Community Media

This group is a space for both developers and staff working at/with Community Media Centers and Public Access TV Stations to discuss the implementation of Drupal and CiviCRM based systems. This project has a long, complicated history, but several key contributors have been contributing to this project since 2006.

The "CMDrupal" project focuses on all major components of the operational workflow of a Community Media Center and involves Drupal module development and custom configuration in several distinct but overlapping areas:

  • integration with CiviCRM for membership management and training class enrollment
  • a project based system for resource reservations linked to user training certifications
  • ingestion of video content and metadata integrated with local playback servers

The Community Media Starter Kits distributions provide the structure for the project. The starter kits are available in Easy (ESK), Moderate (MSK), and Difficult (DSK) versions. The starter kits are Drupal distributions that include most modules, libraries, and themes needed to build a community media related site, but are not designed as one size fits all solution. Even the Community Media Starter Kit (Easy) typically requires several hours of configuration and customization to meet the needs of an organization. The DSK is

If you are interested in getting involved in CMDrupal, please read our Commitment to Contribute. Unlike an open source project like Firefox that may actually benefit from just using the browser, this project requires users to eventually become contributors at some level to be successful.

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Documentation Push towards Pantheon

Have you heard....there is a lot of energy being put into pushing the Community Media Drupal kits towards a Pantheon installation.

Why?

Because community media organizations have full workloads. Our hands are dirty in real grassroots work - few of us have the budget to support the development needed for the Community Media Starter Kits. I'm not one to just advocate that one solution can solve all our web hosting problems - but this Pantheon thing looks pretty close.

How do we get there?

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How a Bill Becomes a Law… or a Feature becomes a Module included in a Starter Kit

This is one example of how some custom code became part of the contrib-cm layer of CMDrupal, the benefits of developing openly over open sourcing code after it's "done", and how this project continues to grow and change. Having a basic understanding this process is important for everyone using Drupal or CiviCRM in a community media environment. Probably not as important as understanding how a bill becomes a law, but like government… without an understanding of how it works, it is difficult to make improvements.

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Utilizing new Features of Entity Reference and Feeds for Airings and VODs

We've been working with Entity Processor in Feeds for some time with channelAustin and MNN. First as a patch. Then as an unpublished branch of Feeds. With workarounds for a few remaining issues, combining this version of Feeds with the latest Entity Reference adds some really powerful functionality that we are already leveraging to pull an RSS feed of Airings from a Telvue and display it in FullCalendar.

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Beardcast Season Begins!

It's hard to believe that the idea for breaking the community media related modules up into starter kits aimed at the easy, moderate, and difficult levels was suggested just a year ago at the pre-SXSW Community Media Summit. We've come a long way in that year and reached a major milestone last month when channelAustin and MNN both moved the Difficult Kit.

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CiviCon San Francisco 2013

Start: 
2013-04-25 09:00 - 2013-04-26 17:00 America/Los_Angeles
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

CiviCon is the annual conference for users, implementors, and developers of CiviCRM and offers a unique opportunity to network with the most active users and implementors in the community.

This year we have expanded CiviCon into a two day event, so there are even more opportunities to:

  • find out how make the most out of your CiviCRM installation
  • learn about what's new and upcoming in the project
  • connect with other users and service providers
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CiviCRM Config. Questions

We're starting to do some configuration in CiviCRM on our CM-site.

I'm wondering if there are any agreed upon configurations or best practices in the CM / Civi world.

In particular I am wondering:

Do you create new CONTACT TYPES in Civi?

What kind of GROUPS are you creating?

How are you using TAGS?

How do you prevent your CiviMail from landing in SPAM folders?

Thanks,
Jason

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Technology Coordinator | Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Employment type: 
Part time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

The Technology Coordinator is a hands-on member of MNN's technology team. The position has responsibility for maintaining and developing MNN’s core media technology services, including MNN’s suite of open source web sites, back-end relational databases and web-based administrative applications. MNN's end-to-end media management system tracks all MNN activities from reservations to classes to playout on MNN’s digital cablecast system and digital platforms.

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DrupalCon Portland

Since DrupalCon is in Portland this year, would anyone be interested in having our own little meetup at Portland Community Media? I'd love to meet / reacquaint with you all. I'm open to other ideas such as code sprints or the like if we prefer.

