An Official Joomla Event is a local, regional or national gathering of the Joomla! community for the specific purpose of promoting the Joomla Project. The Joomla Project encourages a growing and vibrant Joomla! community and Official Joomla Events are part of that effort. To ensure continued protection of the Joomla! name, usage of the Joomla name in an event requires permission and agreement to this charter. In order to arrange or promote your own Official Joomla Event, you simply need to complete two items:
- Fulfill the requirements defined in this charter.
- Submit a your event here on community.joomla.org for official approval.
1. Official Joomla Event Definition
- An Official Joomla Event is an event open to everyone, and the only fee charged should be that necessary to cover costs. An Official Joomla Event should not used as a commercial enterprise for profit raising purposes.
- The aim of an Official Joomla Event is to provide an opportunity for Joomla! users to meet and learn together. There should be speakers on a wide variety of topics and usually an opportunity for a representative of the Joomla! Project to make a presentation or keynote.
- An Official Joomla Event is an event created exclusively for Joomla! users and related projects. It is not acceptable to name an event, for example; "JoomlaDay" if other open source projects or commercial products which are not related to Joomla! are featured.
- An Official Joomla Event may be organised on a national, regional, or city basis. There should be only one Official Joomla Event each year in a given geographic location, but there could be several in larger countries such as China, Canada or the USA
- An Official Joomla Event can be one or more days or a partial day; RE: evening, morning, etc.
- An Official Joomla Event can be backed up to another third party event, but not combined as part of another 3rd party event and must be clearly separated as an independent event. For example “CMS 3rd Party Event” cannot have a JoomlaDay immediately prior or after their event.
Examples of existing Official Joomla Events are:
- Pizza, Bugs, and Fun
- Joomla Festival