Over the years, we have found that the best way to learn any open source software & attempt to be good at it is best achieved by being as active in its community as possible & by contributing in any way you can.
Over at Techjoomla as well as Tekdi Web Solutions, we have always believed in the power of Open Source & are always looking for ways to give back. Some time back, we had started helping out in 5 posts per day on the Joomla forums in a bid to help out regularly. I fell out of the habit sometime back.. But Ashwin still does it.. & i plan to start again soon as well :)
At Techjoomla at all the Joomla trainings we conduct, we always encourage trainees to get on to the forums & help out there.. Its the easiest way to contribute & it is actually easy for anyone to help as there are questions of the most basic level to the most advanced ones on the forums. So its a great way to learn.
This year, we decided to give a challenge to 4 new trainees who have joined our team at Tekdi Web Solutions a month back & have just completed a Joomla Training course.
The Joomla Community Support Challenge I !
- Each trainee starting the 20th of June shall aim for Posting 30 useful posts on the Joomla forums per day.
- The trainees have a collective goal to contribute 3000 useful posts to the Joomla forums by the 20th of July.
- The trainees shall be paid their regular salaries but will work for the Joomla community during this period.
Watch out for our trainees on the Joomla forums with the following signature !
My Name is. Trainee @ Tekdi Web Solutions. http://www.tekdi.net | Techjoomla. http://techjoomla.com
TWS's Community Support Goal: Contribute 3000 useful posts to the Joomla forums by July 20
*Note I am a Joomla Trainee trying to help! I am not an expert..Yet !
Wish us luck with the project & welcome Amita, Pallavi, Mayuri, Kshama to the Joomla Community !
If this project proves useful, we shall make it a standard practice !
SPAM ! This is one problem that any webmaster today has to contend with in his daily tasks. If not dealt with on a fundamental level it can really become a pain in the neck & also end up in consuming time. Not removing Spam comments /registrations/ forums posts on websites can really be harmful for its reputation & credibility.