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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
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
- Detailed Descriptions of Meetups
- Original Post Describing the Program
|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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Read more
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:Read more
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:
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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
OSScamp Lucknow 11.03 is an open source unconference being organised at the Babu Banarsidas Group of Institutions, Lucknow, on March 26-27 2011, in Lucknow (UP), India
At the OSScamp, we are organising a Drupal Hindi Localisation Sprint, plus have other hands on activities planned around Drupal. Please participate to make it a success.
Registeration/Signup and more details at: http://osscamp.in/event/osscamp-lucknow-1103
Check out our session at Drupalcon: http://chicago2011.drupal.org/sessions/building-successful-local-communi...
I'm sure there is a lot to exchange and to learn from each other on this topic.
Defining local Drupal utopia and planning the way there
We're working on a strategic plan for the Nebraska Drupal Group, and as we're not the first to think about this (or the last who'll need to), I thought it might be helpful to open up the discussion to the broader community. Perhaps we can come up with something of a reusable framework. To which end, I'm asking a two-part question: 1) what would a local Drupal utopia look like, and 2) what can we do in our local groups to help create one? After the pattern of a standard, goals-based strategic plan, I've drafted up the following mission and vision:Read more
What is Ignite?
Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.
I made a short summary about this and my talk here: http://www.drupal-rocks.com/node/183
My talk is not focussed on drupal, but of course I´ll finish my talk with the fact, that there´s a modul for Processing in development.Read more
I was just wondering how other DrupalCamp organizers handled the money-side of putting on an event. We've hosted DrupalCamp Austin two times now, and both times we've just had the money flow in and out of our company's PayPal and bank accounts. Ideally, you would want the camp to have its own accounts so that the money can cleanly exist separately from that of the hosting company/organization.
Getting moneyRead more
Would it be valuable to you, the group organizers and site admins on groups.drupal.org, to see a how-to video or participate in a live web conference and see how OG Panels on groups.drupal.org's "Pages" tabs can be used? I recently heard that the LA Drupal group's pages were helpful to organizers of a few regional groups, and I'd be happy to share what I know.Read more
Please take a few minutes to briefly summarize how your local group is doing, and what kinds of things you are doing, perhaps include the following stats:
* How Long Have You been Meeting
* Average Attendance
* What kind of Venue do you meet in (donated office space, cafe, pub)
* Sample Agenda
* How do you do introductions
Andy Laken organized a great panel discussion about Organizing effective (and fun) local user groups at the Pacific Northwest DrupalSummit in Vancouver. There were a number of people who took notes, and I hope they will post them here on this discussion.Read more