This month I'll be rounding up February and March, as I did not write a round up last month. It's been a busy couple of months, and I've had the great pleasure to meet many more JUG organisers and community members around the world over the past two months.
We have also had word that at least four new JUGs will be formed as a result of Joomla! events over the past two months, which is great news!
If you're interested in starting up a JUG just visit the directory at community.joomla.org/user-groups.html and see whether there are any nearby. If not, all you need is somebody else to join you in starting the group, and a venue in which to meet. You'll also need some kind of online presence, ideally a website but you can also use Meetup.com or social networks to organise your group while you get a website off the ground.
- Joomla User Group Kelate, Malaysia
- Joomla User Group Zurich, Swtizerland
- Joomla Community Jodhpur, India
- Joomla User Group Canberra, Australia
- Joomla User Group Seattle, Washington USA
- Joomla PDX, Oregon USA
- Joomla User Group Trojmiasto, Poland
- Joomla User Group Freiburg, Germany
There have been several Joomla events happening around the world over the past two months, including:
- JoomlaDay Netherlands
- JoomlaDay Portugal
- JoomlaDay Boston
- JoomlaDay Denmark
- JoomlaDay Prague
- CMS Africa (Kenya)
- JoomlaDay Gabon
There have also been lots of JUG meetings happening all over the world, some of which are featured below:
Joomla User Group Zurich had their first meeting of the year last week in Wetzikon, which was fully booked and well received. The topic was on 'Tips and tricks for optimising your website'.
Joomla User Group Carioca from Rio de Janiero had their first meeting last month as well, and struggled to get people to leave three hours into the session it was that popular!
Joomla User Group Melbourne was a great success this month with a 1 hour Q&A session covering the basics from downloading and installing Joomla locally, through to advanced user login management. This was followed by a two hour session covering mobile first responsive web design in Joomla, and how Bootstrap3 front-end templates can help you optimise your website expereince for user on mobile devices.