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.
The wait is almost over for one of the most anticipated Joomla events of the year! Dive into the upcoming PBF event scheduled for 26th August 2023. Get ready to Test, Fix & Eat!
In June I attended the online Accessibility conference and the workshop “Accessible editing with content management systems” (Barrierefreie Redaktion mit Content-Management-Systemen) organized by Rheinwerk.
After a few years of no Dutch JoomlaDays, it was finally time again!
On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May 2023, the Joomla Netherlands Foundation organized the JoomlaDagen for the 15th time. The ROC in Tilburg (a school focused on IT education) was our host for this edition. We have been given three rooms to organize the sessions in, in addition to the general room where the canteen was also located.
JoomlaDayUSA, in its third year, was finally able to meet in person. The conference was held entirely virtual for the first two years - which was a challenge in and of itself. 2023's conference, held in Austin, Texas, was also attended worldwide in a hybrid format. This statement screams success to those who took an idea and brought it to life four years ago.
FOSS Backstage is an annual conference in Berlin that is all about the behind-the-scenes work at open source projects, from community management to leadership. Robert Deutz, Sigrid Gramlinger, Jules Weigel, and I were lucky to attend on March 13th and 14th on behalf of Joomla. We all learned a lot from the diverse and engaging sessions, all of which were recorded and are freely available. Here are some of my top takeaways from the two days of learning and networking!
As the Events Team lead, and the JUG Team lead, we want to see Joomla User Groups publish their events, because the Joomla Community wants to know about all your events. We also want you to add these events to your JUG’s pages in a way that requires low effort because we want you to spread the word.
After several long years of virtual-only or very few Joomla! Events, our community has come back strong! Our Joomla User Groups are getting back together both virtually and in person. Event committees have been collaborating to start again with Joomla Day events, Joomla Camp events, and other creative events. Some events are in person, others are virtual. We are in a new world where we can give each other hugs and collaborate from across the ponds! Let’s highlight three great events: one ongoing, two coming up.
The German-speaking Joomla community has always been well-connected - now the connection has been strengthened.
On September 23 and 24, the joint JoomlaDay DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) took place in Bad Hersfeld (Germany) and the feedback was extremely positive.