San Jose becomes San J! Oct 1-3, 2010
The first weekend in October, Joomla users and developers will converge in San Jose, CA, for Joomla! Day USA West 2010. This is the third Joomla! Day to be held in California’s Silicon Valley, and the 2007 event was the first-ever USA Joomla Day. Opening ceremonies begin at 7pm on Friday, October 1. The following two days, October 2 – 3, will be non-stop Jooming! Starting at 9:30 am and running until 5:30 pm, attendees will have the option of choosing 4 break-out sessions to complement the two group sessions each day.
Joomla! Day USA West 2010 is organized by Joomla! Team Lead member Ron Severdia and coordinated by Deborah Susan, whom I just had a chance to sit down and chat with at a busy Panera Bread in Santa Clarita, CA. (You can listen to the full interview below).
All-in-all, there are 40 sessions per day, or 80 for the two-day event! In addition to learning the latest on Joomla! 1.6, one of the goals of the event is to create a vibrant environment where Joomla! users can network and create business associations.
The three-day event will be held at the eBay Town Hall. The first full day will follow the unconference format, which is participant-driven and encourages face-to-face interactivity between the attendees and presenters.
A highly qualified team of Joomla! leaders and experts are being recruited to speak at the event’s break-out sessions, including members of the Joomla! Production Leadership Team: Andrew Eddie, Louis Landry, Ron Severdia, Christophe Demko, Mark Dexter, and Ian MacLennan.
Also speaking are Joomla! Leadership Team members Chris Davenport, Sam Moffatt and OSM president Ryan Ozimek. With more than 20 speakers and guest speakers, the break-out topics are tailored to meet the needs of all attendees, no matter what your experience level, or your area of interest. Whether you are a designer, consultant or developer, everyone from Installation Tips and Tricks to Extension Development to Leveraging the Joomla! Framework, a menagerie of knowledge will be shared.
The cost for a conference pass to the three day event is $250, however we have early bird registration for the month of August—only $150 for the conference pass! That’s a 60% discount! The registration includes, lunches, refreshments during the day, a T-Shirt and the chance to win great prizes donated by a variety of Joomla! developers.
This is your chance to participate in a weekend of networking, sharing and speed-geeking with Joomla! experts!
Listen to the interview with Deborah Susan