This past weekend, our sponsored die cut stickers were on site at for the second-annual JoomlaDay Florida. We were a part of this event last year, and we were very happy to be back. They have a custom shaped sticker of the Joomla! logo. The mark represents what Joomla is about, a community coming together as one. The mark is made up of four "J's" rotated and linked together that represent the community coming together as one. We really dig that message, and it's just one reason we sponsor these tech events.
All About Joomla
Joomla! is content management system, or CMS, that allows users to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Because of it's ease-of-use and flexibility, Joomla! has become one of the most-popular tools on the internet.
The name Joomla is a phonetic spelling for the Swahili word "Jumla," which means "all together" or "as a whole". This name was chosen from thousands of community suggestions, and even went through an arduous review session by branding and marketing professionals who also felt that Joomla was the best choice.
Joomla Helps Power the Web
What's really cool about Joomla is that it's an open-source solution that's free to everyone and it's the only content management system made up of volunteers.
Joomla! currently powers over 5.5 Million websites worldwide including: CNN Greece, Eiffel Tower, Harvard University, Linux, Guggenheim, MTV Greece, and the musical group Gorillaz. Joomla has been downloaded over 68 Million times and is downloaded every 3 seconds from the Joomla Home Page. The Joomla.org forum has over 673,000 registered users and over 725,000 topics. Joomla is available in 68 lanuages— the largest number of languages of any CMS.
For two days, the community gathered and talked about Web Design and had Joomla! discussions, panels and presentations from the world's top experts and leaders. One big part was that attendees learned about what is on the horizon for Joomla! with the version 4 release coming soon.
Events On Site at JoomlaDay Florida
Workshops for the novice and professional happened all weekend, and folks were trained by some of the most skilled Joomlers in the community with workshops on Joomla Administration, Security, Templating, and Joomla Applications.
In the Expo area participants were able to get up-close and personal with sponsors (stickers were present!) and find custom Jooma solutions to help websites.
No one should leave a Joomla! event without the opportunity to become Joomla Certified, and the group Open Source Matters provided the first Joomla Certification testing on the East Coast at this years JoomlaDay Florida.
We can't wait to see how the community evolves by the third edition of JoomlaDay Florida next year.