So by now hopefully have heard that JoomlaDay Chicago 2015 is coming September 19th to the Donald E. Stephens Center. This is a great event to connect with open source technology enthusiasts, both in the area and beyond. The event includes many sessions on Joomla! (obviously) but also information that is helpful no matter the technology. 2015 marks the 4th time this event has been held in Chicago and I can tell you it is truly a labor of love to put this event together.
The team behind this event has been working hard to bring to you some of the top speakers around. Last year's event included David Hurley (WebSpark and joomla.org), Michael Babker (Joomla.org), Steven Pignataro ('corePHP'), and many more. This year's event is shaping up to be just as spectacular.
The saying is New Year, New You. What about New Year, New Joomla! Site? Dec 31st not only marked the end of 2014 but also marked the end of support for Joomla! 2.5. For those keeping up with updates, there was a reminder in the administrator panel so you would not forget. While unpleasant flashbacks of the experience migrating from 1.5 to 2.5 gripped some. Others were in denial and disbelieve that a migration is needed. I, however, looked at it with cautious optimism. While my experience from 1.5 to 2.5 was far from a piece of cake, I’d been following the development and thought perhaps things would be different for the migration to 3.x and you know what? I was right.