Drupal Training Event on Global Drupal Day - September 14th in Delhi NCR ?

Rajeevkr's picture

Hello All,

Please have a look on this link (though I have copied the text from there in this same post below). Hyderabad has already planned such event & Mumbai is also planning to have one on this day, so why not Delhi?
Lets discuss about this, plan a meetup in this weekend & reach on structure of this event before going to inform DA about it.

Link - http://drupal.org/learn-drupal

Overview -

Drupal Global Training Days is an initiative by the Drupal Association to introduce new and beginning users to Drupal. The Drupal Association is partnering with training companies to make this happen. Once a quarter, free or low cost training events will take place around the world with one of two curriculums:

- "Introduction to Drupal," a full day training on the basics of Drupal. Attendees will leave having successfully built a Drupal site. It is ideal for those interested in exploring Drupal as a career path.
-  "What is Drupal?" This half-day workshop will address the basics of Drupal, and will give an overview to those interested in evaluating or implementing Drupal.

I am hoping good response from the community about this..

Thanks :)

Comments

Drupal for Delhi

kunalreck's picture

hi,

I agree, we should organize an event in Delhi/NCR. Lets meetup the coming 2 weekends and organize a structure for the same.

We would need volunteers for organizing this activity.

We can break the agenda of the event broadly into below parts.

1) Promoting Drupal as a platform for development.
2) Learning seasons.
3) Suggestions for way forward.

You all can keep adding more points.

Would request Rajeev and old community developers to freeze the place and time for the meetup so as to close on the structure of the meetup

Truth alone wins

Yes I am totally agree with

Rajeevkr's picture

Yes I am totally agree with your points as well as with the thought of volunteers.
Lets wait for some more reply before fixing a place & time on this weekends.
Thanks:)

RajeevK,
+91-9650361380,
http://drupalconnect.in

Good Idea!

anujsaini's picture

Hello,

I'm totally new in Drupal, I would appreciate if this event could happen in Delhi also. It'll help to many users like me who want learn Drupal. Kindly set the place and time.

Anuj Saini
+919910055664

Thanks for your interest. If

Rajeevkr's picture

Thanks for your interest. If everything goes according to plan, we will have a meet-up.
Please contribute in discussion by giving your input about the things which you would like to be covered in session as new user of Drupal.

Thanks :)

RajeevK,
+91-9650361380,
http://drupalconnect.in

Database Interaction

anujsaini's picture

For me the most important is how to interact with database in Drupal? How to create a report from the data that user enter into the database?

I'm very much looking fwd for this meet up, as I'm new so I don't have a big circle to advertise this event but still I wish more users come fwd for this event.

Anuj Saini
+919910055664

Making Drupal known.

jasdev.moun's picture

It will be great to attend this event in our own city.

Drupal is already big and the way DA is working, it will only make it bigger. Let's collaborate and make people aware about planet's most powerful CMS in our local community.

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

it will be really good to

devenderdagar's picture

it will be really good to meet you guys in Drupal meetup in NCR area. I am working in Drupal for the last 5+ years and really wants to meet those who are Drupal.

Devender Singh Dagar
9953324465

I'm in

anujsaini's picture

I'm also very exciting for this meet up and following this post since the first post by Rajeev Kr. but we are not getting good response. It is very sad for the newbies like me. I wish this meet up will happen successfully.

Anuj Saini
+919910055664

My Gtalk is -

Rajeevkr's picture

My Gtalk is - Rajeevkr.mki@gmail.com

Can I have contact number of you all, so that we can talk and fix a meeting on coming weekends to plan about it ?

Thanks,
RajeevK

RajeevK,
+91-9650361380,
http://drupalconnect.in

Contact Details

anujsaini's picture

Gtalk: anuj.saini@gmail.com
Yahoo: anuj_saini2000@yahoo.com
Skype: anuj.saini73
MSN: anuj_saini@hotmail.com
Mobile: +919910055664

Anuj Saini
+919910055664

Event Posted on FB

anujsaini's picture

There is a group on FB "Drupal camp delhi" I posted the event on it, lets hope for good response.

Anuj Saini
+919910055664

i am interested

sachin00700's picture

Sir is there any charges for that........and what topics you cover in this training session.

If it takes place, there

Rajeevkr's picture

If it takes place, there won't be any charges.

Thanks,
RajeevK

RajeevK,
+91-9650361380,
http://drupalconnect.in

i am interested

sachin00700's picture

Ok if it takes place i am interested in It

Let's do this!

jasdev.moun's picture

Hi all, well if everyone is so much interested then why not meet somewhere and then decide what to do.

