Last night the Joomla! Boston Users Group met and had a long-distance presentation by Nick Antimisairis (nickname Nant on Joomlapolis), one of the core developers of the Community Builder (membership management) and CBSubs (subscription management) components. We used Skype to talk with Nick and DimDim to see his desktop presentation.
Learning how Community Builder and CBSubs can be used together to help manage an organization's memberships, subscription, and even sales of items was great. CBSubs seems very well integrated into Joomla! and many of the most widely-used extensions. Being able to use multiple tools without any code hacking demonstrates good core component-building and integration.
After bidding Nick good night (at 3:45 AM his time), we talked and helped one member resolve a design issue she is having with her sight. For the past several months, we've been able to fix at least one member's site each meeting. Other members have had a chance to showcase their sites and some of us have then been able to adopt some of the extensions and techniques to improve our own sites.
If you are experienced or a novice, join us and share in the experience. We meet monthly on the 4th Wednesday, 7-9 PM, at the Cyber Cafe @ Malden Square, 100 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148. For more information, check out the Joomla! Boston Users Group.