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Savvy Panda Hits Home with Inbound Marketing Presentation

When people attend tutorial-based meetups, just as the Detroit Joomla User group runs, people come with an expectation to learn.Tonight was one of those nights that everything just came together, stars lined up, and the presentation was phenomenal! 

Gabe Wahhab, President of Savvy Panda received raving reviews I can only wish that he'd been present to hear.

"I was blown away with the presentation!"

"The presentation was awesome"

"I learned a whole lot. Gotta get home to start working on my site"

These were just a few comments I heard tonight. Thanks to all for being a part of a growing community of Joomla Enthusiasts here in Michigan, and thank you Gabe for a wonderful top-notch presentation!


It's ALIVE!!! JoomlaDay Detroit

jdaysiteAttending a JoomlaDay is an experience like no other. For many, it is the pivotal point at which a user no longer sees Joomla as just a means to an end, but rather, it becomes "real." To see the actual living, breathing people who build Joomla and the thousands of wonderful extensions and templates is like fitting the last peice of a puzzle. You can ask questions, mingle, have a few drinks (at select JDays) or photobomb a group pic! There are speaker sessions to attend and discussions as well. Essentially, Joomla Days bridge the gap between the Joomla CMS and Platform and all of us who make our living because it exists.

Joomla User Group Detroit Launches a
JoomlaDay Detroit Landing Page Announcement!

With a gulp (a very, very big one too) I pressed the button. At that moment, Joomla Day Detroit became real. It is going to happen. This is completely uncharted territory for Joomla Detroit. Organizing something at this level is scary, but it WILL happen.

On the JoomlaDay Detroit landing page, there's a email signup. I will be running periodic updates on the progression of the "JDay" through email.

Joomla Day Detroit

 

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Joomla Detroit Organizer to Present Joomla SEO with Cloud Access

Cloud Access, a Joomla focused webhosting company has some of the best tutorial series in the industry. They offer webinars every month, as well as written tutorials in the training section of their website. Check with them often to get all the best tutorials!

Joomla Detroit Organzier to present at the April 12th Joomla SEO webinar!

Our own Organizer, Son Koral will be guest presenting on the Joomla SEO webinar. Son will be presenting alongside Jonathan James Gafill (left, below), Cloud Access Project Manager and the Support Team Manager, and Ryan "Bernie" Bernstein (right, below), known as "The Professor", in charge of bringing you these wonderful learning tools!

Register for this FREE webinar here

jonathanberndogIn this one hour information-packed webinar, you will learn:

  • Optimizing titles, descriptions, headers (h1, h2), anchor text, images, and files
  • Structuring a URL
  • Raising your PageRank
  • Developing a long tail SEO Campaign
  • Writing content
  • Best practices with SEO
  • Optimizing sites for local search engine results

Stick around for a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.


Joomla Detroit Discussions Have Moved

Great things are happening at Joomla Detroit, and to each and every member, I'd like to say thank you for being part of this amazing revitalization!

google-groups-logoThis post is specifically written to introduce our new Google Groups Discussion Board! Google groups provides a versatile and high-visability forum to discuss topics, ask questions or show off work.

With the addition of Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google plus page and now, Google Groups, many of you are wondering why we have so many venues. Simply, each serves a seperate purpose and appeals to different types of people.

Facebook - is generally used as a community where members and enthusiasts can share their work and get updates on JoomlaDetroit.com's latest articles posted.

Twitter - can spur quick public discussion, messaging to and from the group (make sure to follow hashtag #JUGDet for updates) and throughout the Joomla community.

Google Plus - while much like Facebook in some ways, the G+ page serves as the streaming site where those who cannot attend meetups can tune in and participate from home.

Google Groups - specifically deployed as a forum where both members and individuals can message and have longer discussions than on Twitter and Facebook.

Once again, all: I want to personally thank you for being a part of Joomla Detroit, the fastest growing open source CMS meetup group in Michigan!

See you on April 10 when we have special guest speaker, Gabe Wahhab of Savvy Panda talk about social media and inbound marketing!

Register for the event here


Congratulations, David Hurley!

David HurleyMany of you may remember our December 2012 meetup. Guest presenter, David Hurley, CEO of WebSpark presented on how "Website CMS Choices impacts business", and what Joomla! as both a platform and CMS offer. David's company has produced several well-known extensions for Joomla! CMS (CRMery, Banter, JForce), as well as Cobalt, considered to be the first complete web application built on the Joomla! Platform.

Joomla Detroit would like to congratulate David on his new position as Community Development Manager for Joomla! and liaison with both the Production Leadership Team and the Community Leadership Team.

On Thursday, March 14, 2013, David wrote his initial blog post in the Joomla Community Magazine titled "Community Development Manager: Status Update". Please take time to read the update as David discusses his role in the Joomla Community, what the goals are, and looking forward to the future!

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