Joomla Tuesdays are coming back. And for those who continue to doubt that someone with an art history degree can run a web site? We want you there.
When we built Soapbox, PICnet’s low-cost, easy-to-set-up content management system exclusively for Non-Profits, we used the Joomla! content management system as its foundation. There were lots of reasons for that. But the main was that Joomla’s — and, by extension, Soapbox’s — universally acclaimed ease-of-use makes it a great fit for many nonprofits, who often make do without a large technical staff.
In fact, many attribute Joomla’s startling growth to just that: ease of use. Ease of use is partially why it won Packt Publishing’s Open Source Content Management System Award last month.
But a lot of people still don’t believe us when we tell them that complete technophobes can, using Soapbox, fully administer their organizations’ dynamic web site — even if, at home, their VCRs still flash 12:00.
So, PICnet is relaunching Joomla Tuesdays. Last summer, we held several sessions where PICnet invited anyone to a free one-hour introduction to Joomla (no techie — or even VCR clock-programming — experience required).
And we’re starting it up again in January of 2007, in two cities: New York and Washington, DC. Contact us if you’re interested in dropping by. Below, a description of the event from last summer’s posting at Upcoming.org:
“For people looking for a content management system that’s user-friendly, winner of multiple open source awards, and has a developer and user community larger than nearly any other open source CMS available, now’s your chance to learn about Joomla!
PICnet will be hosting a FREE one-hour introductory overview of Joomla, including an introduction to the Joomla administrator, sample Joomla sites, and an understanding of where Joomla’s user-friendly system fits in the open source CMS market.”
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