JoomlaDay Comes To Denver October 1st 2016

Written by | 11 September 2016 | Published in Joomla! Community Magazine - September 2016
The first JoomlaDay Denver is October 1st 2016, featuring a remarkable mix of speakers, workshops and Joomla! resources. Our program covers everything from website design & development, UX, internet marketing and of course Joomla! We hope you can join us for an unforgettable day of learning and networking in the Mile High city.
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About JoomlaDay Denver

The mission of JoomlaDay Denver is to bring our local community together through a day of learning and networking in a friendly community atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to attend and encouraged to participate. We will all learn, make new connections and leave with new friends.

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About Denver

Nestled against the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5280 feet, the historic city of Denver is known as the Mile High City. Many years ago Denver was a popular destination for gold miners. These days, Denver is known for it's big blue skies and firey sunsets, it's vast selection of mirco-breweries and restuarunts, a Super Bowl winning football team (go Broncos!), and the expansive Rocky Mountain playground and ski resort paradise just a short drive to the west. 

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Steps of the Denver Capital Building, Photo by Cliff Pfeifer

These are a few reasons Denver has been rated the #1 city in the USA to live in 2016 by numerous sources, not to mention Denver is consistently on the short list of best places to work in the US tech industry. Denver’s central location in the US has always played a role in the communications industry and over the years it has evolved into a hotspot for the tech industry. The local economy is booming and the spirit of Denver has never been stronger, or more beautiful. The most dangerous thing about visiting Denver is you may not want to leave - many people who visit never do.

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Denver Civic Center Park, Photo by Cliff Pfeifer

About JoomlaDay Denver

JoomlaDay Denver is packed full of sessions and workshops along with extensive Joomla! community resources. Our program offers something for everyone and everyone is welcome to attend. We have web design, development, user experience and internet marketing topics presented by renowned speakers and experts - plus Joomla! training, support and an official certification exam. Registration includes, sessions, workshops, lunch, snacks and plenty of give aways, perks and amenities from our sponsors.

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JoomlaDay Denver Venue: Marriott Springhill Suites Denver Downtown At MSU

JoomlaDay Denver Program Highlights

Brad Frost

Brad Frost is our featured keynote speaker and workshop host. Brad is the author of Atomic Design and an all-around responsive design innovator. He has created and co-created many popular open source responsive design tools and resources. Brad's perspective and experience is unquestionably valuable to all front-end developers, designers, UX'ers and integrators and we are excited to have him at our event.

In addition to a keynote presentation, Brad will be hosting a 3 Hour Responsive Design Workshop in the afternoon. Spend your afternoon with one of the most innovative responsive designers in the industry at JoomlaDay Denver.

Andy Miller

A co-founder of Joomla, CEO of RocketTheme, Author of GRAV, and a Colorado resident. Andy has been involved with Joomla! since the very beginning and continues to be an innovator in the open source CMS community. We are fortunate to have such an influential and esteemed resource in our local area and his insights and knowledge are a welcomed addition to our first JoomlaDay Denver.

Sarah Watz

We are honored the President of Open Source Matters can be with us at the first JoomlaDay Denver. Coming all the way from Sweden, we are fortunate she could fit us into her busy schedule while visiting the US. Sarah is known for her inspirational presentations and is an uplifting and forward thinking community leader.

Joomla! Administrator Certification Exam

Sarah Watz played a big part in the newly launched Joomla! Certification Program, and she will be hosting an official Joomla! Administrator Certification Exam at JoomlaDay Denver. We have the privilege of being the first city in the USA to host an official Joomla! Certification Exam and we are excited to provide this unique opportunity to the Joomla! users in our area.

All Day Joomla! Sessions, Training & Support

Aside from the certification exam and Joomla! topics, we are offering dedicated Joomla! training and support all day long.

  • Build an entire Joomla! website in one day in a full day Joomla! Training Class instructed by Mike Demopoulos
  • Kenneth Crowder will be providing onsite Joomla! support, bring your in questions and get help.
  • Joomla! Update Desk presented by Perfect Dashboard, will be helping attendees update Joomla! websites.

UX, Marketing, Design, Development and more!

We have a talented mix of speakers covering a wide selection of industry topics, including: Robbie Adair, long time Joomler, Fabrik extension guru and marketing strategist joining us from Texas, along with Randy Carey coming from Minnesota to share his insights on User Experience and Content Management.

Local talent in the spotlight at JoomlaDay Denver

Our home town experts include: Sara Morris, an Emmy Award winning video producer, talented video marketing specialist and storytelling expert. Nicolas Ganivet from CiviCRM will be sharing inside knowledge of the popular open source CRM extension made for non-profits using Joomla! and other open source CMS platforms. We have presentations from members of the Denver Joomla User Group. And of course, Cliff Pfeifer (me), event host & local Joomla! junkie from the Joomla! Community Leadership Team.

Read more about our speakers and schedule

JoomlaDay Denver Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors and we sincerely appreciate all the support we have received. Thanks to them there will be plenty of food, refreshments,  swag, giveaways, perks and amenities all day long at JoomlaDay Denver.

Big shout out to all of our sponsors:

We are ready to throw an unforgettable JoomlaDay - all we need is you!

Registration is open, and it's not too late to get involved with our event as a sponsor or a volunteer. You can learn more about the event, our speakers and schedule, our sponsors, volunteer opportunities, and all the other details at joomladaydenver.com

Final Words From The Event Host

Organizing a JoomlaDay in Denver has been my goal for several years, and I couldn't be happier with how it has come together. This event has been a long time in the making and it's been quite a ride getting here, but it's the least I can do to show my thanks to the Joomla! community that has given me so much, my home town where I grew up, and everyone in both communities who have inspired me along the way. We have an amazing group of people, an amazing event planned, and we are going to have a blast. I hope you can be with us.

If you're not able to attend be sure to follow us on social media. We’ll have plenty of resources, pictures and memories from the event to share with you all. Thanks to everyone in the Joomla! and Denver communities for all of your encouragement and support. Cheers from the Mile High City :)

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Cliff Pfeifer

Cliff Pfeifer

Cliff Pfeifer is a passionate Joomla contributor and savvy business owner from Denver, Colorado. He is the Joomla! UX Team Lead, Organizer of the Denver Joomla! Community, and a member of the Joomla! Marketing and Community Leadership Teams.