The Joomla! project
   Community involvement
   Nieuwegein, Netherlands
  Wilco Jansen, Sander Potjer
What is this presenta,on about?
What is this presentation about?




A project like Joomla can only be achieved
with an active community, in case of Jooml...
The beginning…
On 31 August 2005
On 27 April 2009
User Groups Around the World
To boldly go where no one has gone before?


• 4.640.631 visitors and 24.235.484 page hits
  past month
• 1.611.740 posts,...
To boldly go where no one has gone before?
To boldly go where no one has gone before?
The key for the growth of Joomla!
The license
Leadership (workgroups)
And community
“All  together”
Communi'es in the Netherlands
JoomlaCommunity.eu

‐ founded on October 1st, 2008

‐ by 16 (old‐) team members of 
DutchJoomla

‐ currently 25 team membe...
JoomlaCommunity.eu

‐ founded on October 1st, 2008

‐ by 16 (old‐) team members of 
DutchJoomla

‐ currently 25 team membe...
Timeline

‐ October 1, 2008:
Launch of JoomlaCommunity.eu
Timeline

‐ October 1, 2008:
Launch of JoomlaCommunity.eu

‐ January 10, 2009:
Dutch local help in Joomla 1.5.9
Timeline

‐ October 1, 2008:
Launch of JoomlaCommunity.eu

‐ January 10, 2009:
Dutch local help in Joomla 1.5.9

‐ January...
Timeline

‐ October 1, 2008:
Launch of JoomlaCommunity.eu

‐ January 10, 2009:
Dutch local help in Joomla 1.5.9

‐ January...
Short site tour, what do we offer?
JC subsites

www.joomlacommunity.eu

‐ news

‐ general info

‐ Joomla! books

‐ Joomla! agenda

‐ newsle[er
JC subsites

www.joomlacommunity.eu

‐ news

‐ general info

‐ Joomla! books

‐ Joomla! agenda

‐ newsle[er
JC subsites

www.joomlacommunity.eu

‐ news

‐ general info

‐ Joomla! books

‐ Joomla! agenda

‐ newsle[er
JC subsites

download.joomlacommunity.eu

‐ Dutch transla'ons of Joomla 
core (1.0 and 1.5)

‐ Dutch language files for 
ex...
JC subsites

download.joomlacommunity.eu

‐ Dutch transla'ons of Joomla 
core (1.0 and 1.5)

‐ Dutch language files for 
ex...
JC subsites

help.joomlacommunity.eu

‐ documenta'on for Joomla 1.0 
and 1.5

‐ documenta'on for Joomla 
extensions

‐ doc...
JC subsites

help.joomlacommunity.eu

‐ documenta'on for Joomla 1.0 
and 1.5

‐ documenta'on for Joomla 
extensions

‐ doc...
JC subsites

help.joomlacommunity.eu

‐ documenta'on for Joomla 1.0 
and 1.5

‐ documenta'on for Joomla 
extensions

‐ doc...
JC subsites

forum.joomlacommunity.eu

‐ anyone is welcome!

‐ for real Joomla n00bs & 
professional users
JC subsites

forum.joomlacommunity.eu

‐ anyone is welcome!

‐ for real Joomla n00bs & 
professional users
JoomlaCommunity.eu structure
Team members

‐ 25 team members

‐ from the Netherlands and 
Belgium

‐ ages between 16 and 56

‐ Hobby & Professional 
Jo...
Documenta*eteam


Team members

‐ 25 team members

‐ from the Netherlands and 
Belgium

‐ ages between 16 and 56

‐ Hobby ...
Documenta*eteam


Team members

‐ 25 team members

‐ from the Netherlands and 
                                Moderatorte...
Documenta*eteam


Team members

‐ 25 team members

‐ from the Netherlands and 
                                      Moder...
Documenta*eteam


Team members

‐ 25 team members

‐ from the Netherlands and 
                                      Moder...
Communica,on
Communica,on

‐ our (private) forums
Communica,on

‐ our (private) forums

‐ MSN/Skype group chat
Communica,on

‐ our (private) forums

‐ MSN/Skype group chat

‐ on (Joomla!) events/
mee'ngs
Joomla! releases

Q: “How is it possible that the 
Dutch transla'on is released 
so soon acer a Joomla 
release?!”
Joomla! releases

Q: “How is it possible that the 
Dutch transla'on is released 
so soon acer a Joomla 
release?!”

‐ we’r...
Contribute to the Joomla! project
“Why should I contribute?”
“How can I contribute to    ?”
How can I contribute?

‐ help other users on the 
forums
How can I contribute?

‐ help other users on the 
forums

‐ give feedback/report bugs
How can I contribute?

