Did you ever feel like you’re the only Joomla user in the village, and wish you could meet Joomlers in your neighborhood? You might join a Joomla User Group, and if there isn’t one where you live, create one. Joomla has people who can help you find, run or create a Joomla User Group. They’re called - you could have guessed it - the Joomla User Groups Team, and they’re here for you. This month the JCM has the pleasure to meet four of them!
What is the team’s main goal?
Todd Woodward: We want to encourage and support existing Joomla User Groups, and foster the creation of new JUGs.
Ahmad Moussa: We want to encourage and support all existing and new local Joomla User Groups that are being organized by the community to meet Joomla users in real life to share Joomla knowledge. We are also planning to create and support a new directory for online Joomla Users Groups which can help Joomlers to meet online from anywhere and anytime without any constraints as many organizers and Joomlers couldn’t attend face to face or in-person meetings due to Covid-19 pandemic.
What is your place in Joomla’s ecosphere?
Todd: I can't speak for the rest of the team, but the JUGs are the grassroots. They are where people can meetup, learn from others about Joomla, and brainstorm possible ways to create Joomla sites. We want to foster that active participation and, hopefully, make members of these JUGs future team members and project volunteers.