Local User Group Organizers

Please do not post local MEETUPS in this group :-)
Provide resources, discussions, and best practices for anyone involved in running their local user group.
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anthonyalbertyn's picture

Anthony stepping down as co-organiser of DrupalCambs

Hi All

I am stepping down as co-organiser of DrupalCambs for a number of personal reasons and am handing over the reigns to Jeff Veit. I have personally had an incredibly positive experience over the last 8 years and 72 meetups discussing Drupal and hanging out with friends. It's now time for a fresh pair of legs to take DrupalCambs forward and I hope you will all continue to support the group under Jeff's leadership.

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dougvann's picture

Camps are evolving. Checkout what Asheville is doing!

We all see that the landscape of Drupal Camps is changing significantly.
Some camps have skipped a year. Some camps have gone to the "mini-camp" model. Some camps are going to one-day camps.
I'd like to draw our attention to the crew over in Asheville https://www.drupalasheville.com who have apparently given this a lot of thought and come up with. what I think, is a great idea!
NOTE: I am not involved in any way in the planning of this camp. :-)
What are they doing that I think we should pay attention to?

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valthebald's picture

Global sprint weekend - Sofia 2017

2017-01-29 10:00 - 17:00 Europe/Sofia
Event type: 

Part of the Global sprint weekend 28-29 January, 2017

Location: Rila St. 6, Sofia initLab https://initlab.org/

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dougvann's picture

Attendance drops in Drupal events?

Is anyone seeing a drop in attendance at Camps and User Groups?
Certainly, some specific events are growing or staying steady. Larger cities may be immune from attrition to a degree.

I invite your feedback on the topic of what you have observed in {A} your local group and {B} the camps you have attended.


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mr_scumbag's picture

Drupal Camp Chattanooga 2016 - Sat Nov 5th

2016-11-05 08:00 - 17:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

This years Drupal Camp Chattanooga is on again.
Sat 5th November 2016 at Chattanooga State Community College.


Our beginners track is a whole day of training with Doug Van "Drupal 8 in a day", included with your ticket price. This is thanks to our Platinum sponsor True North.

Buy tickets, submit sessions and sponsor from the web site right now.

Our after party will include fireworks, after all 5th November is Guy Fawkes, when the British celebrate their most famous traitor. With Sticker swag to go along with the theme.

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jdwalling's picture

Newbie question about editing group pages

I created https://groups.drupal.org/pacific-nw-drupal-summits in 2009

I recently added 2 new pages for Resources and History to streamline the Homepage

My problem is when I try to "Edit content" I see a static content layout instead. What am I missing?

I'm on IRC at #drupal-groups as jwalling

FOUND IT! Click widgets to add content. (Dope slap!)

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PriyankaTuteja's picture

Free Webinar by Megan Sanicki, COO, Drupal Association: Cracking the Community Code

2015-04-15 21:30 - 22:30 Asia/Kolkata
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Building communities is an artsy science that is a strategic initiative for organizations of all kinds from nonprofit to for-profit. In this webinar, we will remove the mystery of building thriving online communities. We will look at community building best practices from leading community managers such as Jono Bacon of Ubuntu, and will understand how to use these pro-tips to grow and nurture global communities through a case study on Drupal.

Why Should You Attend This?

o To learn how the Drupal community grows and is nurtured
o To learn about the community management best practices

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PriyankaTuteja's picture

[Free Webinar] Drupal 8: Frontend for Backenders

2015-04-01 12:00 - 13:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Drupal 8 will ship with a fancy new template engine (Twig) and a simpler theme layer. In this webinar, our speaker will show you some goodies from Twig and give you a walkthrough on how to get started with it.

He will also talk about the major problems that people were facing in working with Drupal 7 and what the community has done to make it better. This webinar will show - in both practical examples and on a broader scale - why Drupal 8 will make peace between backenders and frontenders.

Why Should You Attend This?

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lshey's picture

Calling all Community Organizers

Hi all! Please see my post about the Drupal Association's new community organizer newsletter. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions/suggestions!



Lauren Shey

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tadityar's picture

GCI 2014 Task: Create an Event Template (NeedsReview)

Hello! I'm a Google Code-In 2014 student and as part of my task (http://www.google-melange.com/gci/task/view/google/gci2014/5873466930626560) I've created an event/meetup template. I've also been helped by my mentor Slurpee to create this template and would like reviews and suggestion regarding this template.

Here's the template link: https://pad.lullabot.com/p/Template_with_Placeholders
and the documentation: https://pad.lullabot.com/p/Event_Template_Documentation

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jpw1116's picture

A look inside a typical groups.drupal.org local community meetup. . . .

Premise: Outside of DrupalCons and camps, g.d.o user group meetups happen to be fully qualified, regular events maybe worth dosing a bit more followup coverage.

In general, published meeting reviews are not just handy for their own attendees to have but also benefit everyone connected via the web. Where to post the coverage is up to each group; this post is only a thinking-out-loud prototype to offer background and then some specific details on a meetup that just took place.

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This group will also be broadcasting on Meetup.com

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themic8's picture

First Group Meeting

2014-11-04 18:30 - 20:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
User group meeting

The first Northwest Indiana Drupal Group Event.

This event will be to kick off this group. Event will most likely be in Valparaiso, Indiana.

We will start with a short presentation, the group discussion and finally networking.

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David Hernández's picture

DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014: Local users groups organization

Community summit

The aim of the discussion was to talk about how the different local groups are organized and what kind of problems do they find and document all of this so it can be used by potential group organizers.

The attendees of the discussion have different backgrounds, from their location having people from Spain, Czech Republic, Austria, Greece, Brazil, Germany, Scotland, Slovakia, Sweden, Holland, England and France, to their experience organizing groups, having people who has been involved in a group for years to people who wanted to start one.

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Salah Messaoud's picture

Drupal Tunisia Community website

We are happy to announce the launch of Drupal Tunisia Community website in Arabic, English and French. If you are into Drupal sign up with Facebook to appear in the members page.

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ricardobeltranl's picture

Drupal Camp Mexico City 2014 final words

During 23 to April 25, 2014 we had a rewarding experiences when we reached our goal to create a Drupal Camp & Symfony Day in Mexico City at the same technical level of the Camps in USA and Europe. Furthermore it was very diverse since we’ve gathered people from a dozen countries: 35 speakers and 181 attendees. We are very proud to be the first camp to held simultaneously both the Symfony and the Drupal community in one event.

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lizzjoy's picture

Drupal Watchdog For Your Local Drupal Group

We have extra copies of the new Drupal Watchdog issue available for local Drupal user groups. You can grab this double issue focused on Drupal 8 at the Drupal Association booth #350 right now at DrupalCon Austin.
If you are not at DrupalCon and you can send someone from your local group to get copies.

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holly.ross.drupal's picture

Whose Job Is It? Help the Drupal Association Answer that Question

A while ago I shared that we are trying to better understand who plays what role in the Drupal Community. A small team of Association Board and staff have done some interviews with about 20 community members and now we want to get a broader understanding - what are the issues that concern you, and who should be doing the work to address them?

We're reaching out to our most active community members to ask you to complete a survey about who you think should be doing what in our community.

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megansanicki's picture

Looking for an event sponsor?

Hi Event Organizers,

The Drupal Association works with a lot of sponsors and partners - many of whom like to sponsor camps. It takes them a lot of time to research and reach out to all the camps that they want to sponsor, so we are making it easier for them.

We are asking sponsors and partners to fill out a form so they can tell us:
- What kind of camp they want to sponsor
- If they have a special offer for camps (free Internet, free developer tools, etc)

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