Jennifer Gress

Jennifer Gress

Jennifer Gress has been working with Joomla! since 2006 with its beginnings in corporate america for employers. Clients began approaching her to build websites for them in January of 2010. Jennifer's skills from corporate life; project management, training and more, combined with her knowledge and experience with Joomla! make her a well rounded web designer and co-leader for the Joomla! Users Group in the Bay Area. Jenn enjoys singing, bird watching, geology and real estate.

Friday, 01 September 2017 13:21

JUG Round Up September 2017

Welcome to the JUG Round Up! It's time to see what's been happening with Joomla! User Groups around the world. Many thanks to Sandra Thevenet for the new cover image for the JUGs. Thank you, Sandra!
Thursday, 01 June 2017 14:40

JUG Round Up June 2017

Welcome to the JUG Round Up! The JUG Team is thrilled to have added the Rules and FAQs and Terms of Service for Joomla! User Groups into Joomla! Documentation. Eric Lamy has translated them into French and Bruce Valle has translated them into Spanish (THANK YOU ERIC & BRUCE!). The goal of the JUG Team is to have these translated into as many languages as possible to help new Joomla! User Groups that are forming understand the rules and what needs to be done. This will save time in processing and approvals. If you can help translate the two documents, please just go to and register and start translating. If you have questions, let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Saturday, 01 April 2017 15:14

JUG Round Up April 2017

In March, the JUG Team sent out their first of what will be a monthly newsletter to JUG Organisers. The topic was merely to ask Organisers to come and check their listings on the JUG Directory for accuracy. We had a number of bounced email addresses and have opened tickets wherever possible to get more listings up to date. Many JUGs updated their listings. Thank you!
Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:37

JUG Round Up March 2017

February was a slower month in the JUG community around the world. Perhaps we’re all hibernating or just plain busy.
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 06:00

JUG Round Up February 2017

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.
Saturday, 10 December 2016 16:58

JUG Team Joomla in Action Session JWC16

I really appreciate the Joomla in Action sessions because we have an opportunity to strengthen the community and get stuff done. So being part of the Joomla! User Group (JUG) Team, when I found that I could go to the Joomla! World Conference in Vancouver, I wanted to foster new JUGs and assist in supporting existing groups.
Monday, 01 December 2014 00:00

Why Migrate? And Then…How?

Ah migration. Many look at it as a chore and it may be. Migration is really an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to reassess goals, clean up messes, increase functionality, security, and efficiency. But many have struggles. The Update Working Group has been established to make the process of migration clearer and easier to find. The group hopes to reach those who haven’t yet migrated and need to.
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

Joomla!-Based New Year's Resolution Ideas

Instead of the normal, common New Year's resolutions so many attempt to attain like shedding some pounds, eating better and curbing work-o-holic tendencies, I've come up with a few Joomla-based resolutions that are EASY to attain.
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

Report on JoomlaDay San Francisco

I was a JoomlaDay virgin. I had not been to a JoomlaDay anywhere in the world. I had not organised a JoomlaDay ever before. Back in February of 2013 when my co-organizer, James Foreman, said he wanted to do a JoomlaDay in our area, I had no idea what was ahead.
JoomlaDay San Francisco will be taking place September 27-29, 2013 at the gorgeous Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

Presenting... JUG Rio!

Back in 2012 a group of crazy folks got together and decided it was high time that a Joomla User Group be founded in Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro is a city in in Brazil, located in South America. Interest in the Joomla platform is growing in Rio, thus the need for those of like Joomla mind be joined together so that knowledge can be growing at the same time as interest in the Joomla platform.
The Holiday Joomla! Extension Potluck was held December 5, 2012 at the NextSpace Union Square in San Francisco. An Extension Potluck is something we made up last year where at the end of the year, we meet together and bring a food dish to share with each other and each member shares a "mini-presentation" about a specific extension they enjoy using. 12 members were in attendance which was perfect from a time perspective - only a couple did not share.
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

JUG Bay Area, California, USA

The JUGs (Joomla! User Group) would like to create a category on the Joomla Community Magazine in order to have an open channel between the JUGs and the rest of the Joomla community at large. What is your JUG up to? Become an author and submit an article and share what your JUG is doing with the Joomla! Community.