On May 6-8, 2011 we took part in a major Joomla! event, J and Beyond, that took place in Rolduc Abbey in the Netherlands. It was indeed an exciting opportunity to connect with the community and in an extraordinary venue. Not only was it a medieval spiritual place for worship but it was also a school and beyond theology they covered quite a few subjects. This time we had a bunch of geeks wandering the halls of this unique institution and at certain point it felt like a Harry Potter movie with a different kind of “wizard”ing going on
We presented some sessions at the event …
“IE6 RIP - send flowers” where we talked about moving to a modern browser. We talked about what to look for in a web browser today. The features and standards that are presently available and updates that are close in HTML5. We also covered the work that we are doing with Internet Explorer moving forward including a discussion of what is here today with IE9 and our IE10 Platform Previews and what will be coming in our HTML5 labs to help create a better and more interoperable web.
IE6 RIP...Send flowers!
“Microsoft and the Joomla! Community” we talked about our role working with open source communities and some of the activities Microsoft is involved in to make the Joomla experience great on our platform. We discuss what we have done to help make Joomla! accessible to more users on Windows, IIS, WebMatrix and the work around multi-db support.
Microsoft and the Joomla! community
We also had Sudhi Seschala, our partner from Hooduku join us, and who delivered a session on “Joomla 1.6 support multiple databases” covering the work he’s been doing to give the Joomla community more db options including the integration work that he’s been doing for Joomla 1.6 and SQL server and with Joomla 1.6 and SQL Azure.
Joomla! 1.6 support multiple databases
We also had the opportunity to be interviewed by our friends at JoomStew Radio, Alice Grevet and Dianne Henning and a guest interviewer, Henrik Hussfelthad who dragged us over there and I was joined by Fernanda Badano, also for Microsoft, Hagen Graf from Cocoate and Toni Marie and Victor Drover from Anything Digital join us for a round of discussions. The podcast is available at JoomStew at J and Beyond 2011 - Part 4 MP3 Download.
I also got a chance to interview many friends from the Joomla! community including Ryan Ozimiek, Sudhi Seshachala, Louis Landry and many more which will be coming online at our InteropBridges.tv on Channel9 or by clicking at the images below …
Joomla! Community and Microsoft, Interview with Ryan Ozimek @ J and Beyond 2011
Jas Sandhu @jassand chats with Ryan Ozimek @cozimek, President of Open Source Matters (OSM), the non-profit organization that provides organizational, legal and financial support for the Joomla! open-source project, at the J and Beyond 2011 conference in Kerkrade, Netherlands. We talk about what Ryan does at OSM, the conference and Microsoft’s participation with the community including the work on mutli-db work supporting SQL Server and SQL Azure , Joomla in WebMatrix and more.
Joomla! Community and Microsoft, Interview with Sudhi Seshachala @ J and Beyond 2011
Jas Sandhu @jassand chats with Sudhi Seshachala, Founder & CTO at Hooduku at the J and Beyond 2011 conference in Kerkrade, Netherlands. We talk about what Sudhi’s involvement with the Joomla! community, the conference, his work on mutli-db work supporting SQL Server and SQL Azure and working with Microsoft.
Joomla! Community and Microsoft, Interview with Louis Landry @ J and Beyond 2011
Jas Sandhu @jassand chats with Louis Landry @louislandry, a core developer and leadership team member for the Joomla! open-source project, at the J and Beyond 2011 conference in Kerkrade, Netherlands. We talk about what Louis role today is, the conference, where the project is heading in the future, the work on mutli-db work supporting SQL Server and SQL Azure and Microsoft’s participation with the community.
We’ll be publishing more videos on InteropBridges.tv with more community members soon.
We had a great time there especially with connecting the diverse set of folks who represented the community. I would like to thank the organizers of J and Beyond 2011, Ryan, Sudhi, Louis and all our friends who joined us from the Joomla! community. I look forward to seeing you all again at soon.
Jas Sandhu, Technical Evangelist, @jassand