Joomla! on Lanyrd

Written by | 01 September 2014 | Published in 2014 September
Organising an event can be quite a difficult process – finding a venue, getting listed on, organising sponsors and more. The Joomla! project has made one step that little bit easier – finding and inviting speakers from within the Joomla Leadership Teams to attend your events – with their new Lanyrd Team.

Lanyrd is a popular wiki-style conference directory which many organisers of events from small local meetups to large international conferences use to showcase their events to a worldwide audience. It gives organisers the ability to find speakers both by putting out a call for speakers, and by searching for speakers by the topics they speak on, region, languages, etc. It also allows individuals to find events they might be interested in through a simple tagging system.

Joomla! has recently established an organisation page on Lanyrd which showcases events that Leadership Team and Open Source Matters board members members have spoken at in the past and will be attending in the future, alongside the ability to search for a speaker and view events that Joomla are sponsoring.

Organisation pages on Lanyrd also show on events where a Leadership Team member is speaking – a small lozenge at the bottom of the page will display under the 'Teams' section, allowing you to quickly see which teams are represented at the event.

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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.