More than an opportunity to find new talents for Joomla! and improve the software, Google Summe of Code, or simply put GSoC, is a big reunion of open source lovers to share, learn, teach and have fun. In 2016,year we had siz excellent student projects that were accepted by Google to be part of this program designed to encourage university student participation in open source software development. Joomla Community Magazine invited Ruchiranga Wickramasinghe to talk about his experience.
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We have been sharing monthly with JCM readers the step by step of the exciting Google Summer of Code journey. Now that you already know about the developed projects and students feedback, it is time to listen to a very important group: our mentors - the brains behind the projects.
The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre sits in the heart of vibrant Vancouver. Everything the city offers is within walking distance. Many restaurants, shopping, Stanley Park and the iconic Seawall are all a short stroll from the hotel. In 2016 the Wall Centre completed a full renovation to each and every guestroom. We talked to Sean Antonson, who works at the venue, to find more about what it has to offer to attendees who chose to stay there.
November is coming and it brings the 5th Joomla World Conference in Vancouver. As always, a lot is being planned and this time the Joomla Community Magazine is dedicating this issue to the event.
Sponsors are the greatest partners that help Joomla World Conference be a reality. Teamwork is important and we stand together with a common goal in mind - to have a successful event. The Joomla Community Magazine invited our main sponsor to answer some questions. We would like to introduce you to Dre Armeda, co-founder of Sucuri Inc. and let our readers know a little bit more about the company and what they expect by sponsoring and attending this great gathering.
You know about tailgating, right? Before a big football game or another event, the fans gather and celebrate their mutual love for the team, sport, or shared activity. In fact, it is what many people attend sporting events for: to experience the excitement and connections they get with hanging out with people of similar interests.
TJ Baker is leading the Team that is organising Joomla World Conference 2016. We talked to him to know a little bit more about those who are working to make another great event become a reality. According to him, all team members pitch in wherever and whenever needed regardless of their role. That is especially true once they get to the venue for the event, when "all hands on deck" are required for a successful outcome.
Eric Kuan works at Google on helping and educating webmasters on how they can create great websites. JCM interviewed him to find what he has in store for us in his upcoming keynote presentation at Joomla World Conference 2016.
Attending Joomla World Conference is usually a life-changing experience. We talked to Ana Barcellos, from Brazil, about thoughts and feeling on the event and how much she has been affected afterwards.
Joomla! is shining bright in the North American spotlight this season. The first JoomlaDay Denver took place on October 1st 2016, and the Joomla World Conference takes place in Vancouver November 11th-13th. The final months of 2016 have much to offer Joomla! users on this side of the world, and the close timing and proximity of these two events is creating a new buzz around Joomla in the USA and in Canada.