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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:09 am 
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Hi all,

I would like to set up a Sydney User Group, so let's have a first meeting on Weds 28th February, 6.30 in the CBD (venue t.b.a.). All very welcome, whether you have Joomla! experience or not - if you're interested, come along and say hello.

If you are interested in attending, please let me know directly by emailing dinah [at] dinahrandall.com. I will confirm the time and venue.

Since you are reading this, please forward it to your Joomla! networks. Anyone interested in Joomla! for any reason is welcome to attend.

The first meeting will be just to meet and introduce ourselves, and to set up topics for a second meeting, which I propose to hold during Sydney Linuxworld Expo [pencilled in as 27-29 March t.b.c]

See you there?
Dinah Randall

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:31 am 
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I can't make it, but am happy to hook up via skype etc if needed. Let me know if you need any resources, or help locally.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:39 am 
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Fantastic - thanks, yes, I would love to hook up on skype.
Do you have ideas?
I am new around here, so any help/pointers much appreciated. I just thought it was time someone round here got the ball rolling. So I did.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:21 am 
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Dinah

i am Melbourne based so unlikely to be able to attend or assist directly in any way, however, for the Melbourne J! Day we produced a CD Give-away that you are more than welcome to use and tailor for your own purposes.

You can download the ISO image from here, if you have any questions about the CD contents or the "Live" demo's PM me.

  http://forge.joomla.org/sf/frs/do/listR ... ay_2007_cd

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:37 am 
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Thanks Russ, I will download it and have a look  :)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:27 am 
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brad wrote:
I can't make it, but am happy to hook up via skype etc if needed. Let me know if you need any resources, or help locally.


Hi Brad,

I was thinking about your very kind offer to Skype in... I wonder if we could ask you for some top-tips on how to prepare for version 1.5? Is that poss?

I am by no means a Joomla! expert and I dare say I'm not the only person very keen to see 1.5, but a little bit trepidatious about upgrading all my sites to it.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:28 am 
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dex wrote:
brad wrote:
I can't make it, but am happy to hook up via skype etc if needed. Let me know if you need any resources, or help locally.


Hi Brad,

I was thinking about your very kind offer to Skype in... I wonder if we could ask you for some top-tips on how to prepare for version 1.5? Is that poss?

I am by no means a Joomla! expert and I dare say I'm not the only person very keen to see 1.5, but a little bit trepidatious about upgrading all my sites to it.

Thanks
Dinah


Sure, drop me an email, and I'm happy to give you a call sometime to discuss more.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:22 am 
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Sydney meeting next week is confirmed:

We will meet on Weds 28th Feb from 6.30pm-7.30pm at PJ OBriens (pub) on the corner of Clarence St and King St in the Sydney CBD.  See here for location map:
http://www.sydneypubguide.net/pubs/PJ_OBriens.aspx

All welcome - I will prop a Joomla logo on the table for identification purposes.

Purpose: meet new people, share information, discuss a Sydney Joomla! day

See you there!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:53 pm 
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Well thanks to all 4 of you who showed up at the meeting! It was great to emerge from my isolated cell and actually meet other Joomla! people.

We talked about our various experiences - what we do, what works, what doesnt, what our thoughts are on moving to version 1.5. We also talked about how we use Joomla!, just why it's so great and what add-ons we rate most highly (JACLPLus, JCE, amongst others). And the joys of writing templates.

In any case, discussion was very lively and I enjoyed it a lot!

Watch this space for the next meeting (Thursday 29th of March - hopefully at a quieter venue!) and news on Sydney Joomla! Day, coming soon to a ....um.... Sydney near you.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:20 pm 
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Great to hear you got together and made it happen.I'm confident that now you have made the great leap forward you will be bursting at the seams next month.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:37 pm 
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Yeah, could be  :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:30 am 
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Hi Sydney and NSW dwellers!

We are starting to plan some kind of volunteer promotion work at an upcoming IT expo called CeBit being held at Darling Harbour, Sydney May 1-3, 2007.

See this link for details and if you can help: http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic ... #msg710801

IMPORTANT: Register online by March 15th and you can attend for FREE! Go to this link to register:

https://www.mycebit.com.au/registration/expo.php

After March 15th its $25, at the door its $60 so dont delay

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:39 pm 
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See also new thread on Sydney Joomla Day here:
http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,147727.0.html

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:56 am 
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Hi gang,

I am (at last) getting my act together on the Sydney Joomla day.... expect news shortly here:
http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,139731.0.html

Meantime, we've a new meeting place for the Sydney user group. Just for something different....

When: Thursday 29th March from 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Where: The Alliance Francaise Cafe at 257 Clarence St, Sydney (near Druitt street, see http://www.afsydney.com.au)

I will put up a Joomla logo, so you can find me

Let me know if you're coming.
Dinah

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:59 am 
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Excuse us... late notice cancellation of the meeting today 29th, as we are still waiting on Sydney Joomla Day speaker confirmation.

