There was an idea called #joomballrally (based on the famous Gumball 3000 race). I was curious, decided to join and started on Thursday May 4th from Fitou, France. I avoided motorways, opened the roof and drove through France. A good opportunity to listen to the last JoomStew podcasts. (JoomStew website). The next day, I arrived safely in Kerkrade, The Netherlands.
The VenueRolduc is the name of a medieval abbey in Kerkrade, which is now a Roman Catholic seminary and an affiliated conferencing center. It is a perfect and peaceful place to meet open-minded people.
The Nooku Party
Is awesome :) I met so many people who are honestly interested in Joomla! and sometimes also concerned about the direction of the project. I listened to many OSM board members, discussing the project with the attendees.
The CompaniesA lot of companies are built on Joomla! and JAB’s target group are mainly developers. So there were infinite possibilities for me to talk with them about their views on the project, their ideas of making business and much more!
The project is mainly called Joomla!. But there are two other projects around, Molajo and Nooku. All three are open source and all three are tied together because of their history, their community and their code. It would be wonderful for me to see them working together.
JoomStew from jandbeyond
The NightlifeIt was truly inspiring — I only slept 9 hours in three nights!
The Knights of Open Sourceno comment :)
The J.O.S.C.A.R.sI now know a guy who received three of them in one year, congrats! Read the whole list of winners here.
My Little ProjectI announced in a lightning talk, that I will publishing the Joomla! 1.7 - Beginner’s Guide in July 2011 for free. To finance the project I sold chapters. All the chapters were sold in 2 days!
At the third day we decided to release a Spanish version too Joomla! 1.7 - Guía para principiantes. There are still chapters available in the Spanish version :)