Open Source User Conference Targets Central Texas - Joomla! CMS Provides Model with Stellar Growth

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The Joomla! project announced today the next Joomla! users conference will be held in Austin, Texas on July 21st, 2007. Joomla! is an award-winning, Open Source Content Management System (CMS) that facilitates the building of highly scalable Web sites and other powerful Internet applications.

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The Joomla! project announced today the next Joomla! users conference will be held in Austin, Texas on July 21st, 2007. Joomla! is an award-winning, Open Source Content Management System (CMS) that facilitates the building of highly scalable Web sites and other powerful Internet applications. Joomla users conferences, formally known as "Joomla! Day", are held around the world in over 16 countries. This Joomla! Day specifically targets the growing high-tech communities of the Central USA and Mexico.

Joomla! Day Central USA and Mexico will provide technical and non-technical users training and skills to fully exploit the Joomla Content Management System. Attendees will interact with the key developers and leaders within the Joomla! project which include Johan Janssens, Project Leader, Louis Landry, Lead Developer, Andy Miller, Design & Web Standards Working Group, and Rob Schely, Quality & Testing Working Group.

Joomla! provides thousands of free, pluggable components and Web templates and it is used for simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! provides capabilities for social networking, blogging, e-commerce, Intranets, corporate Websites and more. Joomla! is released as free software under the GNU General Public License (GPL) to guarantee the ability to share and change the software to suit a variety of needs.

"In less than two years, the Joomla! community has grown from a few to over 116,000+ members and millions of Websites. The Joomla! project continues to serve as a model for community-focused open source software development." comments Christopher Justice, sponsor of the Joomla! Day conference in Austin. "We feel this event is very timely and will serve to expand the use of Joomla! through more community collaboration." Justice has been a content management and Internet application visionary with leading companies like IBM, Vignette Corporation and now serves as Chief Executive Officer of Sparksight, Inc.

"We have structured this Joomla! Day based upon the feedback from hundreds of commercial and non-commercial users in the Joomla community," comments Johan Janssens, Project Manager of the Joomla Project. "Joomla's ease of installation combined with a vast range of both free and commercial extensions makes Joomla! the software of choice for Web sites throughout the world."

As a non-profit event, Joomla! Day will charge an admission fee of $99 to cover the cost of the meeting room and food provided. Any remaining proceeds will be contributed back to the Joomla! project.

To register for the event and for more information visit: http://www.joomladayusa.org

Joomla! Day Central USA and Mexico
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2007
Time: 11am CDT - 7pm CDT
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown
500 North IH-35 Austin, Texas, USA 78701
Tel: +1-512-480 8181
Fax: +1-512-457 7990

About Joomla! and Joomla.org
Joomla! is one of the fastest growing content management systems since it was released in 2005. With a user community of over 116,000 members and thousands of downloadable extensions, Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable for small to very large Websites. The Joomla! community freely shares knowledge and software tools with the community members, primarily without any compensation. The Joomla.org Web site is one of the top 500 most visited Web sites on the Internet as provided by Alexa. Joomla! is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is currently used by organizations such as the United Nations, BMW, LAWeekly, ITWire, Porsche Brazil, United States Department of Peace, and many more.

For more information, visit http://www.joomla.org

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