Local User Group Organizers

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Provide resources, discussions, and best practices for anyone involved in running their local user group.
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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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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
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

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
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

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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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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dudenhofer's picture

Regional Drupal Camps

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.

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Drupal Community Cultivation Grants Round Two Closes Sept 30th

Just a quick reminder that the deadline is September 30th for the second cycle of community cultivation grants: http://association.drupal.org/grants

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christefano's picture

Conference Organizing Distribution (COD) code sprint on October 8 & 9, 2011 in Downtown Los Angeles #CODD7

2011-10-08 10:00 - 2011-10-09 10:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

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:

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.

COD on Drupal 7 Battleplans

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.

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California Drupal Travelers Program Wiki

The mission of the Drupal Travelers Program is to connect businesses and traveling community members with local communities and events in the areas that they are visiting.

You are welcome to edit and add to this wiki, but keep the list organized and do not remove entries unless you are that meetup or group organizer.

Adding links, dates and geographical locations is encouraged.

Table of Contents

Participating Meetups and Groups

4th Tuesday of Each Month 4th Wednesday of Each Month 4th Thursday of Each Month
Frontend Drupal / Design 4 Drupal Downtown Los Angeles Drupal San Gabriel Valley Drupal
San Diego North County DUG

Detailed Descriptions of Meetups

When editing and adding meetups below, be as descriptive as you'd like. It may be helpful to businesses and traveling community members for them to have as much information as possible.

Frontend Drupal / Design 4 Drupal

The Frontend Drupal / Design 4 Drupal meetups are on the 4th Tuesday and are usually in Culver City, CA. They focus on design, theming, usability, typography and other frontend-related topics.

Downtown Los Angeles Drupal

With enough notice, Downtown Los Angeles Drupal organizers can produce special events at Droplabs on the 4th Wednesday in Downtown Los Angeles.

Droplabs already hosts several Drupal meetups each month, including the High Performance Drupal and general Downtown Los Angeles Drupal meetups. These meetups have had attendance of between 20-65 attendees.

San Gabriel Valley Drupal

The San Gabriel Valley Drupal meetups are on the 4th Thursday in San Gabriel Valley (usually Pasadena, CA). They have a general focus and have an attendance of between 15-30 attendees.

San Diego Drupal Users Group

The San Diego Drupal Users Group meetups are on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. We have a mixed structure with some planned content and some ad-hoc content, and we usually have a small social meetup at the Prado down the street afterwards.

San Diego North County DUG

The San Diego North County DUG meetups are on the 4th Thursday of every month in Carlsbad, CA at the NAMM headquarters in the Museum Of Making Music. This meetup averages about 10-15 users, most of which are seasoned Drupalers. Content is purely ad-hoc, and you may be asked to talk about what you've been doing recently.

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Atlanta Drupal Business Summit

2011-09-30 08:30 - 14:30 UTC
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

Pleased to announce that Atlanta will be holding its first ever Drupal Business Summit on Friday, September 30th 2011 at Georgia Tech.

The event is targeted towards business professionals that are involved or have oversight of web-related initiatives within an organization. There will be particular value for those considering open-source based solutions, evaluating CMS options, or in the process of standardizing part of or all of their web properties to Drupal.

Registration is FREE - for additional info please visit:

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DrupalCamp Singapore to take place Q4

On July 26th we will announce the first details about our DrupalCamp Singapore.
The announcement will be made in Hackerspace.SG, 70 Bussorah Street,
where there's a major CMS event taking place.

See the event page here:

Also, check out the SG Drupal Community's meetup post:

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Leveraging Facebook, and efficiently managing the tools available for community communication and growth

I'm wanting to get a discussion going, primarily about creating a Facebook page for the South African Drupal community, secondarily about the other communication tools at our disposal and how best to use them.

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tedbow's picture

Users Group in smaller college town

I just started a local group for Ithaca, New York. Ithaca is small college town, 30k, 100k metro with about 25k college students. We are about an hour an away from Syracuse which is the closet city of any size. There are 2 groups, Western New York and Albany, NY near us which generally meet 3 hours away from us.

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Drupal Camp Asheville and Drupal Carolinas LLC

Drupal Camp Asheville 2011

Well it's about time we got the ball rolling on planning for Drupal Camp Asheville. The goal is to have a meeting (presumably at Top Floor Studio in Asheville, NC) in two weeks to get the base plan laid out.

I started a google calendar here: https://www.google.com/calendar/b/0/embed?src=7i9imrputs2u7divjrt9p041gg... and can give write access to whoever wants it. I plotted the major drupal events I could find from a quick search. If you know more please comment and I will add to the list.

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Online PR person (Drupal Blogger outreach) - DrupalCon London 2011

The DC London Marketing Team needs to urgently recruit an Online PR person to help write press releases and distribute useful information and news about DC London to the Drupal blogging community and other interested stakeholders. The role will involve building a mailing list of Drupal bloggers, plan communications campaigns, write interesting press releases, and distribute information and goodies to bloggers. Also, importantly, get feedback from the blogger community and listen to their ideas and respond to requests for info where required.

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Drupalcamp Atlanta 2011 (Potential Date Discussion)


We are in the early planning stages for Drupalcamp Atlanta 2011 and wanted to throw Saturday, October 8th out as a potential date.

Does anyone know if this conflicts with any other Drupal/OSS events or major happenings in the Atlanta area? I know Do it With Drupal and the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit are scheduled for the following week.

Finally, interested in volunteering? We will begin to tee up committee meetings soon. If you would like to help out please reach out to me at dave dot terry at mediacurrent dot com


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