Our mission is to support and facilitate collaboration and cross training among Drupal users in the Inland Empire. This is a large area that includes cities such as Riverside, Corona, Chino, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino, Moreno Valley, Temecula, Hemet & Murrieta. We welcome Drupal beginners & seasoned professionals - we hope to be a place where we can all network & learn something from one another.
Our meetups occur on the 2nd Thursday of every month in Ontario unless otherwise mentioned.
Event Code of Conduct
As a courtesy to IE Drupal organization, members are always welcome to post Discussions anytime as warranted however we request that either only organizers post Events to the IE Drupal GDO or organizers are contacted before to approve its posting. If there are a few for the month, we as organizers may feel it is better to group all events for month together and announce through our Meetup or Twitter channels versus GDO. Any violators will be contacted directly and persistent violations will be followed by other means as appropriate
Drupal 7 Site Building Bootcamp
Trainer: Douglas C. Hoffman
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The Drupal (www.drupal.org) 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 installationRead more
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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For this month IE Drupal steps out of the Drupal box to discuss topics that are important to the greater Web!
FirefoxOS Flyover: Getting to Know Mozilla’s new Mobile Platform
FirefoxOS is the new mobile platform from Mozilla, hoping to create a niche in the highly competitive mobile marketplace. To consumers, FirefoxOS positions itself as the community friendly alternative to iPhone and Android.Read more
We're scheduling an extra special Drupal event this Saturday, January 25, 2014, and you're invited!
This is a mega event with four separate activities, including code sprints and expert Drupal mentoring. Join us for any or all of the following, including the Drupal Sprint Weekend: Los Angeles; having a GLADCamp.org website sprint; open lab hours for attendees of the module development boot camp; and a FREE video learning and mentoring workshop using Build a Module.com videos.
For any changes to our agenda for the event, stay tuned to this meetup announcement or click the "Sign up" button at https://groups.drupal.org/node/399498#signup (or both!) to be notified when the agenda has been updated.
Drupal Sprint Weekend
The annual Global Drupal Sprint Weekend is upon us and anyone interested in learning more about Drupal core and how the Drupal software project is managed and developed will be guided and mentored in the Drupal Way.
We'll help you select tickets in the core issue queue at https://drupal.org/project/issues/drupal to work on so that together as a group we can move Drupal 8 closer to a release date. See https://groups.drupal.org/node/332998 for more details.
GLADCamp.org Code Sprint
Thanks to an amazing team and help from our design and development partners, the GLADCamp.org website is now up! Before we open user registrations and session submissions, the website needs help from volunteers in our community.
We'll be updating the GLADCamp.org website, including descriptions of the non-profit summit and venue and hotel information, and cataloging any remaining bugs in the issue queue at https://drupal.org/project/issues/gladcamp
Open Lab Hours for the Module Development Boot Camp
This weekend is the last best chance for attendees of the Module Development Boot Camp to participate in open lab hours at Droplabs. The boot camp instructors will be on hand to help boot camp attendees finish their class projects and get them published to Drupal.org.
FREE video learning and mentoring with Build a Module.com videos
That's right, we're also doing a mentored Drupal training! If you're interested in learning more about Drupal, site building, theming, module development, change management, or anything else, come with your laptop or tablet and a pair of headphones. The staff at Droplabs will set you up with a day pass to Build a Module.com and help create a video playlist for you to gently climb the Drupal learning curve at your own pace.Read more
SANDcamp 2014 is coming in less than 2 weeks, Jan 23-25!
We've got a great schedule of sessions and after parties this year at the seaside Marina Village Conference Center. Registration and ticket info at http://www.sandcamp.org/
Jan 23 Day 1- Specialty training by various Drupal industry leaders, registration and training info here Drupal Training
Jan 23 Welcome Party - Sponsored by MJD and Acquia at the MJD office in Pacific Beach
Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp (GLADCamp) is a free, 3-day conference for All Things Drupal on March 7th, 8th & 9th, 2014, at the Hilton Pasadena & Convention Center in Pasadena, California.
We're planning a conference that's packed with 3 full days of activities, including sessions, presentations, trainings, topic-based summits, a job fair, a barn raising to benefit a local non-profit, receptions, and more!