‐ help other users on the 
forums

‐ give feedback/report bugs

‐ send in your transla'ons of 
exte...
How can I contribute?

‐ help other users on the 
forums

‐ give feedback/report bugs

‐ send in your transla'ons of 
exte...
How can I contribute?

‐ help other users on the 
forums

‐ give feedback/report bugs

‐ send in your transla'ons of 
exte...
“That’s certainly 'me‐consuming!” Or...?
“What is in it for me?”
Sneak preview!
We’re working on:

‐ security list
We’re working on:

‐ security list

‐ Joomla User Groups
We’re working on:

‐ security list

‐ Joomla User Groups

‐ restructuring of Downloads 
& Documenta'on
We’re working on:

‐ security list

‐ Joomla User Groups

‐ restructuring of Downloads 
& Documenta'on

‐ integra'on of 
M...
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Presentation about the Joomla project en community involvement, with a closer look on the local Dutch Joomla community, given at Dutch Joomladays 2009 in Nieuwegein by Sander Potjer & Wilco Jansen

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  1. 1. The Joomla! project Community involvement Nieuwegein, Netherlands Wilco Jansen, Sander Potjer
  2. 2. What is this presenta,on about?
  3. 3. What is this presentation about? A project like Joomla can only be achieved with an active community, in case of Joomla! the FOSS philosophy is used and the project materialized by the GPL
  4. 4. The beginning…
  5. 5. On 31 August 2005
  6. 6. On 27 April 2009
  7. 7. User Groups Around the World
  8. 8. To boldly go where no one has gone before? • 4.640.631 visitors and 24.235.484 page hits past month • 1.611.740 posts, 360.683 topics and 276.761 users in our forum • More then 10.000.000 download • 82.000 registered developers and 2.255 registered projects on Joomlacode • 4.688 registered (active) projects on our extensions site • 60+ supported languages
  9. 9. To boldly go where no one has gone before?
  10. 10. To boldly go where no one has gone before?
  11. 11. The key for the growth of Joomla!
  12. 12. The license
  13. 13. Leadership (workgroups)
  14. 14. And community
  15. 15. “All  together”
  16. 16. Communi'es in the Netherlands
  17. 17. JoomlaCommunity.eu ‐ founded on October 1st, 2008 ‐ by 16 (old‐) team members of  DutchJoomla ‐ currently 25 team members
  18. 18. JoomlaCommunity.eu ‐ founded on October 1st, 2008 ‐ by 16 (old‐) team members of  DutchJoomla ‐ currently 25 team members Our main targets: ‐ broad Joomla plaDorm in NL ‐ promote Joomla ‐ good rela'onships with Joomla  users/developers/company’s in  the Netherlands & Belgium ‐ high quality Joomla transla'on ‐ real ‘community’ and  ‘Joomla’ (all together) spirit ‐ suppor'ng Joomla events
  19. 19. Timeline ‐ October 1, 2008: Launch of JoomlaCommunity.eu
  20. 20. Timeline ‐ October 1, 2008: Launch of JoomlaCommunity.eu ‐ January 10, 2009: Dutch local help in Joomla 1.5.9
  21. 21. Timeline ‐ October 1, 2008: Launch of JoomlaCommunity.eu ‐ January 10, 2009: Dutch local help in Joomla 1.5.9 ‐ January 15, 2009: Moorua.org &  JoomlaCommunity.eu join forces
  22. 22. Timeline ‐ October 1, 2008: Launch of JoomlaCommunity.eu ‐ January 10, 2009: Dutch local help in Joomla 1.5.9 ‐ January 15, 2009: Moorua.org &  JoomlaCommunity.eu join forces ‐ March 19, 2009: Official Joomla! transla'on Dutch Transla'on Team founded
  23. 23. Short site tour, what do we offer?
  24. 24. JC subsites www.joomlacommunity.eu ‐ news ‐ general info ‐ Joomla! books ‐ Joomla! agenda ‐ newsle[er
  25. 25. JC subsites www.joomlacommunity.eu ‐ news ‐ general info ‐ Joomla! books ‐ Joomla! agenda ‐ newsle[er
  26. 26. JC subsites www.joomlacommunity.eu ‐ news ‐ general info ‐ Joomla! books ‐ Joomla! agenda ‐ newsle[er
  27. 27. JC subsites download.joomlacommunity.eu ‐ Dutch transla'ons of Joomla  core (1.0 and 1.5) ‐ Dutch language files for  extensions ‐ VirtueMart
  28. 28. JC subsites download.joomlacommunity.eu ‐ Dutch transla'ons of Joomla  core (1.0 and 1.5) ‐ Dutch language files for  extensions ‐ VirtueMart
