What a great time in Rome! Click to read more and see the photos from the conference!
I was given the opportunity from both Joomla.org and Rutgers to attend the Joomla World Conference in Rome, Italy for 2017. Here are some of my thoughts about it, and photos, of course!
Joomla World Conference - 2017
Italy, The Italian Bridge
First of all, I must thank the entire team at OSM for considering and granting me the scholarship for JWC2017. I have been grateful to give so much to the community over the years, and it felt so good to be recognized. I can only hope that I can continue to help the Joomla community in the future.
The event had 3 main themes to it that I would like to focus on...Theme number 1 is the social / friendship effect that the joomla community has on me and so many others. Theme number 2 is the extensive knowledge of Joomla that was shared at the conference and how we can make Joomla better with action. Theme number 3 includes the other topics that were covered at the conference just a little outside of the joomla technology, but with this knowledge will help us all to become better Joomlers and joomla developers.
Over the years, I have advised my clients to make sure you OWN MANY DOMAIN names for your business. Now in politics you can really see the danger of not buying up those domains with .org, .com. Now if you don't care, if your companyname.org goes to a different place, then no worries. However if you are concerned about your business 'ownership', make sure you own domains with different extensions and that they all point to YOUR website!
An example of domain names gone wrong is, jebbush.com and tedcruz.com. A domain name will only cost you at most $20 per year...think about that! This doesn't mean you need to purchase every single iteration of your business name, but it is a good idea to get a few...or else someone finding your company...may be brought to your competitor!