Joomla is an award-winning Content Management System (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. The benefits of Joomla! include:
Local communities worldwide organise Joomla Days. A Joomla Day is an event created exclusively for Joomla users and projects and usually draws a regional audience. More information: http://community.joomla.org/events/joomla-days.html
Local Joomla User Groups (JUG) are a great way to meet new people, get help with a project, or share your own knowledge with other Joomla users. Joomla is everywhere so check to see if there's already a JUG in your area. If not, you might want to consider forming one.