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Joomla! at Ontario Linux Fest Conference, October 12 & 13, 2007

 Joomla! will have a presence at the upcoming Ontario Linux Fest Conference.

 

The Fest begins with a Welcome Party Friday evening October 12th. On Saturday, October 13th will be all day conferences and presentations as well as the corporate & dot org exhibitors. Saturday evening will be the Reception as well as the draw for door prizes. Joomla! will be represented by Jason Kendall, Alan Langford and Joe Sonne.

The Fest is held at the Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Etobicoke, Ontario Canada. Drop by and visit Joomla!'s booth. There will also have a Hands on Demo session (10:30am) and a Birds of a Feather session (8:30am).

You need to register for the event online at www.onlinux.ca . Admission is $40, $20 for students.

The Joomla! Team is looking forward to meeting as many local & out of town Joomla! fans as possible, so plan to attend!

This event is promising to be a great time!

Joomla! in The Big Apple

joomla_day_east.jpg Joomla! will be presented for the first time in Joomla!Day format for Joomla!Day USA (East) in New York, next month.  So if you're a Joomla! devotee, this is an event not to be missed.  Inspired by the incredible success of J!Days East Coast and Central, New York looks set to be even more successful.

The event is open to anyone, and will be taking place in the heart of New York City, at Google's East Coast headquarters on Saturday, October 13, 2007 — 9.30am-5pm ET.    If you don't know Joomla! then this event is for you.   If you do know Joomla! it's for you too!  If you want to learn how to launch a website in minutes for a business or other endeavor, this event will provide you with the foundations of how to manage the world's most popular open source content management system.  If you want to write code for Joomla! you will also be able to meet fellow coders and meet some of the people responsible for creating Joomla! 1.5.  Joomla!Days are for anyone who wants to learn, create and improve their skills.

Confirmed speakers for the event include:  Joomla! lead developer Louis Landry,  Software Freedom Law Center lawyer James Vasile and Open Source Matters board member Ryan Ozimek.  Other speakers are likely to be added as the event date gets closer.

The format of the Big Apple J!Day includes a cross between structured conference and audience-generated topics.  Morning sessions will be structured and afternoon breakouts will be user-generated.  By attending you will get the chance to network with fellow Joomla! professionals and users.

Some other attractions being organised for the Day include:
  • a 'hack' room we'll set up
  • learning how to use Joomla! in non-profits
  • how to market your Joomla! site, how the GPL is used in Joomla!
  • see Joomla! 1.5 'under the hood'
Register at http://www.joomladayusa.org

Time to Vote for the World's Best CMS

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Joomla!, for the second time running, has been nominated as a finalist for the 2007 PacktPub Open Source CMS Awards.

Our project has successfully made it to the final five of in two categories of the prestigious PacktPub open source CMS (content management systems) awards.  This year Joomla! is nominated in the Overall Winner and Best PHP Open Source CMS.  We were fortunate enough to win the top prize last year.

Vote for Joomla! as OVERALL WINNER here.

Vote for Joomla! as BEST PHP OPEN SOURCE CMS here.

Since Joomla! won last year we've seen some huge advancements in our framework, with Beta and Release Candidate versions of our re-factored Joomla! 1.5.  Joomla! can claim to have on of the largest user bases in the CMS world, with millions of installations on sites ranging from the United Nations, to Porsche to zillions of hobby sites.  The flexibility and ease-of-use is what makes Joomla! so appealing to users.  With 1.5 stable on the horizon, the future is looking even stronger for Joomla!

See what some independent UK technologists think about Joomla! 1.5.

Once again, thanks to PacktPub for creating a buzz and investing in the open source community as a whole.  All projects benefit from Packt's interest and support.