The Joomla! Community Magazine™

Dianne Henning

Dianne Henning

Joomla enthusiast and web developer, Co-Lead Editor of the Joomla Commuity Magazine, former OSM Board Member, and Joomla event organizer. Say hello if you see me at a Joomla event! 

Even with the summer vacation well underway, the Joomla! World Conference Team has been busy behind the scenes planning what will be an awesome event!
Monday, 01 July 2013 15:43

Post your Haikus for July

Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.
Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:00

Post your Haikus for June

Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.
Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:00

Help the JCM Go Dutch!

In April 2013, Alice and I gave a keynote session about the Joomla Community Magazine at JoomlaDay Netherlands. We spoke about the internationalisation of the JCM and at that time were announcing the launch of the new Spanish section in the May issue. 
Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:00

Joomla! World Conference 2013...

Greetings from the nippy and partly cloudy city of Noordwijkerhout, in The Netherlands where J and Beyond 2013 is currently underway. As always, JAB brings together a great group of website users, developers and designers for three days of networking, learning and fun... we will do the same at the Joomla! World Conference.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00

Post your Haikus for May

Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00

You've Got a Friend...

Amidst the tranquil backdrop of JoomlaDay Netherlands, the Joomla "Doktors" donned their white jackets and sat down to help folks with what was ailing them, be it code, a question or a quick session on fixing a problem with a site. At one point, we had ten people around the table, of which eight were women.
Monday, 01 April 2013 00:00

JoomlaDay Boston, No Blarney!

We had a great turn-out and a high percentage of women (26.6%) at the first JoomlaDay Boston held on March 16 at the Microsoft NERD Center. 
Monday, 01 April 2013 15:39

Community Choice Extensions - UPDATE

The JED Team is no longer running this survey on the magazine. Thank you for all your submissions! Please follow extensions.joomla.org for further news.
Monday, 01 April 2013 00:00

The X Factor and Women in Tech

Last December I wrote about the "X Factor and Women in Joomla". This time, I am extending it to women in tech. On March 23, I attended the LibrePlanet 2013: Commit Change conference that was held at Harvard University. A two-day conference, I was only able to attend the first day, and I was on a mission to follow up with Marina Zhurakhinskaya from GNOME's Outreach Program for Women.
Monday, 01 April 2013 00:00

Post your Haikus for April

Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.
Volunteering to help with Joomla! is fun! Check here for listings of current volunteer openings throughout the Joomla! project that have been posted in the "Help wanted in the community” forum.
Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00

Post your Haikus for March

Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.
Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00

Adventures in Joomla! Event Planning...

It all started on a hot, summer day in August, an innocent lunch, a good idea, and off we went, diving headfirst into planning the first ever JoomlaDay Boston! You may see this as a bit of shameless plugging, and you are right, please join us! But with it, I hope to pass along a few good tips on event organizing.
Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

Post your Haikus for February

Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.
Humble Bundle is a project that was recently launched by Dinh Viet Hung of JoomlArt. Anyone who knows Hung, knows his enthusiasm is always on hyper-drive and his ideas are endless. We sat him down long enough to ask him about his latest venture... 
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 00:00

There Are No Limits...

As we begin the new year, here is something to think on... "If you always put limit[s] on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there – you must go beyond them." ~Bruce Lee
Saturday, 01 December 2012 22:47

The X Factor and Women in Joomla!

Conference attendance statistics showed that we had 23% women at the first Joomla World Conference. We need to raise that number, not only for the next JWC, but for all of our events! 
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

Post your Haikus for December

Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.
After much deliberation and consideration, the JCM Team has come up with the very first Top Ten Community Choice Extensions! We had almost 150 submissions and the competition was tough!
Thursday, 01 November 2012 00:00

Two Heads are Better Than One!

The Co-Lead Editors of the Joomla Community Magazine, Alice Grevet and Dianne Henning, will present "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the JCM but Were Afraid to Ask" at the upcoming Joomla World Conference, November 16-18, 2012.
Thursday, 01 November 2012 01:00

Community Choice Extensions – November 2012

This month, the JCM and the JED have teamed up to bring something new to the Joomla community! It is called the "Community Choice Extensions" and it needs your input! 
Thursday, 01 November 2012 00:00

There's a New JEDi in Town...

The Joomla Extension Directory (JED) recently announced that Matt Baylor is the new JED Team Manager, aka the Lead JEDi. I sat down with Matt to learn a bit more about him.
Thursday, 01 November 2012 00:00

Post your Haikus for November

Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.
Sunday, 30 September 2012 14:00

Post your Haikus for October

Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.
The First Joomla World Conference will be happening next month. If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, here are a few reasons why you should! 
Saturday, 01 September 2012 17:46

Post your Haikus for September

Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

Back to Life...

As the summer ends, we head back to school, back to work, and back to reality. With the release of Joomla 3.0 this month, there is no looking back... we have a lot to look forward to in the Joomlasphere!
Sunday, 01 July 2012 00:00

Happy 2nd Birthday, JCM!

