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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 1:07 am 
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I'm sure this can be arranged. Happy to talk to you myself. Hope you can make the June 5th meeting??

maggielavelle wrote:
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

hopefull
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 6:47 am 
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thank you dex - I would love to take you up on your offer to speak with me.

my email address is in my profile - I am happy for you to contact me directly to arrange something, if that is ok.

thanks again - Maggie


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 3:02 am 
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Actually your email is not visible to me so I have sent you a personal message with my email address and we can start from there.

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 10:54 am 
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Next meeting is confirmed as:

Tuesday June 5th, 6pm-7pm

@ The Broadway Cafe/Bar
See Google map:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... =saveplace
Or web site:
http://thebroadway.com.au/location.html
It's a short walk up from Central Station/Railway Square and is also near the Broadway Shopping Centre. And don't worry guys - YES you can buy a beer here - it IS a bar!

Agenda:

6:00-6:15pm - Meet up for chat and networking
6:15-6:45pm - Presentation & discussion - "Building communities with Joomla"
6:45-7:00pm - Plans for Joomla! 1.5 training/Aussie Joomla! user community/Next meeting topics (SEO, Legal issues in Joomla?)

All welcome - beginners to gurus. Networking continues after 7pm if you are keen.

Please reply here if you are coming on June 5th, so I will know numbers. Look for me on the day - I will prop up a Joomla! logo on the table, but should be easy to find as the bar is not usually busy. I will be there from 5.30pm

Dates for your diary:
Next meeting will be Tuesday July 17th
Following meeting will be Tuesday August 14th
Joomla 1.5 training: 22-Sep to 7-Oct: Pencil in training in this school holiday window. More later...

Anyone up for a BarCamp style meeting (see http://www.barcampsydney.org)? Prepare to get involved!
Any other ideas - please share them here as well as at the meeting.

Also... to get more news on what's happening with the Sydney JUG, you can get our e-news - sign up on http://joomladay.org.au

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:38 am 
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dex wrote:
Next meeting is confirmed as:

Tuesday June 5th, 6pm-7pm

@ The Broadway Cafe/Bar

I'll be there :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:20 pm 
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I'll be there.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 12:41 am 
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I shall be attending the meeting.  :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 12:25 am 
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Hi Dinah,

Thanks for the invitation. We will be attending this meeting.

Regards,
Srinivas (Sunny) & James
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 12:30 am 
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Wow - from Brisbane? Lovely! Are you in town for business?

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 2:18 am 
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I will be there ----- Scott


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:12 pm 
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Hi all,

Looking forward to the next meeting - quite a few people have emailed saying they'll be there - Fantastic!

Just for now, I have rebuilt the joomladay.org.au site in version 1.5, to cater for the Australian Joomla user community. The user group meeting details are there and all the materials from the Sydney Joomla Day. Also I am loading up a forum, professional services directory and as many other goodies as I can without breaking it. You have asked for a skillshare/community area and it's coming right up!

See you all next week.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:14 am 
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I will be there - Brett


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:05 pm 
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Thanks to all of you who turned up to our very lively meeting this week and contributed to the discussion - an excellent meeting. It was an interesting topic and I see many other topics could fork out of it.

Special thanks and kudos to Sunny and James who made it down from Brisbane just for the meeting. :)

See a review of the meeting here:
http://www.joomladay.org.au/index.php?v ... om_content

Now I am looking for people who want to present at future meetings. Is there anything special you've done that you want to share? Or something you need help on? Do you have a specialisation within Joomla? Or do you have ideas for what you need from an Australian Joomla user community? It's only an informal discussion, so no presentation skills required! Go on, you know you want to...

Please let me know on this forum.

See you Tuesday July 17th. Details coming soon...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:21 am 
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Next Meeting: Tuesday July 17th, 6pm-7.30pm

Speaker: I am very pleased to have Ben/Mindiam coming to talk about SEO (because it strikes dread in to my heart having to set up SEO - can it really be that hard??). Ben helped run the Joomla stand at the recent CeBit conference.

@ The Broadway Cafe/Bar [See Google map:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... =saveplace
Walk up from Central Station/Railway Square or park free at Broadway Shopping Centre. ]


Agenda:

6:00-6:15pm - Meet up for chat and networking
6:15-7:00pm - Presentation & discussion - SEO and Joomla
7:00-7:30pm - Plans for Joomla! 1.5 training (what do YOU want?)/Next meeting topics

All welcome - beginners to gurus - any level of interest. Come and meet your peers, share experiences and chat about SEO or whatever's on your mind.

Please reply here if you are coming on July 17th, so I will know numbers. Look for me on the day - I will prop up a Joomla! logo on the table, but should be easy to find as the bar is not usually busy. I will be there from 5.45pm

Dates for your diary:
Next meeting: Tuesday August 14th
Joomla 1.5 training: tba but sketched in for Oct 3/4

Also... to get more news on what's happening with the Sydney JUG, you can get our e-news - sign up on http://joomladay.org.au

See you there
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:02 am 
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Oh, and after all the trouble I am having with mailing lists, does anyone want to do a presentation on them at a future meeting? I am tearing my hair out with bugs, mis-sends, timeouts, import/export glitches and email caps.  Grrrr!  :(

Feel free to make your suggestions on a Better Way here!

