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'