As Joomla! celebrates its eighth birthday, a very special opportunity exists to celebrate the successes of the project and highlight its future to developers in the Nashville area in the month of August.
A newer concept being implemented this year by the Joomla project is the coordination of in-person code sprints, bringing some of the brightest talents in the Joomla community together and dedicating a couple of days to nothing but making Joomla better. This first event recently happened in Manchester, England, with a focus on user experience. The results of that event were very impressive to say the least. On August 15 and 16, six talented individuals will be coming together in Nashville to focus on code stability for the upcoming Joomla 3.2 release and planning for the CMS' long term future.
Immediately on the heels of this effort, a few of us will be shifting gears to focus on the Joomla Framework at the CoderFaire event in Nashville on August 17 and 18. The Joomla project is a proud sponsor and CoderFaire Lab Partner for this year's event and will also have a session demonstrating the Joomla Framework during the first day. If you're in the Nashville area and Joomla or PHP development interests you, I highly recommend picking up a ticket for this event and coming out to see us. As a Lab Partner, we have the special privilege of a dedicated space to set up shop and talk code, so spend a few minutes picking the brains of myself and David Hurley, Joomla's Community Development Manager.
Those who've come to know me over the years know that I don't get the opportunity to attend many events, so needless to say I'm excited to both be able to work on the code and promote the project during this week in August.