Joomla! Day returns to Finland! The conference will run Saturday November 5th at Helsinki's popular social meeting spot Hub Helsinki.
The event will be an unmatched networking and learning opportunity for the Finnish Joomla! community. Speakers will be attending internationally to discuss the latest developments in Joomla, featuring among others a keynote from Ryan W. Ozimek, President of Open Source Matters, and a presentation by Matias Griese, Lead Developer of the wildly popular Kunena extension.
You can register for free on the website JoomlaDayFinland.com
Program for Joomla!Day Finland 2011
Registration and coffee
Welcome and introduction
The Vision Pushing Joomla! Forward - Keynote by Ryan W. Ozimek, President of Open Source Matters.
There has never been a better time to get involved in the Joomla community than today. In Ryan's presentation, he will provide a look back into Joomla's past and provide a vision for the Joomla of the future. Joomla is a constantly evolving project, and Ryan will share his insight on areas for growth and ways you can get involved.
Future of Mobile - the opportunity for Joomla!, and why Joomla! developers should care.
The mobile internet usage is booming and will very soon exceed the desktop internet usage. Everyone with a website should mind mobile users, as despite the modern smartphone browsers there are several usability, technical, and business factors speaking for an optimized mobile version of each site. This session will explore the key mobile trends and what things need to be taken into consideration with a mobile/mobilized site.
Coffee break and networking
Success case: Kunena
Kunena is an extremely popular extension - it has been installed on about 300-500,000 websites and has 100,000 downloads per version. The success has been overwhelming, and the team is now faced with a challenge of trying to generate money from the product to support their efforts. Matias Griese will be telling Kunena's story. Matias is the lead developer of Kunena and has either written or reviewed all the code.
Business around Joomla! - How customers see Joomla!, how to sell and price services, and what are the ins&outs of template and extensions business? Panel discussion
We know Joomla! is great, but how to convince the end customers? What ways are there to make money with templates and extensions? In this session we will have representatives from Joomla! developer and template and extension maker companies discussing the business aspects of Joomla! and open source in general.
What value do big corporations provide for Joomla! and Joomla! developers? Panel discussion
What is the tangible value large firms can provide Joomla! and open source movement? Are there conflicts of interests? Is there something in it for the normal Joomla! developer? Discussion with Ryan W. Ozimek, Pasi Mäkinen from Microsoft, and Joomla! developers.
Drinks & networking + OPEN MIC
Have a few minute's free word on anything around Joomla (advance notification preferred but not mandatory)
Helsinki, the capital of the Republic of Finland, is a modern city with over half a million residents and is situated on the Baltic Sea. In 2000 Helsinki was an official European City of Culture while celebrating its 450th anniversary.
Helsinki is also chosen as the World Design Capital for 2012.
Helsinki together with the neighbouring cities of Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa forms the Helsinki metropolitan area with more than a million inhabitants.