JoomlaDay ES 2023 recap
Four years have passed since our last encounter at JoomlaDay Madrid 2019. The enthusiasm for reuniting with old friends, meeting new people, and exchanging the latest insights into Joomla and web development was tangible. This is how this JoomlaDay ES 2023 went.
This year's event took place at the Madrid International Lab, a beautiful 19th-century edifice recovered to serve as a co-working space for startups and a hub for hosting events within the city's innovation ecosystem under the auspices of the Madrid City Council.
First Day: Volunteer Day
The inaugural day was divided into two distinct segments. First, we had an informative workshop led by Marcos Salvatierra, who shared valuable insights on using Joomla within educational environments. Following this, Carlos Cámara directed a "Pizza, Bugs, and Fun" session, demonstrating how to actively contribute to Joomla by testing the improvements and fixes introduced in Joomla 5 and engaging in documentation writing and translation.
Of course, the day ended with pizza.
Second Day: Joomla Day
The second day commenced with an engaging keynote address by Crystal Dionysopoulos, the current President of Open Source Matters. Her presentation offered a glimpse into the future of Joomla and underscored how we can play a pivotal role in the ongoing development of this project.
Subsequently, a series of presentations started, which covered a wide range of topics:
- Jose Antonio Luque showed the default security measures in Joomla 4 and shared tips on fortifying the security of our websites.
- Sergio Iglesias provided a step-by-step guide on migrating a Joomla 3 website to Joomla 4.
- Josean Telleria demonstrated how to use Yootheme Pro to create catalogs using Joomla articles exclusively, simplifying customer management with Zoolanders Essentials and Google Sheets integration.
- Yannick Gaultier discussed the advantages and drawbacks of incorporating ChatGPT into our daily workflow and unveiled his new Joomla extension, 4AI.
- Pablo Arias showed the essential web development open-source tools he employs daily.
- Jaime Gármar shared tools and techniques for maximizing content exposure.
- Vicent Sanchís provided an overview of the essential points we must consider when developing a website to make it accessible.
- Gloria Marzo shared strategies for enhancing Local SEO practices.
- Ramón Torrado outlined the creation of multi-language websites for service hiring and payment using RSForms.
- David Ayala talked about how to do SEO for Joomla from the most basic to the most advanced, like SEO Off Page/Link Building.
- Carlos Cámara presented an overview of the benefits of migrating to Joomla 4.
All these presentations are available on the event website, jday.joomlaes.org, and JoomlaEs, the reference point for the entire Spanish-speaking Joomla community. Although most presentations are in Spanish, you can add subtitles in your preferred language.
Of course, there was plenty of time for networking, sharing experiences, and discussing new projects, particularly my favorite part of these events.
First, thank you to everyone who made this event a reality, including sponsors, speakers, and attendees.
However, I want to reserve a special mention for the dedicated team that orchestrated this event: Josean Telleria, Sergio Iglesias, Paco Guio, Pilar Dávila, Quiviro Enquerre, Pablo Arias, Isidro Baquero, Edurne Rubio, Marcos Salvatierra, Carlos Cámara, José Antonio Luque, and Javier Olivares.
With JoomlaDay ES 2023 behind us, the natural question arises: will we enjoy a JoomlaDay ES 2024? Indeed, this JoomlaDay has just concluded, and we're already hard at work planning the next edition. The date and venue will be announced in due course, but the primary aim is to organize the next JoomlaDay ES in Asturias. Stay tuned for more updates!