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August 2020 Update

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     JoomlaDay Chicago is now Online Thanks again for all of the feedback and support you've shown over the past few weeks.  As was mentioned in the July update, we are going online.  In addition to not feeling comfortable with travel to and from Chicago, there were many comments regarding the way the online event shou...
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July 2020 Update

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     We Asked You Answered Thank you for your feedback regarding this year's event. After going through the results and comments, the event is going online.  The details are still being worked out but here's what we have so far.    Beginner's Workshop - Friday, October 16th We want the newbies to have the opportunity t...
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June 2020 Update

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Around the world and here in Chicago, the world is starting to open up again.  The JoomlaDay Chicago team encourages all of you to follow the rules set by your area to stay safe. My First JoomlaDay  I'm going to take a moment to share a bit of history.  I attended my first JoomlaDay event back in 2014 here in Chicago.  ...
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May 2020 Update

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Wow! The last couple of months have been beyond different with stay-at-home orders, mandatory masks, and such.  JoomlaDay Chicago is still planned for this October.  We are hopeful that we will be able to gather together in-person, but if not, we will gather online.  To that end, here's our May Update. Speaker Update  We are ple...
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April 2020 Update

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Keynote Speaker, Brian Mitchell  We are honored to have President-Elect Brian Mitchellas this year's keynote speaker. Brian is the founder and president of interGen web solutions in Milwaukee, WI. Brian is responsible for business operations, strategic direction, business development and everything in between. He has been a Joomla! volunteer f...
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March 2020 Update

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 JoomlaDay ChicagoOctober 17, 2020DePaul University Chicago Loop Welcome March This month not only ushers in spring (hopefully) but also we are starting to see the schedule come together. Thank You Sponsors  ​Thank you Yellow Web Monkey for being a Gold Sponsor for this year's event.  YellowWebMonkey Web Design is a full-service web ...
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February 2020 Update

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JoomlaDay ChicagoOctober 17, 2020DePaul University Chicago Loop ​Welcome February! We are eight months out from JoomlaDay Chicago 2020.  The year has started off strong with our first sponsors and speakers signing up.   Thank You Sponsors ​It is a pleasure to announce silver sponsors, The Turn Group and JoomlaStars. The Turn Gro...
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Be a JoomlaDay Chicago 2020 Sponsor

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JoomlaDay Chicago joins experts, global thought leaders, technologists and enthusiasts for a one-day conference at DePaul University - Loop Campus.

Sessions are planned for beginners to experts, featuring top industry speakers and presentations capturing all aspects of Joomla capabilities.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to associate your brand with one of the most trusted and leading content management systems (CMS) available by sponsoring JoomlaDay Chicago!

We have worked hard to create a number of sponsorship levels and packages to meet your marketing needs and budget. Opportunities range from $50 to $1,000. 

The funds raised through sponsorship go towards the planning and execution of the event.

For details and to SPONSOR, go to: joomladaychicago.com/sponsor

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The Date is Set for JoomlaDay Chicago 2020

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We are pleased to announce that the date has been set for JoomlaDay Chicago 2020.  It will be on Saturday, October 17th at DePaul University Loop Campus.  We've checked and the Chicago Marathon is the weekend BEFORE, so we should not have any issues with street blockage due to pre-event activities.  

What is Joomla?

Joomla! is an open-source, community-built, comunity-supported content management system.  It can be used for many types of sites and comes with many features in it's core, lessening the need for extensions. (for more information see: joomla.org)

What is JoomlaDay Chicago?

JoomlaDay Chicago is a day (or more) where Joomla! developers, designers and enthusiasts come together to share knowledge and connect with other Joomlers.  This event is held in Chicago, but is open to anyone who wants to participate.  Past events have included sessions for beginneers through advanced users, bug squash, the Joomla! exam, and more.

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We Did It!

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Oh my gosh!  Can you believe that JoomlaDay Chicago is done! 

Despite the drop in temperatures, the (literal!) roadblocks and other stumbles, it turned out to be a GREAT day! 

From the Keynote to the sessions and finally the social event, it was an all-around fantastic day.

The Goal

When the planning started for this event eleven months ago, the  goal was to create an event that would continue to grow, as well as connect and advance the Joomla! Community. 

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Fall Sale on JoomlaDay Chicago General Admission

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The first day of Fall is here and brings with it 20% off savings on JoomlaDay Chicago General Admission.

At JoomlaDay Chicago, industry presenters share their expertise and passion for Joomla! and cover a wide variety of topics for both new and experienced Joomla users. The event will be held at DePaul University Loop Campus in downtown Chicago. Right on State Street, the campus is near many Chicago attractions. A day of great sessions, Joomla! Certification Exam and networking at Sip'n Social.

The event will be held at DePaul University Loop Campus in downtown Chicago. Right on State Street, the campus is near many Chicago attractions.

REGISTER Today with Coupon Code: FALL

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Have you registered yet?

