In this global economic crisis people really are looking to Free and Open Source solutions and Joomla in particular as a shining light as a brilliant FOSS CMS with very deep community and commercial support. The Joomla Day event will be a showcase of the benefits of Joomla for those new to Joomla, those already developing Joomla and those interested in using Joomla to improve their business processes.
We've been waiting a while for the first Joomla Day in Brisbane. It will be a great day!
The Joomla Day will be from 9.00am - 5.00pm at the Southbank Institute of Technology.
The event will have three streams, an Intro to Joomla, A developer friendly stream and a stream for those using and evaluating Joomla for their business.
"Why it makes sense to use Joomla in the global economic crisis" Speaker: Sam Higgins (http://www.longhaus.com/contact-us-mainmenu-56/the-team-mainmenu-33.html), Longhaus (http://www.longhaus.com)
"Joomla a Queensland Success story!" Paul Russell, Director of Enabling Technologies, Department of Tourism, Regional Development and Industry
Harvey Bothers (http://www.harveybrothers.com/)
Practical Templating: The principles behind taking a graphic design and turning it into a Joomla Template.
Andrew Eddie (http://www.newlifeinit.com/) - Joomla Core Team member and Joomla Lead Developer
Undocumented Features: An overview of many interesting but little known features in Joomla.
Sam Moffatt (http://pasamio.id.au/) - Joomla Core Team member
Defending against the hackers and crackers.
Arjen Lentz - Open Query (http://www.openquery.com) Owner
A introduction to what every site master should know about their Joomla database.
Brett Hooker - Roarz Computing (http://www.roarz.com) Director 30 Business Websites Sites in 30 Minutes
Discover how 30 different local businesses have configured Joomla! to get the results they need.
Damian Hickey - ZacWare (http://www.zac-ware.com) Founder and Director
Enterprise class extensions for Joomla using a case study of Prime TV's hyperlocal strategy.
Tim Allen - General Manager, APN (http://www.apn.com.au/) News & Media, Group Technology Services division
Enterprise-class ad tracking and production system based on Joomla.
Greg Gough, Director, Web Services, Department of Education, Training and the Arts
Lessons in managing 600 Joomla high school websites and where to from here.
Joomla Intro Stream
Greg Egan - Learn ICT (http://www.learnict.com.au/)
Installing and setting up a Joomla web site from scratch.
The Joomla User Group Brisbane (http://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Joomla-Users-Group/about/)
Our favourite extensions for Joomla.
Rod Nicholls - Jericho Web Services (http://www.jerichoweb.com.au)
Streamlining the management of Joomla sites, a howto for developers
Other topics include:
Joomla - a global community
More detailed event information including speaker bios can be found on the Joomla Day website (http://www.joomladay.org.au/brisbane-user-group/joomla-day-brisbane-2009?start=2).
Lunch is included
There will be drinks afterwards.