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Last year at Joomladay South Africa in Cape Town I did a keynote "How to contribute to the Joomla! Community". 
In that presentation I explained that you don't need to know PHP/MySQL code to contribute to the Joomla community.

At JandBeyond 2013 (European Joomla conference) I spent one night helping out in the Joomla Bug Squad. 
With some help I submitted my 1st patch, which got accepted to the Joomla core code! This was fun!

That night many of us got enthusiastic, so one month later I helped organizing a Dutch "Joomla Pizza Bugs & Fun" day. 
We got a lot of Dutch Joomla users with no programming experience to help out with testing bug fixes that other people wrote.

In this session Peter will show how the Bugtracker & Github work, and give you an insight in the whole bugfixing & testing process. 
At the end I hope to have convinced you that you can help out, with or without programming experience, to make Joomla's code better!

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  • Presenter: Peter Martin
  • Category: Joomla

The functionality of Joomla can be extended with different types of extensions: Components, Modules, Plugins, Templates, Language files. With a little PHP & MySQL knowledge, you can create them yourself.

Peter will show you how to program a module for your Joomla 2.5/3.x website, including:

  • using the database object (to retrieve records from your database)
  • parameters (to extend the functionality of your module)
  • language file
  • alternative layout
  • installation package
  • adding a one-click update mechanism

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  • Presenter: Peter Martin
  • Category: Joomla

Joomla! 3.2 is scheduled to release at the start of November 2013. This is the third release in the 3.x series, and promisses to be an exciting release!

There's something new for everyone in this release, including Content versioning, great improvements to the Administration area of the CMS, the ability to now view the Joomla! Extensions Directory within the admin area, and install from there.

Other features include an improved Template manager, a Rapid Application Framework (Joomla! RAD), optional Two-factor authentication for better security, and Ajax interface.

Jacques and Matthew will provide you with a preview & demonstration of the exciting new features and enhancements that's planned for this release.

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  • Presenter: Jacques Rentzke & Matthew Philogene
  • Category: Joomla

Find out about the Free and Commercial resources that are available to get started with Joomla!, and where to find help.

Learn about sharing knowledge in an open source community.

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  • Presenter: Jacques Rentzke
  • Category: Joomla

During this session I'm going to present a real case of how I contributed the recent automatic multilingual install on Joomla!.

Preview the video below.

I'm going to explain how you the user can contribute to Joomla! and show some of the basic tools like:

See this link for more information on the change https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/pull/1846  

 

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  • Presenter: Javier Gómez
  • Category: Joomla

There have been many developments in the world of semantic markup over the past few years, which are increasingly being given attention by search engines who are using data provided through adding contextual information to their search listings. As website developers, designers and implementers we need to be aware of these developments to ensure our websites are featured prominently in search result pages. This session will cover what semantic HTML is, how it can be used to provide contextual information along with examples, and how we can do this in Joomla! specifically.

The session will also cover using Google+ to associate your authorship of material, creating template overrides with the relevant microdata, and how to go about troubleshooting microdata-related problems.

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  • Presenter: Ruth Cheesley
  • Category: SEO & Marketing

What is SEBLOD?
Who are SEBLOD?
Who uses SEBLOD?
Why use SEBLOD?

  • overview
  • pros and cons
  • summary

Sites built with SEBLOD

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  • Presenter: Dwight Barnard & Matthew Philogene
  • Category: Joomla

We live in an age where "things" are changing so quickly, predominantly driven by technology, that it is extremely difficult to actually stop the bus, get off and reflect on the "So What?" question! 

We live in the day of instant gratification – I want it now, not next week or even later today – now! Just look at the “Mobile Telephone” and “The Smart Phone” market! It is difficult to reconcile that it is only 20 years since the first Cellphones were in use in South Africa.

How long ago did Facebook start, and Twitter, and LinkedIn – and Plaxo? When was the “World Wide Web” first introduced for public consumption? What happened to Netscape? What has happened to the PDA?

Look at how Twitter has transformed journalism! How Skype has changed the lives of families living on opposite sides of the world! Who needs vast and expensive Online Conferencing facilities when you can do it for free with Skype?

We are caught up in the “internet of things”! 

What is “Cloud Computing”? And do we care?

What is real, what is myth? What is fact and what is fiction? What actually adds real business value?

There are two clear markets – the Business Market and The Consumer Market – and yet they

overlap! Business thrives on consumers (customers) but what is the real business value of Facebook?

Who needs a web site when we have Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter.

What about OpenSource and Freeware? Is it really “free”?

Who is winning the battle for the “business mind”?

Who needs The Oxford English Dictionary, Encyclopaedia Brittanica and Wikepedia, when we have Google?!

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  • Presenter: Rick Parry
  • Category: Business/Marketing

Learn more about the Joomla! Certification Program and how you can get involved. Sarah will give you an overview of the Joomla Certification Program and then she will devote the session to a panel discussion where you can ask questions and give feedback to the Joomla Certification Program Team.

