Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp (GLADCamp)

This is the planning group for facilitating organization and team-building around GLADCamp 2014 and future GLADCamp conferences. Our inaugural GLADCamp, a DrupalCamp serving the Greater Los Angeles Drupal community, is planned for March 7, 8 & 9, 2014.

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This group provides the basic groupware collaboration tools that GLADCamp organizers need, such as discussions, wiki pages and polls, is highly specific to GLADCamp and will help keep the volume of email notifications down in other groups. Join us!

We also wish to reduce bottlenecks and use public infrastructure for this planning process rather than use privately-hosted resources such as Redmine, Open Atrium, etc., and encourage transparency and collaboration with the larger Drupal community.

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GLADCamp Rebrands as VLADCamp; Focuses on "Drupal for Evil"

VLADCamp 2014

A new look for the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp has been unveiled. “VLADCamp” is the new name of the conference, co-organized by Greater Los Angeles Drupal organizing team member Christefano Reyes, who announced the name as it epitomizes the goals for the organization moving forward.

“GLADCamp was originally envisioned as being the Drupal community's marquee event of the year that heavily focuses on the needs of non-profits, education and civic engagement. After trying 'Drupal for Good' this year, we decided that 'Drupal for Evil' would be more fun,” he explained.

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Drupal 7 Site Building Bootcamp @ Fri Mar 7th 1pm

2014-03-07 13:00 - 17:00 America/Los_Angeles

Drupal 7 Site Building Bootcamp


Trainer: Douglas C. Hoffman

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The Drupal ( open-source content management system (CMS) is changing the way web sites are developed and deployed on the Internet. This course will examine Drupal web site architecture, design and site building. By the end of the course, students will be able to design, develop and deploy Drupal web sites.

The focus of this course will be the basic "Drupal out of the box" fundamentals including:

Drupal installation

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Need ride from Orange to Gladcamp

Hi all,

I could use a ride to Gladcamp from Orange Saturday and/or Sunday.

I can of course share in expenses.



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Downtown Drupal Meetup via WebEx only on March 4, 2014: All About GLADCamp & Featured Presentation TBA

2014-03-04 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles

The 1st Tuesday of the month is coming up and it's almost time for the Downtown Drupal Meetup! We're meeting via WebEx only this time and begin promptly at 7pm on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Are you new to Drupal or the Downtown Drupal meetup? Come learn about Drupal and how others like yourself are using it for their project, business or organization. We promise not to talk down to you.

This month's meetup is being adjusted for our organizers' schedules and we're going 100% virtual this time. Join us via WebEx for community news, job announcements and Drupal presentations. Is there a presentation topic that you're interested in? Post a comment below to either request or offer a presentation.

That's right, there is not an in-person component being planned for this meetup. If anyone would like to physically host a group, offer some food and drinks and tune in together to the show, just post a comment below. There is no need to contact any of the meetup organizers.

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GLADCamp site visit and Drupal After Dark at the Hilton Pasadena on February 20, 2014

2014-02-20 17:30 - 18:30 America/Los_Angeles

My apologies for the last-minute notice, but a small group of us will be meeting at the Hilton Pasadena & Convention Center today after close of business. Join us!

We'll be taking a look at the venue and will be finalizing a few venue details, including the registration area, sponsor booths, pre-conference storage for our sponsors, etc., for next month's Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp. After the tour, we'll be getting a drink at Grill 168 to further plan and discuss the venue.

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Drupal Employers Summit at GLADCamp on March 7, 2014

2014-03-07 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles

We're having another Drupal employers summit! Invitations are being sent out for this special event, which is during the evening on Friday, March 7th.

Our last summit was at Droplabs in January, 2013, and half a dozen Greater Los Angeles Area companies offering Drupal services were represented. This time, we're partnering with GLADCamp and are having our summit at the Hilton Pasadena & Convention Center on Friday, March 7th.

