Welcome to the Drupal Event Organization group. Here we share meetup, camp, regional conference, and international conference organization tips and tricks. The event calendar should be used to announce events, not this group. Feel free to share your tips about successful events and plans, find partners to organize meetups.
There are some lists of tips for event organization:
The Drupal Romania Association Board is proud to announce the city of Târgu Mureș as host of the 2013 Romanian Drupalcamp. The event will take place during 2nd and 3rd of November. This is the fourth major event of the Drupal Romania Association after its founding, back in 2010. Previous Drupalcamps were held in Timisoara (2010), Bucharest (2011) and Arad (2012).Read more
Saforian, a web design agency located in Northern Virginia, developed an event app for the upcoming DrupalCon Portland. Our fun, interactive app simplifies the event experience by showing you what’s going on at the conference and the hot spots to check out in Portland, along with making it easy to connect with other Drupal lovers. Not only is the app loaded with useful easy-to-access information but the way it's presented and its user interface are incredibly fun and interactive.Read more
In preparation for the Making Drupal Meetups and Events Rock presentation at DrupalCon Portland, we (the presentation panel members) have put together a super-short six question survey for Drupal event and meetup organizers.
Please take 2 minutes (probably less!) to complete our survey so that we can help make Drupal events and meetups around the world rock even more: http://goo.gl/haF3O
Thanks in advance,
We are happy to announce the second Drupal Meetup, the first TopDay event in 2013!
Our sole purpose is to build a powerful local community around Drupal.
As a continuation of our first session, we are going to show you how awesome Drupal is, while being open source and free at the same time.
This time, instead of just presenting you some cool modules, we are going to show you how we built the current site you are looking at!Read more
I didn't make it to last Saturday's Drupal Meetup in Seoul(I live in Beijing) but saw photos taken and shared by Ken on Seoul Korea Drual User facebook group http://www.facebook.com/groups/kdrupal
Following is how this meetup happened. :) Connecting traveling/visiting Drupalist to local drupal community
I heard it was great! :) So much tips and Korean drupalists were very grateful and impressed again about great DRUPAL COMMUNITY SPIRIT! :).
BIG Thanks to Tino!Read more
Around 40 Drupalists and people curious to learn Drupal gathered right before Christmas on 20 Dec 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. The first regular large scale Drupal meeting in Bangkok saw many Drupal developers sharing their experience and demoing their sites. Hans Christian Schrøder, immediate former president of Drupal Association Norway and myself (Sven Berg Ryen), president of Drupal Developer Network (Singapore) shared experience of organizing meetups and ways to get the community engaged. The venue was kindly sponsored in kind by Microsoft Thailand through Prisda Gomutputra.
Earlier in 2012, a meetup was organized in July by Sven and Hans Christian, and another meetup in September by Sven. It's now great to see that there will be regular meetups at a venue that offers projector and classroom facilities.
Interest in regular meetups
As the local developers presented themselves, it was very clear that there was a strong interest to learn about Drupal. Experienced Drupal developers were also sharing a lot, both in English and Thai. Towards the end, a poll was taken, and the group decided to meet once a month on Mondays. The next meeting will be held 28 Jan at Microsoft Bangkok, 38th Fl. CRC Tower, All Seasons Place.
Challenge of bilingual drupal communities
Language was not a problem at the meetup. A few people spoke in English and a few people in Thai. The key elements of the Thai conversations were translated to English without disrupting the flow of the meetup. As the majority of people in the room spoke Thai, this was really okay.
The main challenge when it comes to language is in finding learning resources for those new to Drupal. There is very little knowledge shared in Thai about Drupal, which represents a problem for those not fluent in English.
A good way to increase and grow the Drupal community in Thailand will be sharing of knowledge in blogs and online articles that can be found through online search. Hopefully local Thai developers can also share/present at meetups partially in Thai.
Should slides be in English/Thai? I actually can't say for sure, though the focus for growing drupal in Thai needs to be put on creating resources in Thai language, so that the meetup and community is most welcoming to developers that find Thai more convenient than English.
Visiting Thailand as a drupalist?
Come present something and share your knowledge with local drupalists. There's a contact form on the meetup page that you can use to get in touch with the organizers. With the many options for beach, sun and relaxation in Thailand, you might even want to use the Drupal meetup as an excuse to spend time in Thailand ;)
Thailand Drupal resources
- http://www.meetup.com/Drupal-Meetup-Bangkok/ (meetup page)
- http://groups.drupal.org/thailand (This group)
- http://www.facebook.com/DrupalThailand (Facebook)
- http://drupal.in.th/ (Forum)
Presenting and sharing by Drupal developers
Group photo with most participants
We are pleased to invite everyone to the UK’s capital to join the brightest minds in Drupal for a three day Drupal Camp which will bring together Drupal developers, themers, users and those interested in learning more about Drupal.
