February Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting - Nextspace 5pm to 9pm (Wednesday Feb 8th, 2012)

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2012-02-08 17:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
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NOTE THE DAY & TIME CHANGE FOR THE FEBRUARY SANTA CRUZ DRUPAL USER GROUP MEETING. It is due to the room already being booked up on Tuesday the 7th. We will be meeting WEDNESDAY THE 8TH from 5pm to 9pm. The earlier time is for those who want to take part in a training session. Details below.

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Kristen Pol is writing a book for Packt Publishing on creating multilingual Drupal 7 websites. The book will have a demo website that will accompany it for the book exercises. For the February meeting (note day & time change above), we will do a hands-on training session going through all the lessons in the book. Everyone will work at their own pace. You will need a laptop and XAMP installed. You will install the demo website on your laptop and you will be given a copy of the exercises to go through. The demo website will be a small ecommerce site built on the Commerce module suite.

In order to plan accordingly, please leave a comment or signup for this event if you plan on attending. If you cannot arrive at 5pm, that is okay... let us know when you can make it.

Kristen will be providing dinner... probably pizza, drinks, and dessert. If anyone attending has food allergies, please leave a comment or contact Kristen directly.

Hope to see you there!

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I was directed

bodyblueprinter's picture

To this site for local Drupal programmers. I will be needing one in the near(ish) future. I would like to know what the process is. I have a good idea of what I need done, but I need to find out how much I would be looking at, understanding of course that these sorts of things can only be ballparked.
Thanks,
Tobin

January meeting or contact someone directly

Kristen Pol's picture

Hi Tobin,

Welcome! You are welcome to come to our January meeting to meet some of the local SC Drupal developers. Or, you can also contact one directly using the drupal.org website.

If you leave a comment with your timing, maybe one of the developers will contact you if they are available.

Cheers,
Kristen

Food...

Kristen Pol's picture

If anyone has ideas for food other than pizza, let me know...

Kristen

Tacos? Falafels?

juliavdw's picture

Tacos? Falafels?

Hunger...

Kristen Pol's picture

Making me hungry... okay, I'll probably send out a poll when we get closer.

:)Kristen

Burritos

forestmonster's picture

I'm a fan of the "build your own burrito" meal... :)

Taking orders...

Kristen Pol's picture

I may just take food orders when I get there (or people can email me ahead of time). Mexican might be good as it's fast and cheap. I like Taqueria Vallerta.

Kristen

Featured content module reviews

Kristen Pol's picture

For those of you who haven't yet tried and reviewed my Featured Content module, please do! Reviews can be added on the drupalmodule.com website.

My ranking has slipped from #1 to #3... someone said the documentation was "perfect" but gave the module a 4 out of 5 for documentation! argh!

Thanks in advance!
Kristen

Ranking Up from #3 to #2

LindaDonohue's picture

Kristen,

It was a pleasure to use and review your module.

Linda

Thanks!!!

Kristen Pol's picture

Thanks a ton, Linda :) Love it!

Kristen

Free book for participants

Kristen Pol's picture

For those who can make this D7 i18n training session, I will give you a free Multilingual Drupal 7 book once it's published as a thanks for helping me debug the book exercises!

As for food, perhaps I will show up and take a poll right at 5 and then go out and get the food... ???

And, it would be good to have a headcount so I bring enough print outs... so far I think we have:

Julia
Paul
Darryl
Rob
Craig
Forest

Others?

Last thing... where's the cheapest place to make copies? Kinkos?

Kristen

Debug the book exercises

LindaDonohue's picture

I would like to work through the exercises before the meeting. I have an Algorithms class on Wednesday.

Is that possible?

Thanks,
Linda

Arrangements

Kristen Pol's picture

Hi Linda,

Thanks for helping out! I'll make arrangements with you offline.... I'm not going to make the exercises available in electronic format since the book isn't published yet... thus, the copies. But, I can make you a copy and deliver it or arrange for you to pick up or whatever.

Email me ;)
Kristen

I'll come, Kristen

maryedith's picture

Me, too. Sounds like a fun evening.
I doubt anyone's cheaper than Kinko's!
Mary Edith

Great!

Kristen Pol's picture

It will be great to have you!

Thanks,
Kristen

I'll join you

hreed's picture

Sounds like a good event.
I usually go to Darco for my copying. They are probably the same price as Kinko's but they're a local store.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/darco-printing-and-paper-store-santa-cruz
Heather

Cool!

Kristen Pol's picture

Thanks for the local referral, Heather! See you in Feb!

Kristen

New list

Kristen Pol's picture

Interesting... guess you can only edit your comments for a certain amount of time... I tried updating the previous list but there is no longer an edit link... Here's the new list:

Julia
Paul
Darryl
Rob
Craig
Forest
Mary Edith
Heather
Linda (will do separately)

Others? We are starting to get on the full side for the room, so I'm wondering if we need to set a cap for this meeting? 10? 12?

Remember you will need to bring your laptop for this :)

Kristen

yes I'm coming

expedientweb's picture

I'll be there, by 6pm

Great!

Kristen Pol's picture

Ok, I'll add you to the list. :)

Thanks,
Kristen

Acknowledgments

Kristen Pol's picture

I'm adding acknowledgments to the book and will be putting in names of everyone who is beta-testing in February... I want to make sure I spell names correctly, so please let me know asap if something is wrong:

Linda Donohue
Paul Ferlito
Craig Harris
Mary Edith Ingraham
Forest Monsen
Scott Patterson
Heather Reed
Darryl Richman
Rob Thorne
Julia van der Wyk

Or, if someone wants to join the fun, let me know and I'll add your name!

Thanks!
Kristen

Reminder!

Kristen Pol's picture

Hi all,

Just a reminder that we are meeting tomorrow (WEDNESDAY) this month and not tonight.

If anyone can't make it who is signed up or anyone new wants to sign up, please leave a comment or contact me directly. I will be making copies of the book and need to know how many copies to make.

For food, I'll take a poll at 5pm and see what people are hungry for and then go out and get it. So... if you care, be there early ;)

Also, remember that you will need a laptop to do the work. Best is if you already have LAMP installed.

See you tomorrow!!
Kristen

Santa Cruz

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