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Roundup from JUG Corner - July 2014

Written by | Friday, 01 August 2014 00:00 | Published in 2014 August
With 175 user groups around the world, there is always something exciting and interesting happening in the Joomla! Community! This is a monthly round-up highlighting new Joomla! User Groups, events, and reviews of JUG meetings. If you have anything you would like me to feature from your Joomla User Group please send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You must be writing from a registered Joomla! User Group (i.e. listed at http://community.joomla.org/user-groups.html).

Reminder to use events.joomla.org

We have received a request from the Events team for JUGs to add their events on events.joomla.org - the official events calendar for Joomla. The PR team who help promote Joomla worldwide use this as a central source for finding out events happening around the world, but JUG events are significantly under-represented.

The website received a refresh just recently and is much easier to use than in the past, so please do visit events.joomla.org and submit your JUG meetings!

JUG Registrations

We've had quite a few registrations in July, and lots of activity within user groups.  Here are the latest groups to become Registered Joomla User Groups:

Change to naming convention

As you will notice from the registrations above, we now allow user groups to register using the translated term for Joomla User Group in the title of their listings. This is a much-requested change from communities where English is not their native language, and we are pleased to be able to offer this functionality.

What's happening

Two popular JoomlaDay events happened in July - JoomlaDay Mexico City and JoomlaDay Minnesota - both had a great turnout and had strong support from the community.

Joomla User Group Tel Aviv

Shirat Goldstein writes that the Tel Aviv group in Israel had another successful meeting, with around 30 attendees. Shirat delivered a talk on the importance of the community in Israel - and a call to volunteer within the project. There were further talks on the new T3 (Eden Orion). Bootstrap 3(Yair Lahav), JLayouts (Itamar Elharar) and Accessibility in building websites (Toovya Sheinfield).  

Videos are also available on the Joomla Israel YouTube channel.

Joomla User Network Ahmedabad

Gunjan Patel writes that the newly formed group in Ahmedabad, India had their first meeting, with lots of lively discussion around the following topics:

  • Discussion about Gujarati Translations, Guidelines to co members and setup a deadline to finish it.
  • Discussed Next event "Joomla! Awareness and Outreach for Student - On 2nd August, 2014" and planning.
  • Joomla! Bug Squad Process deep explanation
  • Discussed about Google Summer of Code and Joomla! involvement
  • Planned for future Goal of JUGAhmedabad
  • Brief Introduction of members.
Photos for this event can be found on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/jugAhmedabad

Joomla User Group Jawor

Sławomir Pieszczek writes to update us on the latest activity from Jawor, Poland. Recent meetings welcomed visitors from other User Groups in Poland, and included talks on Smart Slider 2 and controlling access to resources within Joomla using the ACL systems, and most important of all, backing up your Joomla sites. Of course, in true Joomla style, pizza was also involved! Finally a talk on the topic of "What is most beautiful in it for everyone, is of course Our Community: -)" - which was well received by the attendees.

JUG Carioca 

JUG Carioca met in July and had a well received presentation by Helvecio da Silva about least used, yet important features of Joomla 3 administrator panel.

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Ruth Cheesley

Ruth Cheesley

Ruth Cheesley is CEO and Co-Founder of Virya Group and has worked with Joomla! since the fork from Mambo.  She specialises in Joomla! - in particular Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - and is interested in exploring how open source technology can be implemented in business and education.  Virya means a driving force or energy to do good for the benefit of others, which is the central ethos behind the business.

She's also a field hockey goal keeper, training for ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Order and runs the popular Joomla! User Group Suffolk, as well as being part of the Joomla!Day UK organising team.  Ruth joined the Joomla! Community Leadership Team in 2013.