Our community members are also planning their own events to coincide with the conference, including client meetings and company retreats.Read more
RSVP at the IE Drupal Meetup site.
For the month of January, IE Drupal steps out of the Drupal box to discuss topics that are important to the greater Web! Can't make it to Riverside? No worries, this will be broadcasted live. We'll post a link in the comments, so stay tuned!
presented by Scott MotteRead more
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What's new in Drupal 8: Core modules
presented by HeliorRead more
General overview what it offers, how to use, and will look at the Drupal theme for it.
Using a preprocessor for your CSS
Lightning Talks/Open Discussion
As requested last meetup
Lightning Talks/Open Discussion
Anyone is welcome to inject topics to discuss or briefly share a spiffy helpful module they came across and would like to share with the group.
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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_raising
- 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.Read more
Request for input on our "Coders with a Cause: Community Barn Raisings and Drupal for Good" session at GLADCamp 2014
Plan and discuss the first Extreme Drupal Games (aka the "Golden Neckbeard" competition) for GLADCamp 2014
This year's GLADCamp conference will feature the first Extreme Drupal Games! This event will run throughout the conference, beginning on Friday, March 7th and ending when winners are announced at the closing of the conference on Sunday, March 9th.
We have a sponsor who will be donating 6 identical VMs (distro and stack TBD) for us to use during the conference. I've asked that each VM have a minimum of 2 cores and 4GB of RAM, but exact specs are still being worked out. These VMs are hosted at 1 Wilshire in Downtown Los Angeles, so there will be extremely low latency.
The plan right now is for up to 6 teams to compete over the course of the weekend, tuning both the stack and the Drupal application to get the best possible performance in the allotted time. The team with the fastest Drupal site at the end of the conference will be declared the winner.
Now that we have a date and time, the question is how we're going to load test and judge the teams. What are the rules? Do we test for both anonymous and logged in users? Will contestants be permitted to rip out pieces of the stack and install completely different ones? How about the use of premade scripts? Do we allow commercial software, or go 100% free and open source?Read more
SANDcamp 2014 is live for business. Thanks to Jason Savino for making the website work this year with some new twists and Rich Yumul for importing data from the old site. We have six weeks to generate some social media noise and get SANDcamp rocking.
We have great keynote speakers: Jeff Beeman and Josh Koenig. Jeff is the solutions architect for 8-figure Drupal projects and Josh is, well Josh (Co-Founder of Chapter 3 and Pantheon).Read more
I just got a copy of the new "Drupal 7 Media" book available from PACKT Publishing (http://bit.ly/19C7xN0). It covers in great detail the best Drupal community modules for media integration. I will post a more detailed review later, but this book looks like a great resource for media integration in Drupal. If you are wondering how to work with media in Drupal 7, this is a book to checkout.Read more
There's Earth Day for the planet and now there's Dries Day for Drupal. To celebrate, we're asking everyone in the community to spend the day on Drupal community projects: plan a camp, do a training, work on modules, push code, write documentation, read about Drupal 8 or whatever you find interesting. This is not a bad price to pay for all the great stuff in Drupal. If you're an employer, we encourage you to give your employees a paid day to work on Drupal.
It's simple to participate:
Have your team participate on Dries Day
Tally the number of hours your team contributed
Has anyone googled "Inland Empire Drupal" lately? (ss attached)
Being as this is an open group with no ownership and only leadership, DO NOT claim ownership with your Google+ account of any content published for IE Drupal through our various channels (meetup, gdo, etc.). Ownership shall only be claimed if there was a group account, which there is not. Claiming ownership for ones own personal or professional interest in order to get placement and/or referrals on a Google search result is a major disservice and slap to the group as a whole.Read more
Hi all, here are the slides from last night's IE Drupal meetup at Riverside.io. I couldn't find an easy way to attach slides to the meetup announcement on Meetup.com or the Drupal Groups site, so here they are:Read more
Droplabs has a huge surplus of new Drupal Watchdog magazines at our original Downtown Los Angeles location. If any organizers of Drupal meetups, conferences and workshops around Southern California want a stack to take back to their meetups, let us know!
These are being offered free of charge. Droplabs doesn't have the resources to ship or deliver these, however, so the only catch is you'll need to come pick them up.Read more