Can we start to meetup regularly? If I'm not mistaken there is no regular meetup happening in NCR. There was one in Gurgaon. But now they are not meeting 'cause the response wasn't that good.

There are other open-source communities who meetup regularly. Mambo is the one I can recall. Why can't Drupal community do that?

Please provide your Mobile number and the best time to reach you and the part of NCR where you're living so that we can fix the best place to meet.

So I am providing my number (+91) 9811056333. Please feel free to text me anytime and I live in Gurgaon.

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

Mumbai is also organizing!

jasdev.moun's picture

Hello everybody!

Mumbai is also organizing Global Training Day on September 14 as well as September 15. So anybody who wants to join it, is welcome.

I, myself, live in Gurgaon. But I will attend it there. So if anybody thinking about attending it there is welcome.

If you wanna know more about it go to http://groups.drupal.org/node/245848

Thanks a lot,

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

Mumbai Event

anujsaini's picture

I can also planning to go if they decide the venue ASAP.

Anuj Saini
+919910055664

jasdev.moun's picture

Hello everybody !

Yesterday I talked with Kunal and he was very clear about meeting first and then try for this event on September 14 while still keeping Mumbai option open.

BTW we have already missed the submission date. But that doesn't mean we can't organize one. It's just that we'll not be able to register it with DA and it will be Drupal Camp instead of Global Training Day.

For that that we need following things:
1. An organizing committee.
2. Venue (We can use educational institutions)
3. Sponsors.
4. Website so that we can keep it centralized.
5. Presenters as well as trainers.
6. and last but not the least YOUR SUPPORT.

Organizing Committee: For that we'll need to be in constant contact. I think meetup is the best way to go.

Venue: We can get in contact with engineering colleges 'cause they'll be the one interested and we'll be able to get students also. IIT Delhi has its own LUG(Linux User Group). So IIT Delhi might be just the place we need.

Sponsors: Well if you ask me I think sponsors is the last thing we should be concerned about.

Website: I think using DrupalCampDelhi website would be the best 'cause it will be easy to redesign and we can use those guy's experience in organizing an event like this.

Presenters & Trainers: That can be tricky but we can discuss this one.

YOUR SUPPORT: I am writing this in all caps because that's what I think is most important. Without your support, we can't do anything.

On the side note I have contacted some people and overall I am getting positive response. I am already in the process of making a list of people who are interested. So let's not abandon our plans for Delhi Global Training Day and we might surprise ourselves by organizing a Drupal Camp instead.

Please share your opinion about it as well as vote.

Thank you all,

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

I am totally agree with your

Rajeevkr's picture

I am totally agree with your suggestion. I also talked with Kunal & we are planning for a initial meeting tommorow(18th August).
I hope you will also come, so lets see you there and discuss about this proposed plan of yours to carry on..

Thanks,
RajeevK

RajeevK,
+91-9650361380,
http://drupalconnect.in

I will be there. But...

jasdev.moun's picture

Yes Rajeev, Anuj told me about that. But isn't it too soon?..I am free and can attend but the guys who I am in contact with might not be free. So I think we should meet on Sunday. What you say?

But if you guys just want to meetup as soon as possible. That's fine with me too.

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

From Mumbai

vyasamit2007's picture

We have already submitted the first few things which were due on 13th Aug. You guys can still submit the 13th Aug. due submission documents. Right now you just need to submit the curriculum of the one/two day event, nothing else for now. Let me know if you guys need any help in submitting the documents. Best of luck

Be here for the Venue announcement in Mumbai

Cheers
Amit Vyas

Thanks for your support. We

Rajeevkr's picture

Thanks for your support.

We are planning for a initial meeting on this coming weekend, where we will talk about this & I will sure let you know the progress.

Thanks,

RajeevK,
+91-9650361380,
http://drupalconnect.in

I'm In

anujsaini's picture

Well I support and totally agreed with Jasdev, let's meet first and than decide the agenda. We need to do it ASAP.

You guys can contact me at +919910055664

Anuj

Anuj Saini
+919910055664

I'm IN too

vaibhavjain's picture

Hey guys,

Nice efforts. If you are organizing an event, I am IN :)
I am based in gurgaon, and working on Drupal for past 2 years now.
I would be more than happy to provide any trainings related to it.

