Drupal Meetup at Symbiosis Institute Of Computer Studies & Research, Model Colony, Pune

Sayak Sarkar's picture

There is going to be a Drupal meetup on Sunday, the 8th of April @ SICSR with Mr. Jacob Singh, from Acquia.

Mr.Jacob Singh is the learning director at Acquia and he is coming to India to promote Drupal.

There are going to be sessions on various Drupal projects, development activities and the likes.

Also there will be discussion sessions where everyone can share
thoughts about there experiences with Drupal.

People who are interested can please register here so that we'll get to know the exact count of people :-

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEF3cDQxVFpKME0zaS0...

Date :- Sunday 8th April 2012

Time :- 10.00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Venue :- Lab #207, SICSR, Atur Centre, Pune-411016

Comments

Drupal Proficiency

dipen chaudhary's picture

Hi,

I would also like to capture drupal proficiency to structure agenda on 8th, if we dont factor that then sessions/talks might get biased towards one section of attendees. Also can you share access to the spreadsheet.

Timings for the event:

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM ( jacob plans to be there at around 10:30 AM and will stay all day)

We need to come up with some planned talks while keeping time for lot of informal QnA and conversations. I'll start a spreadsheet for that.

Cheers


Dipen Chaudhary
Founder, QED42 http://www.qed42.com Drupal development

Spreadsheet Access

Sayak Sarkar's picture

Hey Dipen,

Could you please send me your E-mail ID so that I can share access to the spreadsheet with you.

Regards,

Sayak Sarkar

Have sent that using your

dipen chaudhary's picture

Have sent that using your contact form on drupal.org.


Dipen Chaudhary
Founder, QED42 http://www.qed42.com Drupal development

Updated the form

dipen chaudhary's picture

Hi,

I have added couple of fields more to the form, to have a better view of attendee demographics. Those of you have already filled the form, can edit their response and add the required fields. I'll soon start parallel spreadsheet on agenda Planning and link it here.


Dipen Chaudhary
Founder, QED42 http://www.qed42.com Drupal development

Joining you all from Mumbai.

pavithra.raman's picture

Hi Dipen, Sayak,
Whats the plan? I will be joining you guys from Mumbai.

Hey Gr8. Lets meet

shreeni2's picture

Hey Gr8.

Lets meet

Hi Sreenivas, Looking forward

pavithra.raman's picture

Hi Sreenivas,
Looking forward to meet all of you from Pune. Lets also discuss some plan for a Drupal Camp later this year. Will give us more time to plan and execute it. This would be a good time to start all that discussion.

Sure Pavithra. We have to.

shreeni2's picture

Sure Pavithra. We have to.

Agenda Plan

dipen chaudhary's picture

We don't have a fixed agenda yet, but there will be some planned talks and some ad-hoc talks. We are hoping some of it will be driven by jacob and then there will be 90 minutes for lightning talks where in anyone can come and speak on their drupal experience, some of the things I'd like to hear:

1> Anything interesting they have done with drupal.
2> Promote a module they maintain/co-maintain on drupal.org
3> Pick up a specific technical topic and explain it.
4> I'd very much like if we can discuss drupal project management do's and dont's. What works, what doesn't.

Any of you who wishes to present ( more than 30 mins ) on 8th, please fill out this form - http://bit.ly/drup-speaker-info

If you wish to speak in lightning talks ( 5 - 10 mins ) Please provide that info with your registration. We will also keep a whiteboard at venue for you to add your talk there.

@Pavithra - Would love to meet you!! Do you have my number?


Dipen Chaudhary
Founder, QED42 http://www.qed42.com Drupal development

@Dipen

pavithra.raman's picture

Yes. Have your number. Any help needed in organizing? Lets get on the IRC or on a call. This is exciting.
Can we also discuss Drupal 8 plans, symphony, Drupal Mobile, etc. I love to pick that up.

