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I just started a local group for Ithaca, New York. Ithaca is small college town, 30k, 100k metro with about 25k college students. We are about an hour an away from Syracuse which is the closet city of any size. There are 2 groups, Western New York and Albany, NY near us which generally meet 3 hours away from us.
Drupal Camp Asheville 2011
Well it's about time we got the ball rolling on planning for Drupal Camp Asheville. The goal is to have a meeting (presumably at Top Floor Studio in Asheville, NC) in two weeks to get the base plan laid out.
I started a google calendar here: https://www.google.com/calendar/b/0/embed?src=7i9imrputs2u7divjrt9p041gg... and can give write access to whoever wants it. I plotted the major drupal events I could find from a quick search. If you know more please comment and I will add to the list.Read more
The DC London Marketing Team needs to urgently recruit an Online PR person to help write press releases and distribute useful information and news about DC London to the Drupal blogging community and other interested stakeholders. The role will involve building a mailing list of Drupal bloggers, plan communications campaigns, write interesting press releases, and distribute information and goodies to bloggers. Also, importantly, get feedback from the blogger community and listen to their ideas and respond to requests for info where required.Read more
We are in the early planning stages for Drupalcamp Atlanta 2011 and wanted to throw Saturday, October 8th out as a potential date.
Does anyone know if this conflicts with any other Drupal/OSS events or major happenings in the Atlanta area? I know Do it With Drupal and the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit are scheduled for the following week.
Finally, interested in volunteering? We will begin to tee up committee meetings soon. If you would like to help out please reach out to me at dave dot terry at mediacurrent dot com
OSScamp Lucknow 11.03 is an open source unconference being organised at the Babu Banarsidas Group of Institutions, Lucknow, on March 26-27 2011, in Lucknow (UP), India
At the OSScamp, we are organising a Drupal Hindi Localisation Sprint, plus have other hands on activities planned around Drupal. Please participate to make it a success.
Registeration/Signup and more details at: http://osscamp.in/event/osscamp-lucknow-1103
Check out our session at Drupalcon: http://chicago2011.drupal.org/sessions/building-successful-local-communi...
I'm sure there is a lot to exchange and to learn from each other on this topic.
Defining local Drupal utopia and planning the way there
We're working on a strategic plan for the Nebraska Drupal Group, and as we're not the first to think about this (or the last who'll need to), I thought it might be helpful to open up the discussion to the broader community. Perhaps we can come up with something of a reusable framework. To which end, I'm asking a two-part question: 1) what would a local Drupal utopia look like, and 2) what can we do in our local groups to help create one? After the pattern of a standard, goals-based strategic plan, I've drafted up the following mission and vision:Read more
What is Ignite?
Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.
I made a short summary about this and my talk here: http://www.drupal-rocks.com/node/183
My talk is not focussed on drupal, but of course I´ll finish my talk with the fact, that there´s a modul for Processing in development.Read more
I was just wondering how other DrupalCamp organizers handled the money-side of putting on an event. We've hosted DrupalCamp Austin two times now, and both times we've just had the money flow in and out of our company's PayPal and bank accounts. Ideally, you would want the camp to have its own accounts so that the money can cleanly exist separately from that of the hosting company/organization.
Getting moneyRead more
Would it be valuable to you, the group organizers and site admins on groups.drupal.org, to see a how-to video or participate in a live web conference and see how OG Panels on groups.drupal.org's "Pages" tabs can be used? I recently heard that the LA Drupal group's pages were helpful to organizers of a few regional groups, and I'd be happy to share what I know.Read more
Please take a few minutes to briefly summarize how your local group is doing, and what kinds of things you are doing, perhaps include the following stats:
* How Long Have You been Meeting
* Average Attendance
* What kind of Venue do you meet in (donated office space, cafe, pub)
* Sample Agenda
* How do you do introductions
Andy Laken organized a great panel discussion about Organizing effective (and fun) local user groups at the Pacific Northwest DrupalSummit in Vancouver. There were a number of people who took notes, and I hope they will post them here on this discussion.Read more
LA Drupal now has an ladrupal-organizing mailing list. The list is unmoderated, publicly archived and any member of the Drupal community is welcome to sign up. This organizing list is intended for people who want to help organize LA Drupal events and activities and want an alternative to groups.drupal.org/la when doing it.Read more
Drupalcamp Atlanta 2010 (www.drupalcampatlanta.com) is now open for registration, and will be held on Saturday, October 2nd from 8am – 5pm at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Our mission and purpose is twofold: (1.) we want to educate people about Drupal and (2.) further evangelize Drupal within our geographic region. The 2nd annual Drupalcamp Atlanta is an attendee driven, completely volunteer initiative modeled after the open, participatory nature of barcamps.Read more
In 2009, LA Drupal gave our DrupalCamp L.A. site code away to the world for other groups to adopt that would hopefully help spark new DrupalCamps across the world. At the time of its release we could only provide a ZIP file with the database dump and a folder of modules. Handfuls of user groups adopted our code and started to give us feedback. Up until now there has been no official documentation, instructions, or anything that would help get a new DrupalCamp site up painlessly. That is about to change.Read more
As we all know Fernando [aka DevelCuy] and others down South are COOKING when it comes to Drupal events.
My own town [as I've mentioned] has slipped from twice a month to a very casual monthly dinner which is not as suitable for Drupaling as we'd like. My and the other organizer Dudenhofer are cooking up some plans for another hackfest. See hackfest definition here: http://www.dougvann.com/blogs/dougvann/09-01-31/drupal-hackfest-definition
I've started a thread about the possibility of having a DrupalCamp install profile hosted on Drupal.org infrastructure. This would make it easy for regional groups to spin up a new, feature-rich site for DrupalCamps. It would be great if group organizers who are interested in such a service could express their interest *on the infrastructure issue* at http://drupal.org/node/782162.
Hi all -
At the risk of stepping on some toes, I have been noticing that I am having a TON of posts come through my "unread" list through this group, that are really just local user group or camp notices. It tends to feel like slogging through spam, since they're not really of interest to anyone outside the given region.
I'm not sure what the purpose of this group was originally intended to be, but the few posts that have been more relevant to all local user group organizers have been great, so I don't want to leave the group just to avoid all the extraneous posts.Read more