World Usability Day - November 11, 2010

Written by Heidi Stanclift.

World Usability Day - New England 2010

On Thursday November 11, 2010 we're gathering some of the sharpest thinkers in Internet Marketing at one event to share their Social Media vision and strategies and discuss ways to help businesses feel 'in command' of their marketing while keeping pace with today's agile internet marketing environment. It's World Usability Day New England and you can be part of it.  You will see some familar faces from the New England Joomla! User group in the crowd......hope to see you there too!

It's Never Too Late for Cake!

Written by Heidi Stanclift.

The New England Joomla User Group celebrated Joomla's 5th birthday at their September meeting.  JomSocial donated pizza to the celebration (Thank you JomSocial!).  Andy Tarr and Jen Kramer showed the group highlights on the 1.6 release.


CMS Expo 2010: Beautiful women and tattoos!


Six beautiful Marlboro College Graduate School and Joomla User Group New England women attended CMS Expo, representing Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, and Massachusetts. Note the terrific tattoos everyone's wearing, including the penguin. We love Joomla!

Back row:

Barb Ackemann, MSIT '06 and current faculty member
Jen Kramer, ISM '01 and MSIT program director
Bernice Singley, MSIT '08
Heidi Stanclift, MSIT '08

Front row:
Andy Tarr, MSIT '10 (expected)
GODZILLA PENGUIN (future Marlboro student)
Gwen Ames, MSIT '09

Joomla Day New England 2011

Joomla Day New England 2011

April 2, 2011,
9 AM - 5 PM
Marlboro College Graduate School, Brattleboro, VT

Great fun, great networking, great speakers, hope you didn't miss it!

Visit the Joomla Day New England website for more information.

Joomla Day New England was a resounding success!

Joomla Day New England was a resounding success!

Thank you all so much for your helpful feedback. In general, comments were very positive. We're thinking about next year's event already. If you haven't signed up for our user group yet, be sure you register for our mailing list so that you'll be first to know when we get next year's event scheduled, or any other Joomla events coming up in our area.

Relevant links that will be useful for you:

Podcasts of talks

CONGRATS to Andy Tarr!!!

Congratulations, Andy Tarr!

Andy was just chosen for the 2009 Google Summer of Code project, working on Joomla's administrator templates for Joomla 1.6. She'll be working on making those templates accessible as well as functional.  Read more on Joomla's site.

There were 147 applications with only 18 students chosen for this prestigious honor.

Andy is a student in the Master's of Science in Information Technologies (MSIT) at the Marlboro College Graduate Center. She also runs Tarr Consulting.

We are so proud of Andy! Congratulations!

Integrating a Moodle component into a Joomla! site

Here are some Moodle notes from our meeting:

Here is an example of Moodle integrated into Joomla!

A Joomla! website, with a Moodle course management system, integrated as "Pro Moodle"






integrated Joomla and Moodle using JFusion component


Joomla Day New England: Organization Tips & Tricks

We opened registration for Joomla Day New England on March 4, 2009, to our immediate user group. We then started advertising on March 6.

By March 22, we had hit 100 registrants on the site. We recently decided to accept 10 more participants - just in case a few people decided not to show. Due to space limitations, we can't take more participants than this.

How did we get so many registrants so quickly? How did we manage to pull together the event in just a few short months -- we only decided to hold a Joomla Day at our January 21 user group meeting?

Here's a few tips and tricks from Joomla User Group New England!

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