The Joomla! Community Magazine won two awards in the recent J.O.S.C.A.Rs and the latest edition, June 2011, is now available to read.
The 2011 Joomla! Open Source Creative and Artistic Recognition Awards were announced during J! And Beyond (JAB) 2011, an international conference held in Kerkegrade in the Netherlands in May. The Joomla! magazine won in the Community Website category and also received a Special Award for Joomla! Innovation of the year.
There's an article in June's issue about JAB 2011, which in turn has links to photos, podcasts and videos of sessions that provide full feedback on the event including its lively social scene. Another article in the issue reports on an unconference that took place there about the future of Joomla! and presents the views of many of those in the Joomla! community who are feeling frustrated that not enough is happening around the project.
Paul Orwig's article in the Developer Workbench section was also motivated by feedback from JAB 2011.Having heard comments from more than a few developers that it could be difficult to get code accepted into the Joomla! core, Paul committed to publishing a JCM article to try and address those concerns and the result is a two-part Navigating the code development process.
One of June's feature article reports on an effort to discover how many government websites are build in Joomla!. It reports that there are over 1800 of them as shown on the map reproduced below and also listed on a website that enables visitors to explore them and has a video showcasing some of them.
Global distribution of Government website built on Joomla! (Click to expand)
The June magazine also reports on a development aimed at getting more people involved in Joomla! A new Help wanted in the community forum has been created for more details see Paul Orwig's article The Joomla! project wants you!
For the rest of the contents of this and previous issues, go to the Joomla! Community Magazine.
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