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JoomlaDay Chicago is coming October 12, 2019 at DePaul University's Loop Campus.  There will be fantastic sessions, Joomla! Certification Exam and a roomful of like-minded Joomlers.  Space is limited.

REGISTER NOW

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6 Weeks to JoomlaDay Chicago

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Time flies... it was not long ago, we just starting to plan for this year's JoomlaDay Chicago event, now were are just 6 short weeks away.  As you may imagine, things are heating up around here.

​Schedule
The speaker schedule is set and includes a Q&A panel at the end of the day to get your Joomla! questions answered.  The Joomla! Certification Exam will be offered in English only along with a review session for those last minute questions. 

​Hotels
With the Chicago marathon happening on October 13th, it may be challenging getting a room. We've been updating the accommodations list as rooms sell out.  Be sure to click the link from the Hotel page to have any discount codes automatically applied.

​Networking Event
We are still working on a place to hangout afterwards, if you have suggestions please let us know.

More soon!

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Joomla! Certification Exam Registration Link Now Available

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The JoomlaDay Chicago Joomla Certification Exam is now available for purchase!

Here's how to register:

  1. Save your seat on joomladaychicago.com. We have a limited number of seats available.
  2. Register for Exam Cram.  Your registration includes Joomla review, lunch and snacks to prepare you for the exam.
  3. Purchase exam from joomla.org. The last day to purchase the exam is 10/9/2019.
    If you are taking the exam again, please contact me before purchasing your exam.

    Click here to purchase exam on joomla.org

If you need assistance or have questions, contact me. 

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Labor Day Special

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We know it's a little bit of work, but...take a few minutes and REGISTER for this year's JoomlaDay Chicago event.  

With fantastic sessions and a Q&A panel, what are you waiting for?  SIGN-UP NOW

Oh and because we feel bad about making you work on a holiday, enter coupon code: LABORDAY to receive $10 off your sessions registration.  This special ends at midnight CST September 2nd.


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Sip n' Social
 
Continue the conversation afterwards over your favorite refreshment.

DETAILS COMING SOON!
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2 Months to JoomlaDay Chicago 2019

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In exactly 2 months from today is JoomlaDay Chicago 2019 in the Chicago Loop!  It has been a few years since we've been in the heart of Chicago.   This year's event has some fantastic sessions.  If you've not seen it, click here to check it out the schedule of the day.

We're making final preparations for a networking event after the panel discussion.  We hope that everyone will be able to stick aroung and join us.

Sadly, Joomla World Conference JWC has been postponed due to concerns about Brexit. Click here to read the official announcement.

Did you know that Joomla turns 14 this week? Check out the 14 birthday designs until August 31st. Show your support and get your Joomla Gear TODAY!

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JoomlaDay Chicago 2019 Schedule Posted

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The 2019 JoomlaDay Chicago schedule is now live on our site.  We have some fantastic sessions to help you build a better Joomla! site.  The day includes informational sessions, Panel Discussion with our speakers, exam review sessions, and the Joomla Certification Exam.

There is one spot remaining.  We are working to fill it in the next few weeks.  Got ideas?  Let us know.

Our speakers bring varied experiences and we appreciate them giving of their time to share them with us and all of you. The topics are for beginners and beyond.  The only requirement for you to attend is an interest in learning more about Joomla!  

The day begins with welcome address from SD Williams and Keynote Address by Jason Nickerson a long-time Joomla Community member.  Jason will also discuss how to Optimize Everything on your site later in the day.

For many, building Joomla sites is not a hobby but a business, Joe Sonne, a long-time Joomla Community member, will share insights and tips on Building a Successful Joomla Based Business.

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4th of July Sale - Tickets $40 for 4 Days

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In honor of the 4th of July holiday, we're offering a chance for you to purchase JoomlaDay Chicago tickets for $40 for 4 days, July 4th thru July 7th. Bring your team or clients for more savings.

Don't delay!  There is limited space for sessions, exam and networking.  The event is located in the heart of Chicago, The Loop.  Get your tickets now.

Pricing valid July 4th through July 7th 11:59pm only.

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JoomlaDay Texas September 28, 2019

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JoomlaDay Texas will be in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, TX!  The event will be on Sepember 28, 2019, a little less than a month before our own JoomlaDay event.  

Each year the JoomlaDay Texas event rotates throughout Texas.  In 2018, it was held in Houston.  Through events like JoomlaDay we strength the Joomla! community, meeting, sharing, learning, and supporting each other - beginners to seasoned advanced users/developers.

Learn more at https://www.joomladaytexas.com/

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Our Keynote Speaker - Jason Nickerson

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In a few short months will be 2019 JoomlaDay Chicago.  This year's Keynote Speaker is Jason Nickerson. 

Jason is a Joomla! volunteer and contributor. He currently heads up the Legal and Finance department of OSM, Open Source Matters, and has been the organizer of the Tampa Joomla Users Group and the annual JoomlaDay Florida. Jason's latest position is with the cPanel Community Team as an event planner working on the cPConference and with cPanel sponsored events like JoomlaDay Chicago.

 

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