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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
School of Arts and Sciences
Web Developer

Laura Gordon currently works full time at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Arts and Sciences as a web developer. She along with her team manage over 120 Joomla! websites.

Laura began using Joomla! in 2005 building her first website for a nursery school. As the owner of her own freelance company Laura has trained hundreds of users over the users, and has built many Joomla websites from Public Libraries to Pizza places. She runs the Joomla User Group of NJ since 2013.  Visit JoomlaUsersNJ.com for more details.  She was an instructor with JoomlaTraining.com from 2009 - 2011 where she gave in person classes in NYC.

In 2017 she was invited to attend the Joomla World Conference in Italy, and became officially certified as a Joomla Administrator.

She lives in East Brunswick, NJ with her husband Ira, and 2 boys, who are now 20 and 17. As a fun note, her husband owns, ThrillCoastertours.com, he takes kids to amusement parks during the summer time...

She always looks forward to giving back to the Joomla Community that has given her the opportunity to meet some amazing people and work with a great product, that keeps giving back!

  • 2009 - Chaired - Joomla Day NYC
  • 2011 - Chaired -Joomla Day NYC
  • 2012 - Chaired - Joomla Day NYC
  • 2009 - 2019 - Chaired JoomlaCamp NYC Annually
  • 2011 - Presented at Joomla Day New England
  • 2013 - Presented Joomla World Conference - Boston
  • 2017 - VET Participant at Joomla World Conference - Italy
  • 2019 - Presented Joomla Day Florida
  • 2020 - Participated in Forum for the Future with Joomla - Spain

Laura is a member of the Joomla volunteer and engagement team with Joomla and the Educational & Outreach Working Group.

To learn more about the Training Initiatives Laura is working on, visit: teens4opensource.com

Joomla User Group - Organizers

2024-01-JUG-Leadership

It is about that time of year again.  Twice a year the Joomla User Group team meets with anyone that is organizing their own Joomla User Group or thinking of organizing one.  

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Joomla User Groups: growing together by sharing knowledge

June-JUGs

Pretty much every Joomla User will reach it: the point where you feel like the only Joomler in the village and wish you knew more people working with Joomla. The wonderful news is: there are. We have Joomla User Groups all over the world, in-person and online, and you can easily join or even start one! Share your knowledge, learn fast, help solve people’s Joomla issues, and have fun!

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Review: Joomla 4! Masterclass by Luca Marzo

2023-March-J4-Masterclass

At the Joomla Community Magazine, we love it when people write books about Joomla (and maybe even more when these people are our own team members!). In this month’s issue, Laura Gordon reviews Joomla! 4 Masterclass: A practitioner's guide to building rich and modern websites using the brand-new features of Joomla 4 by Luca Marzo.

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Teaching Joomla to teens in New Jersey - Covid-19 "Joomla style"

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So what do you do when the state of New Jersey is on quarantine, and 15 teens want to learn web? You teach them Joomla!

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