J and Beyond 2016 - a family gathering!

Written by | 05 April 2016 | Published in 2016 April
Joomla! Is often referred to as a large extended family, with that in mind, it goes without saying that JandBeyond is certainly considered to be "The Family Meeting" par excellence of the Joomla! Event calendar. Now in its seventh year, this year’s edition of JandBeyond sees the Joomla! community gather in Barcelona, the colorful, lively, creative Spanish city on the stunning Mediterranean coast. In Barcelona soulfulness, vitality, impressive architecture and an element of high-tech combine to make a unique melting pot brimming with creative energy, the parallels to the lifeblood of the Joomla! community could not be clearer.

JandBeyond is held over 3 days and consists of a concentrated mix of developer, designer, sitebuilder and business topics. The program offers 55 sessions and an un-conference style community contribution afternoon where every delegate is encouraged to get stuck in and give a little back to the project. This afternoon is called “Make it Happen” and as recent years have gone to prove, this key element of the conference has helped the project to not only move forward but to recruit new volunteers who may have felt they had nothing to offer until they experienced this first hand.

JAB is at its heart, a meeting of participants for participants. Here people speak and report from practical experience with the collective aim of gaining new and sharing existing knowledge with other community members.

Alongside the standard sessions, JandBeyond is punctuated with strong keynotes from established speakers, on more general topics that prove interesting to all attendees.  This year’s lineup is no different and features:-

  • Zeev Suraski: The PHP7 Story

  • Crystal Harris: UX is not a Big Scary Monster

  • Radek Suski: Be(e) Community

  • Chiara Aliotta: A day in the life of a UX designer 

  • Heather Burns: VAT MOSS and the future of web development

  • Kevinjohn Gallagher: All Good Things

  • Brian Teeman: Would it be easier if we all spoke English?

JAB16 - a family gathering

Of course JandBeyond isn’t all about being serious, it also holds the crown in many people's’ eyes as also being one of the most fun events to attend.  With the J.O.S.C.A.R.S our awards for excellence within the community and J!Factor, our now legendary talent show, being highlights.  We will be opening nominations for the J.O.S.C.A.R.S shortly and if you would like to perform in this year’s J!Factor please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to submit your entry.

Tickets

Due to the success of JandBeyond last year in Prague, we have managed to reduce the ticket price slightly and the early bird rate is unbeatable value at just 219 EUR per person.  Tickets include:

  • Entry to all 3 days of the conference

  • Welcome pack and goodie bag

  • Lunch on all 3 days

  • Dinner/Social Events on the Friday and Saturday evenings

JAB16 - a family gathering

Accommodation

We have negotiated very good rates for this year’s venue, the Hotel Alimara, with a double/twin room costing just 89 euros per night including breakfast.  

Please fill in the following form and the hotel will be in touch to gather credit card details to secure your reservation.

Should you prefer to stay elsewhere there is an unbeatable choice of accommodation available in Barcelona, from palatial 5 star hotels to hostels and airbnb style accommodation.  The venue is well connected to public transport links, should you choose to stay further afield.

JAB16 - a family gathering

Sponsorship

We are still looking for sponsors with all levels of budget, so if you like to present your brand to the Joomla! Community whilst supporting this super event then please see our sponsor page or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with an idea of the level you are interested in and we’ll get straight back to you with a proposal.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

PS: As a special offer for all JCM readers we are providing a coupon code which would allow you to buy a ticket with a 30 EUR discount. Use the code JAB16JCM to buy your ticket now. Valid until: 18 April 2016

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Radek Suski

Radek Suski

Born in Poland, Radek lives in Germany for ten years. Since 2006 Radek is providing high quality extensions for Joomla!. He continues his educational studies of Science of Informatics at Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and works full time for the Sobi projects.

As the development leader, Radek is the mastermind for developing SobiPro and the additional applications. As the system administrator he is also responsible for the setup and maintenance of all servers, the forum as well as the demo sites. Radek is OSM Board Member,and member of the J and Beyond e.V.