On February 22, a few members of the 3by400 team took a road trip to Duke University in Durham, NC, for the first JoomlaDay event in the southeastern U.S. JoomlaDays are grass roots events that help old timers and newcomers embrace all that is Joomla, as well as providing a forum to get acquainted with those in the Joomla community.
The Atlanta Joomla Users Group (JUG) was well represented, with over 10 members in attendance. There were about 12 individual sessions from which attendees could chose to particpate, with focus ranging from sales and contracts to creating plugins and security. As long-time posters to the Joomla Support Forum and various Linked:In Joomla groups, it was interesting to be able to join a face with a name of others we see in those spots.
Most of all, it was good to be able to find kindred spirits in the world...those who believe that Joomla! can make the Internet a better place!
(Pictured: Joomla Day NC attendees; Steven Burge of OSTraining.com opens the session; historic Duke Chapel; Security panel experts -- Victor Drover of Anything Digital, David Moeller of CodeGuard, Michael Carr of Arvixe, and Donald Champion of Polished Geek)