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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Space is limited.

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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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We're Honored to Have Platinum Sponsor cPanel

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Joomla events such as JoomlaDay and JoomlaCamp are possible through the support received from the fantastic Joomla Community.  

We are honored to have cPanel as PLATINUM SPONSOR and LANYARD SPONSOR for this year's event. 

Founded in 1997, cPanel has been powering the internet ever since.  cPanel has a strong sense of community and giving back, collaborating in ways to empower the community.  

For more information about cPanel, go to: cpanel.net.

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Thank You JoomlaShack for Your Support

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Joomla events such as JoomlaDay and JoomlaCamp are possible through the support received from the fantastic Joomla Community.  

Thank you JoomlaShack for being a SILVER SPONSOR for this year’s event.

Since 2005, Joomlashack has provided Joomla templates, Joomla extensions, and Joomla training for more than a million Joomla sites. Joomlashack develops some of the most popular and innovative extensions in Joomla, including OSMap, JCal Pro, OSMeta and OSEmbed.

For more information about JoomlaShack, go to: joomlashack.com.

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Thank you JoomShaper for your support!

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Joomla events such as JoomlaDay and JoomlaCamp are possible through the support received from the fantastic Joomla Community.  We thank JoomShaper for supporting our event by becoming a GOLD SPONSOR.  

JoomShaper is a professional web development team focused on open-source Content Management System (CMS) Joomla!  They are also a huge supporter of Joomla! by sponsoring events for several years.  They have numerous extensions and templates as well as page builder with great features.  

For more information about JoomShaper, go to: joomshaper.com 

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Discount Tickets for May 4th

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As a big Star Wars fan could not resist offering a discount on May 4th.  Until 11:59 pm on May 4th, tickets for the JoomlaDay Chicago sessions and the Joomla Review sessions for the exams will be $40.

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Get Your Tickets NOW

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The 2019 JoomlaDay Chicago event will be here before you know it.  The event will include great sessions by knowledgeable speakers and the JoomlaDay exam.  As you may have seen in our We Have a Venue post, we will be at DePaul University, this time in the Chicago Loop. Information on the venue is on our site to help you find a place to stay as well as directions for getting to us.

Our Call for Speakers gave us some fantastic presentations.  The schedule will be posted shortly but the confirmed speakers are on our home page. Early bird pricing for the sessions is available now.  Get your ticket TODAY. 

For those looking for the Joomla Certification Exam, we offer a review followed by the exam.  

Did. you know that JoomlaDay Events are self-funded?  Yep!  They are fully funded through ticket sales and the support of the Joomla community through sponsorship from $50 to $1000.  Be a Sponsor TODAY.

Stay Tuned for more details on our 2019 JoomlaDay Chicago event.

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Call for Speakers!

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JoomlaDay is all about information sharing. We want you to be apart of it. Click the link below and tell us what YOU would like to share with our community. If you're unsure, that's ok, we can help.

Our past sessions have included:

  • Women in code
  • Choosing the right CCK
  • Joomla! Overrides
  • Joomla! Template Design
  • LESS
  • Joomla! and SEO
  • Joomla! Tips
  • Building a Joomla Component
  • and more

All that we ask is that it be related to Joomla!, Web Design/Development, Web Agency, Business, or Marketing.   JoomlaDay Speakers receive free admission to the event and treated to a speaker's dinner.  Space is limited.

Sign-up Today! to be JoomlaDay Chicago 2019 Speaker

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We Have A Venue!

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We are thrilled to have secured space at DePaul University Loop Campus for this year's JoomlaDay Chicago event.  The venue is in Chicago's Loop with lots of great Chicago attractions near by.  Accessible by public transportation, expressway or cab.

Stay tuned for more event information!

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