This coming Monday on April 14th we'll hold the next Washington, DC Drupal Meetup at James Hoban's on Dupont Circle.
Last month we had a great conversation here about how we can make these meetups most productive for everyone. A few of us have put our heads together and came up with the idea of having two meetups a month with different focuses.
Drupal Meetups - These will take place in a bar and center mostly on networking and connecting people. We'll have the standard lightening talks but will be focused on discussing real world solutions to user problems and Drupal news. We want to keep these talks accessible for Drupal users and people exploring Drupal, so detailed tech talk can happen one on one after the talks.
Drupal Labs - This is your change to dig into the meat of code, show off the latest module you wrote, and pose questions to a technical audience for some hands on help. The lab is tailored to people with Drupal experience, or who want to dive right in and learn.
We hope that by better targeting the events like this, people will be able to really get the most out of them. This is very much a work in progress so please post your suggestions, comments, and feedback so we can fine tune these.
Back to the meetup... We'll be getting together on Monday, April 14 at James Hoban's (new Irish bar) on Dupont Circle at 7:00 pm.
We'll kick off the meetup with a round of 5-minute lightening talks focusing on real world solutions that have been built with Drupal. We all know Drupal does amazing things, so let's look at some of the tailored tools we've built to help our clients out. Here's what we've got lined up so far:
Connecting a geographically dispersed microfinance network with an online portal
Publishing content in right to left languages like Arabic and Hebrew
Demo of the online community MothersClick and their new community API / Facebook-esque features (to be confirmed)
Have something show off? Post it in the comments. Dan from 1 Well will also be there to talk about how he's helping (and how you can too) to build wells in communities that need them.
James Hoban's at the back bar
1 Dupont Circle, Washington DC
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wireless connection available!
Hope to see you on Monday!