Greater Los Angeles Drupal (GLAD)

About Greater Los Angeles Drupal (GLAD)

Greater Los Angeles Drupal Greater Los Angeles Drupal (GLAD) is the umbrella group for most of the Drupal activity in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

With several weekly and monthly events, the Greater Los Angeles Area is one the most active areas for Drupal in the world. We've been bringing more Drupal to more people since 2010, and have as many as 10 meetups and other events dedicated to Drupal topics each and every month.

Our members and organizers have produced hundreds of Drupal events, including job fairs, meetups and workshops, conferences, paid trainings, coworking days, study group sessions, movie outings, FREE tutoring sessions from Drupal professionals, and website barnraisings to benefit non-profits and members of our community.

The Greater Los Angeles Drupal leadership team endeavors to actively empower and support volunteers and attendees in the Greater Los Angeles Area, and to provide resources (venues, guidance, equipment, raffle prizes, etc.) and an open governance model with consistency, transparency and accountability.

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Several of our members and organizers proudly participate in the California Drupal Travelers Program, which aims to connect businesses and community members who are visiting the area with our local community and events. Inquire within by contacting any of the Greater Los Angeles Drupal organizers, or by joining the global Drupal Hospitality Network.

What's different about this group? (?)

In addition to our unique open governance model, GLAD has a different geographic focus than other regional groups. Formerly named Downtown Los Angeles Drupal, we've been meeting regularly in and around Downtown Los Angeles, California, since early 2010.

GLAD organizers lead a large number of events in the Greater Los Angeles Area, including Downtown Los Angeles, Koreatown, Culver City, Santa Monica, Pasadena, the San Fernando Valley, Orange County, Riverside and Ventura.

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Upcoming Events

For events by other Drupal user groups in the area, see our Drupal Meetups in the Greater Los Angeles Area page.

News, Events and Discussions

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GLADCamp 2016 (Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp) on January 21, 2016

2016-01-21 09:00 - 17:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

Greater Los Angeles Drupal Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp (GLADCamp) is a full day of Drupal on January 21st, 2016, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.

We've partnered with SCALE 14x, the 14th annual Southern California Linux Expo, and are planning an all-day event that's packed with activities, including presentations and sessions.

GLADCamp has a focus on "Drupal for good" and civic engagement. We're still looking for a partner venue where we can feature either a non-profit summit or a Coder's with a Cause "barn raising" to benefit a local 501c3 non-profit, but for now we're ready to announce GLADCamp on January 21st, 2016.

To register for GLADCamp 2016, you must register for SCALE. See the SCALE website for more information or register now at  

Are you looking forward to warmer weather? Join us at GLADCamp, the sunniest DrupalCamp of the season!

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Just in time for the expected increase in traffic to coincide with the release of Drupal 8, all the content and files on have been migrated to Fastly!

Joshua Mitchell (joshuami), CTO of the Drupal Association, just posted this great writeup a few days ago:

We are so stoked to announce our partnership with Fastly. Fastly is now serving up all of our traffic from the * domain Drupal sites and related services.

Fastly will be at the Drupal 8 Release Party: Los Angeles this Thursday to demonstrate their real-time CDN, how to integrate it with Drupal (both Drupal 7 & Drupal 8 are supported), and to answer any of your questions.

Their presentation will be streamed via Zoom. Please be sure to have Zoom installed and stay tuned to @GLADrupal on Twitter for the video conferencing information.

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FREE Drupal 8 Mentored Training at LAX Coworking on November 20, 2015

2015-11-20 14:00 - 15:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

We're excited to announce the very first Drupal 8 training in Los Angeles! This workshop is from 2-5pm and uses the extensive Drupal video library at Build a Bring your laptop, your lunch and learn Drupal!

This time we'll be focusing on Upgrading to Drupal 8 and Drupal 8 Developer Prep. Bring a WiFi-enabled computer that you can use to connect to the internet and watch videos on (and a set of headphones). Those without headphones can buy an inexpensive pair of headphones from the venue.


This workshop is free but registration is required. Sign up at  

Be sure to arrive early to give yourself enough time to park, pick a seat, and connect your laptop to the venue's WiFi network. We begin promptly at 2pm.

Classroom space is limited, so sign up early.

