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:
Announcing the most fun you haven't had yet this summer! The event is still in the planning stages, but we're keen on setting up an Ubercamp for the weekend of July 25-27. We know it's short notice - only 2.2 weeks away - but we're going to do our best to make it happen, make it fun, and make it fruitful.Read more
We're coming up on the second
Tuesday Wednesday of the month again, which means that the Drupal Denver/Boulder User Group is meeting at pingVision tomorrow night.
6:30pm - Gathering, pizza, soft drinks
7:00pm - Discussion and presentations
Because Drupal Camp Colorado is being held in the Micro Business Development Center that is home to Deproductions/Denver Open Media, we have access to equipment and bandwidth that wouldn't be available at many other Drupal Camp locations. This allows us to offer a remote presenter track at Drupal Camp Colorado.Read more
It's official! The next Drupal Camp Colorado is happening the weekend of July 26th and 27th in Denver. Come join us in the mountains for two full days of Drupal wisdom and knowledge. We are going to host a mix of sessions and BOF's geared towards both the new Drupalers out there as well as the experienced veterans. Come join companies such as pingVision, Growing Venture Solutions, Aten Design Group, Blue Tent Marketing, Deproduction, and Civic Pixel among others.Read more
Oh yes, it's that time..
The first one was a blast so we're doing it again. BUT we'd love your input so that we can avoid conflicts for DrupalCampLA Weekend.
Please see the wiki at http://groups.drupal.org/node/12528 and make your comments to the dates listed.
We are not open to doing this sooner - simply too many vacations, conferences, and various conflicts to make people happy. We want to enjoy summer too! Late September is left out because I'm becoming an aunt somewhere around there. Selfish? yeah. But it's about balance, right?Read more
In just two weeks, Drupal designers and developers from Alberta, BC, PEI & Montana will gather at the University of Lethbridge for Drupal Camp Alberta 2008.
In the past week - we secured our speakers & sponsors, opened registration and are expecting approx 100 attendees - many of who are holding out on registration right now :-)Read more
At the monthly meeting we had a quick discussion of what went right and wrong at DrupalCampPDX 2008. Grant suggested putting up a wiki so that people could provide suggestions and feedback. Well here's the wiki so have at it.
Things we could have done better
- We needed to be much more careful with our dates. Not so close to Seattle BarCamp and not on the same day as Vancouver's. We are a community and should be considerate of our region. Also, we lost attendees and program participants.
- You could add the next point.
A three day celebration of hope and peace at the Tarvid homestead, 61 Caprine Lane, Independence, VA 24348. starting at 6:00 PM July 3rd through 6:00 PM July 6th. Google maps are close. Look for the welcome sign.
There will be three threads - Drupal websites, Ubuntu installations and Community building. Drupal is a "content management system" which when configured provides for a high degree of end user content creation. Ubuntu is a "free" computer operating system (think not Microsoft). Community is what we make of it.
DCA08 is unlike any corporate conference you've ever attended - and for good reason. Focusing on "Drupal" - an open source content management system and application framework, DCA08 is a low-cost, highly collaborative "unconference" held in at the University of Lethbridge, in Southern Alberta, Canada.
Gone are the days of sponsored vendor presentations and for-profit registration fees. Our peer taught, volunteer-run sessions will by heavy with "doers", and light on the "talkers".
Join us July 3 & 4 from 8am - 5pm both days (Networking event on July 3rd)Read more
Following our success in organizing the past Drupalcon Barcelona 2007, the Catalan User Group is ready to start organizing local events at the Citilab, where we held the Drupalcon. We have created the Drupal.cat association to help the catalan drupal community grow, and our first action will be the organization of a monthly drupalcamp at the Citilab, on each second Saturday of every month.
Our first drupalcamp in Barcelona, then, will be held at the Citilab on the 14th of June and everyone is wellcome. Leave your session proposals on our session list page.
Yet another Drupal Camp in Asia. This time it's Bangkok, Thailand.