  29. 29. JC subsites help.joomlacommunity.eu ‐ documenta'on for Joomla 1.0  and 1.5 ‐ documenta'on for Joomla  extensions ‐ documenta'on for VirtueMart ‐ local Dutch help server
  30. 30. JC subsites help.joomlacommunity.eu ‐ documenta'on for Joomla 1.0  and 1.5 ‐ documenta'on for Joomla  extensions ‐ documenta'on for VirtueMart ‐ local Dutch help server
  31. 31. JC subsites help.joomlacommunity.eu ‐ documenta'on for Joomla 1.0  and 1.5 ‐ documenta'on for Joomla  extensions ‐ documenta'on for VirtueMart ‐ local Dutch help server
  32. 32. JC subsites forum.joomlacommunity.eu ‐ anyone is welcome! ‐ for real Joomla n00bs &  professional users
  33. 33. JC subsites forum.joomlacommunity.eu ‐ anyone is welcome! ‐ for real Joomla n00bs &  professional users
  34. 34. JoomlaCommunity.eu structure
  35. 35. Team members ‐ 25 team members ‐ from the Netherlands and  Belgium ‐ ages between 16 and 56 ‐ Hobby & Professional  Joomla! users
  36. 36. Documenta*eteam Team members ‐ 25 team members ‐ from the Netherlands and  Belgium ‐ ages between 16 and 56 ‐ Hobby & Professional  Joomla! users 4 teams: Documenta'on team
  37. 37. Documenta*eteam Team members ‐ 25 team members ‐ from the Netherlands and  Moderatorteam Belgium ‐ ages between 16 and 56 ‐ Hobby & Professional  Joomla! users 4 teams: Documenta'on team Moderator team
  38. 38. Documenta*eteam Team members ‐ 25 team members ‐ from the Netherlands and  Moderatorteam Belgium ‐ ages between 16 and 56 ‐ Hobby & Professional  Joomla! users 4 teams: Documenta'on team Moderator team Subsites & structure team Subsites & structuurteam
  39. 39. Documenta*eteam Team members ‐ 25 team members ‐ from the Netherlands and  Moderatorteam Belgium ‐ ages between 16 and 56 ‐ Hobby & Professional  Joomla! users 4 teams: Documenta'on team Moderator team Subsites & structure team Transla'on team Subsites & structuurteam Taalteam
  40. 40. Communica,on
  41. 41. Communica,on ‐ our (private) forums
  42. 42. Communica,on ‐ our (private) forums ‐ MSN/Skype group chat
  43. 43. Communica,on ‐ our (private) forums ‐ MSN/Skype group chat ‐ on (Joomla!) events/ mee'ngs
  44. 44. Joomla! releases Q: “How is it possible that the  Dutch transla'on is released  so soon acer a Joomla  release?!”
  45. 45. Joomla! releases Q: “How is it possible that the  Dutch transla'on is released  so soon acer a Joomla  release?!” ‐ we’re following the  development ‐ some team members are  also involved in the Joomla  Bug Squad ‐ we receive the release notes  early as transla'on partner ‐ great teamwork!
  46. 46. Contribute to the Joomla! project
  47. 47. “Why should I contribute?”
  48. 48. “How can I contribute to  ?”
  49. 49. How can I contribute? ‐ help other users on the  forums
  50. 50. How can I contribute? ‐ help other users on the  forums ‐ give feedback/report bugs
  51. 51. How can I contribute? ‐ help other users on the  forums ‐ give feedback/report bugs ‐ send in your transla'ons of  extensions
  52. 52. How can I contribute? ‐ help other users on the  forums ‐ give feedback/report bugs ‐ send in your transla'ons of  extensions ‐ join one of our teams 
  53. 53. How can I contribute? ‐ help other users on the  forums ‐ give feedback/report bugs ‐ send in your transla'ons of  extensions ‐ join one of our teams  ‐ other contribu'on, eg  monthly ar'cles
  54. 54. “That’s certainly 'me‐consuming!” Or...?
  55. 55. “What is in it for me?”
  56. 56. Sneak preview!
  57. 57. We’re working on: ‐ security list
  58. 58. We’re working on: ‐ security list ‐ Joomla User Groups
  59. 59. We’re working on: ‐ security list ‐ Joomla User Groups ‐ restructuring of Downloads  & Documenta'on
  60. 60. We’re working on: ‐ security list ‐ Joomla User Groups ‐ restructuring of Downloads  & Documenta'on ‐ integra'on of  MijnJoomlaSite.nl into  JoomlaCommunity.eu
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