Roundup from JUG Corner - April 2014

Written by | 01 May 2014 | Published in 2014 May
With 168 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

We have had a flurry of JUG registrations this month, it's great to see the Joomla! community alive and well around the world, setting up new groups and spreading the word!

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

What's happening?

There have been several events happening over the past month, including:

There have also been lots of JUG meetings happening around the world – don't forget you can add them on and email me with your roundup/photos to get featured in these articles!

Here's a roundup from the newly formed JUG Carioca:

This month we invited SEO and monetization specialist Marcio Marçal, founder of SimProarte – – to showcase one of his recent projects. He presented this study of casa "From ZERO to THOUSANDS a month, in a year".

This presentation was supposed to last one hour, but because of the great interest of attendees it took almost hours to end! The presentation was shared over social networks and many people demanded for a course on the subject.


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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.