Friday, March 09, 2007

Announcement: Joomla and Ubuntu Workshops


The parallel Workshops on Joomla and Ubuntu/FOSS Migration are definitely happening this March 12, 2007. The workshops will be held at Seminar Rooms A and B of the National Engineering Center, University of the Philippines (Diliman), Quezon City.

The workshops will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a lunch break from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. Registration is free.

The workshops are organised by the Institute for Popular Democracy, and hosted by the College of Engineering, University of the Philippines.

Post-Conference FOSS Workshops on Joomla, Ubuntu and FOSS Migration

Freedom and community sharing are values at the heart of free software/open source. Conference resource speakers, Johan Janssens of the Joomla Development Team and Vladimir "Kaladan" Petkov of E-Rider and the InterSpace Media Art Center (Bulgaria) will be holding parallel workshops on March 12, 2007 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The workshops are designed to stimulate productive exchange between and among FOSS users and developers.

1. Joomla Workshop
FOSS developers, web editors, Joomla users and advocates, and anybody with an interest in getting their organisation's offline content on online and managing their Web content will benefit from this workshop. Know about what's next in Joomla development, tell Johan Janssens -- lead developer of Joomla -- your experiences with the famed content management system, ask that tough Joomla tech question the answer to which still eludes you, meet other Joomla people. And even if you're just curious about what Joomla is, this workshop is still open to you.

2. Ubuntu + FOSS Migration
Ubuntu users will be interested to attend this workshop, and exchange notes and ideas with Vladimir "Kaladan" Petkov who is actively involved in localisation of Ubuntu in Bulgaria. This year's e-Rider's Dirk Awardee, Kaladan has extensive
experience in assisting various types of communities in FOSS migration. His model for migrating to FOSS has been used successfully by many Bulgarian NGOs and many e-Rider teams abroad. FOSS advocates, Linux users and system administrators interested in FOSS migration
issues and strategies will benefit from this workshop.

The post-Conference workshops are free of charge. No free lunch though, and you have to pre-register via email to secure a seat.

For pre-registration to the Workshop on Joomla, Ubuntu and FOSS Migration, please write to: events | at |

with the appropriate Subject header:

* Joomla Workshop (if you're attending the Joomla workshop)

* Ubuntu + FOSS Migration (if you're attending the Ubuntu and FOSS migration workshop)

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