Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

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Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by dex » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:24 am

Please note changed date, read on.





Sydney Joomla!Day 2008 is taking off! Joomla core members Andrew Eddie and Shayne Bartlett plus other keynote speakers have already agreed to come and share their knowledge with us. This conference is a must-go for anyone with an interest in Joomla, from beginners to developers. Come and learn about all about Joomla 1.5 and what's new in Joomla! for you. You can look in at CeBIT (business technology exhibition) whilst you are there.

When: Weds 21st May 2008, 9-5pm
Where: Sydney Exhibition Centre
Keynote speakers: Andrew Eddie, Shayne Bartlett - more to be announced shortly

The programme covers:

* Joomla future directions
* Joomla 1.5 - Migration, templates, new features & more
* Joomla! case studies
* Meet the experts - panel discussion with all presenters
* More details soon... take our survey (below) to vote on what you want to see at the conference


Since we know many of you will be in town for the annual techfest that is the CeBit exhibition, we have chosen to host our Joomla!Day alongside it, so visitors can now enjoy the best of both events.

Bookings will be limited to the first 100 subscribers and we know this one will sell out. Look out for more announcements here soon.

We offer attractive sponsorship packages if you would like to be recognised as a sponsor of Sydney JoomlaDay 2008. For early details please contact me.

Have your say before we close our call for speakers - what do you want to hear about? If you can make it to Sydney in May, complete our survey here
http://joomladay.org.au/survey/index.php?sid=67344
and let us tailor our event to your needs - it's your day!

This will be an exciting JoomlaDay and I look forward to welcoming you all to Sydney.
Dinah and the Sydney Joomla User Group
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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008 - Date changed

Post by dex » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:13 pm

*** CHANGE OF DATE *****

We have pulled the Sydney Joomla!Day back to Monday 19th May 2008 so that we can squeeze more people in. It will now be held at Australian Technology Park, Redfern, Sydney.
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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by dex » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:51 am

I know many people attending Sydney JoomlaDay will also be attending ceBIT, so.....
For anyone planning to visit CeBIT technology and communications exhibition in Sydney in May, register now to get in to CeBIT free. Go to cebit.com.au to register for FREE for CeBIT and get $100 off CeBIT conference entry. Applies until 1st March, after which entry to CeBIT will cost you $65.
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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by brad » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:25 am

I'll be there on the 19th May 2008!

Byron Bay the weekend before... going to be a busy time.
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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by dex » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:44 am

Latest News
With Sydney JoomlaDay and all its associated events fast approaching (see http://sydney.joomladay.org.au), if you are a budding micro-speaker or a Joomla! whizz, keen to get in on our Joomla vv Drupal shootout (erm, I mean showcase), we'd love to hear from you. Very exciting!

This JoomlaDay is going to be HUGE, with lots of outlets to promote our Joomla! passion to a variety of industry audiences (see schedule below), courtesy of our sponsors and big supporters: CeBIT. If you would like to be a sponsor of this event, contact David at dbanes [at] cleartextsystems.com


Sydney JoomlaDay Registration is now open

If you want to be sure of entry to Sydney JoomlaDay 2008, be sure and register QUICK (see http://sydney.jooomladay.org.au), as early bird registrations are only open until April 24th and we're expecting it to sell out very quickly. We only have 170 places. CeBIT are promoting to 100,000 people in Asia Pacific region, but we want to make sure that our members get in first.


Event dates:

Sydney Joomla!DayConference 2008: May 19th at Sydney Conference and Exhibition Centre
Book now at early bird price $90+GST with loads of free extras until April 24th. See http://sydney.joomladay.org.au
Sydney Joomla User Group booth at CeBIT exhibition: 20th to 22nd May 2008
Joomla! vv Drupal Showcase & presentation at Open CeBIT, the open source conference: 20th May 2008
Open Source Theatre on the CeBIT exhibition floor: 21st and 22nd May 2008 [call for speakers now open- 20 minute presentations to a general CeBIT audience, must be Joomla related and non commercial! Contact our presentation coordinator Simon, simon [at] artatwork.com.au, for details
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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by jhando » Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:05 am

