High Performance Drupal Meetup at Filter Digital in Culver City, CA, and via WebEx on November 6, 2012 at 6-8pm

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2012-11-06 18:00 - 20:00 America/Los_Angeles
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The next High Performance Drupal meetup is meeting once again at Filter Digital, a digital solutions agency in Culver City, on November 6, 2012. Those interested in attending this meetup remotely are welcome to join us via WebEx.

Our meetups follow a basic format and start off with Drupal news and announcements, local job announcements, raffle prizes and full-length presentations. As always, we'll also have community Q&A, during which time anyone in attendance can ask questions, divine answers from the crowd and give brief, 5-10 minute-long presentations known as lightning talks.

At this meetup, we'll be bringing some of the awesome back from the Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp) and talking about the Drupal DevOps Summit and some of our favorite sessions. See http://groups.drupal.org/node/263288#agenda for details. We'll finish off the night with more networking and a Drupal After Dark at 8:00pm.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Filter Digital Light food and refreshments will be served throughout the evening courtesy of our food, drink and venue sponsor, Filter Digital, a digital solutions agency. Filter Digital's client list spans global brands and Fortune 100 companies to startups and boutique firms. Let us help you create a digital solution that fits your needs!

Exaltation of Larks - Expert Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training Our video conferencing and raffle prize sponsor for this event is Exaltation of Larks, a Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training company with a team of Drupal experts in Los Angeles. We create fun websites, mobile apps, virtual worlds and e-commerce sites. Follow us at @LarksLA to learn more about our Drupal services and upcoming trainings.

Droplabs Los Angeles This event is being organized with help from Droplabs (@Droplabs), a collaborative Drupal event and coworking space in Downtown Los Angeles. We're quickly gaining a reputation for being the only free coworking space around with a freemium business model: come work here for free and only pay for the extras, such as 24/7 access, equipment rental and a locker for your belongings.

What to Bring

Just bring your laptop, your business cards or whatever else you need. You're also welcome to bring some light food, sodas or beers to share with others at the meetup.

Light food and refreshments will be served throughout the evening by Filter Digital. Please sign up by clicking the Sign up button below to help us get a head count. Food is not guaranteed for those who don't sign up.

Do you have a job announcement? Bring a copy of your job description and several business cards for our "take a card, leave a card" table.

Join us on WebEx and Twitter!

This meetup and its featured presentation will be broadcasted via WebEx, courtesy of Exaltation of Larks. WebEx works in your browser, whether you use Linux, Windows or Mac OS X.

To join the meeting, click the Sign up button below to receive the meeting URL and password (a Drupal.org account is required).

During the meetup, the event organizers will be monitoring Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @DowntownDrupal.

Agenda

Our meetups follow a basic format and start off with Drupal news and announcements, local job announcements, breakout sessions, raffle prizes and full-length presentations.

As always, we'll also have community Q&A, during which time anyone in attendance can ask questions, divine answers from the crowd and give brief, 5-10 minute-long presentations known as lightning talks. We'll finish off the night with more networking and a Drupal After Dark at 8:00pm.

For any changes to our agenda, stay tuned to this meetup announcement or click the Sign up button below (or both!) to be notified when the agenda has been updated.

   6:00pm
   News and Upcoming Events
     • Drupal Coworking Friday
     • Drupal Travelers Program
     • Interesting events listed at http://groups.drupal.org/events
   Breakout Sessions

   6:55pm
   Start of WebEx Meeting

   7:00pm
   Raffle Prizes!
   Featured Presentations
   BADCamp Debrief

   8:00pm
   Wrap-up, Clean-up and Close-up
   Drupal After Dark and more networking

Breakout Sessions

We have several spaces available for breakout sessions. This is an opportunity for a open, multi-track format where we break into groups and discuss a variety of topics. Each breakout session is led by a volunteer who picks the topic, picks the space and can optionally report back to the larger group in the form of an announcement or lightning talk.

Featured Presentations

At this meetup, we'll be bringing some of the awesome back from the Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp) and talking about the Drupal DevOps Summit and some of our favorite sessions, including:

We're soliciting additional presentations for this meetup. If there's a topic that you'd like give a presentation on, please leave a comment in the comments below. Likewise, if there's a topic that you'd like to learn more about, you're welcome to make a request in the comments below. Thank you!

Raffle prizes! Collect them all! Must be present to win!

