February was a slower month in the JUG community around the world. Perhaps we’re all hibernating or just plain busy.
Last year Joomla! made its first appearance at HostingCon Global 2016, the premier hosting and networking conference. The four-day event was a complete success with a two-hour session on how Joomla! can increase your ROI and the Joomla! in the Exposition Hall. We made many new friends and connections. Mike Demopolous was on fire, holding over forty one-on-one meetings that gained several new sponsors for the project.
Joomla’s first Super Sprint was held at CitizenM Bankside in London last weekend from the 21st to 23rd of January 2017 We had attendees from 15 countries (Bratislava, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, St Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA), and a total of 37 attendees with 6 teams officially represented.
The second annual JoomlaDay Florida takes place on February 25th and 26th 2017 in Tampa, FL. While winter dominates the rest of the United States, Florida is the perfect location to hold a JoomlaDay during the winter months.
These days it seems that in social networks, only negative comments are published. If a new initiative is launched, there are negative critics about why it is done and why it was not done otherwise. Also, there are those who aim to point out what is missing to complete it and that without it is useless. If you decide not to implement an idea, critics can only say that it was a bad idea. These comments are created without thinking, the product of elaborating a critic in 5 minutes, and dumped forever in social media. Without considering the time and effort of the volunteers, who in their precious free time, collaborate with the project.
in March 2015 the Joomla! Project announced its partnership with Glip, a business messaging app with built-in productivity tools. This partnership has enabled Joomla to streamline communication among its many teams and volunteers while providing a unified approach to tracking tasks, files and events. Over the last month, the JCM Public Room was created to facilitate the discussion and exchange of ideas between the JCM Team and anyone who is interested in contributing to the magazine.
Introtext is a very important element for blogs as they give us the first impression of a post. In most cases introtext is composed by the first one or two paragraphs of the main article.
Way back in the past, Ruth Cheesley used to write up a monthly Magazine article on Joomla User Group (JUG) happenings. The JUG Team is bringing that back to tell you about new JUGs that have registered, and tidbits from JUG Organisers around the world.