On Saturday, October 12th I'll be speaking at Joomla Day Chicago, talking about how I developed the Klub (a membership site) with Joomla site components. I've done about 95% of the site development on my own, the rest has been done by the fabulous SD Williams from Danico Enterprises. SD is the driving force behind Joomla Day Chicago 2019 and she really knows how to make it happen.
Here are the details:
Saturday, October 12th, 8:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Depaul University, 1E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL 60604.
Tickets include two meals (breakfast and lunch) and alllll the presentations you can fit in for 65 dollars.
(Pssst! There's a coupon code available on the website.)
What is Joomla?
Joomla is the open source website software that I've used for this site for as long as I've been blogging in it. Joomla is used by small and large companies, including Nintendo, Peugeot (cars), and Universal Music Group, among others. Really: if it weren't for Joomla, this company wouldn't be where it is now, I can tell you that!
What does "open source" mean?
Open Source is software that is free to use, free to redistribute, and free to modify. It's kind of like a library, but it's a software program and there are endless copies that you can make--totally legal and free.
Why did Nicole choose Joomla?
I chose Joomla because I had already built another website in Joomla and I love how the website functions. I was able to create the main website portion and the Client portal, as well as all the blogs and bells & whistles available for $0 for Joomla and $60 for my template, plus a small monthly hosting fee, so basically for less than $200/year. That's a pretty low cost for starting a new business, and man was it awesome.
Using Joomla and creating a website for next-to-nothing enabled me to start this business on the size budget I had, which was next-to-nothing. Enabling people with creative ideas to find their audience is life-changing, and Joomla definitely changed my life.