Andrew Eddie has the pleasure of being invited as the guest speaker at the Software Queensland Peer Group lunch on the 25 February 2010. Software Queensland is a professional advocate body for the ICT industry in Queensland, Australia.

Andrew Eddie will be speaking at the Joomla Day in Melbourne (Australia) on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February. Friday’s topic is about introducing Joomla to non-profit organisations and why Joomla is a viable option to investigate for content management. On Saturday Andrew will be presenting the latest on Joomla 1.6. On Sunday morning Andrew will be conducting a half-day training seminar for Joomla developers. This is the best Joomla development training you will receive almost anywhere in the world.

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Last night I had the pleasure of being invited to attend the Christmas party of Software Queensland. Software Queensland was established in 2004 to be an advocate and peer network for the ICT industry within Queensland, Australia. Unbeknown to me, an inaugral medal was being awarded to an individual that demonstrated an outstanding contribution in the Queensland software industry. The feeling of amazement as my name was read out as the initial recipient of this medal - I will remember for a long time.

Joomla 1.6 already demonstrates the ability to add your own user groups and access levels. Recently the groundwork for the new permissions system was completed and is ready to showcase.

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Joomla provides you with many options by which to display an article. However, did you know one of the most underutilised options is the fact that your article can hide its own “Intro Text”? The teaser you see in a blog layout, or a newsflash module, can be different when you actually display the full article - just look at this one.

The video and notes to Andrew Eddie’s presentation to the Joomla User Group Brisbane (7 July 2009) on current state of Joomla 1.6 are now available.