DevSummit07:Case Study: Extending Joomla to Create the Nonprofit Soapbox

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Facilitated by Ryan Ozimek, PICnet

Ryan will explain how PICnet has extended Joomla, and built a pivot around it to enable their Non-Profit Soapbox service to avoid reliance on any one type of CRM or email delivery service, allowing the platform leverage a wide variety of services.

This session will offer a case study in building to integrate.

Some takeaways from the session will include:

  • How to determine which open source community is ripe for becoming a pivot?
  • How to avoid the internal dependency model (aka the "we can do everything better than everyone model")?
  • Building connections with 3rd party services in the real world.
  • Providing value-added solutions to the community with minimal costs.


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