Vaibhav Jain

Thanks for your nice

Rajeevkr's picture

Thanks for your nice response.

Can you please share your number with us? So that we can talk and plan for something..

You can mail me at rajeevkr.mki@gmail.com or leave in a comment here.

Thanks,

RajeevK,
+91-9650361380,
http://drupalconnect.in

Hi Rajeev,

vivekrishi's picture

My cell number is: 9922747891 and email is: vivek.rishi@reisystems.in

Regards,

Vivek

Vivek Rishi
Operations Manager
REI Systems India P. Ltd.
Office: 020-46782085| Mobile:099 22 747 891
Email: vivek.rishi@reisystems.in
Web: www.reisystems.com

Please provide contact details

anujsaini's picture

This post is specially for Vaibhav Jain & sachin00700 to provide there contact details. Please drop your details as we are planing to meet tomorrow.

Anuj
+919910055664

Anuj Saini
+919910055664

Interested to Volunteer and help in anyway I can

bmaheshs's picture

Although I am slightly late to this discussion, I thought I will jump in to say that I am ready to help in anyway myself or our company Tekriti can.

  • We can provide trainers and contribute to the training program (we already have a drupal training program which we do in our company)

  • Provide venue for the event (our office premises) - upto 50 people can be easily accommodated.

  • Volunteer in organizing, promoting the event

  • Be one of the sponsors for the event.

Mahesh Bukka
Tekriti Software
+91-8527077748

Thanks for your humble response Mahesh.

jasdev.moun's picture

Thank you very much for your response, Mahesh.

Drupal NCR community needs people like you. We are organizing a meetup tomorrow so that we can decide How, where and when about the event. Will update you whatever the developments are.

Thanks again

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

Meeting on this Sunday

kunalreck's picture

Hi,

Thanks Mahesh...

We are planning to meet this sunday i.e 19th august-12 at 3:30 pm in Delhi... everyone is welcome

For more details regarding venue and agenda you can call me @9582211849 or send me a mail @ kunalreck@gmail.com

Truth alone wins

Meeting on Sunday at CP, Delhi

anujsaini's picture

In continuation of Kunal this meeting will be held at Halidiram in Canaught Place L Block, New Delhi. Date and Time are same as Kunal mentioned in his last post.

Anuj Saini
+919910055664

Multiple events?

AbhinavSahai's picture

Hi Guys,

Sorry for joining in late. But i just saw this post. Even though I am out of town and not available for tomorrows meetup, I thought I should let you guys know:

We are planning a Drupal Camp like last year in the 1st or 2nd weekend of October. The discussion had already started more than a month back on the DCD (DrupalCampDelhi) mailing list http://list.drupalcampdelhi.in/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dcd Please join the list if you aren't a member. Apart from the mailing list, we posted about the meetup at the FB page also https://www.facebook.com/pages/Drupal-Camp-Delhi/109565432460133

We also met last week at JNU to discuss on this. Around 6 people came for the meetup. The next meetup is planned on 1st September. Its really difficult to organize an event with sponsorship and all in september since the time frame is really less. Pulling in crowd would also be difficult in the short time period.

I would suggest to please join the mailing list as the discussion is already happening there.

Want to volunteer

jasdev.moun's picture

Hi Abhinav,

It's great to hear that you guys are already planning a Drupal Camp. I would like to offer my help for the event. You can reach me on jasdev.moun (at) gmail or @ (+91) 98110 56333(anytime)

Thanks,

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

Join in the DCD

rahuldewan's picture

Hi Jasdev,

Would be better if you could organise everyone into one seamless community. the DCD was started in early 2011. Would be better to grow that: http://list.drupalcampdelhi.in/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dcd

Regards,

Rahul

www.srijan.in/drupalgive

I am member of the mailing

Rajeevkr's picture

I am member of the mailing list. I am receiving you guys mail..

You should also be there tomorrow....

Thanks,

RajeevK,
+91-9650361380,
http://drupalconnect.in

Re: Multiple Events?

kunalreck's picture

Abhinav,

Thanks for the update,

The agenda of tomorrow's meetup is multifold - design a schedule / format to meet regularly which is missing right now, We will get to know each other...

Truth alone wins

Wasn't available

AbhinavSahai's picture

Sorry guys, am in Bangalore since 18th and not in town till the next week. Hope you guys had a good meetup today, would be nice if you can post the minutes on the mailing list. That way everyone can be updated as its not possible to mail/call people individually. Hope to see you guys soon.