Just to entice you slightly, PCM has recently gone through an HD upgrade in our studios and are planning a Master Control HD upgrade later this year. By the time DrupalCon gets here we will likely be all HD inside the building.

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CM Drupal Check In

Start: 
2013-02-07 14:00 - 15:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

The next online meetup for this group is scheduled for next Thursday, February 7 at 2:00 PM EST. If you can be available for this, please join the conversation as we have not convened a meeting since December.

REGISTER: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/e52g3t4bblv3

Tentative agenda:

  1. Questions, Tech Support
  2. Starter Kit Updates
  3. Screencast Update
  4. San Francisco ACM Conference Plans
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channelAustin Kiosk

channelaustin kiosk

channelAustin has successfully deployed an external kiosk where users of the community media center may deliver digital files on an external hard drive at any time of day or night.

Mounted on the outside of the building is an electric power supply, a box that has several firewire input connectors, and a mouse.

On the other side of the glass window is a computer monitor.

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Online Meetup: THURS 12/13, 2PM EST

Start: 
2012-12-13 14:00 - 15:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

There has been a lot of productive conversation among this group lately. We'd be remiss not to convene another online meetup before the holidays set in. Let's talk next Thursday at 2 PM and consider how the roles outlined in Stefan's document and the needs clarified by Kevin can help move this group into a productive 2013.

Click on the event url to register.

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Development Summary: Modules with Issues that Need to be Resolve for a Stable Easy Starter Kit

The Creative Commons, Show - Printable Contract, Slideshow, Header, and Examples modules ALL have issues that need to be resolved.

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Directions for Online Meetups

There have been some great discussions over the past months during our weekly online meetups and we should continue to talk on a regular basis. I think it is fair to say that the consensus has been that meeting every week is unnecessarily frequent. I doubt any CMCs are moving fast enough to consider and effectively contribute to a new topic every single week. The Fall survey also confirmed that Friday meetups are not ideal for most participants. I think these meetups would benefit from having sharper focus and being held monthly.

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A Guide to Effective Collaboration - What Makes Community Media Drupal Work

Purpose

This document is for Executive Directors and staff at community media centers (CMC) and public access stations involved in the Community Media Drupal Initiative.

The premise is that CMCs and stations around the country have the capacity to organize and work together in a distributed, networked, environment.

The purpose of this document is to establish a guide to better understand the:

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  • roles required to share this development work
  • tasks that are needed to get the job done
  • knowledge and skills necessary to perform the tasks
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    Drupal Developer & Themers | Capgemini UK

    Employment type: 
    Full time
    Employment type: 
    Contract
    Telecommute: 
    Not allowed

    Top quality Drupal-experienced themers and developers are sought to join Capgemini UK’s fast growing Drupal team which is set to become the premier Drupal capability for Enterprise customers. Its remit is to design, build and support some of the largest, most comprehensive and most innovative enterprise web and mobile platforms in existence online. This will be both standalone, and as part of its ‘Immediate’ service described at http://immediate.capgemini.com, and described by Dries Buytaert at http://buytaert.net/capgemini-promoting-and-using-drupal

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    CM Drupal Online Meetup: Survey and Scheduling

    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    This Friday at 2 PM EST, we will review the results of the surveymonkey survey and use the data to intelligently select topics and schedule future online meetups.

    Prepare for Friday by reviewing the results beforehand:
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/sr.aspx?sm=b0i4QHzLYDL414hkhL8_2fuxejjUSVTge...

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    Organic Groups 2.x, What's Changing and Why

    This video of the Keynote Presentation Amitai Burstein gave at Drupal Camp Montreal 2012 is a great summary of the changes in the latest release of Organic Groups as well as why the changes are being made. @Amitaibu is as entertaining as he is brillant!

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    Community Media Drupal Survey Closes Thursday

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cmdrupal

    The Community Media Drupal survey will be closing this Thursday, November 1. If you have an interest in the Community Media Starterkit and would like to participate in this growing collaborative group, please fill this out if you have not already.

    Results will be posted soon after the survey closes and we will dedicate an online meetup for analysis.

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    I've "Drupalized" Stanford's Annotated Video Player Using Cue Builder

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