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SGVLUG 20th Anniversary Party at OpenX on November 14, 2015, in Pasadena, California

2015-11-14 16:00 - 22:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

SGV Drupal's sister group, SGVLUG (San Gabriel Valley Linux User Group), is celebrating its 20th anniversary this Saturday, and all SGVLUG and SGV Drupal members are welcome!

To attend, you must RSVP at Eventbrite:  

SGVLUG is turning 20 and the entire Southern California Linux community is invited to share in the celebration with fun, food, and prizes! Whether you're a new or a veteran user, there's something for everyone as we reflect on what we've accomplished together and envision where we're going — all powered by our favorite operating system.

Registration is free. Please RSVP by Nov 14th at 12pm.

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Music Startup

Busy independent music company crossing film and TV landscape. Already built a platform for our endeavors but need help fine-tuning, beta testing and future proofing. We do some cool stuff and want someone cool who's up to speed and can come help imagine and deploy. Right candidate could become more involved and could lead to some fun and mayhem as we try to upset the current music, film and TV landscape a little more.

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Drupal 8 Pre-release Get together, Fullerton, CA (Orange County)

2015-11-14 16:30 - 18:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
Drupal 8 Release Party

I have a Drupalista friend from San Diego who will be visiting on 11/14 and we figured since we won't be able to celebrate the release together on the 19th, we'd take the opportunity to do a pre-celebration get together. We'll be meeting at Bootleggers Brewery in Fullerton for beer, pizza and cake (yes, that's a good combo!) at 4:30 pm. If you happen to be in the area please join us!

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Michael Fuller (mfuller526) added as a co-organizer

Hi all,

Please welcome Michael Fuller (mfuller526 on, a good friend and great photographer!

He's a Drupal developer and has been helping out with GLAD events for a couple years. He took all our photos at GLADCamp 2014 and will be attending and co-organizing the Drupal 8 Release Party on the 19th.

Welcome, Michael!

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Los Angeles User Groups Holiday Party 2015

2015-12-10 18:00 - 22:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

You're invited to the 2nd Annual Los Angeles User Groups Meetup Holiday Party!

This event is free to the public. We do expect to fill up soon so please RSVP ASAP. This is mainly a networking event for the community to come together and network and have a few drinks.

We'll be having a holiday theme throughout with fun holiday pictures taken by our resident in-house photographer, Cody Rappaport. We will have a great big tree and Santa to hear all of your wishes.

We will serving eggnog — spiked and original — beers / wine & hors d'oeuvres. We will also have great entertainment scheduled for you. Tis the season to wine and dine!!

So if you want start off your holiday season in festive cheer, Merry everything, happy always! Come celebrate the holidays with us!

LA User Groups

This is a joint group effort by the following user groups:

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Drupal 8 Release Party: Los Angeles on November 19, 2015, at LAX Coworking

2015-11-19 19:00 - 22:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
Drupal 8 Release Party

Drupal 8 Logo!
Join us on November 19, 2015, for the Drupal 8 Release Party: Los Angeles!

On, the Drupal 8 core maintainers wrote, "Based on our experience with our successful release candidates, we are confident to announce that Drupal 8.0.0 will be released on November 19, 2015!” Congratulations to the D8 core team and to everyone who worked hard to make Drupal 8 a reality.

To celebrate the release of Drupal 8, we're teaming up with Fastly and LAX Coworking for a night of Drupal, fun, and celebration. This event is free to all Drupal community members.

Meet, Mingle & Learn About Fastly

While this event is mostly a networking event and celebration, Fastly will be demonstrating their Drupal module (available for both Drupal 7 & 8) that integrates their real-time CDN with Drupal.

Guest Speaker: Rogier "Doc" Mulhuijzen, Varnish Wizard, Fastly Senior Engineer
Topic: Fastly's Drupal 7 & 8 Plug-ins

Event Location

LAX Coworking
9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 210/208
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: 424-290-8745 / 310-645-5151

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Drupal 8.0.0-rc1 has been released!

Drupal 8 RC1 Octagon Hey there, Drupaleros!

In case you didn't hear, Drupal 8.0.0-rc1 has been released!

If you've been waiting to try it out, now's a good time to start your engines. There are a few critical issues left to fix, but there aren't any known issues that are serious enough to prevent you from building a new website.

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