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JoomlaDay Australia is going to take place from 3 August 2019 to 4 August 2019 in Brisbane

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JoomlaDay Australia will take place from 3 August 2019 to 4 August 2019 in Brisbane, Australia at the State Library of Queensland. The State Library of Queensland is the main reference and research library in the state of Queensland. 

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Joomla User Group-London Meetup with the Techjoomla team

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This month’s Joomla User Group-London Meetup will be held on 21 May 2019 at the London South Bank University. Ashwin and Parth - Co-Founders of Techjoomla will be speaking at this event about  "Joomla Backends and JS Frontends".

If you are in London, do plan to attend the session and learn how you can leverage Joomla as a Backend to provide APIs and create abstracted JavaScript frontends with Angular.  As frontends move towards JavaScript we expect more and more projects to take this approach going forward.

They will also discuss how the Techjoomla extensions are used in a wide variety of domains like crowdfunding, e-learning, advertising, and ticketing.

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The right way to build a Joomla site - Part I

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I recently happened to have a client approach us to build a mobile app. What should have been a fairly quick job turned out into a mid sized development project. The reason ? They had created almost half a dozen custom components where articles could have served the purpose.

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TJ Queue - A message queue for Joomla

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As we go on in our pursuit to use Joomla in never-seen-before use cases a few interesting problems came forth.

  • A web-hooks implementation: Similar to how plugins can declare triggers they want to listen to, webhooks allow external applications to register URLs that can receive a JSON payload when an action happens in an application. Since there could be multiple webhooks, each webhook call is queued as a message and happens asynchronously.
  • In Shika: Recalculating user progress in the background. When a new lesson is added to a course, Shika recalculates each enrolled user’s progress to take into account the newly added lesson. When there are a lot of lessons and a large number of users enrolled in the course, this recalculation cannot happen in real time. In this case, a recalculation job does this in the background once the lesson is saved.
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JoomlaDay Florida is going to take place from 22nd-24th February 2019 in Tampa, Florida

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The fourth annual JoomlaDay Florida will take place from 22nd-24th February 2019 in Tampa, Florida at the Hillsborough Community College, YBor City Campus. JoomlaDay Florida is currently the largest attended Joomla Day in the United States. The who’s who of the Joomla community is going to be an integral part of the event. Even the Wordpress community is going to be a part of the event this year.

This is a perfect platform that brings together web designers, developers, and marketers from across the globe. JoomlaDay Florida is an event for all Joomlers that are interested or involved in web design, development, and digital marketing. This event is a great chance to meet Joomla experts who can share their knowledge and expertise. It is a perfect place to make new friends and meet people of diverse culture. Besides this, one will be acquainted with the happenings in the Joomla world. Learn how the upcoming Joomla 4 will impact businesses and the Joomla community. Whether you are a novice or a professional, you will get trained by the very best Joomlers with workshops on design, Joomla applications, Joomla administration, and security.

Like many other Joomla days, JoomlaDay Florida is a great opportunity to get recognition for your Joomla knowledge. Open Source Matters will be holding Joomla Certification testing at this year's JoomlaDay Florida.

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JooStock-Second Joomla Unconference to be held in the Netherlands

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Last year we had blogged about the The first Joomla unconference held in the Netherlands at Eindhoven on the 7th and 8th October, 2017. This year, the unconference is back in the Netherlands albeit in a different location. The second Joomla unconference will take place on 24 November, 2018 at the Seats2meet conference center in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

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Let’s vote for Joomla as best free CMS at the CMS critic awards

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It's that time of the year again when you vote for your favorite CMS at the CMS Critic Awards! A regular at the awards, Joomla has once again made it and is nominated under the "Best Free CMS" category. Joomla has been voted as best free CMS at the CMS critic awards for the past 3 years. Let’s show our love and make Joomla a winner again this year!

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Joomla Camp Chicago is going to take place on 22 September 2018 in Chicago

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Almost every month, a Joomla event take place somewhere in the world. While the ‘Joomla Day’ events usually have speakers who conduct the sessions, a Joomla Camp event totally differs from the Joomla day events. This is what makes Joomla Camp interesting. Joomla Camp is a completely hands-on event where anyone can learn how to use Joomla.

Joomla Camp Chicago takes place on 22 September 2018 in Chicago at the DePaul Club. Participants are free to choose a topic of their interest. The workshops that are to be conducted are then determined accordingly. Participants would be divided into small groups and every group would have a mentor to lead the team and provide instructions for the workshop.

