LA Drupal [Los Angeles Drupal]

About LA Drupal

There are six or more monthly meetings, see our Calendar of Events, including job networking, barn-raising, trainings and social occasions.

Ways To Connect

hangout icon  Join us using your browser in IRC on #drupal-la. IRC is great for real-time help, the lifeline of the Drupal community, and friendly banter. For help see: What is IRC? and Setup you IRC client.
iCal feed icon  Subscribe to our community calendar. The calendar includes all upcoming events. Checkout the events tab to find regional or topical meetings near you.
 hangout icon  During an Event, hangout with us on google+
Note: You'll need a gmail account. If you have a google apps account, you may need to be invited by someone already in the hangout. If you need help, ask in IRC.
Twitter  Follow LA Drupal on Twitter.

How to become a member of LA Drupal

LA Drupal has an online presence in a lot of places but one of the official ways to become a member is by joining the LA Drupal group here on

  1. First create an account at, which is the "master" site of Joining will create an account on all the the other * subdomains.
  2. Once you have your account and have logged in, go to the LA Drupal home page at
  3. Finally, click the Join link found in the right sidebar. You'll be a member of LA Drupal after confirming your membership.

As a member of the LA Drupal community, you can participate in discussions, post job announcements, send direct messages to people (via the "contact" tab on their profiles), vote on other member's posts and comments, schedule and RSVP for local events, and more.

Welcome to LA Drupal!

What Meeting Topics Should we Cover?

This list of topics suggested for upcoming meetings is a wiki page. Please add to it or vote on something you'd like to see.

Suggest a topic or VOTE for a topic by adding a + sign at the end of a line. Just edit the wiki.

Main LA Drupal Meetup: April 8th, 2014 | Panel Discussion - Site Planning

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2014-04-08 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles

Every month experts guide our local community showcasing professional Drupal techniques, industry standards, and best practices. LA Drupal brings a spectacular lineup of topics and presentations centered around Drupal. We help users answer questions, and resolve issues with solutions surrounding planning, supporting, and developing with Drupal. Our meetups are a good place for Job seekers and employers to find talent. Also, we typically have raffle prizes including various Drupal books, DVD's, and subscriptions!!!

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Camps & Cons

Fri, 2014-04-25 09:00 - Sun, 2014-04-27 20:00
Sat, 2014-04-26 08:15 - Sun, 2014-04-27 05:15

Recent Discussions

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Request for input: What should our next Drupal boot camp look like?

Droplabs is planning its next Drupal boot camp and we're asking for help from you to make it even better than last time. If you have any interest in applying for the next boot camp — or sending developers from your company or organization — please take a look at the following posts:

   What would you like our next boot camp to focus on?

   Would you pay / donate to attend our next developer boot camp?

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Seeking for bilingual English/Spanish volunteers. 420 hours certificated Drupal course in exchange.

Take the opportunity to become an Expert in Drupal and contribute the community!

We are preparing an English version of Forcontu's Drupal training program and we are looking for bilingual English/Spanish people interested in translating (from Spanish to English) part of the materials. In exchange you'll receive free online training (7 months & 420 certificated hours, valued at USD$ 1500) to become an Expert in Drupal 7. You can also give this training opportunity to another person of your choice (maybe a friend, employee or client).

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Bilingual English/Spanish Volunteers for Drupal online training project (2014)

We are preparing an English version of Forcontu's Drupal training program and we are looking for bilingual English/Spanish people interested in translating (from Spanish to English) part of the materials. In exchange you'll receive free online training (7 months & 420 certificated hours, valued at USD$ 1500) to become an Expert in Drupal 7. You can also give this training opportunity to another person of your choice (maybe a friend, employee or client).

If you are interested or know somebody that could be, please fill in or share the form to contact us. More information at this URL:

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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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Call for Sessions @ Drupal Camp Phoenix 2014

Yes it is true! Drupal Camp Phoenix is just around the corner! Join us February 28-March 2, 2014.

Drupal Camp Phoenix is a conference organized by professional Drupal organizations to promote and advance the Drupal community in Arizona and the Southwest region. Drupal Camp Phoenix brings together Dru-Pals interested in learning about web content management and expanding his or her skills in web development.

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Call for Trainings at GLADCamp 2014!

Training day at GLADCamp 2014, this year's Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp, is on March 7th, 2014. We have room at our conference venue for 3 simultaneous trainings and are starting our call for trainings! Everyone is welcome to apply:

Space is limited and priority is given to experienced Drupal trainers and training companies. Don't let that discourage you, though. If you're a newcomer to the Drupal training scene and want to offer something no one has offered before, we'd love to hear from you!

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Request for input on our "Coders with a Cause: Community Barn Raisings and Drupal for Good" session at GLADCamp 2014

Hi everybody,

Lee Vodra and I (two of the founders of Droplabs, a Drupal-friendly coworking space in Los Angeles, and creators of the Coders with a Cause program) will be presenting on barn raisings and "Drupal for Good" in action at the Non-Profit Drupal Summit at GLADCamp next month.

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SCALE 12X - Volunteers needed for the annual LA Drupal SoCal Linux Expo booth, Feb 22-23, 2014


I setup the draft of the wiki page for SCALE for this year (Feb 22 and 23):

Please note, this is a FIRST DRAFT, please feel free to add yourself to the list and edit any content that I may have messed up via copy/paste from last year.

We are going to need more volunteers than just me, so please sign up by editing the wiki page!

More information on SCALE can be found here:


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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?

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Users and permissions

Hi all,
Wondering if somebody can point me in the right direction.

I need to have a Role that can administer users and permissions for all roles with the exception of Administrator role (for obvious reasons).

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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