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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Meeting up with Telvue at the Alliance for Community Media Regional Conference

I know that at least some of the folks on this group of community media practitioners are also Telvue users who chose Telvue because of the lead role they took in users in smart, open solution for community media.

In a couple of weeks at the Alliance for Community Media Northeast Regional Conference (in Plymouth, MA) http://www.acm-ne.org there will be a Telvue Users Meetup on Nov. 1 from 12 - 1:30pm.

I am concerned about:

No roadmap or deadline for Internet Archive integration

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Survey and Next Two Meetups

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

Next 2 Online Meetups (2 PM EST)
Fri 10/12: RESERVATIONS API
register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/flpaw46szhiy

Fri 10/19: SHARED WEBSITE, cmdrupal.org
register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/qlo29tfdll81

In the interest of planning more effectively for special meetups, both online and in person, we have created the above survey for gathering some basic information. Please take a moment to fill this out -- it is very brief.

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Weekly CM Drupal Online Meetup: Friday 10/5/12

Start: 
2012-10-05 14:00 - 14:30 America/New_York
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Weekly meetup for community media drupal users. This week we'll finalize a survey slated to be sent out next week and start discussing how the group's forthcoming shared website can best be utilized to achieve the long-term goals of this collaborative work. Even if you're not currently using any modules from the CM Starter Kit, we invite you to participate in the discussion.

Agenda:
1. Note Taker
2. General Comments, Questions, Tech Support
3. Review and Finalize Survey
4. Brainstorming cmdrupal.org

Please register for the meetup at the event url.

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Meetup Notes: 9/28/12

Present: Drew Frazier (RETN), Stefan Wray (Channel Austin), Aric Ruble (Access Vision)

NOTES
General Comments
-Aric is proceeding with domain "cmdrupal.org" for shared website and plans to import various metadata from google doc survey that was sent out in Spring into a drupal content type to begin populating site.
-There is no official timeline for this site, but Aric will be working on it and providing progress updates this Fall.

Survey

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Weekly Community Media Drupal Meetup: 9/28/12

Start: 
2012-09-28 14:00 - 14:30 America/New_York
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Please join us for our weekly online meetup. These are always open to advanced and beginning drupal users as well as "non-users" who are simply interested in how drupal resources can benefit community media centers.

Proposed Agenda

  1. Establish Note Taker
  2. General Comments, Questions, Tech Support
  3. Drupal Community Cultivation Grant
  4. Create Group Survey?
    a. Weekly meetup time/day
    b. 2013 camps and summits
    c. Planning ahead for special meetup topics
    d. Other input?
  5. Outline Next Week's Agenda
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Meeting Notes - September 21

2pm est. Readytalk
Present: Drew Frazier, Stefan Wray, Emily Frazier, Jason Daniels, Jay Haven

A lot of discussion focused on a funding consortium or other structure that could be put in place for shared development costs.

Large and midsize stations are much better suited to take the lead on this (MNN, SPNN, channelAustin )

Midsize and smaller stations may be able to set aside a line item for this - but then do not have the staff resources to implement/document/test. Can it work for them?

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Weekly Community Media Drupal Meetup: 9/21/12

Start: 
2012-09-21 14:00 - 14:30 America/New_York
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

This week's online Community Media Drupal meetup will once again take place on readytalk. Notes from last week's meetup can be viewed here.

Agenda:

  1. Note Taker
  2. General Comments, Questions, Tech Support Needs
  3. Discussion of Shared Website for Community Media Drupal Group
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Weekly Community Media Drupal Meetup: 9/14/12

Start: 
2012-09-14 14:00 - 14:45 America/New_York
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

This Friday's weekly Drupal meetup for community media centers will take place on readytalk.com. Click on the event url anytime before the meeting to register and you will be given the access code for the meeting. Note: this is our first meeting using readytalk. We are still in evaluation mode for identifying suitable software to use on an ongoing basis.