When we get the go-ahead, I will re-schedule a Syndey JUG meeting, for anyone who wants to get in on the ground floor for Joomla Day and nominate topics they would like to hear about.

hasta la vista
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:46 am 
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Hi all

Next Sydney JUG meeting:

Date: Tuesday 17th April, 6-7(ish) pm
Venue: Quarrymans Hotel, 216 Harris St, Pyrmont (corner of Pyrmont Bridge Road and Harris Street)

Topic: Planning Meeting for the Sydney Joomla!Day on May 2nd.

All welcome to attend. Volunteers especially welcome - to help with organisation, set up and equipment.

We will also be discussing the format of the day and sessions.

Look forward to seeing you there. I'll be the geek with the Joomla! logo on the table.

Dinah

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:40 pm 
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Shame I missed this post until Brad's J!Day Blog - I hope to get there tomorrow night!!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:41 pm 
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Yes - thanks for the mention Brad.

All welcome tonight. See you down there. Look for me with the Joomla! logo.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:52 pm 
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If anyone is still out there, thinking Hmmm I could help out with that... we are still looking for volunteers to help us on the day - May 2nd. We'd love to hear from you. It'll be a cracking day!

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 7:53 am 
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Hi all

If you are reading this post-Joomla!Day, I have had a lot of people show interest in meeting again, so I am scheduling our next meeting Tuesday June 5th from 6-7pm. This is a pre-announcement, before we have a venue and presentation organised, so you can put it in your diary. We will meet the first Tuesday of every month.

Venue t.b.a (any ideas? somewhere central where we can actually hear each other would be nice)

This event will include:

6:00 - 6:15  networking
6:15 - 6:45  snapshot presentation and questions [topic t.b.a]
6:45 - 7:00  decide topic/speaker for next meeting

If anyone would like to speak at a future meeting, on any Joomla! topic dear to their heart (e.g. showcase a site, a component, a problem/issue resolution) then please contact me. It's your meeting!

thx
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 9:38 am 
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Dex

Sounds great.  I will put it in my diary.

I wonder which side of the bridge is preferred?  (being on the North Side most of the time myself).

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 10:02 am 
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Hey,

I will volunteer to speak at the next Sydney JUG. Was to busy to attend this week manning the booth, but I will also definately put this next meeting on my calender.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 5:15 am 
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Thanks! It will be great to see you there and I'm glad you are keen to present. I thought I'd start the ball rolling with a topic at the next meeting, so how's about July? If demand is large maybe we can have two presenters at the one meeting. Am awaiting more feedback.

Please PM me with your presentation topic. Thx  :)

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 5:20 am 
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I would be happy to speak on legal issues relevant to Joomla! developers etc at some future time.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 5:23 am 
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OK, thanks mixed. Will pop you on the list.

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:12 am 
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I'm very interested in attending further meetings :)

Any knowledge yet of the venue for June 5 ?


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 5:08 am 
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I would like to talk about SEO optimisation issues for joomla, page rank with joomla within the google search engine algorithms, and how to implement this into your joomla system. I think this could be relevant to websites looking for a decent page rank using the joomla system.

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 8:27 am 
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I would love to come to a joomla meeting
I am very new and it would be good to be able to talk with people who know something.

Is there anyone who would be prepared to tutor me for a few hours?
- I could afford some mutually agreeable amount to be able to play 20 questions for a while

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maggie


dex wrote:
Hi all,

I would like to set up a Sydney User Group, so let's have a first meeting on Weds 28th February, 6.30 in the CBD (venue t.b.a.). All very welcome, whether you have Joomla! experience or not - if you're interested, come along and say hello.

If you are interested in attending, please let me know directly by emailing dinah [at] dinahrandall.com. I will confirm the time and venue.

Since you are reading this, please forward it to your Joomla! networks. Anyone interested in Joomla! for any reason is welcome to attend.

The first meeting will be just to meet and introduce ourselves, and to set up topics for a second meeting, which I propose to hold during Sydney Linuxworld Expo [pencilled in as 27-29 March t.b.c]

See you there?
Dinah Randall




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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 1:03 am 
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Mindiam - yes, if you'd like to talk about SEO, let's chalk that in. Lovely. Does the following meeting (Tues July 17th) suit you? I've just been hip-deep in SEO issues myself - preserving SEO ranking on migration to Joomla - so I'd be keen to hear your ideas too.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 1:05 am 
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Am checking out a venue tonight (on Broadway) for the June 5th meeting. Watch this space! Announcement forthcoming on topic and venue for June 5th in the next day or so. Thx.

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