A short update from the Sydney Joomla User Group:

1. Tickets are selling fast to the 19th May Sydney JoomlaDay Conference - grab your ticket today from http://www.mycebit.com.au
2. Joomla vs Drupal vs Plone (new contestant - hot off press!) Showcase is proving to be a headline event of massive proportions. Organised by Full Code Press, this event is a live build-off including teams designing and building charity websites based on a client brief. All action will occur LIVE in front of the audience at the Open CeBIT conference. JoomlaDay delegates get free access if they buy a JoomlaDay ticket
3. All JoomlaDay delegates will receive a funky limited edition t-shirt and a showbag packed full of free goodies
4. Keynote Speakers and topics are AMAZING - including Search Engine Optimisation by the incomporable Patrick Jackson and a hair-raising talk by core team member Andrew Eddie showcasing what's under the hood of Joomla! 1.5.

If you register NOW you get a massive discount of more than 30% - early bird registration is just $90 per person (+GST).

Grab your ticket today from http://www.mycebit.com.au and be part of the JoomlaDay experience!

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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by dex » Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:28 am

Keynote speakers include Andrew Eddie (two fact-filled presentations) and Brad Baker, both Joomla! core team members. We will also run a one-hour Q&A session with ALL the day's presenters, so bring your questions!
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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by jhando » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:06 am

Have you purchased your ticket yet to the Sydney JoomlaDay Conference - 19th May at Darling Harbour?

One other amazing feature will be a template presentation by the one and only Dinah Randall. If you buy your early bird ticket today for $90 you will gain great insights into how Joomla! 1.5 templates work from one of the leading developers in Australia. You will also hear from Brad Baker, core team member, and Ashton Murphy from the GHOP project. Buy your ticket today to hear some great speakers - http://mycebit.com.au. Tickets selling fast!

Also, we are stitching up the rules for the Joomla! vs Drupal vs Plone Showcase build-off - teams will be roughly 5 in number each including html/css experts, components specialists, programmers and usability gurus. Teams will spend 7 hours after receiving a brief and being allocated a neutral graphic designer. All components and templates used in the site build have to be GPL/FOSS. Judging panels will include a charity representative who will need to be trained by each team to add content! WOW... this showcase build-off is looking awesome.

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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by dex » Mon May 12, 2008 3:14 am

Latest news...our final speaker line up is here: http://sydney.joomladay.org.au. We've had a couple of very good last minute additions.

If you want to get a free official t-shirt with your registration, book now while our dwindling stocks last. First in, best dressed.

The Drupal vv Joomla! vv Plone competition has been cancelled, as Drupal will not now be holding their conference alongside CeBIT. Sorry folks! Look out for it later in the year.

Don't forget we are also putting on a series of snapshot presentations (15-20 minutes) at the Open Source Theatre on Tuesday 20th (all day) and Weds 21/Thur 22 (11am-2pm) at the CeBIT Australia exhibition. Schedule and details here: http://sydney.joomladay.org.au/content/view/26/1/. These presentations will NOT be repetitions of JoomlaDay.

Lastly, there will be drinks after JoomlaDay for you all to meet up and network...venue to be announced on the day, but it's nearby to the conference.
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Dont miss out!

Post by dex » Thu May 15, 2008 5:03 am

OK, we're all out of t-shirts and about to CLOSE REGISTRATIONS on Sydney JoomlaDay. If you're going to register, pop in quick and do it NOW. Last chance is Saturday 17th, unless we sell out before then. Registrations will NOT be available on the day.
Looking forward to it very much - if you've booked, see you on the day!
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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by brad » Mon May 19, 2008 8:47 am

Well.. what a day!

