Ah yes, this is indeed a glorious era for learning and networking. There are conferences and webinars coming out our ears, wifi spots a-plenty, 3G data services galore and if you're lucky, sponsored drinks at the bar.

So, what say you to some mingling? If you’d like to get out and partake in a solid (or virtual) handshake or two, our weekly events list is designed to help. Every Tuesday we plug as many relevant events as we can find into the big list and publish it, just for you.

Are we missing something? Don’t hesitate to add your event to our events calendar (view all events). And if you've got feedback on the coming events — good or bad — do share it in the comments below.

July Events

July 27-August 1 (Sydney): Usability Week

Usability Week 2009 takes you beyond the typical conference experience, offering a three-day usability camp, a three-day intensive session on interaction design, and several specialized, day-long tutorials on core usability topics.


August Events

August 6 (London): Umbraco Meetup

A day of Umbraco fun, networking, socialising - we've got swag to give away including umbraco.tv subscriptions!

August 11-14 (San Jose): Search Engine Strategies

Each year, marketers, corporate decision makers, webmasters and search engine marketers (SEMs), including pay per click (PPC) advertisers and search engine optimization (SEO) professionals gather here to attend SES San Jose. Approximately 6,000 search and digital enthusiasts are expected in 2009. Your customers, colleagues and competition will be in attendance — will you?

August 12-13 (San Francisco): Open Source World 

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo® is expanding to become OpenSource World™ and is co-locating with Next Generation Data Center™ and CloudWorld™ to offer an end-to-end view of enterprise technology within the data center.

August 12-13 (San Francisco): Cloud World

CloudWorld will bring together the users of Web-centric software, infrastructure and services designed to drive acceptance and deployment of cloud computing in the data center.

August 17 (Reno): Joomla Beginner Training

Learn all about Joomla 1.5 and begin managing your website like a pro. You'll learn how to build a Joomla website, from content organization, optimization, working with extensions and basic web marketing.

August 24 (New Orleans): Joomla Beginner Training

Learn all about Joomla 1.5 and begin managing your website like a pro. You'll learn how to build a Joomla website, from content organization, optimization, working with extensions and basic web marketing.


September Events

September 1 (Paris): DrupalCon

Building on the success of previous DrupalCons we have included all the core features you’d expect, high quality sessions and keynotes from Drupal leaders. Plus, for the first time, we are introducing a Business day and a Drupal Job fair to further increase your networking opportunies.

September 10-11 (Switzerland): Magnolia CMS Conference

This technical conference brings together Magnolia users, developers and administrators in one place. Through expert instruction, hands-on tutorials and case studies, attendees will gain the knowledge they need to rapidly build simple open source content management solutions with Magnolia CMS

September 15-16 (Toronto): IDEA Conference

IDEA2009 brings together the world’s foremost thinkers and practitioners: sharing the big ideas that inspire, along with practical solutions for the ways people’s lives and systems are converging to affect society.

September 26-27 (Sheffield): CMS Made Simple Geek Moot

The developers of CMS Made Simple have finalized plans for the yearly developer conference. However, there is one major change… we're inviting you to join us.

On 26-27 September, CMSMS will host the first public Geek Moot event at The Showroom in Sheffield, UK. There will be plenty of presentations by the devs and others, events, networking and just general geeking out. There are plans for evening events in the works and they will be announced soon.

September 28-29 (Atlanta): Hannon Hill Cascade Server User Conference

Last year's Cascade Server User's Conference was a huge success, and we're already working on making this year's even better. We'll be offering more user-driven sessions, more hands-on functionality-related demos, more basic-user intro sessions, and more case studies. You'll have the opportunity to learn more about Cascade, interact directly with the Hannon Hill team, and learn from and share your experiences with other users

September 30 - October 1 (Washington, DC): Rethinking Corporate Communications

In its second year, RETHINKING CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS is an interactive and intimate conference for corporate, government and non-profit communicators. Learn from the most perceptive thought leaders the skills and best practices essential for business success this year

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