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Joomla! User Group - Dallas / Fort Worth - May - Guest Speakers!

  • May 11, 2009 · 7:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Special Presentations -- Cory Webb from
HowToJoomla.net and Kyle Ledbetter from
JoomlaPraise.com will be speaking about templates.
Special Door Prizes Cory and Kyle will be giving away a couple of copies of Cory Webb's new book
Beginning Joomla! Web Development , a 1 year subscription to
JoomlaPraise , and a copy of
JoomlaPraise's new admin template, AdminPraise2.
Special Speakers Cory Webb from
HowToJoomla.netis the founder of Cory Webb Media, LLC, specializing in building Joomla!-powered sites. He has just published a new book,
Beginning Joomla! Website Development , a great reference book for installing, configuring, and managing a Joomla! site. Kyle Ledbetter is from
JoomlaPraise.com. JoomlaPraise.com offers commercial Joomla! templates and extensions. You can also find a few free templates of excellent quality at that site.
Welcome to the bi-monthly meeting of the Joomla Users Group! Please join us for a tip & tricks exchange between fans of the world's most popular web development tool!
NOTE: This meeting is on a Monday to avoid conflict with the PHP User group meeting.
All welcome: Novices, tech-phobic business owners and web developers.
BRING: A laptop with WI-FI card to get the most benefit out of the meeting.
PURPOSE: To provide peer support to help you create your dream site using Joomla!, one of the hottest open source content management systems available. Your imagination is the limit. Joomla allows you to leverage a content management system to make profitable, sophisticated websites for little to no investment other than time.
LOCATION:
Central Market, Plano, Community Room A Located in shopping center at Northeast corner of George Bush Freeway and Coit Road. Go to the Cafe On the Run and the take the stairs or the elevator to the 2nd floor. Community Room A is down the hall to the right.
COST: In exchange for dining establishments allowing us to take up valuable space for extended amounts of time, we ordinarily require that each person either order something to eat OR pay a $5 fee, which is given to the restaurant. Since this location is not a restaurant, we are waiving that requirement. Note, however, that
no outside food or drink is allowed. So pick up something in the Cafe if you want something to eat during the meeting.
AGENDA:


  • Introductions: The meeting usually begins with brief introductions around the table.

    • Introduce Yourself

    • What is your name?

    • What do you do?

    • How long have you used Joomla?

    • Would you care to share the name/URL of a website or websites you're developing?

    • What do you hope to gain from these meetings?

    • Do you have any preferences for future meetings and times?


  • Announcements: We usually take some time for announcements about Joomla, Joomla Events, or accomplishments.

  • Topic of the Day: Templates.

    • Kyle Ledbetter will demonstrate Joomlapraise's new administrative template, AdminPraise2

    • Kyle and Cory will be talking about what makes a good template and creating a custom template


  • Short Break: Our members are so absorbed in the meeting that we sometimes give them a break reminder to take a short break for trips to the restroom, food, etc.

  • Q&A: Attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions

  • Drawing for Door Prizes!

  • WrapUp, Pay for food (single tickets), Networking, and Planning for the next meeting.

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  • Wilma

    Also thanks to Jon Stewart for posting photos!

    May 12, 2009

  • Wilma

    Huge Thanks to Cory and Kyle for driving up to present at this meeting! You both did an excellent job! Thanks to Jeff Morris for bringing a projector as well. Despite the fact that the internet connectivity left a lot to be desired, the meeting was a success!

    May 12, 2009

  • Wilma

    Huge Thanks to Cory and Kyle for driving up to present at this meeting! You both did an excellent job! Thanks to Jeff Morris for bringing a projector as well. Despite the fact that the internet connectivity left a lot to be desired, the meeting was a success!

    May 12, 2009

  • Liz

    WOW! That was great! Thank you Wilma, Kyle and Cory - excellent presenters! Please come back to visit.

    May 12, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    All the meetings are good, but this was one of the best!

    May 12, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cory and Kyle were knowledgeable about Joomla and very informal, shared lot about the product, looks like must buy book. I wish more time was given to Cory to discuss about designing templates, he barely covered basics. We did not have any time left to discuss his experience with his project templates. Lot of time was spent in marketing Kyle’s template (Kyle was extremely good in explaining his template, slick template, we may buy it) even though Cory’s book deals with Joomla Admin template. New comers like me are still trying to understand the Joomla Admin template. In the future I wish you allocate 70%- 30% (share Joomla knowledge to marketing a product).

    May 12, 2009

  • Fritz K.

    Excellent. Lots of good take-aways.

    May 12, 2009

  • Jeff M.

    good info...some a bit over our heads

    May 12, 2009

  • Fred J.

    Very good meeting on templates. 2 hours went quick

    May 12, 2009

  • Cory W.

    I had a great time meeting everyone last night and talking about one of my favorite subjects, Joomla! Thank you all for letting us be a part of your group last night. I look forward to doing it again sometime!

    May 12, 2009

  • Cory W.

    Hi everyone,

    I had a great time at the meetup last night, and hope to do it again some time. Thanks, Wilma, for doing such a great job organizing the group! As promised, here are links to my slides and the sample template from last night:

    Template - http://www.howtojoomla.net/downloads/templates/dallas-jug-sample-template
    Slides - http://www.howtojoomla.net/downloads/miscellaneous/dallas-jug-meetup-slides

    May 12, 2009

  • Larry W.

    They were fantastic! Cory Webb was very informative: must buy his book. Kyle Ledbetter from JoolmaPraise.com was fascinating. Love the new Admin Template Joomla Praise developed. The inside info on Joomla 1.6 was certainly an eye-opener.

    Great job Wilma! Thanks, Larry

    May 12, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cory's template presentation was great, I can't speak for myself :)

    May 12, 2009

  • K J.

    I really enjoyed the speakers and I did pick up a couple of pointers that will help me in the fure when building templates. I will be back!

    May 12, 2009

  • Greg W.

    Thank you Cory and Kyle for driving all the way up here to give a great presentation. It's always nice to hear from other professionals about how to make the most out of Joomla!. Please free to join our group anytime you are in the area.

    May 12, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    best joomla/dallas meeting to date!!!

    speakers were excellent!!

    brought my daughter this time - she's building a joomla site for her husband

    May 11, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative to hear tips and advice from the experts! I learnt a lot for free, it doesn't get any better than this. I will join JoomlaPraise to try out their templates.

    May 11, 2009

  • Wilma

    If you have a projector that connects to a computer and would be willing to bring it, please let me know.

    April 28, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be out of town. It looks like a good meetup.

    April 28, 2009

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