Roundup from JUG Corner - January 2014

Written by | 01 February 2014 | Published in 2014 February
With 160 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 atThis 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 
Roundup from JUG Corner - January 2014 image by @Helvecio

January has been a fairly quiet month in the JUG team, with only one new JUG registration – although several are in the process of becoming registered.

If you're interested in starting up a JUG just visit the directory at 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 or social networks to organise your group while you get a website off the ground.

JUG Registrations

Joomla User Group Podlasie - Poland

What's happening?

JUG Sorø in Denmark met on the 8th January and Brian Rønnow from Nowweb gave a talk about JCE editor and the plugin that can be used. This JUG also has an 'Ask the Geek' session where people can raise questions or problems and the members help each other. This was well received and several questions came up which were answered by JUG members.

Joomla User Network Ahmedabad are working on the Gujurati translation packs for Joomla! 3. Check out their Facebook page to keep up to date with their progress and get involved -

Joomla User Group Suffolk met on 9th January and Chris Austin from The Internet Consultancy gave a great talk on Responsive Web Design. He covered what RWD is, why it's important, and how to get started with using a base template.

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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.