Reminder to use events.joomla.org
We have received a request from the Events team for JUGs to add their events on events.joomla.org - the official events calendar for Joomla. The PR team who help promote Joomla worldwide use this as a central source for finding out events happening around the world, but JUG events are significantly under-represented.
The website received a refresh just recently and is much easier to use than in the past, so please do visit events.joomla.org and submit your JUG meetings!
We've had quite a few registrations in July, and lots of activity within user groups. Here are the latest groups to become Registered Joomla User Groups:
Change to naming convention
As you will notice from the registrations above, we now allow user groups to register using the translated term for Joomla User Group in the title of their listings. This is a much-requested change from communities where English is not their native language, and we are pleased to be able to offer this functionality.
Joomla User Group Tel Aviv
Shirat Goldstein writes that the Tel Aviv group in Israel had another successful meeting, with around 30 attendees. Shirat delivered a talk on the importance of the community in Israel - and a call to volunteer within the project. There were further talks on the new T3 (Eden Orion). Bootstrap 3(Yair Lahav), JLayouts (Itamar Elharar) and Accessibility in building websites (Toovya Sheinfield).
Videos are also available on the Joomla Israel YouTube channel.
Joomla User Network Ahmedabad
Gunjan Patel writes that the newly formed group in Ahmedabad, India had their first meeting, with lots of lively discussion around the following topics:
- Discussion about Gujarati Translations, Guidelines to co members and setup a deadline to finish it.
- Discussed Next event "Joomla! Awareness and Outreach for Student - On 2nd August, 2014" and planning.
- Joomla! Bug Squad Process deep explanation
- Discussed about Google Summer of Code and Joomla! involvement
- Planned for future Goal of JUGAhmedabad
- Brief Introduction of members.
Joomla User Group Jawor
Sławomir Pieszczek writes to update us on the latest activity from Jawor, Poland. Recent meetings welcomed visitors from other User Groups in Poland, and included talks on Smart Slider 2 and controlling access to resources within Joomla using the ACL systems, and most important of all, backing up your Joomla sites. Of course, in true Joomla style, pizza was also involved! Finally a talk on the topic of "What is most beautiful in it for everyone, is of course Our Community: -)" - which was well received by the attendees.
JUG Carioca met in July and had a well received presentation by Helvecio da Silva about least used, yet important features of Joomla 3 administrator panel.