We had a great weekend in Boston at the Microsoft Nerd Center. (How appropriate, right?) Not only was the day of sessions very informative, but I met lots of new people and got to catch up with community friends I hadn't seen since the JWC.

If you attended my session, first. thanks! Second, in case you wanted to see the slides again, I have them on slideshare and embedded at the end of this article. There was a demo in the session, but that is not included in the slides.

matt mullenweg robbie adairHad a great time at the conference. Full of good sessions and interesting keynotes.

Was great to have WordPress and Drupal reps there - Open Source Unite!












robbie-jdayhouThe first ever JoomlaDay Houston was a great success in my book.

First, a big thanks to all the sponsors - without you guys we wouldn't have had a JDay Houston! See the complete list of sponsors here.

The Microsoft venue was in a convenient location and had plenty of room for everyone. All attendees received a canvas bag with red handles and a black v-neck t-shirt with the JDay Houston full color logo on the front and the sponsors in white on the back. We had a continental breakfast, a Tex-Mex fajita buffet for lunch catered by N'Dulge Catering, and after hours social at the YardHouse in City Centre.

I didn't get to attend all the sessions, but I enjoyed the ones I did get to attend and heard positive feedback from others about the other sessions. To see a full list of the sessions offered and links to the slides the presenters provided after, please look here.

If you attended my session and wanted to see the slides again, I have them on slideshare and embedded at the end of this article. Half or more of my session is demonstration, but there may be some information that the slides will provide.



JoomlaDayHouston-04 2Very excited about JoomlaDay Houston!  My article, "Houston, We Have a JoomlaDay" talks all about it and can be found in this month's Joomla@ Magazine - READ IT HERE.

And, don't forget to sign up to attend while the discount tickets are still available!

See ya there!






Robbie Adair - Joomla Day Boston SpeakerI totally enjoyed speaking at Joomla! Day Boston! It truly was a fantastic event and was so well organized, you wouldn't have guessed it was the inaugural year. I also had the opportunity to attend Jessica Dunbar, Nicole Ouellette, and Luke Summerfield's sessions, they all did a great job.

Dianne Henning, the event organizer extraordinaire, started the day off and then Paul Orwig, President of OSM, delivered a cool talk on the future plans for Joomla and the community. He used an African proverb to support his message, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." During lunch, Elin Waring went over the new features of Joomla 3.x, going into detail on the new tags. David Hurley, Joomla! Community Manager, wrapped up the event with a surprising sneak preview of some of the milestones being set for the future of Joomla development.

Thanks again to Joomla! Day Boston for selecting me to speak and thanks to Siteground for sponsoring my talk!

For the people that asked for my slideshow, you can view it here.  It is the slides only, not the live demos.