to help users and integrators better understand extension developers and how to work with them. Joomla developers are critical to our ecosystem, and as users our experience is often shaped by our own behavior more than we realize.
Joomla Project, 13:10 – Jess Dunbar: Joomla Marketing - Interactive Session
The Joomla community has a new Marketing team and we need your help...
On the second day participants will have possibility to choose one from two all-day tracks – All Day Developers and All Day Administrators, featuring stars like David Hurley, Dawn Russell, Matt Thomas.
Still not sure what to do on the weekend 15-16 March?
See full schedule: http://www.joomladayboston.com/schedule/
JoomlaDay Atlanta – April 5th
It will be the first JoomlaDay in Atlanta. At the beautiful Global Learning Center in the heart of the Georgia Tech campus participants will feature 4 tracks of web education. Lectures given by 20 speakers will make this Saturday unforgettable! Meet few of them:
Jason Weathersby - Technical Evangelist for Mozilla, evangelizing Firefox OS. He is also a committer on the BIRT project at the Eclipse Foundation, and has co-authored several books and written many articles on BIRT integration.
Sarah Gilbert – she specializes in eLearning and mobile learning strategy, design, and development at meLearning Solutions. Working with organizations in a variety of industries globally, she creates unique learning experiences that improve knowledge retention, influence behavior, and increase productivity.
All speakers: http://www.joomladayatlanta.com/speakers/
J&Beyond – May 30th – June 1st
J and Beyond is international conference for web developers. It will be held near the Frankfurt am Main. Organizers took care of both – education and entertainment. That's why you'll enjoy lectures as well as Joomla Performance Run or swimming pool session!
Keynote speeches will be given by Lorna Jane Mitchell, Rafael Dohms, Sebastian Bergmann, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Marijke Stuivenberg. They're all expert and very inspirational people, that's why theirs' performances will stay with you for a long time.
Read about keynote speakers here: http://jandbeyond.org/speakers/keynote-speakers.html
The second day of J and Beyond will have a unique structure - in the morning you will be able to join prep sessions, discussions, or workshops and after lunch everyone will work in groups. It's the best way to strengthen Joomla! community – by solving problems and generating ideas together.
Since it's still some time to this event, you can sign up to be a speaker until 21 March. Think beyond the obvious and try to propose sessions that will truly inform, educate and engage with the unique audience at J and Beyond.
More information here: http://jandbeyond.org/speakers.html