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  • Presenter: Sarah Watz
  • Category: Joomla

An in-dept look at the challenges and processes that led to the successful implementation of Joomla at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

As the largest university in the Western Cape, we explore our approach to implementing and maintaining our Joomla 2.5 to suite the needs of our more than 1 million monthly visitors.

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  • Presenter: Lovemore Nalube
  • Category: Joomla

You have a site with awesome content, and you have users that are interested in your content. Now you're thinking "How can I make money from my site?". Enter Google's Monetization products, including AdSense. In this session, we'll cover how Online Advertising has evolved and how you can use AdSense and Doubleclick for Publishers to monetize your content.

We'll walk through the setup of an AdSense account and learn how to navigate the AdSense account. After that, we'll have a look at Doubleclick for Publishers and how you can use this amazing product to take your monetization to the next level.

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  • Presenter: Daniel Acton
  • Category: Business/Marketing

The Raspberry Pi (RPi) is a very small and efficient (3.5 watts) mini Linux computer based on an ARM processor. Originally the single board computer was developed in the UK for educational purposes. They expected to sell 10,000 devices in the 1st year. Instead they sold 1 million! Probably due to its versatility and low price ($ 35) it has become an instant success...

Connected to a modern TV the RPi functions as a mini computer. Connected to a network it can function as a (web)server. And that's where Joomla fits in...

In this presentation, Peter will demonstrate how to set up the RPi as a web server for Joomla. How to use the command line to install & configure Raspbian (Debian Linux optimized for RPi), Nginx (=very fast alternative for Apache webserver), PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin and, of course, Joomla. Finally Peter will show you how to increase your websites security & performance.


Local resource for Rasberry PI Hardware  pifactory.co.za

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  • Presenter: Peter Martin
  • Category: Joomla

AGOA.info where data disaster helped us learn how to manage this more efficiently.

SEEDinit.org - A multi-lingual site built on SEBLOD CKK, how to streamline content and manage languages through Joomla!

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  • Presenter: Matthew Philogene
  • Category: Joomla

Yellowfin is a complete Business Intelligence (BI) platform. From data to dashboards Yellowfin delivers an amazing collaborative BI experience. In this presentation, Nick will demonstrate the complete value proposition that Yellowfin has to offer. The following areas will be highlighted during the presentation:

  • Interactive Dashboards – All in a browser.
  • Sharing and collaboration – Connecting with data, people and creativity to make better decision
  • Mobile BI - Your data anywhere, anytime.
  • Proactive alerts & exception reporting – Let you know the moment sometime happens.
  • Insightful data visualizations - Data visualization is not only a great way to present your data, but a
  • powerful way to explore your data as well.
  • Locations Intelligence - Your data mapped.
  • Rapid data analysis - Data analysis requires more than just basic filtering - you need to be able to explore your data.
  • A complete BI platform – A single-integrated solution.

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  • Presenter: Nick Cadenhead
  • Category: Business/Marketing

Google Plus is the backbone of the Google Ecosystem. How can businesses and Developers take advantage of this and how to implement the analytics for Social.

Youtube is Google's second Social platform. How can businesses take advantage of the ecosystem and how does Youtube be social.

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  • Presenter: Brett St Clair
  • Category: Business/Marketing

Prevention is better than cure. This is no exception with security and the Joomla Operating system. It's not a matter of IF your websites will be attacked, but only a matter of WHEN they will be attacked. The question is, are your websites prepared to withstand the onslaught, or are they a malicious script field day case study where the doors and windows are left wide open?

As an introduction, Paul will look at the foundations of server and script security and various tips and tricks to harden your Joomla instance against possible attacks. This talk will provide practical steps you can apply to immediately beef up security of your current Joomla instance. Secondly, he will discuss the practical steps you need to follow if you wake up one day and the unthinkable did happen. This talk is a must for Beginner and Intermediate Joomla users, and the old timers can also join to make sure all leaked information is accurate.

Never say never, and welcome to the resistance!

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  • Presenter: Paul van Jaarsveld
  • Category: Joomla

Blank screens, deprecated errors, missing Class errors, can't login, can't install, my website is slow, my website got hacked... We all have run into one or two of those. If not, other people have... If you don't believe me, just visit  http://forum.joomla.org/ :-)

In this presentation Peter will learn you to:

  • identify a problem
  • identify the real problem behind it
  • solve that problem
  • or get help quickly by asking the right questions

In the process you might learn something more about Joomla's Debug mode, .htaccess, phpMyAdmin, permissions, XAMPP, Akeeba Backup, Admin Tools, Google Chrome Inspect Element, FireFox Firebug, diff...

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  • Presenter: Peter Martin
  • Category: Joomla

redMIGRATOR is a free and easy to use non-tech migration tool now written for Joomla! 2.5 and Joomla 3.x. It is designed to assist administrators in moving the contents of their Jooomla 1.5 site into a new Joomla! 2.5 or 3.x installation.

During the session we will see a live migration using Database and also using the new RESTful webservices migration process.

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  • Presenter: Javier Gómez
  • Category: Joomla

About Joomla!Day

JoomlaDay™ in South Africa has been running since 2007, with the 11th event being organised in 2015. The event has been held in Cape Town, Durban & Johannesburg. read more...

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