Past Meetup

AtlantaPHP March 2016 Meeting

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200 Galleria Pkwy SE

200 Galleria Pkwy SE · Atlanta, Ge

How to find us

Park in the 200 Galleria parking deck (free). Entrance to the building is on level B in the deck. Enter the building and go straight past the elevators. Conference room will be on the right. Look for AtlantaPHP signs.

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PRESENTATION: Joomla, The OTHER Open Source Content Management System

NOTE: NEW LOCATION - Cobb Galleria. See directions and map link above.

Presentation by Brent Laminack, Organizer of the Joomla User Group Atlanta ( (@iblamm (

The "Big 3" of Open Source CMS systems are WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. There are a half-dozen local WordPress groups in town, and a lot of Drupal developers, but Joomla's been relatively unknown in these parts. In this talk, we'll learn more about Joomla (, it's origins, organization, ecosystem, who uses it, and where it's going. We'll even take a look "under the hood" at the organization of the code. We'll talk about the good parts, the bad parts, and who Joomla is best for.

About Brent: Brent Laminack has been using PHP since PHP 4 was introduced, and been using Joomla for its entire 10-year lifespan. He's the organizer of the Joomla User Group Atlanta ( and former leader of the Atlanta Unix Users' Group. He's a long-time member of AtlantaPHP and attends when time and tide allow. He tries to help the local Open Source community keep up with itself by running . He teaches classes at Emory Continuing Education and Gwinnett Tech. He lives way the heck up in Winder, which is closer than Suches where he used to live.

Food provided by Pardot Engineering (@pardoteng (