Hello everybody, I am posting

jasdev.moun's picture

Hello everybody, I am posting this so that everybody who didn't attend or is new to the post can at least have a hint on what we decided? As well as when will be the next meetup(2nd September)?

This meetup was attended by 7 people all of which will be helping in organizing the event.

Some of things we agreed on our meetup yesterday which took place in Haldiram's, Connaught Place(Venue will change next time) are:

  1. We'll meet bi-weekly(we met on 19 Aug and next meetup will be on 2 Sep)

  2. We decided on who's going to take what responsibility for organizing the event.

  3. We'll be focusing this event on people who are already acquainted with Drupal as opposed to what DA guideline say 'cause we want to draw people who are already interested and has more chance to stay with the community.

  4. The venue will be provided by our generous Sponsor cum Training partner "Tekriti Software, Gurgaon".

I think that will give you a good glimpse of the meetup. If I have missed anything, please feel free to point out.

And to the people who are new to the post, please attend our next meetup. We'll update you about the venue and timing and if you have question regarding anything feel free to contact me @ (+91) 98110 56333

Finally I wanna thank all who attended the meetup yesterday.

Cheers

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

Oh and I forgot one other thing to tell

jasdev.moun's picture

I'm in contact with a guy named "Gaurav" on FB and he told me that they are also planning a meetup on 2nd September. I think we should try to merge our meetups so that we can have all the people in one place.

What you guys think?

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

I guess that would be best

nmudgal's picture

I guess that would be best thing to do.
You can follow this thread http://list.drupalcampdelhi.in/pipermail/dcd/2012-August/thread.html to get some idea about the meetup we also planned on 1st/2nd september as @AbhinavSahai also talked above and may be you could join this list, if you haven't, and get into discussion?

I am that guy "Gaurav"

gauravmishra7's picture

I am that guy "Gaurav" :)

Merging the meetup sounds good to me. Let me know how we can help.

Is the next meeting planned

ishanmahajan's picture

Is the next meeting planned on the 2nd?

Yes.

jasdev.moun's picture

The next meeting is on 2nd September.

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

A regular Drupal meetup!

jasdev.moun's picture

Hi guys,

We have scheduled a meetup on this Sunday, September 2, 2012. But this time we'll try to be little more formal in our approach.

Some points which we(I and Rajeev) have decided:(Give your opinion)

  1. We will have a particular topic for every meetup. We'll have one or two presentation/talk given by any of us in our meetups starting from this meetup.
  2. We'll start to have Code sprints/Issue sprints in our meetups.(not from this one, but we'll decide on that)

Please post your suggestions about the following:

  1. Suggest timing.
  2. What about the venue?
  3. Srijan Technologies has offered their office on DCD mailing list? What you say about that?
    4.Any body wants to give a talk/presentation on some topic?
  4. Suggest a topic.

My suggestions:

  1. I think we should go with the places near Metro stations. They're very convenient.(I think that leaves JNU out of option Rajeev :)
  2. I think meeting in a company office will be better 'cause we'll have projector and other things at our disposal.
  3. There is one MORE thing to which I want to draw your attention that "We should FIX A PLACE and TIMING for our meetup so that we don't have to plan for it again and again and we don't feel that whether it will take place or not because somebody has been very busy this week".
  4. We will have to decide on topic well before the meetup so that everybody can know what they'll learn if they attend and what they'll loose if they don't.

Goals:
1. A regular meetup happening at 1st and 3rd(or 2nd and 4th) Sunday of every month.
2. Regularly contributing to Drupal.
3. Having code sprints/issue sprints.
4. Providing a place where someone who's totally new to Drupal can come and learn.
5. Providing a place where someone who's an expert on something can come and teach.

Our central place(as of now) to discuss about our meetups will be our Facebook page. I say Facebook because everybody's on FB. That's why we can reach more people.[What's your opinion]

Till anything else is decided, here is our Facebook page url: http://www.facebook.com/ncrdug (even if you don't like it please LIKE it)

Meetup event on FB: http://www.facebook.com/events/180193468781718

Thanks,

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

Venue

mail2jatingarg's picture

I think Srijan Technologies is good place to meet-up and most importantly, it is near to metro station.
So in my suggestion, it is good place to meetup

Our meet-up session will be 2-3 hours long, So we can meetup in evening around 4 PM. What you say guys...???

Jatin Garg
@ jatingarg1989
+91-9811490195

Venue & Goals

anujsaini's picture

If Srijan is really offering their place than it's fantastic Idea.

