For anyone who is interested in Joomla!, either as a CMS or as an application platform, attending a JoomlaDay event should be on the list of things to do every year. This year, I've been to two. On July 19th, I was at Joomladay Minnesota in Minneapolis, and then this weekend, I'm at Joomladay Chicago. In fact, I write this post from the desk at the condo where I'm staying.
Joomladays are fun and exciting. They are places to learn and teach. Events to validate your hard work and get inspired to do bigger and better things.
Although the Chicago Joomladay this year was a small event, held in the Microsoft offices at AON center, It was a place to meet old (and not so old) friends, make some new ones, and ones that I'd talked to on the phone or through email, but never met (That's you Charlie!).
Michael Babker kicked things off with "The Success of Joomla 3" - The Joomla history and why it's been so successful. His well delivered talk included references to his role in the Production Leadership Team (PLT), Joomla releases and a call to help the Joomla! community.
During the rest of the day, various speakers taught and informed event-goers about many different aspects of Joomla.
At the end of the day, David Hurley, Community Development Manager for Joomla and member of PLT inspired everyone to focus on the right things, and challenged all to become leaders for the social good.