About the Employers Summit

This event is a roll-up-your-sleeves working meeting for companies and organizations who use and depend on Drupal, as well as its healthy business community and marketplace. We'll be meeting one another (many for the first time) and discussing the following topics:

  • Building a healthy marketplace of colleagues and potential partners;
  • Getting the most out of our recruiting and marketing dollar;
  • What we're doing now to staff up, from local recruiting and in-house training to outsourcing and hiring out-of-town or overseas;
  • Identifying the skills, job titles and qualifications of desirable candidates, employees and vendors;
  • Workshops, trainings and other programs that most or all of us can get behind in order to solve our business needs.
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Hollywood Drupal Meetup at Cilpex and via WebEx on February 18, 2014: Bootstrap 3.0 & GLADCamp Preview

2014-02-18 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles

After taking some time off, we're excited to announce that Hollywood Drupal is starting up again and this time we're being hosted by our friends at Ciplex. Join us at their Hollywood office on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, between 7-9pm Pacific. This meetup is free and there will be food, drinks, and raffle prizes!

Are you new to Drupal or the Downtown Drupal meetup? Come learn about Drupal and how others like yourself are using it for their project, business or organization. We promise not to talk down to you.

This meetup features a presentation by Matt Giacomazzo on Bootstrap 3.0 & Drupal 7. We'll also have a group discussion and GLADCamp Preview sneak peak of all the events coming up during the upcoming Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp on March 7th, 8th & 9th, 2014.

Those interested in attending this meetup remotely are welcome to join us via WebEx.

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Gladcamp Sprint

2014-02-15 11:00 - 16:00 UTC

SECOND UPDATE TIME AND DATE: 11:00 to 4:00 Saturday February 15th On Google Hangout

Is anybody interested in having a Gladcamp sprint this weekend? We can work on the website and content. Or anything else that needs work, sponsorship, the nonprofit summit, the extreme games, the job fair, install fest, trainings, etc.

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Saturday at Droplabs 11:00am to 4:00pm
Pringle Design Services will provide food and drinks.

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Drupal Development Best Practices training at GLADCamp 2014 - now 50% off!

2014-03-07 10:00 - 17:00 America/Los_Angeles

We'll be at GLADCamp, the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp, on March 7th, 8th & 9th, and to celebrate we're offering an Early Bird discount of 50% OFF this training until March 1, 2014! Use coupon code GLADCAMP2014 during checkout to receive your discount.

About Drupal Development Best Practices

This one-day workshop gives you a comprehensive tutorial on the right way to manage your Drupal website. You'll learn about version control for your code and ways to manage changes in your data. You'll also see how the Features module can enable you to keep your configuration changes in version control.

We cover industry-approved deployment strategies that let you move smoothly through development, testing and live environments. You'll get a high-level overview of how to modify the way your site looks by sub-theming, preventing hours of frustration should your original theme be updated.

What you will learn

  • Using version control with Drupal;
  • Maintaining development, testing and production environments;
  • Managing configuration changes using the Features module;
  • Creating a basic sub-theme;
  • Creating a basic module;
  • Understanding Drupal’s API and the hook system;
  • Using Drush, the command-line power tool for Drupal;
  • Dozens of tips, tricks and stories from the developers at Exaltation of Larks.
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Are you a non-profit? Do you need a new website? Apply for the Barn Raising at GLADCamp!

Today is our official call for barn raising applications at this year's GLADCamp, the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp!

On March 9, 2014, we'll be building a website from scratch to include much needed functionality, design, and other work required by a local 501c3 non-profit organization.

This event is "Drupal for Good in action" and is a teach-and-learn opportunity for our local Drupal community and is a win-win-win for everyone.

What's a Barn Raising?

From Wikipedia:

  • A "barn raising" describes a collective action of a community, in which a barn for one of the members is built or rebuilt collectively by members of the community.
  • Barn raising was particularly common in 18th- and 19th-century rural North America. A barn was a necessary structure for any farmer, for example for storage of cereals and hay and keeping of animals. Yet a barn was also a large and costly structure, the assembly of which required more labor than a typical family could provide.
  • Barn raising addressed the need by enlisting members of the community, unpaid, to assist in the building of their neighbors' barns. Because each member was entitled to recruit others for help, the favor would eventually return to each participant.

Just replace the word "barn" in the description above with "website" and you'll see that we've adapted this "barn raising" model for the digital world.

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