Roundup from JUG Corner - November 2013

Written by | 01 December 2013 | Published in 2013 December
With 159 user groups around the world, there is always something exciting and interesting happening in the Joomla! Community! This is a monthly round-up highlighting new Joomla! User Groups, events, and reviews of JUG meetings. If you have anything you would like me to feature from your Joomla User Group please send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You must be writing from a registered Joomla! User Group (i.e. listed at
Welcome to one of the newest JUGs, Joomla! User Group Caribbean Welcome to one of the newest JUGs, Joomla! User Group Caribbean Photo: Marc Antoine Thevenet

Joomla! World Conference

As many of you will be aware, the second Joomla! World Conference was held in Boston, Massachusetts at the beginning of November. The event was well attended, with visitors from around the world coming together for three days of conferencing, sharing and learning.

I had the opportunity to present a session on running a Joomla! User Group and was able to catch up with quite a lot of JUG organisers during my time at the conference – it was great to hear all the exciting things that you all get up to and I look forward to featuring more of your events in these articles going forward!

JoomlaDay Events

There have been a few JoomlaDay events in November which have been well received, including:

JUG Registrations

We are delighted to welcome the following new Joomla! User Groups into the Directory:

News from JUGs

Joomla! User Group Suffolk welcomed several new faces at their recent meeting, which covered the highlights from the Joomla! World Conference and then an open floor Q&A session.


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Ruth Cheesley

Ruth Cheesley

Ruth Cheesley is CEO and Co-Founder of Virya Group and has worked with Joomla! since the fork from Mambo.  She specialises in Joomla! - in particular Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - and is interested in exploring how open source technology can be implemented in business and education.  Virya means a driving force or energy to do good for the benefit of others, which is the central ethos behind the business.

She's also training for ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Order and runs the popular Joomla! User Group Suffolk, as well as the Mautic Meetup Ipswich group.