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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.Read more
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.
-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
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.Read more
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!
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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.
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.
Play it right here in your browser (slideshare)Read more
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.
- Something else
- That thing
- The block showing the stuff
- 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.Read more
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?Read more
The Denver team has just released a set of slides to help promote the conference at your user group meetings.
What do you do?
- 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.
- Insert them in the presentation software and show them at your meetups
- Come to Drupalcon Denver and get your friends to as well
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.Read more
Last updated by Mediacurrent on Tue, 2011-10-25 17:20
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.
WHAT IS A DRUPAL BUSINESS SUMMIT?Read more
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]
- Community sites. They provide the space for community interaction, event planning, discussion.
- Public facing welcome mats for decision makers
- Websites for the regional association or group.
- Are there any which are replacements for the Drupal.org Marketplace? listing service providers for an area or region.
So, we have a lot of Drupal Camps going on in the Midwest this year. This is a GREAT thing! It means the local communities are getting strong enough to start hosting these camps. I know this year our camp could have been a lot larger, our venue this year was big enough to handle something MUCH larger, but as I'm sure a number of others out there are experiencing some balance of sponsors, speakers, and attendees that may or may not already be committed to another Drupal Camp.Read more
Just a quick reminder that the deadline is September 30th for the second cycle of community cultivation grants: http://association.drupal.org/grants
Conference Organizing Distribution (COD) code sprint on October 8 & 9, 2011 in Downtown Los Angeles #CODD7
Join members of the Los Angeles Drupal user group in the Drupal community's second code sprint for updating COD (Conference Organizing Distribution) to Drupal 7. This is a joint event produced by LA Drupal's Pro Drupal 7 Development book study group and Droplabs, a Drupal coworking / hackerspace in Downtown Los Angeles.
Join us in person or online!
During the code sprint, we'll be gathered in the #drupal-cod IRC channel and all are welcome to join us. The event organizers and attendees will also be checking Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @UseCOD or use the #CODD7 hashtag.
About COD, the Conference Organizing Distribution
COD is used for building conference and event websites. It's built on Drupal, the highly-regarded open-source web framework and content management system, and each component is independent of each other. This means you can disable the features you don't need, whether it's selling tickets or listing sponsors or allowing session voting.
Just like Drupal, COD is free and can be used by anyone. There is a very long list of sites that use COD, from the DrupalCon Chicago and DrupalCon London conferences to RIACon, Brisbane Innovation Camp, the Meego Conference, the Bay Area Drupal Camp, and our own Drupal Design Camp LA.
Here are just some of the great features in COD:
- Session submission, voting and moderation
- Session schedule grid
- Personalized attendee schedules
- Easy event registration and attendee management
- Community features (forums, friending, etc.)
- Easy sponsors management
We're already using COD on Drupal 6 for the Drupal Design Camp LA 2011 website and we plan to use COD on Drupal 7 for Drupal Design Camp LA 2012. COD is not yet ready for this but we're not afraid of rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty.
Help us improve COD and you'll also be helping numerous Drupal contrib projects, including Location, Signup and Commerce, as well as other organizations and conferences, such as DrupalCon, SCALE 10x and DrupalCamps around the world including our own Drupal Design Camp LA.
- Find a venue (done! we're meeting at Droplabs)
- Gather interest and sponsorships
- Set up a hosting environment for group collaboration
- Add contributors to our version control system
- Download COD, set up the team with tools, including Quickstart
- Get up to speed on work that has already been done:
- Debate Commerce vs. Ubercart 3 (just kidding: the COD roadmap lists Commerce)
- Code! Code! Code!
- Update the COD issue queue with current progress
- Write a summary for Planet Drupal to thank our sponsors and contributors, aid any future CODD7 sprints, etc.
Pre-sprint discussion and planning
We've already begun discussing and planning several parts of the code sprint during the first 15 minutes of each Pro Drupal 7 Development book study group meeting. To join the conversation, click the Signup button below, post a comment below, contact any of the event organizers at the top of this page or just drop by the Pro Drupal 7 Development study group some Monday night.
The attendance of the book study group is already capped for this book group cycle but you're more than welcome to drop by, talk with us and work on your projects at Droplabs alongside other Drupaleros.Read more