This year’s Joomla! World Conference is to date, the third being held in the event’s history. Set to convene in Cancun, Mexico, from November 7 to 9, the conference is anticipated to be the biggest and most fun yet. As a wonderful opportunity to connect and learn from all levels of Joomla! enthusiasts and community leadership, event goers are sure to take home valuable knowledge, create memorable moments and forge new relationships from the 3-day event.
Expect active participation from the community’s very best and get to know some of the exciting new possibilities in store for Joomla! in the coming years. With many great designers, developers and users attending, there are plenty of opportunities to grow and extend your skills.
Cancun: JWC 2014’s Grand Tropical Venue
The Cancun venue cements JWC’s goal to promote a global camaraderie since it serves as a nearer location point for the Latin American side of the community who may not always be able to attend events in the US or Europe. Cancun is not only a fun destination but the location is economically reasonable for the rest of the Joomla! community. More importantly, the venue choice provides the event with a holiday feel where everyone can enjoy a tropical location. After all, the Joomla community to many is like an extended family and what a better way and place to bond than in a tropical paradise.
One of the best perks of the event is the all-inclusive stay where you’ll get great discounts negotiated by the event organizers. In addition there are a broad range of restaurants and bar inside the premises so you can consolidate your personal or professional meetings and interactions with convenience and little effort. All discounted rates can be extended one week even after the event so attendees can take full advantage of this for extending your stay to enjoy the location even more. Check out the Joomla World Conference website for more details. http://conference.joomla.org.
Program Lineup and Event Highlights
In terms of the program, expect some fantastic speakers and announcements and working sessions designed for a much improved collaborating and learning experience. The lineup of keynote speakers include prominent leaders within the open source community and some special presentations that will surely inspire. The Joomla! Ignite session from last year is set to make a comeback this year with engaging 5-minute presentations designed to kindle your enthusiasm and motivate you to take action.
Exciting workshops are also set to be included in this year’s program, and a this is the first year with a track specifically in Spanish. Many of these sessions are designed to include hands-on exchanges and offer extremely useful lessons learned. There will be targeted learning and informative tracks around the following key areas: community, integration, design, development, and business where participants will extensively share and discuss the most common issues Joomla users encounter everyday.
Social Events and More
The 2014 JWC is more than just getting to know more about Joomla—it’s also all about connecting the people in the community, whether you’re a new or seasoned user. In addition to a full day of activities, for the true Joomla geeks, it will really be a paradise on Friday with an evening of bug squashing and surely there will be plenty of pilsners for the beer lovers. Saturday morning is reserved for workshops while Joomla! In Action sessions are set for the afternoon. For the evening, a Mayan-themed BBQ party is in store at the beach so attendees can kick back, relax, and enjoy the local atmosphere. For Joomla! health enthusiasts, a yoga session on the beach has also been scheduled along with many fantastic activities that will cater to just about any interest. Sunday continues with action packed sessions and extended learning tracks.
We know you are going to want to be a part of all this, and to help make it even more affordable, go to http://conference.joomla.org/buy-ticket and use CNPINTEGRATIONS as coupon code to get 50% off on a standard ticket price which amounts to $150 of savings per person. With that said, a big thanks to the organizers for making the necessary arrangements for such a big event. We’re definitely excited for the future of Joomla! and if you want to take part in the very same enthusiasm the community is known for, make sure to have your presence felt at the event.
See you there...