Great!!

dipen chaudhary's picture

Fill that form up and yes we should have couple of sessions on Drupal 8, but I think general theme of the event will be to strengthen community, increase contributions etc.

I've been following WSCII closely and it will be great to share notes.


Dipen Chaudhary
Founder, QED42 http://www.qed42.com Drupal development

This is really exciting.

Prasad Shir's picture

This is really exciting. @Dipen, which IRC channel you are on, lets catch up... Let me know if any help is needed for organizing.

I have already filled up the form. I would love to talk about Aegir or Responsive Design as per time availability & interest of attendees!

Looking forward for a great meetup!

sonalisambhus's picture

Great to see the Pune Drupalers come alive - Thanks to Jacob being here.

To instill Drupalers to contribute to the community, it will be good to have sessions on 'WHY Contribute, HOW to contribute'

regards
/Sonali

Event Created

Sayak Sarkar's picture

Hey Dipen,

I've just created an event in the group for the meetup at: http://groups.drupal.org/node/222229
Do let me know if there are more names to be added to the list of Organizers.

Regards,

Sayak Sarkar

How to join the meeting.

sudhanshushekhar's picture

Hi Pune Drupalers,

I am a keen drupal developer and wanted to meet people who enhances my drupal knol. Please guide me.

Regards,

Sudhanshu Shekhar

Hey Sudhanshu, You can come

Sayak Sarkar's picture

Hey Sudhanshu,

You can come to the Drupal Meetup at SICSR, this Sunday and meet other Drupalers. I have updated the details about the meetup in the earlier post. You can register at http://bit.ly/drup-speaker-info

Regards,

Sayak Sarkar

Thanks.

sudhanshushekhar's picture

Thanks a lot Sayak, will see u on 8th :-)

Sudhanshu Shekhar

Link correction

dipen chaudhary's picture

@Sayak, Sudhanshu - the link to register is - http://bit.ly/drupal-meetup-pune but if u'd like to speak the u can use the other link.


Dipen Chaudhary
Founder, QED42 http://www.qed42.com Drupal development

Thanks @dipen i'hv already

sudhanshushekhar's picture

Thanks @dipen i'hv already register for drupal meetup pune.

Sudhanshu Shekhar

Plan for the Day

dipen chaudhary's picture

Hi Everyone,

Hope to see you all tomorrow, I am sure it'll be a great meetup. Find below the plan for the day, since it started as drupal meetup we wanted to keep it pretty open ended but lot of people inquired about agenda for the day and so here it is, this is not written in stone, subject matter of talks may slightly change if speakers wish but will make sure if it changes then its of general interest and exciting.

Please Bring your laptops as there will be Training and it'll be lot of fun

9:45 - 10:15 - Drupalistas settle in, chit chat

10:15 - 10:30 - Quick blurb about the agenda of the day etc

10:30 - 11:15 - Jacob ( training talk on the lines of - http://denver2012.drupal.org/program/sessions/building-internal-training... ) I feel this will be a great talk both for all skill groups, as it will allow beginners to optimize their own learnings and will allow managers/team leads to plan their trainings. Since, Jacob is an expert on training among many other things and deals with it day in day out, it would be a waste if we dont pick his brain about this.

11:15 - 12:00 - Piyuesh Kumar ( Migration talk - https://github.com/qed42/rdm-rails and https://github.com/qed42/rdm-drupal ) This will be a re run of Piyuesh's talk from Drupalcamp mumbai, where it was well received. I think its a simple but powerful demo (with concepts) on how convenient it is to migrate to drupal if we use the right tools. So if you use other frameworks, you'll get some idea on what it takes to convert to Drupal. I went through the list of attendees who r gonna attend, I think there is very minute overlap and lot of people will be seeing this for the first time. This is one planned talk, where subject matter can change tomorrow after guaging interest from people.

