Wednesday's User Group Meeting (Rewrite of the Mailchip module for Drupal 7)

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2011-07-13 18:00 - 19:30 America/Los_Angeles
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Hey everyone,

Just a friendly reminder that this WEDNESDAY (July 13) is the date of our monthly Portland Drupal User Group Meeting.

Lev Tsypin is presenting on his top-to-bottom rewrite of the Mailchimp module for Drupal 7... pretty cool stuff including support for transactional e-mails.

Meeting Details:
Date: Wednesday, July 13
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (after the meeting, we head to Lucky Lab for drinks and conversation!)
Location: OpenSourcery offices (1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209)

It promises to be really interesting and fun meeting... you don't want to miss it!

See you there,
Melissa

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BenK's picture

Thanks, Melissa, for getting something posted about tomorrow's user group meeting. Here are some more details...

Lev Tsypin is going to present on "MailChimp 2.0: Anatomy of a Drupal module rewrite", which expands on his recent blog post of the same name. You can check out his blog post here:

http://thinkshout.com/blog/2011/06/lev/mailchimp-20-anatomy-drupal-modul...

This is a really interesting topic from several different perspectives. First, Mailchimp is an awesome way to manage bulk e-mail communications. But additionally, now Mailchimp offers a special wrapper around Amazon's Simple Email Service for transactional e-mails (all of those individual e-mails like registration confirmation, order receipt, password reset, comment notification, etc.) So using Mailchimp and Lev's brand new code, you can actually send all of your individual e-mails through Amazon and track opens and clicks with Mailchimp! :-)

But even if you've got a different e-mail provider, this promises to be a very interesting talk: To do his top-to-bottom re-write of the Mailchimp module, Lev leveraged a lot of the new capabilities of Drupal 7. So if you're looking to understand Drupal 7 better from a module building perspective, this talk will be incredibly helpful. It will also be useful from a "best practices" perspective as Lev will discuss all of the things he's learned from his initial work on the module several years ago.

Finally, for those of you who don't know Lev (and his business partner, Sean Larkin), they are another example of Portlanders doing really interesting work with Drupal. Lev is a senior engineer and co-owner of ThinkShout, Inc., where he leads their technical design, user interface, and module development. Previously, he founded and led Level Online Strategy here in Portland.

So I hope to see everyone at tomorrow's (Wendesday) meeting at 6:00 p.m. sharp!

--Ben

Portland (Oregon)

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