- Written by Barrie North
The second Dutch Joomla! Days will be held on December 8th & 9th 2006, in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Day one will focus on Joomla! in business. The second day will be the Joomla! Community day. Several key Joomla! community members will attend the conference - among them six core team members and a surprise guest.
Our own Barrie North will be at the event, presenting a brief outline of some of the new features of template design in 1.5. If you are in the area, drop by and say hi!
For the business day we managed to get an interesting group of (international) speakers. in the morning we have three presentations. The first presentations will focus on open-source in general. Mr. Jo Lahaye, Foundation Holland Open will open up the program and talk about how open source can be put into your business model. Mr. Philipe (Belgium) Chabot of UNRIC will give new details on ongoing development at one of the the greatest Joomla!sites on earth, United Nations www.unric.org.
From the Google Summer of Code program management we are fortunate to have secured Leslie Hawthorn. Leslie is working at the Open Source Program Office of Google Inc. Mountain View (United States) and will tell about the way Google is using Open Source in their business environment, and how Google is supporting Open Source.
In the afternoon we have a Powerworkshop and sponsored sessions. Johan Jansssens will do a in-depth workshop of the 1.5 framework, Hagen Graf (Germany) will explore how Joomla! performs in relation to other open source content management systems. Our main sponsors will share Joomla-related business cases varying from international intranet solutions to large scale hosting projects.
On the Community day Johan Janssens will update us about 1.5 beta's progress, in the keynote speech. And perhaps he will sneak peak future versions of Jooma! The morning sessions is concluded with a session of Hagen Graf. On the community day Hagen will outline about the writing of his Joomla! 1.5 book, and will share the goods about the newest Joomla!
In the afternoon the program contains parallel sessions. The main sponsors will do several sessions and share their experience with Joomla! projects. The power workshops on the community day are more focused on some specific part of the 1.5 development. Johan Janssens will do a quick overview of the 1.5 framework. Laurens Vandeput (development workgroup member and summer of code student) will take a in depth sessions about web services in Joomla!.
Coreteam member Anthony de Wilde and ex-coreteam member Robin Muilwijk will show how you migrate a 1.0 site to 1.5. Tom van Tellingen (senior community member) will show his talents with a template session. From a designers perspective he will show what is needed to create a Joomla! template.
Website link to english summary available here.