As per my knowledge there is no institute in Delhi or around Delhi who teach Drupal. In that case my suggestion is, our main goal should be to create a team of expert who can help newbie like me and to help in preparing good curriculum in which we can cover all important aspects of Drupal.

Rest whatever you guys suggest!

Anuj
+919910055664

Anuj Saini
+919910055664

Change in the meetup schedule!

jasdev.moun's picture

Hey guys,

There's been a change in our meetup schedule. It will be on Saturday instead of Sunday because of the building rules where Srijan office is situated. I hope that's fine with everybody.

I have suggested 4PM - 6PM timings. Is that alright?

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

Good news!

jasdev.moun's picture

They are having a sprint on September 7 or 8.

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

Saturday!

anujsaini's picture

I don't have any problem in Saturday too, but if you could make it 2 to 4 or 3 to 5 than it will be great.

What is Sprint?

Anuj Saini
+919910055664

I don't have problem with

Rajeevkr's picture

I don't have problem with 4-6PM. If you schedule it early then I can have some issue as I get to finish some work in afternoon.

Thanks,

RajeevK,
+91-9650361380,
http://drupalconnect.in

jasdev.moun's picture

Hi all,

I talked with Gaurav and he told me that we can use Srijan office on Saturday from 4PM to 6PM but he suggested against having any presentation on this meetup too. But we can decide on that in our meetup.

Address:

Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
303, Solitaire Plaza, MG Road
(near Guru Drona Metro station)
Gurgaon-122001 INDIA

Timing: 4PM - 6PM on Saturday, Sep 1

Thanks everybody,

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

Hello Everybody, So how many

Rajeevkr's picture

Hello Everybody,

So how many of you are coming tomorrow ?

I hope our number increase. I have plan to reach Dronocharya Metro station at 3:30PM. So who ever have same plan, please contact me..we will meet there and then will walk to Srijan.

Thanks,

RajeevK,
+91-9650361380,
http://drupalconnect.in

wait for me

mail2jatingarg's picture

I will be there.....

Jatin Garg
@ jatingarg1989
+91-9811490195

Okay, I'll be there by 3:30PM

jasdev.moun's picture

Okay, I'll be there by 3:30PM

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

wait for me

anujsaini's picture

guys wait for me too at 3:30 PM

Anuj Saini
+919910055664

Parking

vaibhavjain's picture

Hey, can any one confirm if there is parking facility for cars.

Vaibhav Jain

Basement parking is only for

ishanmahajan's picture

Basement parking is only for building offices. There is limited space outside the building for visitors.

However I would suggest you to park your car in the Dronacharya metro station parking lot. There is plenty of space there and its just a 2 minutes walk from the office.

Cool, thanks for the prompt

vaibhavjain's picture

Cool, thanks for the prompt reply :) .

Vaibhav Jain

It was nice meeing you all.

jasdev.moun's picture

Hey everybody, It was nice meeting you guys. Gained a lot from the meetup and quite happy that a lot was decided for the future :)

I'll post some of the main points which were decided in meetup.

Please refer to http://groups.drupal.org/node/251663, if you wanna know more about what we have decided for regular meetups.

Some of the points decided, specific to "Global Training Day", are:

  1. It's will be on 15th(Saturday) from 10AM - 1PM: Intro to Drupal Session.(For Newbies). It will be conducted by Vaibhav Jain.
  2. There will be two more sessions after "Intro to Drupal" for intermediate, expert and Newbies alike.(These session are separate from "Global Training Day", everybody is welcome to attend them):
    a) How to get involved in the Drupal community(will be conducted by Nitin, Ishan and Jasdev)
    b) A group discussion or Guest speaker. Guest speaker will be a priority but if we find nobody, we'll have group discussion. Topics suggested to group discussion are Performance, Migration and one was...sorry I forgot :) (Please suggest some topic, volunteer for Guest speaker)
    3) Venue: Tekriti Software, Gurgaon.

Please add if I have missed something.

Need more info, you can always find some of us hanging out in #drupal-in.

and yes DCD and NCR Drupal Users Group are merged. :)

Where have you been guys? yes I'm talking to you Devender Dagar, Jatin. Please join us on our next meetup on Saturday, Sep 8, you'll be doing a lot of good to the local community :)

Regards,

Jasdev S. Moun
(+91) 98 11 056333
www.jasdev-moun.com

Wait to meet you all.

sachin00700's picture

I will be there on 15th of sep