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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Susan Rust's picture


2014-01-23 (All day) - 2014-01-25 (All day) America/Los_Angeles

Drupal at the beach!

This year's event will be held in sunny San Diego at the Marina Village Conference Center -- just steps from beaches, Sea World, and the Mission Beach Boardwalk.

Thursday is a full day of training.
Friday and Saturday are two full camp days.
Sunday is fun-day with disc golf, beach activities, and sight-seeing

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lizzjoy's picture

Webinar: Pro Tips: Start or improve your Drupal Camp

2013-10-09 08:00 - 09:00 America/Los_Angeles

Camp leaders are leading this webinar to help you create a camp or find ways to make your camp bigger and better.

Learn about resources that are available for you and hear from other camp leaders how they started up their camp, tried something really different, or grew their camp in size, content, and fundraising, and professionalism.

Register for Pro Tips: Start or improve your Drupal Camp

See all Drupal Association webinars.

steveburge's picture

A list of every DrupalCamp ever

Hey guys,

Over the last few weeks we've been working on a project to show the growth of open source around the world. The project will show the spread of open source events from 2006 until today.

However, we've been stuck on DrupalCamps. Almost no lists of DrupalCamps existed from before 2011. Both WordPress and Joomla have full historical events but nothing similar existed for Drupal. So, we sat down and created one.

You can see the full list here:

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willieseabrook's picture

Should we buy a projector or big monitor for meetup/workshop presentations


We're organising our first Drupal meetup and have a practical question.

A lot of our presentations will be tutorial/training focused, with demonstrations of websites, walking through Drupal configuration steps, and code walkthroughs.

We need a projector/screen display method that's good enough for everyone in our workspace to see (20 - 25 people). There's no point in doing code walkthroughs if the people at the back of the room can't actually read the code that is being talked about, because the resolution is too low and the code isn't legible.

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lizzjoy's picture

Webinar: How the Drupal Association Can Help Community Leaders

2013-08-06 08:00 - 09:00 America/Los_Angeles

Calling all community leaders!

This August 6th, learn how the Drupal Association supports the Drupal Community and how to build thriving Drupal community with the help of Drupal Association programs at this Webinar.

Speakers include:
-Mike Anello, VP of DrupalEasy and community leader from Florida, USA
-Nick Vidal, organizer of DrupalCamp Brazil 2011 and South American community leader
-Keri Poeppe and Drew Gorton, organizers of Midwest Drupal Camp from Minnesota, USA

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rmontero's picture

DrupalCamp Costa Rica 2013 Open to international speakers and attendees

2013-09-13 08:00 - 2013-09-14 18:00 America/Los_Angeles

The 3rd Drupal Camp Costa Rica will be held this September the 13th and 14th, in the central facilities of the University of Costa Rica.

DrupalCamp Costa Rica is a non-profit event organized by the Drupal Users Group in Costa Rica, which is composed of local people and businesses. The aim of this event is to support and promote the Drupal open source project and unite the community of users and developers. Users with or without experience in Drupal will meet in a fun, valuable and generous knowledge sharing space.

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Help4Ok Challenge - National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH)

2013-06-01 (All day) - 2013-06-02 (All day) America/New_York

Join people from all over the world June 1 and 2, 2013 for a national Hack for Change event.

Click Here to signup for regular updates! http://bit.ly/help4ok_challenge

In conjunction with RHOK Boston - http://hackforchange.org/rhok-boston
and the National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH) http://hackforchange.org/, a team of passionate team members will come together and Hack for Good! Join us!

History and Goals
Connect people who need help with people who can give help.

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dougvann's picture

User Group Organizers Supporting the DA?

Hey gang...
I'm sitting right now in the monthly meeting of the Drupal Branding And Marketing Committee and one of our objectives is to see Drupal Association Memberships promoted at Camps and Local Meetups.

To that end... I wanted to ask it here.

Are you, as an organizer, promoting the DA Membership as a way to support the DA and the Drupal project?

I'd be curious to hear who is and what your experiences have been.

I'll be posting some instructions in here on how you can get involved in that process, but for now I'd love to hear your thoughts and stories.


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Meet up attendee? Tell your group about Drupal ladder!

