JoomlaDay New England

Joomla!Day New EnglandThis weekend Christine and I attended Joomla!day New England in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA. The event took place in the local Marlboro College Graduate School and was organised by Jen Kramer, Andrea Tarr and many more people (btw, they should be mentioned somewhere on the site). It started Friday evening with a template workshop held by Matt Thomas and Barb Ackemann. We arrived just on time to attend this workshop, had pizza and learned a lot about the construct template framework.

We ended up in a bar near our hotel, the Latchis, which is a famous Art Deco building in Brattleboro.

Next day the Joomla!Day started with a good breakfast and Paul Orwigs first keynote as president of Open Source Matters. He was very honest and I enjoyed the way he was presenting. Watch his slides:

Afterwards, I attended the wonderful session from Jason Mark - Mobile Strategy. I like the way Jason is thinking about using mobile devices (follow him on twitter :) ).
Then I presented my thoughts on mobile solutions for Joomla!

I had many interesting conversations with the participants afterwards and I decided to write a book on that topic (Going Mobile with Joomla!). It will be available at the end of May 2012. And hopefully Dawn Russell will create a cover. :)

Christine presented her session after lunch and I was quite impressed. I didn't see the slides before. But have a look by yourself ...

We spent a nice evening in the Marina restaurant with some of the attendees and organizers and if things go well, we'll see a Chinese translation of the Joomla! 2.5 - Beginner's Guide :)

Next morning Dianne Henning recorded a JoomStew PodCast while at breakfast (listen to it at

'Unattended children will be given espresso and a free kitten'
Breakfast in Brattleboro

Recording of JoomStew Podcast

  • Thanks a lot Mike, it was a pleasure for me too. Hopefully you can manage to come to JandBeyond :) - by Hagen Graf on 2. April 2012 - 5:06
  • omg... that's not a very friendly message... - by Hagen Graf on 2. April 2012 - 5:16
  • Look close at the first photo on this page and see if you can spot me. I love nerds! - by Larry The Lizard on 2. April 2012 - 18:16
  • LOL, Hagen Graf that's not a possibility at the moment. - by Mike Carson on 2. April 2012 - 5:12
  • Hi Hagen! Thanks for the nice write up about the weekend's events. It was nice meeting you and Christine! Looking forward to your Going Mobile with Joomla book... and if Dawn doesn't do a cover, I'd love to give one a try :-) - by Justin Herrin on 2. April 2012 - 3:15
  • Nice overview Hagen Graf, had a wonderful time getting to know you and your wife better this weekend. - by Mike Carson on 2. April 2012 - 4:49


Great Blog, I have a lot catch up to do, a need to belong.
I made up the presentations by you and Christine, impressive, inspiration and a lot to do …

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