There’s few things I enjoy more in the Joomla! world than having the opportunity to meet members of the community. Between session talks and evening drinks, the conversations are amazing.
I’ve been to Mongolia, South Africa, Brazil, and lots of places in between, and the stories I hear from the Joomla community are incredible. People’s rich background of experience, their willingness to contribute, and excitement for the future keep fueling my tank as President of Open Source Matters (Joomla’s non-profit organization).
This weekend (Saturday, Oct 15, 2010), I get a chance to bring it back to the home crowd at Joomla!Day DC. I’ll eloquently and diplomatically sum up my thoughts in two words: I’m stoked.
While the rumors continue to swirl as to the exact number of “presidents” that will be in attendance and my attire, I’m excited to keynote our community’s event. I’ll be speaking on the topic of “The Awesome Potential of Joomla! 1.6″. Well, maybe. Actually, I think I’m going to take a step further back. Louis Landry will be speaking right after me about “The Road Ahead for Joomla!”, and he’ll be diving right into the project’s code and framework.
So, with Louis and others diving into the details, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on what we’ve accomplished, discuss where I see us moving as a community, and share my insight as to why I believe there’s no better time than today to get involved in the Joomla community.
With less than 24 hours before we kickoff the inaugural Joomla!Day DC, you’ve got limited time to get your tickets…so buy now!
Want to keep up with the discussions happening at Joomla!Day DC in real-time? Point your Twitter client of choice to the hashtag #jd10dc and enjoy.
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