The Joomla! Community Magazine celebrates its 2nd birthday this month! Since July 2010, there have been 503 articles published in 18 languages. According to Google Analytics, we have had 1,118,483 unique visits to the site, with 1,769,164 page views! Not bad for a two year old!
I first heard about Liam while at JAB12. Sander Potjer told me about this remarkable 10-year-old in The Netherlands who has been involved with Joomla since 2010, so I contacted him to ask if we could interview him for the JCM. Grab a Stroopwafel and get to know Liam Edwards!
I recently sat down with Robert Deutz, OSM Board member and Events Team Leader, to learn more about the upcoming Joomla World Conference to be held in November, 2012. 
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 00:00

Joomla! Around the World…

As we all know, Joomla is a volunteer project made of up dedicated community members from around the world. It is the diversity and commitment of these members which makes Joomla so powerful, that and of course, the platform and framework behind it! There is a lot going on around the Joomla world…
For three days in May, Joomla! lovers are invited to come to Chicago for the 6th annual CMS Expo Learning and Business Conference. Every conference has featured a full schedule of Joomla learning sessions, and 2012 will carry on that proud tradition! What started in 2008 as a conference for lovers of Joomla CMS has grown for the past four years into a full-blown conference for the entire CMS Community.
Imagine this... You are a Joomla community member not living in the USA. You want to show your Joomla love by purchasing and wearing a Joomla t-shirt... Two problems. Shipping and customs. Been there? Done that? Didn't get the t-shirt?    
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 00:00

JAB is not Just Another Beer!

Brian Teeman, a Joomla! founder, speaker and FOSS aficionado, also wears another hat as an organizer of J and Beyond (JAB). As we approach JAB12, I sat down with Brian to find out what will be happening at the weekend-long conference this year.
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 00:00

Website Case Study: FTSE Global Markets

The brief was to design and build a new online news portal for the offline publication, FTSE Global Markets, with complete SEO best practice, site monetisation and user database leveraging preferences, interest areas and email alerts. Their target audience is Institutional Investors.
Sunday, 01 January 2012 00:00

Joomla! is shooting for the stars....

Every new year heralds a new beginning, and a moment to remember the accomplishments of the past year. In 2011, we had a number of milestones for Joomla! and the Joomla Community Magazine.
Saturday, 01 October 2011 00:00

What's been brewing at a Joomla!Day near you!

Joomla! has had a lot on tap the last few months, especially in the way of Joomla!Day events! If you haven't been to one yet, you are missing out on all the fun. It's a great way to meet new folks and learn some new tricks. 
Monday, 01 August 2011 00:00

The Road Forward...

I write this from San Jose following the third and closing day of the Joomla! Leadership Summit. This has been an incredible few days, not only for meeting fellow leadership team members, but also for discussing and making concrete plans for pushing the project forward.
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 00:00

J is for Joy...

Joomla! is a huge, worldwide community, encompassing many languages and many cultures. When we are able to work and collaborate together, we can do amazing things with incredible results. When we bring our joy into what we do, it is shared with all.
NBC Los Angeles called Samantha Farrell "the best singer-songwriter you still haven't heard of," and that had to change. Her solution? A Joomla! website to integrate her music sales, performance schedule, multimedia and blog, made entirely with open source software from the Joomla! Extensions Directory.
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 00:00

Inspiration, and the Winds of Change...

Joomla! is a volunteer community. And, within that community, people come, people go, people stay. With each new arrival or departure, there are opportunities for change. Inspiration. A new direction, or a different way of looking at things. The changes may be subtle, or a total in-your-face-whammy. You, the User/Developer/Designer, may see it, or you may not. But know this... Change is inspiration, and, like the wind, it can go in many directions.
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 00:00

Join the Jimerick!

Grab your shillelaghs and shamrocks... and beguile us with your best blarney! This month, we are taking a little side trip from our Haikus and asking for your limericks, written in the spirit of Joomla!.
Saturday, 01 January 2011 00:00

Lights, Camera, Action!

Casting call! Grab your camcorders! The JCM is looking for a few good videos of how you use Joomla! in your part of the world!
Chris Marinou, a free-wheeling adventure seeker and Joomla! developer, sat down long enough to answer a few questions for the Joomla! Community Magazine.
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 14:24

Have you heard of Joomla!?

With the release of Jen Kramer's Joomla! 1.6 Beta Preview title last week, many people are wondering what Joomla! and other content management systems are all about, and how they can apply this technology in their own lives. lynda.com producer Samara Iodice explains the process behind putting together a great course. And learns to love Joomla! in the process, thanks to author Jen Kramer. 
Monday, 01 November 2010 00:00

Joomla! Rising!

According to Wikipedia, “Joomla!” is the Romanized spelling of the Swahili word jumla meaning “all together” or “as a whole”. The very definition of Joomla! invokes a sense of community; and what a diverse and talented community we are! We span the globe, our skill sets range from development to design, from coding to communication. We are multilingual, multinational and multicultural. And, we are volunteers.
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