The first JoomlaDay Florida was a complete success with tickets selling out almost a month in advance. 90% of the attendees had never been to a Joomla event and were amazed by the friendliness and sessions from some of the best and brightest speakers in our community, including Open Source Matters / Joomla president - Sarah Watz.
A significant part of our community, JoomlaDay's gives users and contributors a place to meet, share ideas and learn more about the project and Joomla! Not only for locals; Joomla events at unique locations draw people from around the globe. Our first event had attendees from Georgia, Massachusetts, the Carolina's and global attendees from Haiti and Malaysia. For JoomlaDay Florida 2017, we hope to attract even more out of state and international participants this year. As of writing this article we are close to sold out with attendees coming from the USA and beyond.
-Photo: JoomlaDay Florida 2016
JoomlaDay Florida is taking place at Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus, in the Ybor City district of Tampa, FL. Ybor City is one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida. Founded in 1886 by Vicente Martinez-Ybor when he moved his cigar factory from Key West to Tampa, Ybor City holds a unique place in Florida’s social and economic history as our state’s “first industrial town.”
Historic buildings have turned into stylish offices, in-town residences and boutique hotels without sacrificing their historic character. In addition to being a top tourist destination, Ybor City is a great place to meet, greet and do business.
-Photo: 7th Avenue, Ybor City
About the event:
We have an amazing group of speakers to represent the Joomla community for JoomlaDay Florida 2017. Our keynotes include Mike Demopolis (Open Source Matters), Steve Burge (OStraining) and John Rampton (due.com). This year we are presenting two days of sessions and workshops, including Joomla Administration Certification on the second day.
For a complete list of the speakers and sessions, please visit: www.joomladayflorida.com
As you probably already know, Joomla is 100% volunteer based and so are JoomlaDay’s. The events are 100% paid for by sponsors, reasonably priced tickets, and donations. We would like to thank these incredible Joomla supporters for making JoomlaDay Florida 2017 possible:
CloudAccess, JoomlaShaper, JoomlaShine, JoomlaShack, SiteGround, Extly, ARC Technology Group, JoomlaBamboo, Seblod, J2 Store, Security Check Extensions, JoomlaXTC, DJ-Extensions, Fabrik, Universal Logics, and Due.
For a complete list of sponsors or to help sponsor this event, please visit - www.joomladayflorida.com
JoomlaDay Florida 2017
February 25th and 26th, Tampa, FL