If you're participating in a local Drupal user group- give them this 5 minute presentation to tell them about DrupalLadder.org and how we're going to reach 1% contribution level. That's 1% of total active drupal.org user contributing to the project.

Go to : http://drupalladder.org/content/resources

Download the keynote version or Download the PPT file.

Play it right here in your browser (slideshare)

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lisarex's picture

What's most important on a group page?

Hello! I'm gathering some research on what is the most important information on a group page on g.d.o.

I would like to hear from group organizers especially, but group member opinions are also useful.

List the 5 most important pieces of information, in order of importance, (excluding title ;)), and your role, e.g.

  1. Something
  2. Something else
  3. That thing
  4. The block showing the stuff
  5. More stuff
    Role: Organizer (or member)

I'm looking to gather your feedback early next week (Tuesday May 22) and will use it to inform a prototype design for Drupal Commons.

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jredding's picture

Community Leader Meeting at DrupalCon Denver

2012-03-20 (All day) UTC

Cross posting my blog post from a.d.o.

Do you organize meetings, camps, or sprints?

Come join myself and rocking community organizer Doug Vann for the Drupal Community Leader meetup at DrupalCon Denver. In this two hour meeting and roundtable discussion we'll bring together our organizing powers to spread the power of the Drupal community throughout the world.

What can you expect?

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greggles's picture

Promoting Drupalcon Denver

Howdy friends,

The Denver team has just released a set of slides to help promote the conference at your user group meetings.

What do you do?

  1. Download the slides (13MB) from the spread the word page. These are png files so you can just insert them into whatever presentation software you use.
  2. Insert them in the presentation software and show them at your meetups
  3. Come to Drupalcon Denver and get your friends to as well
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Susan Rust's picture

SANDcamp Event Sign Ups, Training, Agenda

Hey Drupalers,

Drupal SANDcamp 2012, January 25-28, in San Diego is shaping up to be a big success. We are expecting hundreds of executives, technical leaders, experts and users of all experience levels to participate. SANDcamp’s four-day agenda is filling fast:

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Susan Rust's picture

SANDcamp is Coming! (Updates)

Register: Register Here
LAST CALL to Propose a Session (after registration/login): Propose a Session
Book at the swanky Omni Hotel to get a Special Rate: Limited Rooms
Summit Pre-camp Training: Submit Training

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marktfrey's picture

Local User Groups Distribution?

So we've been talking about creating a [Non-g.d.o.] site for DrupalPGH for a while now, and the idea of creating a distribution to share with other local user groups would seem to fulfill that need, give us an interesting topic to discuss and build, and create a tool for other user groups. Question is, what should such a distro look like? Are other user groups interested in such a thing? I know many groups have non-g.d.o. sites, the content and functionality seems to vary quite a bit.

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Susan Rust's picture

SANDcamp: San Diego Day 2 & Von Boyage Rooftop Party

2012-01-28 09:00 - 17:00 America/Los_Angeles

This year's camp is EXTRAORDINARY! Checkout the amazing offering below.The events are running concurrently so read carefully. Register at SANDcamp.org.

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Susan Rust's picture

SANDcamp: San Diego Day 1 for Business & New Users

2012-01-27 09:00 - 17:00 America/Los_Angeles

This year's camp is EXTRAORDINARY! Checkout the amazing offering below.The events are running concurrently so read carefully. Register at SANDcamp.org.

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indytechcook's picture

Would you be interested in a Midwest Drupal Camp next year

95% (83 votes)
5% (4 votes)
Total votes: 87

Organizing a Drupal Business Summit

Attached is a Drupal Summit Planning Guide, which processes how Mediacurrent and the local Drupal community organized the inaugural 2011 Atlanta Drupal Business Summit. The document is intended to help other organizers throughout the world plan a similar event - included in the guide is our budget, checklists, and other lessons learned.

We would welcome your feedback.




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Models of local or regional user group websites?

What are some examples of regional Drupal websites? And what purposes do they serve? What are other open source communities doing?

Please edit and add yours!

[We're considering making a site for Drupal Ireland and considering these models - h]

  1. Community sites. They provide the space for community interaction, event planning, discussion.
  2. Public facing welcome mats for decision makers
  3. Websites for the regional association or group.
  4. Are there any which are replacements for the Drupal.org Marketplace? listing service providers for an area or region.
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