It's a free conference sponsored by Yahoo. Who do we have nearby Sunnyvale, California willing to do a presentation?
One thing that would be awesome would be to show how to take a template
from here --> http://www.opendesigns.org/
and demonstrate how to EASILY mark it up for Joomla! and install it and wa-la! That is a KEY strength for Joomla! and could EASILY be an hour or two hour presentation.
Heck - just insert an image into an article
and the Drupal folks will fall of their chairs.
(that was naughty, sorry! I am just teasing. Drupal has LOTS of strengths, images are just not one of them.)
Another KEY KEY KEY strength of Joomla! is the Extensions library
. Another EXCELLENT session would be demonstrating how to peruse the vast set of choices available and show how that site works. It is so awesome. Then how to download, install, configure, and WA-LA. Then, return and provide feedback, etc. Again, this could be an entire hour presentation and would be very good to share with the other projects - a KEY strength of Joomla!. Shouldn't be too difficult to demo.
Getting geekier - The new Model View Controller Application Architecture
- talk about it from a purely technical standpoint - how it works. Tear apart the links component from the Administrator side of things to the end user front end. That would be VERY COOL for own of our developers to do. It could be purely screen shots and power point but I am quite certain that would draw a good crowd.Authentication
- OpenID, LDAP, a third party tool, again, screen shots and examples on how to integrate in your own security environments. Joomla.org
- it would be very good to have a presentation on our organizational structure - the core team - who these people are, where they live, what they do, all of the working groups and their role, how they communicate, the joomla.org family of sites - what each one is for, stats on usage and dreams for the future. That is a good hour and would be awesome for each of the CMSs to share organizational information. We could learn so much from one another.
We've only got until tomorrow (Friday). I hope we have people going. Next year, we need to set goals and [drive] attendance up on this. I think even more than having our "own" conference, meeting with the other OSCMSs is excellent because we are the ones who can help one another.
Andrew - you rock. Thanks for this!