Last year Jenny Wong and Aaron Jorbin challenged the WordPress community to venture outside the WordPress bubble after speaking at PHP UK 2015. Both were enriched by the experience of connecting across technology communities and challenging others’ expectations of WordPress.
If you’re in the Tampa area and looking to branch out to some non-WordCamp conferences, the first annual JoomlaDay Florida is happening on February 27th, 2016. WordPress developers in Florida have the opportunity to connect with the Joomla community at the invitation of the organizers. The event website includes a page with a special invitation to WordPress developers:
The first annual JoomlaDay Florida is not only for Joomla enthusiasts, WordPress developers will also find the conference educational and informative. No matter what your skill level, we have some very interesting speakers and session on PHP, Joomla, WordPress and Open Source Software.
Speakers include Cal Evans, Technical Manager and head of Training and Certification at Zend Technologies. Evans is well known in the PHP community and has been working with PHP and MySQL on Linux, OSX, and Windows for the past 15 years. He will be giving a session on PHP 7 along with an afternoon keynote.
Peter Konstantakos, an agency owner who specializes in both Joomla and WordPress, will be conducting a workshop on migrating between the platforms. He will also cover topics like how to migrate between popular extensions like Virtuemart to WooCommerce.
The event schedule includes presentations on Joomla tools and workflows, building applications, contributing to open source projects, and a State of Joomla address from Tessa Mero. Tickets are just $35, comparable to a WordCamp, and include breakfast, lunch, swag, and access to the after party where you can network with Joomla professionals and enthusiasts. If you plan to attend, don’t wait to purchase your ticket, because they are already 95% sold.