High Performance Drupal: Site visit at Filter Digital

christefano's picture
Start: 
2012-01-24 13:00 - 14:00 America/Los_Angeles

As many of you know, the High Performance Drupal meetup we started 9 months ago is looking for a larger venue. After bouncing around Westside venues for a while, we've hunkered down at the Venice Grind coffeeshop, made it a regular, monthly meetup and put a call out for help with finding a new venue.

Gavin from the Downtown LA Drupal meetup last week has invited us to check out his space at Filter Digital in Culver City as a possible venue. Would anyone like to go there for a site visit tomorrow at 1pm?

In the tradition of other site visits that we've gone on, this visit to open to anyone interested in helping with our upcoming events!

About Filter Digital

   Filter : A digital solutions agency
   http://www.filterdigital.com

Filter provides creative marketing solutions and staffing resources. Our services are distinguished by outstanding quality, talented people and exceptional value. We are both more agile and more cost-effective than traditional agencies because of our unique approach to resourcing and staffing our engagements. Let us help you create a digital solution that fits your needs. Our client list spans global brands and Fortune 100 companies to startups and boutique firms.

Location and directions

Several of us are heading over together from Droplabs in Downtown Los Angeles. If you want to carpool, leave a comment below or be at Droplabs at 12noon.

   Filter Digital
   5782 W. Jefferson Blvd.
   Los Angeles, CA 90016

Filter Digital is the brick building running along side of the large concrete building. When parking, please choose from one of the many unmarked spaces in the lot.

There is construction of a new metro stop across the street, so please plan to arrive a few minutes early.

FROM THE NORTH:

Head South on S. La Cienega Blvd. (Note, this is what Fairfax eventually turns into). Continue on S. La Cienega until you reach the intersection of S. La Cienega and Jefferson Blvd. Quickly after that you will see the See's Candy store on your right. Turn right (on Corbett) as if turning into their parking lot. Continue down that lane all the way to the end. You will see a sign that says 5788 on the left. There take a right into our parking lot and park anywhere. To find our office, just take a right at the cafe tables.

FROM THE SOUTH:

Head North on S. La Cienega Blvd. Continue North on S. La Cienega through the intersection of S. La Cienega and Rodeo Rd. You will see Target on your left and The Chinese Laundry shoe outlet. Quickly after The Chinese Laundry turn left (on Corbett) as if turning into the See's Candy store. Continue down that lane all the way to the end. You will see a sign that says 5788 on the left. There take a right into our parking lot and park anywhere. To find our office, just take a right at the cafe tables.

FROM THE EAST:

Head West on W. Jefferson Blvd. Continue on S. La Cienega until you reach the intersection of S. La Cienega and Jefferson Blvd. There, take a left to head South on S. La Cienega Blvd. Quickly after that you will see the See's Candy store on your right. Turn right (on Corbett) as if turning into their parking lot. Continue down that lane all the way to the end. You will see a sign that says 5788 on the left. There take a right into our parking lot and park anywhere. To find our office, just take a right at the cafe tables.

FROM THE WEST:

Head East on National Blvd. When you reach the intersection of National Blvd and Jefferson, continue going straight into our parking lot (You'll notice a metal marquee with both "Possible Worldwide" and "Filter" listed). Park anywhere, then head to the building with the jagged roof and take a right. To find our office, just take a right at the cafe tables.

What to bring

Bring a camera if you have one.

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Comments

Site visit will be great!

stevethewebguy's picture

I'm in... I'll be rolling with Christo to check out the place tomorrow, any and all are welcome to come with us, of course, the more the merrier:)

High Performance Drupal!!!! woohooooo!

Sounds like fun!

johnnkirk's picture

I'll plan to join the trek from Droplabs.

Looks like a great venue for us!

johnnkirk's picture

Christefano, Oliver and I met with Gavin Burnett of Filter (filterdigital.com) and looked over the space. Gavin said top management is enthusiastic about supporting our kinds of activities and the digital media community, and he's going to be presenting the details we discussed, tomorrow, to get the final approval of our meeting there -- and possible sponsorship support.

The space looks good to accommodate up to forty or fifty for single presentations, and has convenient arrangements for breaking out into a number of smaller, separate groups as well. It also faces a large covered outside area usable for even larger events when evening temperatures permit.

There is ample parking in two sizable lots and venues for "after-dark" food and drink within short driving distance (but probably not easy walking).

The space is available any time after about 5:30 in the evening, so it'd be possible to schedule planning meetings, etc., prior to the usual "users helping users" session and the main meetings. The atmosphere seems pleasant, flexible, laid-back and accommodating. All-in-all, very promising, to my view. I think the contacts between our organization and Filter can be valuable in both directions, in addition to how convenient the space can be for our meetings.

Excellent summary of today's site visit

oseldman's picture

Hi John,

Thanks for joining us today and for writing this up.

Only things I have to add is that we'll need to provide chairs, a projector and a screen. The large room can be configured to accommodate our group, but there isn't really wall space or an existing screen for us to use. We'll need to arrive early to arrange the space a bit, and make sure it's back to normal when we leave.

Thanks to Gavin for suggesting Filter as a venue and for taking the time to show us around today.

LA Drupal (Los Angeles Drupal)

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