Joomla Camp Chicago is a great opportunity to enhance your Joomla knowledge with the guidance of mentors who have been associated with Joomla for several years.

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13 years ago a CMS was Born. Today it powers an entire industry. Happy Birthday Joomla !

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13 years ago on this day, the core Mambo development team in a letter to the community announced its intention to fork away from the Mambo project. This letter was the seed that led to Joomla becoming a reality. However the name Joomla was not announced till the 1st of September 2005. It was a time of change. Head to these early posts on the Joomla forums to be transported back to 2005 ! So there could be some controversy on when is Joomla's birthday really ? 17th August or 1st September ? I'll let you decide :)

Since 2005 Joomla has come a long way. Today it powers an entire Industry and provides thousands of jobs to people world wide. It has truly been a change maker on a massive scale. 

Personally for us, it has been central to our growth and strategy over the years. When Joomla was born, I was still in college using Mambo for some Non profit work with my partner Ashwin. When we started our first company in 2006 Joomla ! Was our CMS of choice. Joomla literally has been central to our story since the very inception and it remains one of our core offerings to this date. We had published Our Joomla Story back in 2010 when Joomla completed 5 years. 

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Some JavaScript code snippets in Joomla worth keeping in your stash

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In this blog, I will be explaining some JavaScript snippets which are very useful while developing extensions in Joomla. Let’s start one by one.

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Joomla Day Brazil is going to take place from 10 August 2018 to 12 August 2018 in São Paulo

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Joomla Day Brazil will take place from 10 August 2018 to 12 August 2018 in São Paulo at the Eniac College in Guarulhos, Brazil. Guarulhos is the main financial, corporate and commercial center of South America. Joomla Day Brazil will host the first ever Joomla Certification in the Americas. This is going to be one of the biggest Joomla events that provide a great platform for knowledge sharing for developers, entrepreneurs, and technology students.

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JUG Wallonie - An opportunity to get Joomla certified

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Along with many Joomla related events like JWC and Joomla Days, Joomla User Groups (JUGs) and their meetings are an integral part of the Joomla world. Get ready for JUG Wallonie, the first ever JUG organized by a French-speaking Joomla team. The event is set to take place on 16th June 2018 at Rue Du Web (Mont-Saint-Guibert), Belgium. The organizers for this event are Marc Dechèvre and Christophe Avonture.

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Some great memories from J and Beyond 2018

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Have you ever been to a Joomla Event?  Till recently they came in 3 main flavors.

  1. The Joomla Days - which tend to be super local and get a good mix of integrators, developers and business people
  2. JandBeyond (JAB) - which is an EU event but attracts a global audience and focuses on content that’s not just Joomla but also beyond. JAB tends to be more developer focussed.
  3. Finally the Joomla World Conference - the first few editions of which happened in the US and since it has traveled the world and been to Mexico, India, Canada & Italy. This event was retired after the Rome edition in 2017 with funds being diverted by OSM to making more local events happen.

The Events Page on the Joomla Community site is the best place to stay on top of events happening worldwide. So if you have not been to an event yet, plan your outing today!

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Building Chatbots with Joomla

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Chatbots are a great new way to engage with clients. A chatbot allows for a more "conversational" style of interaction as opposed to the traditional "transactional" way of interacting with web applications. A well-designed conversation experience can keep users hooked and increase the time spent with your applications. In this blog, we write about how we used FlowXO to create a quizzing bot for Shika

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Techjoomla is a Bronze Sponsor for J and Beyond 2018

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Techjoomla is proud to support J and Beyond - possibly one of the most unique tech conferences in the world as a Bronze Sponsor this year! We have been attending this conference for a while now. In fact, our first introduction to this amazing event was due to a partial scholarship by the conference back in 2012 when we first got introduced to the international Joomla community in person! Since then we have been hooked and have attended almost every JAB then on.

Techjoomla co-founders Parth & Ashwin will be attending the event. Parth will be a key speaker at the event where he will do a session on 'The Spirit of Open Source'. This is a must-attend session to learn how you can use open source to accelerate value addition for our clients and your own business! Do look us up at the talk or at our sponsor area to know more about our products and offerings.

Read on for more details.

