Boston MA (PRWEB) March 07, 2014
Christopher Nielsen CEO of CNP Integrations has been selected as a featured presenter at Joomla Day Boston, to be held March 15 and 16th, 2014 at Microsoft’s NERD Center. Christopher Nielsen’s presentation on “GEO Mapping and the next generation of the Joomla Resource Directory” will unveil the latest features and potential opportunities for registered Joomla providers by listing on the new Joomla Resources Directory (JRD) portal.
On behalf of the Joomla CMS community, Christopher Nielsen, of CNP Integrations, along with well-known community developer (Team leader for Joomla’s Google Summer of Code) Chad Windnagle are co-chairs of the volunteer group in charge of the Joomla Resources Directory redesign initiative. This initiative started many months ago as the team has gathered insights and advice from a broad spectrum of Joomla Community members and like-minded volunteers. The beta version of the site was revealed in November 2013 at the Joomla World Conference where they recruited several new members to the team as well as some useful contributions. Paul Parisi, Duke Speer, David Hurley, John Harrington, Chiara Aliotta, Brian Mitchel and Daniele Rosario all helped get some final touches for this revised version of the JRD across the finish line.
This early phase release is planned to debut at the Joomla Day Boston event on March 15th. With this release they will begin the process of aggressively recruiting membership and gathering a broader range of participation globally. It is all part of the buildup for a full release, which may add more great features or co-promote other portal initiatives within the community. It is anticipated that this year will bring about a global campaign to build and update many of current Joomla portal systems as well as unveil many new initiatives in the works. The Joomla project is getting some exciting new synergy lately with the announcement of achieving the 50 million downloads and a serge of new volunteers.
The new Joomla Resources Directory has also had significant contributions from the CNP Integrations team. Erico Lopez the lead developer of CNP’s flagship commercial extension GEO Radius Search http://www.georadiussearch.com has contributed, as well as CNP’s Digital Strategy expert Fred Sarhadi. Erico contributed technical support and custom features for GEO Radius Search which along with the ZOO (http://www.yootheme.com/zoo) and Zoolanders (https://www.zoolanders.com/) extensions are the core technologies used to build the new Joomla CMS portal. Fred Sarhadi was the designer for the new JRD badges concept that users can put on their site. Using the new JRD badge gives Joomla Registered Providers a “badge of excellence” and code of conduct which Joomla customers can count on, much like having a Better Business Bureau badge.
The 50-minute presentation by Christopher Nielsen will cover some of the enhanced GEO navigation that was implemented. He will explore how the new JRD is easier to use and offers a gateway for either getting premium support for building web solutions or getting involved in the community. The discussion will go over some new GEO navigation features, how the JRD can benefit the Joomla ecosystem and underlying framework used to build the portal. “In the process of building and researching extensions for the JRD portal I came across the technology behind the GEO Radius Search. I felt this was a fantastic tool with great potential for how we wanted to navigate the JRD. Since the development team was in transition to other priorities, our company ended up purchasing the technology platform so we could make sure it was supported over time and could be a foundation for the GEO navigation on the JRD. This acquisition allowed us to enhance the extension specific to the needs of the JRD while delivering more features and functionality to our customers. The JRD has been a perfect case study for us and we have been able to give back to the community in a more meaningful way,” says Mr. Nielsen, owner of CNP Integrations.
CNP Integrations http://www.cnpintegrations.com is a Bronze Sponsor of this two-day “Joomla! Day” event. Joomla! Day Boston will be filled with social interaction, include insightful learning paths and feature presentations by many well-known web developers, designers, marketers and Joomla experts.
“Participation in Joomla Day Boston is a real honor. These Community driven events offer a chance for folks to get introduced to new ideas and information that can improve their experience with using the Joomla CMS and as a likeminded community we can have a lot of fun in the process,” Says, CNP Integrations CEO and co-founder, Christopher Nielsen.
More information about the event can be found online at: http://www.joomladayboston.com/.
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