Thanks to Dinah, and all the other members of the Sydney Joomla! Users Group who worked hard to make this happen.
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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by dex » Mon May 19, 2008 10:49 am

Yeah, thanks to everyone, especially our speakers, volunteers and everyone from the Joomla Oz community who made this such great day. Couple of pix of the day here: http://sydney.joomladay.org.au
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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by akede » Mon May 19, 2008 6:12 pm

Hi folks,

Congratulations for an other Joomla!Day. Seems like you had a lot of fun.

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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by jesskahrawr » Tue May 20, 2008 4:01 am

Thanks to everyone involved in organising, running and speaking at Joomla!Day, I really enjoyed the day and was glad to have a few ideas to bring back with me.

Highlights for me were the talks by Andrew Eddie on 1.5, especially template overrides which did answer my earlier question about html output (thanks!). I'm keen to start playing with this some more, and it'll be a much needed shove towards moving to 1.5 at work. From a personal perspective I would have enjoyed more talks at this level of detail/technicality but at the same time was very impressed with how accessible the talks/community/Joomla in general were.

Also congrats to Ashton, not only for his work in the GHOP contest for but getting up and talking about it and performing, there's no way I'd have the guts to do that in highschool. I was lucky to have a pretty awesome Comp Studies/SDD teacher who encouraged me a lot but it's sad to hear things are still pretty hit or miss in schools.

Thanks again, looking forward to another Joomla!Day.

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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by ben-work » Tue May 20, 2008 5:27 am

Hi,

Just wanted to say thanks to all involved for an interesting day. Two developers from our company attended and personally I was very pleased with the range and content of the discussions.

Of particular interest to me was the 1.5 template overrides; a great idea and a real push to start working with 1.5!

Cheers,
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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by dex » Tue May 20, 2008 7:36 am

Yes, big thanks to Andrew and Ashton for their excellent presentations. I learnt a lot too!

For anyone who missed Norm's presentation and wondered what 'Intro to Joomla' would have looked like, see the video of Norm's presentation at Melbourne JoomlaDay in January here: http://www.joomladay.org.au/index.php?o ... Itemid=104

Thanks to Brad and Ashton for stepping in and doing the impromptu Installing Joomla demonstration :)
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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by dex » Tue May 20, 2008 11:27 pm

For anyone who wants details of presentations, pix and (eventually) videos of the presentations from Joomla Day, see http://sydney.joomladay.org.au. Also if you have material or comments to contribute, please do!

The Joomla Day was very successful, and I'm getting some very kind feedback about our wonderful speakers and also the networking opportunities provided by the day. All feedback welcome, good or bad, so we know what you want for next time.

Another huge Thank You to all the crew of speakers, volunteers and sponsors for making this event such a buzz.

If you're in Sydney, still two days left of CeBIT so come and see us at the Joomla! booth or the open source theatre next to the booth.

And don't forget to go to http://joomladay.org.au to keep in touch with what's happening with Joomla! around Australia, and to find a user group near you. Sign up as a member to meet in our Aussie Joomla! forums, and sign up for the mailing list if you want us to keep you posted about all our User Group events.

Next Sydney User Group meeting: Tuesday June 10th, 6pm-8:30pm - all most welcome.. See http://joomladay.org.au for details + new bigger venue, nearer the time.
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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by -Wraith- » Fri May 23, 2008 12:08 am

Thank you to all involved for organising JoomlaDay Sydney 2008.

I found it a valuable experience in learning some of the ways to optimise and secure Joomla, some of the resources available to improve Joomla websites, some of the details and improvements made in the new version 1.5 as well as some tips and tricks of Joomla. It was fantastic to be involved in the Joomla community, hearing from the experts, listening to the suggestions and queries of end users and developers and being able to have my own questions answered.

Brad, in his presentation on security, briefly showed the Joomla Security Guide written by Russell Winter. I was wondering whether it could also be published on http://sydney.joomladay.org.au.

Thanks again!
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Re: Sydney Joomla!Day 19 May 2008

Post by dex » Fri May 23, 2008 4:31 am

Hi Wraith
Yes we can definitely publish a link to Russ's excellent security guide on http://sydney.joomladay.org.au. Coming right up...
Glad you enjoyed the day :)
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