Joomla! Day-Open source conclave for developers

By : |July 3, 2007 0

AUSTIN, USA: The Joomla! project has announced that the next Joomla! users conference will be held in Austin, Texas on July 21st, 2007. Joomla! is an award-winning, Open Source Content Management System (CMS) that facilitates the building of highly scalable websites and other powerful internet applications. Joomla users conferences, formally known as "Joomla! Day", are held around the world in over 16 countries. This Joomla! Day specifically targets the growing high-tech communities of the Central USA and Mexico.

Joomla! Day Central USA and Mexico will provide technical and non-technical users training and skills to fully exploit the Joomla Content Management System. Attendees will interact with the key developers and leaders within the Joomla! project which include Johan Janssens, project leader, Louis Landry, lead developer, Andy Miller, Design and Web Standards Working Group, and Rob Schely, Quality & Testing Working Group.

Joomla! provides thousands of free, pluggable components and web templates and it is used for simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! provides capabilities for social networking, blogging, e-commerce, intranets, corporate websites and more. Joomla! is released as free software under the GNU General Public License (GPL) to guarantee the ability to share and change the software to suit a variety of needs.

"In less than two years, the Joomla! community has grown from a few to over 116,000+ members and millions of websites. The Joomla! project continues to serve as a model for community-focused open source software development." says Christopher Justice, sponsor of the Joomla! Day conference in Austin. "We feel this event is very timely and will serve to expand the use of Joomla! through more community collaboration." Justice has been a content management and internet application visionary with leading companies like IBM, Vignette Corporation and now serves as chief executive officer of Sparksight, Inc.

"We have structured this Joomla! Day based upon the feedback from hundreds of commercial and non-commercial users in the Joomla community," comments Johan Janssens, project manager of the Joomla Project. "Joomla’s ease of installation combined with a vast range of both free and commercial extensions makes Joomla! the software of choice for web sites throughout the world."

To register for the event and for more information, click here….!

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