Please do not post local MEETUPS in this group :-)
Provide resources, discussions, and best practices for anyone involved in running their local user group.
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I'm sitting right now in the monthly meeting of the Drupal Branding And Marketing Committee and one of our objectives is to see Drupal Association Memberships promoted at Camps and Local Meetups.
To that end... I wanted to ask it here.
Are you, as an organizer, promoting the DA Membership as a way to support the DA and the Drupal project?
I'd be curious to hear who is and what your experiences have been.
In short order, I'll be posting some instructions in here on how you can get involved in that process, but for now I'd love to hear your thoughts and stories.Read more
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
Hello! I'm gathering some research on what is the most important information on a group page on g.d.o.
I would like to hear from group organizers especially, but group member opinions are also useful.
List the 5 most important pieces of information, in order of importance, (excluding title ;)), and your role, e.g.
- Something else
- That thing
- The block showing the stuff
- More stuff
Role: Organizer (or member)
I'm looking to gather your feedback early next week (Tuesday May 22) and will use it to inform a prototype design for Drupal Commons.Read more
Cross posting my blog post from a.d.o.
Do you organize meetings, camps, or sprints?
Come join myself and rocking community organizer Doug Vann for the Drupal Community Leader meetup at DrupalCon Denver. In this two hour meeting and roundtable discussion we'll bring together our organizing powers to spread the power of the Drupal community throughout the world.
What can you expect?Read more
The Denver team has just released a set of slides to help promote the conference at your user group meetings.
What do you do?
- Download the slides (13MB) from the spread the word page. These are png files so you can just insert them into whatever presentation software you use.
- Insert them in the presentation software and show them at your meetups
- Come to Drupalcon Denver and get your friends to as well
So we've been talking about creating a [Non-g.d.o.] site for DrupalPGH for a while now, and the idea of creating a distribution to share with other local user groups would seem to fulfill that need, give us an interesting topic to discuss and build, and create a tool for other user groups. Question is, what should such a distro look like? Are other user groups interested in such a thing? I know many groups have non-g.d.o. sites, the content and functionality seems to vary quite a bit.Read more
Last updated by Mediacurrent on Tue, 2011-10-25 17:20
Attached is a Drupal Summit Planning Guide, which processes how Mediacurrent and the local Drupal community organized the inaugural 2011 Atlanta Drupal Business Summit. The document is intended to help other organizers throughout the world plan a similar event - included in the guide is our budget, checklists, and other lessons learned.
We would welcome your feedback.
WHAT IS A DRUPAL BUSINESS SUMMIT?Read more
What are some examples of regional Drupal websites? And what purposes do they serve? What are other open source communities doing?
Please edit and add yours!
[We're considering making a site for Drupal Ireland and considering these models - h]
- Community sites. They provide the space for community interaction, event planning, discussion.
- Public facing welcome mats for decision makers
- Websites for the regional association or group.
- Are there any which are replacements for the Drupal.org Marketplace? listing service providers for an area or region.
So, we have a lot of Drupal Camps going on in the Midwest this year. This is a GREAT thing! It means the local communities are getting strong enough to start hosting these camps. I know this year our camp could have been a lot larger, our venue this year was big enough to handle something MUCH larger, but as I'm sure a number of others out there are experiencing some balance of sponsors, speakers, and attendees that may or may not already be committed to another Drupal Camp.Read more
Just a quick reminder that the deadline is September 30th for the second cycle of community cultivation grants: http://association.drupal.org/grants
Conference Organizing Distribution (COD) code sprint on October 8 & 9, 2011 in Downtown Los Angeles #CODD7
Join members of the Los Angeles Drupal user group in the Drupal community's second code sprint for updating COD (Conference Organizing Distribution) to Drupal 7. This is a joint event produced by LA Drupal's Pro Drupal 7 Development book study group and Droplabs, a Drupal coworking / hackerspace in Downtown Los Angeles.
Join us in person or online!
During the code sprint, we'll be gathered in the #drupal-cod IRC channel and all are welcome to join us. The event organizers and attendees will also be checking Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @UseCOD or use the #CODD7 hashtag.
About COD, the Conference Organizing Distribution
COD is used for building conference and event websites. It's built on Drupal, the highly-regarded open-source web framework and content management system, and each component is independent of each other. This means you can disable the features you don't need, whether it's selling tickets or listing sponsors or allowing session voting.
