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LA Joomla Meetup with Mike Hamanaka of Vertualize

This meetup, sponsored by and Gary Brooks, we will have an introduction to Joomla for beginners, and demo an existing Joomla site, front-end and back-end.

Additionally, Mike Hamanaka, a Joomla expert with Vertualize will be our keynote speaker and give a presentation on Joomla.  He will also be available to answer questions from the group afterwards.

I am also happy to demo my Joomla website that I am currently migrating from 1.5 --> 2.5.

We have the Community Room at the Santa Monica Public Library reserved for Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30pm.

With the sponsorship of, there is no fee to attend this meetup.  Gary, from is offering everyone 6 months of free Joomla hosting on his hosting platform, in order to take advantage of this offer, contact him directly at [masked].

Snacks and drinks will be provided to aid in your Joomla learning experience!

At the end of the group we will raffle off 3 free one-month subscriptions to OSTraining as prizes!  So you don't want to miss this great opportunity to become a Joomla expert yourself!

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  • Luca A.

    The meetup last night was great. Many thanks to everyone involved putting it together and I look forward to the next one. Take care everyone.

    June 13, 2013

  • Ƀø Ⱥ.

    Fantastic turn out. Great Job. Thanks Paul and Mike.

    June 13, 2013

  • Rey G

    Thanks everyone for your efforts, information and willingness to help out. I learned a lot from Frank, Shelton, Micheal and Merav. I look forward to the next event.

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event !! Im going to start a Message Board topic regrading some of the Security topics we talked about last night

    June 13, 2013

  • andy p.

    Great meetup. It was exciting to be among fellow joomla enthusiasts.

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Mike F.

    Super group and turn out. Hats off to Paul and Eric for making it happen!

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Paul F.

    Thought it went great. So much Joomla knowledge in one room!

    June 12, 2013

  • Richard F.

    Very good - lots of good discussions, met some great people.

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Gregory D.

    A good jump on joomla.

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Gregory D.

    Too much fun.

    June 11, 2013

  • Jeff M.

    Assuming, I can get launched before the drive up to LA.

    June 10, 2013

  • Rey G

    Looking forward to this meetup!

    June 7, 2013

  • Moe

    Like to learn more about joomla

    June 4, 2013

  • Mike H.

    Hi Andy, given the time constraint at the library, I might have to narrow it down a little bit, but I am thinking to try to have a print out also.

    May 27, 2013

  • andy p.

    Sounds interesting. That is a lot of people. Wish I would have gone to the JWC last November.

    May 27, 2013

  • Mike H.

    I am going to talk about 120 Joomla relevant people, their commercial or community offerings, in priority, and within 120 minutes.

    May 20, 2013

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