The Joomla! Community Magazine™

Jacques Rentzke

Jacques Rentzke

I specialize in building and supporting web sites on the Joomla! CMS. I'm the owner of New Web Consulting, and a Coordinator of the Update Working Group for Joomla. I previously served on the board of Open Source Matters. I also am co-organizer of the Joomla! User Group - Cape Town (JUGCT) and JoomlaDay South Africa.

On the 23rd of September 2005, the Certificate of Incorporation of Open Source Matters, Inc. was filed with the State of NY, in the USA. This created the legal entity that could protect the Joomla assets, and manage the Joomla Project’s trademarks, licences and finances.
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 00:00

Joomla 10th Birthday Celebrations

The Joomla community is celebrating the 10 years of Joomla with creative art, video, meetups and cake.
Saturday, 01 August 2015 04:00

10 Years of Joomla! Birthdays

While preparing for the 10th Birthday celebration of the Joomla project and the Joomla CMS, we look back at celebrations from the past 10 years. They grow up so fast!
Le 3 février 2015 marquera le 17ème anniversaire d’Open Source Initiative (OSI).
Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00

Open Source Initiative Membership Drive

February, 3rd, 2015 marks the 17th anniversary of the Open Source Initiative (OSI).
Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

Announcing the Update Working Group

Do you have a website that's on Joomla! 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 or 2.5, that you need to Update, Upgrade or Migrate? Need help with that? Want to help others too?
Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

Software Freedom Day 2014

Software Freedom Day will be celebrated on Saturday, the 20th of September 2014.
Friday, 01 November 2013 22:11

JoomlaDay Johannesburg - South Africa

I was fortunate to be able to attend JoomlaDay Johannesburg - South Africa from the 18th to the 19th of October 2013.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00

Upcoming Joomla! Events

If you plan to attend all the Joomla! events over the next few months, your journey will take you from Europe to South America, and on to Africa.
Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00

JoomlaDay Events in April and May 2013

There’s not much time left until the start of the JoomlaDay™ events for the month of March, 2013 so I hope you have your tickets booked for: JoomlaDay Gabon (March 07), JoomlaDay Boston (March 16), and Joomladay France (March 22). You won't regret it! There are many more events for April and May 2013.  
Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

JoomlaDay Events in February and March 2013

JoomlaDay™ events are officially recognized, but not organized, by the Joomla! Project and Open Source Matters, Inc (OSM). Each event is managed independently by a local community.
Sunday, 30 September 2012 19:00

JoomlaDay Events in October 2012

There are JoomlaDay events in Berlin, Germany, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Sofia, Bulgaria, Sydney Australia in October.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

Volunteers needed for the Trademark Team

The Trademark team is improving our processes, but we need your help.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

JoomlaDay Events in September 2012

As we go into spring in the Southern hemisphere, and autumn in the North, the local Joomla! communities are organizing six JoomlaDay events in the month of September.
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

JoomlaDay Events in August 2012

Cape Town, Chicago and Lomé are the cities where you will find locally organized JoomlaDay events in August.
Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00

JoomlaDays from China to Greece

The first weekend of June 2012 brings us two JoomlaDay events! The one is in Greece, and the other in China!
May 2012 brings us JoomlaDay Brazil - Ribeirão Preto; the CMS Expo Learning and Business Conference in the USA, and J and Beyond, an International Joomla! conference in Germany.
There’s a new release in the Joomla! Press series this week: Joomla! Programming by Mark Dexter and Louis Landry.
Farsi, Dutch, French, English. Those are all languages you will hear at JoomlaDay events this month when local communities come together to share and learn Joomla!
Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

JoomlaDay events in March 2012

2012 is now well underway, and for the month of March 2012, there's four JoomlaDay events to look forward to. As someone who lives at the Southern tip of Africa, I'm happy to see two events from African countries among these! Here's the roundup for this month:
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 00:00

JoomlaDay events: From Bangkok to Guatemala City

In February 2012, people will be learning about Joomla! from Bangkok to Guatemala City!
Thursday, 01 December 2011 00:00

An Eventful Year!

2011 has been a very active year for the International Joomla community.
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 00:00

Joomla!Day Events in November 2011

November will be another busy month for Joomla!Day events around the world.
Saturday, 01 October 2011 00:00

Joomla!Day Events in October 2011

Pack your bags and roll into town... here's an overview of upcoming Joomla!Day events! 
On the 19th and 20th of August, the Joomla! community in South Africa (including guests from seven countries) came together in Cape Town, to share their experience, and to learn from each other.
Thursday, 01 September 2011 00:00

Software Freedom Day 2011

Software Freedom Day (SFD 2011) will be celebrated world-wide on Saturday, the 17th of September 2011.
Monday, 01 August 2011 23:31

Joomla!Day Events around the World

The Joomla!Day events are organized by the local Joomla! communities.
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 00:00

Extending Joomla! 1.6

One of the factors that first attracted me to Joomla!® was the number of Free (or low-price) Extensions available. These Extensions (Components, Module, Plugins, etc.) make it possible to build virtually any web site that my clients ask of me.

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