Apologies to those of you who got this posting more than once. And even sadder, those who did not get it at all.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:01 am 
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So far attending - myself, Andy, Ben plus a friend

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:30 am 
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I will be there. :)


I don't have a broad experience of mailing list managers but I have always found mailman dependable. http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/

Others swear by ezmlm but it requires qmail as the SMTP server http://cr.yp.to/ezmlm.html

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:47 pm 
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I will be there too.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:55 am 
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Hi Dinah

It will be great to see everyone again..

I will be there.


Scott.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:08 pm 
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I'll be there on the 17th. Looking forward to the meet up again.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:56 pm 
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Excellent. Looks like we will have a good turnout again.

Thanks for the mailing tips, too. I will check them out. Anyone here have an opinion on phplist?

Oh, and I wonder if we should take a quick litmus test on the dreaded GPL debate tomorrow night? I'm sure you all have 2 cents....

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:08 am 
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I'll be there.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:20 pm 
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Had a great time guys, looking forward to the next meet up. Thank Dinah for organising the venue.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:37 pm 
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Thanks team, another great meeting! Watch out - the group's growing! - 10 people this time and several new faces. Thanks to everyone who came along and thanks for your collective wisdom on all things Joomla!

Big thanks to Ben for preparing such an interesting presentation on SEO. It demystified a lot for me and with the sheaf of notes he gave out, I reckon I'll remember most of it. The talk centred around options for enhancing your Google ranking with Joomla add-ons, tips and tricks, and detailed methods (beyond Joomla) for boosting ranking further. Ben might be persuaded to send you more details, if you missed his talk.

We also discussed such things as Joomla in education, hosting options, mailing lists, PHP and consulting fees, amongst other things.

We're planning some kickstart Joomla 1.5 training, initially for Joomal professionals/those with some technical knowledge. We want to know what you want out of training. Please be a sport and complete our quick 1.5 training survey here http://joomladay.org.au/phpsurveyor/index.php?sid=1 so we can give you what YOU want. Thanks.

Next Sydney meeting: Tuesday August 14th
Topic: "My fave component" by YOU!


Talk about your own fave Joomla component/topic. Everyone who turns up gets a go - 5 minutes each!
[If you don't know how this works, see http://www.barcampsydney.org/. Very informal - no pressure]

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:18 pm 
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Thanks Dinah and thanks Ben.  Both Ben's SEO presentation and the general chat were very informative. See you at the next meeting. :) The venue was a little noisy - I don't know the watering holes in the city well enough to suggest any alternatives though.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:48 pm 
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Thanks!

And yes I agree about the venue. I've been pounding the streets trying to find somewhere more suitable and failing. Unless you want to meet at my office (next to QVB) next time? A bit dull, but I could bring in food & drink? And of course, loud music.... ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:05 pm 
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Hi Dinah,

I was hoping to have attended the recent meeting on SEO but was sick on the day. Just wondering how I can get in touch with Ben to see if he is willing to email details of his talk to me.

Will hopefully make it to the next one.

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:13 pm 
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Hi Tarny

You can contact Ben by clicking on his username 'Mindiam' on his posting above, and sending him a personal message.
See you next time.

Dinah

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:39 am 
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Hi all

The preliminary results are in from our survey on what you want from Joomla 1.5 training... see details here:
http://www.joomladay.org.au/index.php?v ... om_content

The survey is still open. If you have not completed it, and you're an Aussie Joomla user, please do so here:
http://joomladay.org.au/phpsurveyor/index.php?sid=1
or forward the link to your Aussie Joomla chums to complete, particularly those outside NSW,

THANKS!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:49 am 
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Next meeting is confirmed as:

Tuesday August 14th, 6pm-7.30pm

New (quiet!) venue: Level 6, 99 York St, Sydney [follow the Joomla sign near the lift]

See Google map:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&g ... =addr&om=1

It's between the Post Office and the Bowlers Club on York street, across from the corner of QVB/market street. And since it's an office, I thought I'd better bring in tea, snacks and beer.

Agenda:

6:00-6:15pm - Meet up for chat and networking
6:15-6:45pm - Presentation & discussion - Topic: "My fave component" by YOU!! [Each person can speak for 5 mins on their fave Joomla component/topic/wishlist/showcase site
6:45-7:00pm - Logo comp/Next meeting topic [how to make Joomla components?]

All welcome - beginners to gurus. Networking continues after 7pm if you are keen.

Please reply here if you are coming on August 14th, so I will know numbers. Strictly 6pm start this time, because I have a meeting until 5.50pm so I can NOT be there early to let you in.

Dates for your diary:
Joomla 1.5 training: 4-Oct: Sydney
Barcamp Sydney August 25th see http://barcampsydney.org/

Any other ideas - please share them here as well as at the meeting.

Also... to get more news on what's happening with the Sydney JUG, you can get our e-news - sign up on http://joomladay.org.au

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