Newly formed JUGT Steering Committee
Since the JUGT's inception, February 25 2008, it has put on regular pub nights and various workshops and seminars. A few weeks ago, 6 of the core active members decided to band together and build a more organized, more robust group. Lately the steering committee has been planning up-coming events, seminars and workshops, a new website and creating a more formal organizational structure. Since October 6, 2012, the JUGT Steering Committee has been meeting weekly, Tuesday nights at 8pm via Our Google+ Hangout.
One of the groups long term goals is to host a Joomla! Day in Toronto, and we have been meeting with the other Joomla! group leaders in USA and Canada to connect with them an learn from them to make our group as good as it can be!
If you haven't already gotten involved, we encourage you to do so in any way you would like to that you feel would be of benefit. You can be a participant, a planner, a helper, committee member or whatever you feel like! If you have a great idea, or would like to get more involved, please email us.
We are currently looking for venues for workshops and Seminars, we are looking to partner with Educational institutions in Toronto, and we are seeking possible Sponsors.
Stay in touch by making sure you are on the mailing list, come out to the events, enjoy each others company and become better web workers! What do you think of a Christmas party? Check out our facebook page, get connected with us professionally through Linkedin, and make sure you check the website once in a while. Great stuff is coming down the pipeline that you don't want to miss!
February 18, 2014 Workshop
Our February workshop is all about image sliders, and how to use them to incorporate graphics into your websites - after all, this is the Web, and not Gopher.
So come on out and find out about image sliders - we're talking about Frontpage SlideShow, Nivo Slider, and DJ Image Slider and maybe one or two more. We'll try to give you some tips on using them, as well as preparing your images.
You can sign up for the meeting at Meetup.com, but everyone is welcome even if you don't.
The meeting starts at 7:00PM sharp this Tuesday, February 18, 2014, in Committee Room 4 at the North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St, North York. Accessible via subway at the North York Centre stop, and plenty of nearby parking.
January 15 2014 Night Out
JUGT January 2014 Night Out.
Beat the January Blah's and escape from in front of your computer screen.
January Night Out for JUGT is this coming Wednesday, January 15, 2014, in the west end at Scruffy Murphy's. Round about 7:00PM - there will be a reservation under the name 'Joomla' so they'll be able to point you to where we are.
Come on out to celebrate surviving the holiday season, and the most unseasonable weather. Whether it's ice storm, polar vortex, rain, freezing rain, fog, freezing fog, raining frogs, or raining freezing frogs join us for a conversation about all things Joomla!
So, why don't you come along? Sign up at Meetup.com (although you're welcome to attend in any case).
February 2014 Happenings
Here's what's happening in February.
The Night Out is Wednesday February 12th at the Duke of York on Prince Arthur, starting at 7:00PM (although you probably won't see anybody dressed like the guy on the right).
Our February workshop is all about Image Slider extensions for Joomla!
No, not this kind of sliders ...
We're going to look at some of the better known ones, and give you the information to help you make a choice about which one you'll want for your sites.
The workshop will be at the North York Civic Centre, this time in Committee Room 4, starting at 7:00PM on Tuesday February 18th. We're starting a little later to make it easier for everyone to get there, but we're going to try to start right on time.
The next planning Google+ Hangout is Tuesday February 11th at 8:00PM - anyone that is interested can let us know their G+ ID (see JUGT on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Meetup) and we'll send out an invitation to join in (at least until we hit the limit on participants). They're also recorded to YouTube if you can't join in but still want to see what we're talking about.
January 21 2014 Essential Firebug
In this workshop, Gilles will share with you the wonders of Firebug. Firebug is an indispensable tool for debugging and customizing websites as well as inspecting what's under the hood of sites. Real life examples will be used to demonstrate the powers and tricks of Firebug.
The workshop will include a sharing session for other developers share their Firebug "secrets".
Gilles is the founder of True Connections Web Development. He has a background in Computer Science and has been involved in web design since 1995. He’s a fun, enthusiastic and Creative Head who gets a kick out of delivering outstanding customer service. He also operates a video production company, True Connections Video Productions.
January 21, 2014 at 7:00PM (sharp!)
North York Civic Centre,
5100 Yonge Street, North York
Committee Room 2 (lower level)
December 2013 Update
The Night Out on December 11 was the only actual event this month, but we're already thinking ahead for the new year.
Here's things to mark in your calendar for 2014 (and one for 2013).
We're having the next Steering Committee meeting Google+ Hangout on Tuesday December 17th at 8:00PM - we're very open on these so if you'd like to participate in the planning process just contact me (
) about being added to the invite list for the hangout.
We've picked out dates for January, February, and March, and have the January event planned.
The workshops are planned for January 21, February 18, and March 18, at the North York Civic Centre meeting rooms.
Our first workshop of the new year is being presented by Gilles Gagnon, on the use of the Firebug extension for Firefox. Gilles will be showing how Firebug is an indispensable tool for debugging and customizing websites as well as inspecting what's under the hood of sites. You'll know Gilles from several of our events, as well as from his companies True Connections Web Development and True Connections Video Productions.
Nights Out are planned for January 15 at Scruffy Murphy's, February 12 at The Duke of York, and March 12 at The Frog.