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Dear Joomla newbie, I assure you that you will be all excited about getting involved and making a contribution to the vibrant Joomla community. Why excited? You are going to gain lots of knowledge about Joomla, befriending a number of Joomla lovers, taking part in monthly Joomla events and especially, making a contribution to the development of your beloved CMS (I’m sure you already love Joomla better than anything else because you are reading my article – it’s all about Joomla!).
Published in 2011 October
Joomla! turns 6 in September, and what a wild ride it's been! Milestones since Joomla's last birthday include:  
Published in 2011 September
Thursday, 01 September 2011 00:00

Summit Up: Interview with Allen "Gunner" Gunn

From July 29 - 31, Gunner acted as facilitator for the Joomla! Leadership Joint Summit in San Jose. His unique background of techie, open sourcerer, and non-profit enthusiast made him the perfect person for this role. Here Gunner talks about his history with Joomla!, the experience of the summit, and his inspired vision of technology and the internet. Gunner is Executive Director of Aspiration.
Published in 2011 September
There are many ways to be involved in the Joomla! community. This article (the second in a series of two articles) presents some ideas about how you can help out within the community. Part one can be found in JCM Magazine of September 2011.
Published in 2011 October
There are many ways to be involved in the Joomla! community. This article (part 1) presents some ideas about how you can help in the community. Part 2 will be available in next month's issue of JCM.
Published in 2011 September
Thursday, 01 September 2011 00:00

Joomla!: The Symphony

In September, 2005, the lights went down, the last stragglers grabbed their seats, and the last few coughs were made. This audience had gathered for a Symphony of sorts, not the traditional masterpieces that have been performed on stages for centuries, but something new, an orchestration performed far from the domain of maestros and musicians.
Published in 2011 September
Monday, 01 August 2011 18:43

Summing Up the Joint Summit

For three days this weekend, 21 members of the Joomla! project leadership met in San Jose to bond, exchange, and make plans for the future. The days were packed with many important topics. Fortunately Gunner, our facilitator, mixed the right amount of humor and physical movement as he deftly moved the agenda points along and constantly verified that each person had a chance to be heard.
Published in 2011 August
I (along with Sandra Warren from the Community Leadership Team) was given the distinct privilege to represent the Joomla! project at this year's Community Leadership Summit in Portland, Oregon on July 23rd and 24th. It was a great opportunity to meet other people from around the world who are all passionate about serving their open source communities and learn from their experiences.  
Published in 2011 August
Monday, 01 August 2011 00:00

Join the Joomla! Tweet Team

Sometimes stuff happens! I am now one of the responsible people for the Joomla! Twitter Account and the Joomla! Facebook page - don't ask :)
Published in 2011 August
Monday, 01 August 2011 00:00

Joomla! in South African government

Due to its simplicity, ease-of-use, scalability and popularity, Joomla! CMS seems to be gaining some ground in South African government. Despite having immense human resources and skill in Joomla! CMS, our government’s willingness to adopt this popular CMS has been a bit slow.
Published in 2011 August

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