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GoDaddy's Problems Take Down the ACM, channelAustin, PhillyCAM, and many others

While the internet was originally designed to withstand a nuclear attack, today a single Anonymous member took down millions of sites and a large part of the domain registry system. AnonymousOwn3r claimed that he/she did this to "test how the cybersecurity is safe".

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Meetup Notes from Fri. Sept. 7

Meetup Notes from Fri. Sept. 7, 2012

REVIEW MEETING SOFTWARE:
The first item on the agenda was to play with the meeting software. The screen sharing component is cost prohibitive for collaborative screen sharing which is a goal of the group.

Ready Talk is offered by Kevin as long as there isn't a scheduling conflict. Phone call is recorded, videos are recorded to the server.

Every participant can share the screen. Chat functionality. No notes and agenda - but perhaps these could be taken on GDO.

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CiviCRM 4.2 Released - 2 of the 150 new features written for MNN

CiviCRM 4.2 was released yesterday. 2 of the 150 new features in 4.2 were written specifically for the Manhattan Neighborhood Network upgrade.

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Cm_Drupal Hangouts: Fridays @ 2pm EST

In the effort to provide ongoing peer to peer support for organizations and individuals that are installing and configuring the Community Media Starterkit and related modules - we have Friday online hangouts at 2pm est. These began after the Austin Summit as an informal means to stay connected with others working on smilar projects.

We had been using Google+ to do our hangouts but I am attempting some different software to facilitate the meetings. I set up a demo on Lucid Meeting for 8/3 at 2pm est.

MEETINGS ARE ON FRIDAY @ 2PM EST

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Where is the "clickable agenda" code for Archive.org?

At the ACM session this morning, Tony Shawcross (@deproduciton) demo'ed a "Granicus killer" feature and stated that ALL the code the OMF has developed is on Drupal.org. Where can we find the "clickable agenda" code?

@emilyf has been working on http://drupal.org/project/cue_builder for RETN

@raytiley and I developed the first release of on http://drupal.org/project/media_archive last year

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Notes from the OMP Cloud ACM Session

I know everyone is interested in this, so I'll post what we learned at the ACM session this morning...

Site OMF demoed: http://padnet.omfound.org/
Status: Not live

Pricing: http://omp.omfound.org/content/pricing (UPDATED to just link to OMF's site)

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Community Media Drupal Camp Session Planning Wiki

This is a work in progress. I've assigned a few people to lead other sessions who I think understand the topic. PLEASE change, add new sessions suggestions or your name to an existing suggestion with an indication if you'd be willing to lead/co-lead or are interested in attending and hoping someone else will lead. - Kevin

The Community Media Phenomena (30 min)

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Suggestions for Community Media Drupal Camp Sessions

While there is still another half day of the Grass Roots Radio Conference, I'm already thinking about what I want to work on tomorrow and Monday for the Community Media Drupal Camp.

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NYC ("nice") Camp

Start: 
2012-07-19 09:00 - 2012-07-23 18:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

The inaugural NYC ("nice"**) Camp will take place from July 19 to 23, 2012 at Columbia University, Faculty House in New York City.

This epic event brings together some of the most active minds in Drupal for 5 days of activities incl. code sprints, sessions, summits, barn raisings and of course, BOFs.

Highlights include:

Drupal "Bootcamp" training (Thursday)
Drupal for Decisions Makers (Friday)
Nonprofit Summit (Friday)

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Urbana Community Media Drupal Camp July 30, 2012

There is now a way to sign up for the
Urbana Community Media Drupal Camp July 30, 2012
http://groups.drupal.org/node/233823

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Feedback to get Community Media Theme to stable release

Several sites have already started to use the development version of the Community Media Theme. The theme is in constant development. But for more stations to be able to use this theme effectively we are trying to roll out a stable version fairly soon.

To do this I'd need feedback from users who have installed the theme and had issues with it:
1) What issues have you had when installing the theme?
2) What configurations have you found difficult to understand?

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ACM National Conference session on CM_Drupal

Thursday, August 2 8:00am - 9:30am
Conference Schedule link

Collaborative Web Development Success for Community Media

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