I’ve just returned to Washington DC after a great 5 day trip to the UK for the Joomla Day UK 2009 event, and while I might not be at SXSW, I’m happy I made the decision to head to Maidstone for this terrific event.
When I first met Andy Wallace at the LinuxExpo Live in late 2008, I knew he was excited to put on a Joomla Day event for the UK; however, little did I know that he’d combine a terrific venue with more than 110 Joomla users, developers, and designers for one of the best Joomla Days I’ve ever attended.
There’s lots I could say about the great sessions, but all that fun can be found by Twitter searching for #joomladayuk.
Instead, I want to talk about this photo. This photo sums up what happens at Joomla Days that make them the most unique technology events I attend. After one day together, my fellow Joomla Day UK attendees turned into good friends. Sharing stories, talking through frustrations, and generally bringing to life the true power of Joomla: the ability to bring people and ideas together.
An email I’ve already received from one of the attendees sums it up best:
Totally excellent. Well done, Mr. Wallace and my fellow presenter friends. A tip of my hat to all of you.
See you at Joomla Day Las Vegas?