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Joomla Day Texas is going to take place on 28th April 2018 in Houston, Texas

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Joomla Day Texas will take place on 28th April 2018 in Houston, Texas at the Norris Conference Center - Westchase. If you are completely new to the Joomla world, Rod Martin will guide you to build your business website from scratch. He has been associated with Joomla for more than 6 years and has authored plenty of tutorials at Joomla.org and OSTraining.com.  

In case you are an advanced Joomla user, the sessions will focus on more advanced technologies as well as emerging technologies that would be of interest to Joomlers attending the event. Joomla Day Texas is thus a great platform for both Joomla beginners and advanced users.

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Joomla Day Netherlands is going to take place on 13th and 14th April, 2018 in Eindhoven

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Joomla Day Netherlands will take place for two days from Friday, April 13th to Saturday, April 14th, 2018 in Eindhoven at the world renowned High Tech Campus! It is the 13th edition of the Dutch Joomla day. Joomla Day Netherlands is an interactive event for both Joomla beginners and advanced users. It is a great platform for knowledge sharing and to meet other Joomla users across the world. On Friday, a number of workshops are going to be conducted to show an in-depth analysis of some of the things one can do with Joomla along with providing information on tools we use with Joomla. Some of the speakers for the event like Paul Delbar and Sander Potjer have been associated with Joomla for a long time. Also for all the foodies, an amazing Italian buffet awaits you at the event. There will also be a separate presentation for Joomla newcomers and Joomla beginners. Saturday’s session will highlight the amazing things going on in the world of Joomla. All the social events would take place in the evening after the sessions are completed.

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Techjoomla is sponsoring CMS Africa Summit 2018

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CMS Africa has become one of the premier technology events in Africa that brings together people across the globe including web developers, online marketers, software engineers, online retailers, web administrators, online banking admins and company owners. Initially, it all started with a small event called Joomladay Kenya - an event about Joomla!-the CMS. But then people in the tech-world weren’t  just using Joomla, they were also using other CMS’s like WordPress, Drupal among others. This idea eventually led to first CMS Africa Summit that was held at Strathmore Univerisity, Nairobi in 2014.

CMS Africa Summit 2018 is going to be held at the Kigali Marriott Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda on 16th-17th March, 2018. The event will feature hackathons and sessions by key speakers from people across the CMS world along with interactions and knowledge sharing between the event attendees on a variety of topics. 

Read on for more details and some amazing news for event attendees.

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Techjoomla is sponsoring Joomla World Conference 3 years in a row!

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The Joomla World Conference is a key annual event for all Joomlers/people associated with Joomla in way or another.

Techjoomla has been working in the in the Joomla space since the days of Mambo and we are all extremely passionate about working with and contributing to this fantastic project.

We are delighted to be a sponsor for the Joomla World Conference 2017, back to back for 3 years now !

Joomla World Conference 2017 is going to be held in Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center, Rome, Italy, on 17-19 November, 2017.  Parth, our CEO shall be attending the event and talking about Rapid development with Horizontal / infrastructure extensions in Joomla. If you are planning to attend the event, do say hi !  

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Joomla! is participating in the SEO contest Siebtlingsgeburt 2017 !

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When it comes to CMS comparisons between the popular content management systems, 'Out of the box SEO Capabilities' are always a very important factor. Now for those who have used Joomla! know that Joomla's SEO capabilities have steadily improved over the years and the new router in Joomla 3.8 takes it up several levels. 

To prove Joomla's mettle in this areas, the Joomla Optimisation team has decided to enter the SEO Contest 'Siebtlingsgeburt' by SEO-Day in Germany (Cologne). It involves an imaginary keyword 'siebtlingsgeburt' which means seven births. We thank the enthusiastic and talented bunch of designers, coders, storytellers, translators who are working to make this happen ! They recently reached out to us and asked us for a little help in their mission to 'Help Captain Joomla save the 7 cute puppies from being killed by “Glatzkröte” (bald toad)' . To make this happen, we are reaching out to you, our community. We need to get as many people as we can linking and visiting the below link. I'd suggest you go there right away, it is a very interesting read ! 

In a nutshell, here is how you can help. 

  • Visit the Siebtlingsgeburt link and tell your friends to do so too !
  • Write a blog post telling your audience about this contest and ask them to spread the word. You need to add the link title as  "siebtlingsgeburt" (https://www.joomla.org/3/de/siebtlingsgeburt" title="siebtlingsgeburt">siebtlingsgeburt)
  • Share the post on Facebook and other social media
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