Just like Drupal, COD is free and can be used by anyone. There is a very long list of sites that use COD, from the DrupalCon Chicago and DrupalCon London conferences to RIACon, Brisbane Innovation Camp, the Meego Conference, the Bay Area Drupal Camp, and our own Drupal Design Camp LA.
Here are just some of the great features in COD:
- Session submission, voting and moderation
- Session schedule grid
- Personalized attendee schedules
- Easy event registration and attendee management
- Community features (forums, friending, etc.)
- Easy sponsors management
We're already using COD on Drupal 6 for the Drupal Design Camp LA 2011 website and we plan to use COD on Drupal 7 for Drupal Design Camp LA 2012. COD is not yet ready for this but we're not afraid of rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty.
Help us improve COD and you'll also be helping numerous Drupal contrib projects, including Location, Signup and Commerce, as well as other organizations and conferences, such as DrupalCon, SCALE 10x and DrupalCamps around the world including our own Drupal Design Camp LA.
- Find a venue (done! we're meeting at Droplabs)
- Gather interest and sponsorships
- Set up a hosting environment for group collaboration
- Add contributors to our version control system
- Download COD, set up the team with tools, including Quickstart
- Get up to speed on work that has already been done:
- Debate Commerce vs. Ubercart 3 (just kidding: the COD roadmap lists Commerce)
- Code! Code! Code!
- Update the COD issue queue with current progress
- Write a summary for Planet Drupal to thank our sponsors and contributors, aid any future CODD7 sprints, etc.
Pre-sprint discussion and planning
We've already begun discussing and planning several parts of the code sprint during the first 15 minutes of each Pro Drupal 7 Development book study group meeting. To join the conversation, click the Signup button below, post a comment below, contact any of the event organizers at the top of this page or just drop by the Pro Drupal 7 Development study group some Monday night.
The attendance of the book study group is already capped for this book group cycle but you're more than welcome to drop by, talk with us and work on your projects at Droplabs alongside other Drupaleros.Read more
The mission of the Drupal Travelers Program is to connect businesses and traveling community members with local communities and events in the areas that they are visiting.
You are welcome to edit and add to this wiki, but keep the list organized and do not remove entries unless you are that meetup or group organizer.
Adding links, dates and geographical locations is encouraged.
Table of Contents
- Participating Meetups and Groups
- Detailed Descriptions of Meetups
- Original Post Describing the Program
|4th Tuesday of Each Month||4th Wednesday of Each Month||4th Thursday of Each Month|
|Frontend Drupal / Design 4 Drupal||Downtown Los Angeles Drupal||San Gabriel Valley Drupal|
When editing and adding meetups below, be as descriptive as you'd like. It may be helpful to businesses and traveling community members for them to have as much information as possible.
The Frontend Drupal / Design 4 Drupal meetups are on the 4th Tuesday and are usually in Culver City, CA. They focus on design, theming, usability, typography and other frontend-related topics.
With enough notice, Downtown Los Angeles Drupal organizers can produce special events at Droplabs on the 4th Wednesday in Downtown Los Angeles.
Droplabs already hosts several Drupal meetups each month, including the High Performance Drupal and general Downtown Los Angeles Drupal meetups. These meetups have had attendance of between 20-65 attendees.
The San Gabriel Valley Drupal meetups are on the 4th Thursday in San Gabriel Valley (usually Pasadena, CA). They have a general focus and have an attendance of between 15-30 attendees.Read more
Pleased to announce that Atlanta will be holding its first ever Drupal Business Summit on Friday, September 30th 2011 at Georgia Tech.
The event is targeted towards business professionals that are involved or have oversight of web-related initiatives within an organization. There will be particular value for those considering open-source based solutions, evaluating CMS options, or in the process of standardizing part of or all of their web properties to Drupal.
Registration is FREE - for additional info please visit:Read more
On July 26th we will announce the first details about our DrupalCamp Singapore.
The announcement will be made in Hackerspace.SG, 70 Bussorah Street,
where there's a major CMS event taking place.
See the event page here:
Also, check out the SG Drupal Community's meetup post:
Leveraging Facebook, and efficiently managing the tools available for community communication and growth
I'm wanting to get a discussion going, primarily about creating a Facebook page for the South African Drupal community, secondarily about the other communication tools at our disposal and how best to use them.Read more