We will hold the first-ever DrupalCamp in Thailand on Saturday May 24th, at the conference facilities of Inet, on the 13th floor of the Thai Summit Tower, Petchaburi Road, just east of the Ratchadaphisek / Asoke intersection. (Maps)
More details are available on DrupalCamp Bangkok site. I (or someone else who attended the event) will post the event summary next week. 80-100 people expected.
BarcampBoston3 is coming up this weekend at Matignon High School in Cambridge May 17-18. If you'd like to lead a Drupal-related session, go here: http://2008.barcampboston.org/index.php?title=Sessions
If you want a t-shirt, you need to add your name to the attendee list today/Wednesday.Read more
For many people Wordpress is the first open source web application they will use. It's a great introduction to open source. In past surveys, we've seen as many as 25% (don't quote me) of Drupal users indicate that they used Wordpress before using Drupal. Many people use both.
Wordpress shares the same technology stack and many of the same open source community development principles. Here are some upcoming Wordpress Camps that you might want to attend and learn from:
I've been pretty cynical in the past about blogs. I am now a convert.
For Drupalcon we identified over 70 blog posts that helped drive awareness and ultimately successful fund raising and successful attendance. For the recent Drupal testing sprint in Paris, France we used the same technique.
What worked for the testing sprint was trying to justify the expense and working on the anticipated outcomes of the sprint. We used blogging to raise awareness and attract sponsors ultimately raising funding for 8 people to attend Paris.Read more
The Seattle Drupal Users Group is organizing a DrupalCamp for this summer. I'm in contact with a local university where we would like to host the event. The university is requesting that we exist as an actual nonprofit entity and that we have liability insurance. Has anyone else come across these issues before? Can the Drupal Association help here? I have contact the Drupal Association, and I'm awaiting their response, but I thought I might post here as well. Any thoughts or hints would be greatly appreciated? Is it time for our DUG to become a nonprofit?Read more
In wonderful April of Shanghai, local Drupalers let's get together at Raincity Studios' downtown office to discuss, learn or share Drupal topics from you to this community! This time we suggest interacting with everybody in a more open community approach. Bring your questions, our big Shanghai Drupal community will help you!
Presentations are welcome! it'd be appreciated if you contact: firstname.lastname@example.org sending your slides for us to prepare.
If no presentations were volunteered, we propose this on agenda:
1, Discussion: How to help Drupal community better in Shanghai
There is an effort to reorganize and rewrite this document - please see this post for additional information.
Building on the work that Nedjo did for organizing a Design sprint (Thanks Nedjo!) I'll like to get some help with refining and creating a guide for managing and hosting a Drupal Camp. Eventually I'll like to create a book page on d.o with a meetup guide, camp guide and sprint guide.
This is a work in progress, please take a few minutes to pitch in!
If you have run a camp, please share your experience. Create a new page (discussion) and link it here.
What is it?
The term camp derives from Barcamp. Barcamps are "unconferences" that are created to be the direct opposite of a formal conference (i.e. OSCon, DrupalCon, LinuxCon, etc.). Unconferences (Barcamps, Drupalcamps, etc.) are defined by the people and are for the people. The biggest difference is that unconferences do not have a set schedule until the day of the camp. Many people will provide topics before the camps but those topics and exactly who will present them are not decided until the day of the camp usually occurring during the initial "Welcome to our camps, how is everyone doing session". The purpose of a Barcamp/Drupalcamp is to get the local community to connect, and share knowledge and ideas with each other.
In segments of the Drupal community this "camp" format isn't strictly adhered to. Some Drupalcamp organizers follow a more classical DrupalCon-like organization process with a call for speakers, predetermined schedule and nominal admission fee. Using the term Drupalcamp is a useful way of designating the event as a local event, not a regional or international conference.Read more
Building on the work that Nedjo did for organizing a Design sprint (Thanks Nedjo!) I'll like to get some help with refining and creating a guide for managing and hosting a Drupal meetup. Eventually I'll like to create a book page on d.o with a meetup guide, camp guide and sprint guide.
What is itRead more
Note: This guide has been moved to http://drupal.org/node/247987. Please put any further edits there.
Focused "design sprints" - where developers get together for several days of intensive planning and produce a set of proposals for future work - are a new feature of Drupal development, having been piloted in Chicago, USA in February 2008.Read more