Other Idea we are exploring in this slot is to talk on Drupal Productivity, tools in the ecosystem. Drush Usage and building your own drush commands.

12:00 - 12:45 - Prasad - Responsive Design with Drupal ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsive_Web_Design ) - Prasad with update Synopsis in a follow up comment.

12:45 - 1:30 - Break for lunch

1:30 - 4:30 - Training by Jacob Singh - Please bring your laptops.

4:30 - 5:30 - QnA, 5-10 min talks if someone wishes to promote their module/themes, or talk about specific stuff.

Feedback welcome, like I said before it was supposed to be open ended meeting and we plan to keep it informal and encourage lot of drupal/open source chit chat.


Dipen Chaudhary
Founder, QED42 http://www.qed42.com Drupal development

Responsive Web Design in Drupal

Prasad Shir's picture

Responsive Web Design is an Art & a Science of building websites what work efficiently across multiple devices like Mobile Phones, Tablets and PCs. Traditionally, websites were designed to be accessed only on PCs. Exponential growth of mobile & tablets based internet access has made it essential for website designers to make websites work well across multiple devices.

Responsive design is a fresh approach for multi-device web access. Responsive design includes usage of Media Queries, Fluid Grids & Flexible Images.

This session will provide an overview of tools & techniques available in Drupal for building websites with Responsive Design.

Presented by Prasad Shirgaonkar from http://www.Designs2Drupal.com

Schedule Emailed

Sayak Sarkar's picture

Hey Dipen,

I just mailed tommorow's schedule to all the email ids that I had access to. :-)

Regards,

Sayak Sarkar

Hey guys

ashwinikumar's picture

Schedule sounds like it will be a great meet.I am excited for Responsive Web design.

Regards,
Ashwini Kumar

Thanks Guys!

dipen chaudhary's picture

It was a great meetup for me, hope you guys feel the same. Hopefully we can meet regularly, if any of you interested in helping organize drupal meetups, please contact me via the contact form. One of the things we discussed was to have monthly meetup, where we can cater to both beginners and advance drupalers.

Cheers


Dipen Chaudhary
Founder, QED42 http://www.qed42.com Drupal development

Same here

shreeni2's picture

I feel same Dipen.
I am ready for monthly meetup.
What other says?

Monthly Meetups

nagwani's picture

I concur with Dipen, we should be having monthly meetups. We can plan out the topics for discussion in advance. May be we can just meet to catch up, not necessarily have trainings.

Drupal monthly meetup !

ashwinikumar's picture

Hey depen,

It was great meet.
I am also interested in organising monthly meetup.
we can organise monthly meet up at SICSR also.
For both beginners and advance drupalers.


Ashwini Kumar

I am in.

vidhatanand's picture

hey Dipen,
I missed out this one, but sure a monthly meetup is welcome Idea. Lets give proper shape to it soon.
Thanks

Thanks

Sayak Sarkar's picture

Hey Everyone,

I would like to thank everyone who showed up at the meetup to make it a success. Thanks a lot!! :-)

Regards,
Sayak

Sayak Sarkar

Monthly Meetups

Sayak Sarkar's picture

Hey Dipen,

Monthly Meetups would be a great idea, as it would give all Drupalists new or experienced to share ideas and create a platform for everyone where they can put forward their queries.

P.S.: [We would be happy to organize meetups at SICSR itself if everyone agrees.] :-)

Regards,
Sayak

Sayak Sarkar

vivek rishi's picture

Hi Dipen,

I was there during 1st session, let me tell you it was rally great experience. Will like to get associate with for regular meetings. Keep it up.

dipen chaudhary's picture

Hey,

Did anyone click pictures? It will be nice to maintain a gallery of Pune Drupal meetup. We have a Drupal Pune group on facebook, we can put pictures there too. Its called - http://www.facebook.com/drupalkar ( think punekar )

Cheers


Dipen Chaudhary
Founder, QED42 http://www.qed42.com Drupal development