Drupal Camp London will be held on the weekend of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd March 2013 and is kindly hosted by City University, London, EC1V 0HB (in between Angel and Old Street, London).Read more
Do you like the name, "GLADCamp" (Greater Los Angeles Area Drupal Camp), for our upcoming DrupalCamp?
Real Life Drupal -With Adrian Webb, former lead architect, NBC Universal
A focus on providing Drupal architecture and implementation guidance through authentic use cases of number of organisations successfully leveraging Drupal for their needs. These include NBC Universal, The British Council, MTV, NYSE, Sony, NHS, Economist, Examiner, and the White House, USA.
I. Designing the optimal Drupal solution
9 - 9:45 - Introduction to Drupal
Last updated by christefano on Sun, 2013-03-24 04:48
This wiki document provides a how-to and checklist for recording, sharing and uploading videos of presentations and meetups for the video channel at https://vimeo.com/GLADrupal published for and by the Greater Los Angeles Drupal user group (formerly Downtown Los Angeles Drupal).
Although this wiki document details how things are being done now (i.e. at the time of this writing), the comments below are an excellent place to discuss and suggest how to improve this process, reduce its costs, generalize it for other user groups and make it more effective and / or collaborative.Read more
First off, I hope this is a good place to post this. If not, let me know and I'll make sure to move it.
A little background
I've presented at many Drupal events, both camps and cons, for years now. I often present on community topics, and generally, unless I am a keynote, the audience at these sessions is, in a word, disheartening. Often the audience is very, very small, and composed of people who already "get" what I'm talking about, so I feel like I'm preaching to the choir instead of reaching a lot new people. Don't get me wrong, I have definitely met great people, gotten new people excited, and felt some great successes from my sessions. But, those are definitely rare, and when measured against the time and energy required to give a presentation, it's frustrating. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way.
I'm honestly getting tired of doing community-focused sessions at events, but I feel like many of these sessions are important conversations for our community. Here are some of my thoughts about this issue going forward.Read more
Hey everybody: The first barn raising for surfcorps.org was a blast. A lot of progress was made. Let's have another one and move this project along.
Currently, I'm available on weekends but I have a project ending soon and will be more available. Droplabs in downtown LA is available as a venue. Who wants to join in and what days and times are good for you?
If you're participating in a local Drupal user group- give them this 5 minute presentation to tell them about DrupalLadder.org and how we're going to reach 1% contribution level. That's 1% of total active drupal.org user contributing to the project.
Play it right here in your browser (slideshare)Read more
Several community organizers and members of the Drupal Coworking group are having an open conference call on on Friday, October 5, 2012 between 5-6pm Pacific (8-9pm Eastern) to discuss Drupal, coworking, best practices for organizing Drupal Coworking Fridays, and more. Join us!
For calling in by phone and Skype, we'll be using FreeConferenceCallHD. To receive the conference call information, click the Signup button below. The agenda will be determined by the attendees. Please post your agenda suggestions in the comments below.Read more
Drupal is going to be spread out and exposed bigger than ever in Korea soon.
Drupal Camp Seoul 2012 is scheduled on Oct 6th 2-6PM for 100 seats and already more than 111 people signed up for 120 limit signup capacity.
Not many people ever heard of Drupal in Korea and this camp is not like other drupal camp in USA or European countries.
It is more like introducing Drupal along with other CMS.
I wondered if Drupal Association would be interested in supporting to spread out Drupal in Korea with this event.
One thing I thought was having video setup and edit and share/upload.
On behalf of the SF Bay Area Drupal community, I want to invite everyone to attend this year's Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp) hosted on the beautiful campus of the University of California at Berkeley from Thursday, November 1st through Sunday, November 4th. Now in its sixth year, BADCamp is the flagship Drupal event of the San Francisco Bay Area and is expected to draw almost 2000 attendees for four days of summits, sessions, sprints, and social events.
Would anyone be interested in joining a conference call to discuss the state of Drupal and coworking?
I've been to a couple BoFs on the subject at BADCamp, DrupalCon Denver, etc. but I haven't really brought what I've been hearing and learning back to Drupal Groups. I'd like to change that and begin documenting some of our successes, challenges and best practices.
To that end, I'd love to hear what others are doing during Drupal Coworking Fridays, and in particular I want to hear from people who want to attend or organize coworking days in their area but haven't for some reason.Read more
"How to Rock Your Drupal Groups Announcements" How-To at Droplabs and via WebEx on Monday, September 17, 2012
This Monday, September 17, 2012, we're having an event focusing on How to Rock Your Drupal Groups Announcements, followed by a Drupal After Dark at Droplabs. If you're new to announcing events on Drupal Groups (i.e. groups.drupal.org, or "GDO") or are already a seasoned event organizer, this event is for you. Join us!
We'll be meeting between 7-8pm Pacific at Droplabs, your FREE Drupal event and coworking space in Downtown Los Angeles. Those interested in attending this event remotely are welcome to join us via WebEx. After the how-to session, we'll have time for questions and answers and then finish off the night with a Drupal After Dark at around 8pm.Read more