JoomStew Radio is proud once again to have John and Linda Coonen, founders of CMS Expo, as our special guests today on the show. They have spent the past 5 years building the web industry's most successful CMS focused conference. From the FOSS platforms you know and love, like Joomla, Drupal and WordPress, to a whole host of new CMS platforms both Open Source and Proprietary will be featured at this year's Expo.
If you depend on the web for your livelyhood, you don't want to miss this event. This year's conference has an allstar lineup, no matter whether you want to learn more about Mobile, or need to understand Content Strategy, CMS Expo has assembled the best in the business to bring you great information you won't find anywhere else.
Join us as we discuss a little about the History of CMS Expo, and then talk about what this year will bring. Settle in, it's a great show!
LISTEN UP! If you would like to save a little extra money on this year's Ticket, John and Linda have extended a special offer for JoomStew listeners. You can take advantage of an additional 10% off your ticket price by simply using the code STEW2012 when you checkout at www.cmsexpo.net!
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- A First Look at the Mobile-Ready Joomla 3.0... Joomla 3.0 is due in September and one of the most important changes will be an overhaul of Joomla's design. Both the visitor and administrator areas are being re-designed from top-to-bottom. The next web revolution will be the mobile revolution. Read more: http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/1568-30-first-look.html
- On April 28th, Joomla! will be represented at FLISoL, the Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre (Latin American free software install fest), which is the biggest event for promoting Software Libre since 2005. The event will happen simultaneously in different countries of Latin America. http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/1567-joomla-presente-en-la-flisol-2012.html
- Google Summer of Code:The GSoC student submissions deadline is past and they are being reviewed - the accepted proposals/students should be announced on the 23rd. You can find the GSoC Schedule on the blog post: http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2012
RV to John - This is the 6th Annual CMS Expo, can you give us a quick snapshot of the history of the Expo? How did you get started?
DH to Linda - It seems the CMS Expo has become more and more popular each year. Can you talk a bit about the growth and how do you manage it all?
RV to John - Obviously with a name like CMS Expo, it’s more than just a Joomla, Drupal and WordPress conference. How many different CMS’ will you feature this year and how do you get them all to play nice together?
DH to Linda - I see you have a special event for Joomla specific topics, can you tell us a little more about that? What’s the Main focus this year? Do you have an overall theme?
RV to John - I know you’ve been a fan of Open Source for some time John, do you only offer FOSS learning tracks or do you also cover Proprietary systems as well?
DH to Linda - Would you say the conference is geared mostly toward developers or site builders, or is there something for everyone at the CMS Expo?
RV to John - So in just a few minutes, tell my why I should plop down my hard earned money to attend this year’s CMS Expo?
DH to Linda - Are you planning any after hours events this year? Are there things to see and do around the event?
RV to John and Linda - Any last words you want to share about this year’s CMS Expo?
Working in the Community
If you want to get involved, there are lots of ways to do that!
- Join the Site Showcase Team! It’s just a few hours a month and the only skill you need is the ability to recognize a Joomla site when you see one (a little experience with Mosets Tree helps, but isn't necessary). http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=681&t=710049
- Help Wanted in the Community... check the Joomla Forum for opportunities. http://forum.joomla.org/viewforum.php?f=681&sid=10b7cf221e27a8d885b9046a6cf89ed3
- Become an author! Write an article for the Joomla Community Magazine! The next deadline is April 23 for the May issue. http://magazine.joomla.org
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