It’s the one conference each year that our team looks forward to the most. Not because of the great promo swag, or even the unique locations... we love this conference because of the people. The only way to describe this event is “family reunion” for the passionate community of Joomlers.
There are two reasons why we sponsor this and other events. First and foremost, it's one of the ways that we give back to the communities that our company is based upon. Second, to engage with talented community members. The result is always invaluable feedback and discussions on life, the web and everything in between.
This year we set up our brand new booth on the night before the conference. With a cozy foam/wood floor and a colorful backdrop, we were excited to see the reaction from our friends at JWC. To maximize the fun-factor, we also brought along a fancy Virtual Reality rig. The result: We couldn’t have been happier with the outcome! A strong indicator of a successful conference is losing one's voice by the second day... though late night karaoke sessions may have also contributed to that.
As we headed home and back to the daily grind, one thing stands out. Joomla remains stronger than ever. Not just because the CMS is top-notch. It’s also because the community itself remains strong. Disregard “trends” for a moment and take note of the passionate people behind this project. That is what makes the real difference in the long run. JWC - see you next year!
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