Last Minute Updates:
1 - We will have Pizza and Soda at tonight's meeting some come early and hungry.
2 - Scott Wolpow informed me today that our dates for NYC Joomla day weekend will be Oct 11 and 12 at Microsoft in Times Square. We are announcing this very late and need volunteers to help.
This month we will be meeting 4 blocks away from our usual Touro College address, and instead meet at the Hive at 55, where we have in the past held JoomlaCamp events.
We are looking for more presenters for future meetings. Let us know if you can present or if you are interested in particular topic presentations.
6:00 - 6:15 - Introductions
6:15 - 8:00
Presentation 1 by Stewart Newfeld: Two very powerful Joomla Extensions are available for creating forms and form applications: RSJoomla! offers RSForm!Pro (Prices starting at 19 Euros), and Chronoengine offers Chronoforms and Chronoconnectivity (Free version available). RSForm!Pro is one of the most clearly documented Joomla Extensions available. Chronoforms' most basic functionallity is documented in FAQs, but for anything advanced you are left hunting through the forums, posting questions to the forums, or like Stewart did, hiring a person to train you. These two programs take very different approaches to creating forms. Stewart will compare and contrast them, and demonstrate a few case studies for Chronoforms.
Presentation 2 by Stewart Newfeld: Did you ever need to generate PDF documents from within Joomla? When you need to generate documents in a format with predicatable, controllable printing, you can't beat the PDF format. Stewart will discuss some possible solutions and demonstrate creating fundrasing letters in .pdf format, from form input data, by restoring the fpdf library that used to be in Joomla 1.5, but was removed in Joomla 1.6.
8:00-8:30 Lightening Round Question and Answers, Networking.
For more information about the New York City Joomla Users Group visit us at www.joomlanyc.org