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  • Business Pizza, Bugs, and Fun October 17, 2014

     

    You're Invited

    Please consider this your personal invitation to join us next week, Friday, the 17th of October, for our Business Pizza, Bugs, and Fun event. It's an all-day global event that's open to all virtual participants that are interested. There will also be local venues wherever they are organized. The key goal is to fix as many Joomla 3 and Joomla 2.5 bugs as possible before the next maintenance releases.

     

    Friday October 17th

    We've dubbed the event as a Business PBF, since it's on a weekday (Friday) and we'd like to get more businesses involved. Last year's event was a huge success and we'd love it if you join us for this year's. We've created badges that you can use on your sites to spread awareness of the event and get recognition for your participation. For more information, check out our landing page at http://developer.joomla.org/pbf.



  • Joomla will be at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing - Come and join us!

    Joomla at Grace Hopper

    Image credit: Chiara Aliotta

    The Joomla! project recently announced their support for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing as a Silver sponsor.  The event, which attracts around 8,000 women from around the world, is being held in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) between 8-10 October 2014.

    There will be a booth representing Joomla at the event.  Ruth Cheesley from the Community Leadership Team will run a session within the Student Opportunities Lab entitled ‘Getting involved with Joomla’. This session will showcase the opportunities for women to get involved with Open Source projects such as Joomla during their academic career and beyond.

    The event is an incredibly inspirational opportunity for any women with an interest in computing and we would really encourage you to attend if you’re able to do so.

    Call for mentors

    We expect to receive a lot of interest at the conference. We are setting up clear channels through which people can get involved with the Joomla project. Through our experience with various teams within the project, we have found this works best by setting up an ‘on-boarding’ process.

    To facilitate this, we are currently recruiting mentors who would be willing to assist with bringing new volunteers on board, helping them find their feet in the community, putting them in touch with the right teams, and supporting them in the early days of their Joomla journey.  

    If you have great communication skills, are actively involved within any area of the project, and feel you would like to dedicate some time to help new volunteers get started, please add your details via this form.

    Come and join us!

    We would really love to meet up with community members at Grace Hopper, so if you’re planning to attend do let us know, and drop past the booth to say hello!

    Sarah Watz and Ruth Cheesley will also be speaking at a Joomla User Group Phoenix meetup so if you’re local to the area why not come along?

     

    To discuss this post please use the following forum thread: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=704&t=860228&p=3222374



  • J and Beyond 2014 & Joomla! Marketing
    Since its inception, JAB has been an awesome & feature packed event which gets together 300+ Joomla! users across the world. The best innovations and advancements in the Joomla world are shared here and it would be fair to say that it is the Mecca of anyone working in Joomla. As always it was a rocking event ! Read on to see what Marketing did at JAB14 !! 



  • 2014 Joomla Google Summer of Code Students Accepted

    Once again Joomla will be participating in the Google Summer of Code, and this year we have 8 excellent student projects that were accepted by Google on April 21, 2014. Congratulations to all the students that will be joining the Joomla Google Summer of Code project this year!

    2014 Joomla project Google Summer of Code Students Accepted

    www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org2/google/gsoc2014/joomla

    With 39 applications submitted, it was a difficult task to narrow down the list of potential students to the final 8. Thanks to all of the Mentors and Joomla community members that helped us determine who got in. With the help of some great Joomla volunteers, we will have 2 Mentors for each student to help guide them through the process.

    If you would like to keep up with the students as they progress, the Joomla Community Magazine has graciously dedicated a topic to the Google Summer of Code project again this year, and will publish blog posts of each student’s progress throughout the summer starting in May with 4 of our students.

    Joomla Community Magazine Google Summer of Code Articles

    http://magazine.joomla.org/issues/issue-apr-2014//itemlist/tag/Google%20Summer%20of%20Code

    What is Google Summer of Code?

    Google Summer of Code is a program designed to encourage university student participation in open source software development.

    Some quick facts about the Google Summer of Code program.

    • GSoC gives students an opportunity to work on real-world software development projects.
    • Encourages students to get involved in Open Source projects, bringing new developers into our ecosystem.
    • Students gain new skills and make new contacts in the Open Source community.
    • Allows students to work with mentors that can share experience and knowledge with them.
    • Students who pass their midterm and final evaluations will be paid a stipend by Google for their work in Joomla. This year, the stipend has increased to $5500 USD for students.

    Joomla and the Google Summer of Code 2014

    We have set up a Google Mailing List that is open to the public, as well as a new section outlining this year’s Joomla GSoC on the Joomla Documentation website. Here’s some links for you to find out more.

    Joomla GSoC 2014 Information

    http://docs.joomla.org/GSOC_2014

    Joomla GSoC 2014 Mailing List

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/joomla-gsoc-2014

    You can find out all the information you need and more on those pages. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask a question on the Mailing List and someone will be happy to help.



  • It's amazing ... how easy it is to Do More with Joomla 3.3

     

     

    As a website owner, if you could invest 30 seconds, click one button and improve the performance of your website by 10% or more, would you do it?
    What if that one click also greatly improved the security of your website overall, as well as the security of your users?

    This all sounds pretty great, and it is. Read on and get ready to take advantage of the Joomla! 3.3 Stable release scheduled for 30 April 2014. Get ready to Do More with Joomla!



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