June Meeting -- Joomla! Template Frameworks: Matt Thomas

Matt Thomas of BetweenBrain will present his perspective on choosing among Joomla! Template Frameworks.

Since discovering the Joomla!® content management system / web application framework in 2006, Matt has truly become a Joomlaholic. He has since joined the Joomla Bug Squad, where he lead the Automated Test Team as well as performs regular bug squashing activities, and has more recently been asked to be the Development Team Leader for the Molajo™ Joomla! Based Application. Matt is also creator of the Construct Template Development Framework.

We are going to try to do this Meetup using Google+.

Matt will be on Linux, which does not support GoToMeeting. This means we need to have some new protocols:

  • Sign yourself up for Google Plus if you are not already on it, and familiarize yourself with its controls.
  • We will try to add you to my (Dorothy Firsching's) JUG circle ahead of time so it will be easier to invite you.
  • After you are connected in, turn off your camera and mute your mike, and open up a chat window to minimize bandwidth and echoes. We can selectively turn on our mikes as needed.
  • We will let each person introduce themselves and their interest in the topic, before turning the presentation over to Matt. Afterward, we will pose questions using chat and try not to have too many people talking at once -- unless it works well for us.
  • If you are experienced with Google+, send me a message with any additional good practices.

I just switched this to a Virtual meetup rather than at the library because I think I might do better at it using my desktop computer with a second monitor.  Let me know if you really want to meet at the library and I won't cancel the space, you just won't see me.

See the Google Plus Hangout below:

https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/4165c1cf00d03b1740222adbe0cee2b7d3e26a4c?authuser=0&hl=en

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  • Bruce S.

    This was our first use of Google Hangouts for a virtual JUG meeting. We used screensharing, text chat, and audio chat. Although our guest speaker, Matt Thomas, did an excellent job (thanks again, Matt!) and there was plenty of resulting dialog, the Hangouts service performed less that admirably. But for the most part it did the job. Let's hope the service improves over time since using it will save quite a bit of cash. Thanks everyone for joining us tonight. See you next month!

    June 20, 2013

  • Dorothy F.

    We have 10 on the Hangout... please let me know if you can't get onto it. We understand it limits video chats to 10 but we are not using the video... Sorry if you are blocked out (I hope not).

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Adrienne Corti and Bob T.

    How about a Reston location!

    May 10, 2013

    • Dennis J.

      Ok.. link to mweting please.

      June 20, 2013

  • Dennis J.

    Wondering what exactly that address is. Virtual address?

    June 20, 2013

  • Dennis J.

    I am dennis an I build websites with joomla for clients

    June 19, 2013

  • Adrienne Corti and Bob T.

    I'll be attending again but remotely. Really looking forward to this month's topic!

    June 19, 2013

    • Bruce S.

      That's good since it is a 100% virtual meeting.

      June 19, 2013

  • Dorothy F.

    We will post the link when we start the call... but unless I have your full name or e-mail or you are on the [masked] list, I can't send you an individual invitation.

    June 18, 2013

  • Danie

    Probably going to attend remote this time

    June 18, 2013

  • Mary A.

    Need instructions how to connect. Thanksl

    June 18, 2013

  • Neil M.

    looks like an interesting meeting

    June 13, 2013

  • Erik

    I will attend via internet connection if available.

    June 12, 2013

  • Dorothy F.

    Come out and join us! Stay tuned for more details!

    June 12, 2013

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