The Joomla! World Conference 2013 was held Harvard University, Boston USA.
I've just returned from the 2013 Joomla! World Conference in the USA. I was fortunate to attend this event as well as a Joomla! Leadership Summit in the week before the event. I currently serve as Joomla! volunteer on the Board of Open Source Matters, a US-registered not-for-profit organization, that's responsible for the Finances, Trademarks and assets of the Joomla! Project.
The event was very successful, with Joomla! fans and experts attending from all over the world. It was great meeting with so many familiar and new faces in the Joomla! Community, and as we have come to expect, there was lots to learn and share.
After the event I took a short break to visit a freezing cold New York City, where I met up with Peter Bui from Australia (the voice behind the popular Joomla Beat Podcast), and a group of Joomla volunteers from The Netherlands. I also made a brief stop-over in Washington DC, where former Open Source Matters president, and owner of PICnet, Ryan Ozimek was my gracious host.
The Joomla! Project today announced the release of Joomla! 3.2.0
Joomla! 3.2 comes packed with new features, that include Content Versioning, User Interface & User Experience Enhancements, Joomla! Extension Finder, 2-Step Authentication, Multilingual Site Automatic Installer, Rapid Application Framework, and more.
I was fortunate to be able to attend JoomlaDay Johannesburg - South Africa from the 18th to the 19th of October 2013.
We've had a number of successful JoomlaDay events in Cape Town, so this year, Paul van der Merwe and Alex Parry, who are the organizers of the Joomla! User Group (JUG) in Johannesburg, decided to organize an event there. The Cape Town organizers (Matthew Philogene, Dwight Barnard, and myself) were requested to help, and I ended up doing a lot of the Social Media promotion for the event.
JoomlaDay Johannesburg was smaller than the ones we are used to having in Cape Town, but it had a great vibe, with everyone who was eager to learn and to share.
JoomlaDay South Africa will this year be helo in Johannesburg, from the 18th to the 19th of October 2013.
The venue for the event is Jozihub, located within the 44 Stanley Avenue Centre.
Speakers include: Matthew Philogene, Javier Gómez, Ruth Cheesley, Lovemore Nalube, Brett St Clair, Paul van Jaarsveld, Rick Parry, Peter Martin, Dwight Barnard, Nick Cadenhead, Sarah Watz, Daniel Acton, Jacques Rentzke.
I will doing a keynote, along with Matthew: Introducing Joomla! 3.2 - Something new for everyone!, as well as a presentation for beginners: Joomla! 101 - Getting started & Finding help.
Other sessions inlclude: Using Google products to monetize your online content, Yellowfin Business Intelligence, The internet of things, Developing a Joomla 3.x module, Developments is semantic HTML - adding information to search listings, Migrating from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 or 3.x and more.