On a rainy mid-summer’s evening, just two JUGT regulars shlepped out to the Firkin at Yonge @ Sheppard on Wednesday July 25th.
Yup, just me and Douglas.
You’d think that it was a lousy turnout, but our Joomla meet-up was a raging success! Why? Because, the fact that we got to know each other at these JUGT’s led to a request to help with a project.
So we spent our time well, discussing Joomla with a certain intensity over pub fare, talking about a real project. No hypothetical scenarios, no discussions about state of the JED (confession: it was a nice break!). We talked about how the Framework on Framework (aka “FoF”) really does save time writing components, using reference tables, using repositories and Phing, test-driven development, and a bunch of other things specific to the project.
Attending Joomla meet-ups is as much about getting to know fellow Joomla pros as it is learning about Joomla. For me, getting to know the JUGT regulars over the years has proved a massive plus for my Joomla freelance consulting business. How satisfying it is to help a newer regular in a similar fashion that I myself was welcomed when I was a “newer regular”.
Bring your problems to the August 22nd JUGT meet-up in Yorkville. Hope that just a few of us make it down, so you have us all to yourself!