Raffle prizes at this meetup have been provided by Exaltation of Larks. Our raffle prizes often include discount codes, magazines, DVDs, books and tickets to attend professional, paid Drupal trainings. We are always grateful to our sponsors for their continued support.

If you have any items you'd like to donate to the raffle, please contact any of the organizers at the meetup. Thank you!

Google Map

Location and directions

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

Filter is located next to Corbis, on West Jefferson Street and 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.

Drupal After Dark

Even if you can't make it to the meetup, you're welcome to join us for a Drupal After Dark. After we wrap up the meeting and clean up, a group of us will go to a nearby restaurant or pub.

About Filter Digital

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.

About High Performance Drupal

What is the High Performance Drupal meetup about? The "high performance" part of the name is a catch-all to describe Drupal scalability, performance and benchmarking but we also discuss hosting, infrastructure, deployment, monitoring and highly repeatable processes.

Also, this meetup has been held at coffeeshops in the past and the addition of caffeine makes our meetings feel as if they go faster and faster as the night goes on.

We've been meeting regularly since April, 2011, in a variety of locations in and around Los Angeles, including Mar Vista, Santa Monica, Culver City and Downtown Los Angeles.

California Drupal Travelers Program

The High Performance Drupal meetup organizers proudly participate in the California Drupal Travelers Program and can host businesses and community members who are visiting the area. Inquire within by contacting any of the High Performance Drupal meetup organizers.

Comments

Speaking of BADCamp, if

christefano's picture

Speaking of BADCamp, if anyone wants to see these sessions in person but doesn't have a ride, there's a separate post about rideshares to and back from Berkeley:

   http://groups.drupal.org/node/264573


Exaltation of Larks
Founder, CEO
http://www.larks.la  
Droplabs
Founder, Lead Burrito Analyst
http://droplabs.net  
Greater Los Angeles Drupal
Organizer, Drupal Adventure Guide
http://drupal.la  

Looking at the sessions makes

Techivist's picture

Looking at the sessions makes me realize why it's the best DrupalCamp in the world, it's chock full of win! The DevOps summit looked very interesting & all the DevOps-related presentation on sat./sun look really informative also. These also look good:
http://2012.badcamp.net/program/sessions/introduction-drupal-8-configura...
http://2012.badcamp.net/program/sessions/drush-ecosystem (too bad Git Release Notes generator is D6 only)
http://2012.badcamp.net/program/sessions/javascript-testing-and-drupal
http://2012.badcamp.net/program/sessions/think-hacker-secure-drupal-code...

Plus a few other, non-DevOps related sessions. Dang, maybe I shoulda just gone up! haha!

Miguel Hernandez - www.migshouse.com
Founder & CEO - The OpenMindz Group
Writer- Linux Journal & TechZulu

Please note that this meetup

christefano's picture

Please note that this meetup is the evening of election night here in the US. We've moved the meetup up an hour to 6pm to work better with our venue sponsor and will also be keeping this meetup on time (of course, there will still be a Drupal After Dark for those who are interested). If anyone needs to find a local polling station near them or the meetup venue, check out http://www.lavote.net/LOCATOR


Exaltation of Larks
Founder, CEO
http://www.larks.la  
Droplabs
Founder, Lead Burrito Analyst
http://droplabs.net  
Greater Los Angeles Drupal
Organizer, Drupal Adventure Guide
http://drupal.la  

See you next week

erinclerico's picture

Whoops - I missed that - thats going to bump me out. Can't leave before 4:45 from Bakersfield so we'd miss too much I'm afraid.

I had a new recruit to bring to this meeting too - I think he'll come with me to the main LA meeting next week - so we'll see you guys next week.

I'll encourage Tony to watch the proceedings over webex.

Webex Recording?

Andy_Read's picture

Will you be recording Webex? I had signed up, but here in the UK it's about 3-6am, which are not most conscious hours :-)

Yes! Our featured

christefano's picture

Yes! Our featured presentation will be recorded. When it will be uploaded is another story, unfortunately. We're redoing the way our user group handles videos. Stay tuned...


Exaltation of Larks
Founder, CEO
http://www.larks.la  
Droplabs
Founder, Lead Burrito Analyst
http://droplabs.net  
Greater Los Angeles Drupal
Organizer, Drupal Adventure Guide
http://drupal.la  

Drupal Happy Hour

mwrather's picture

If anyone is interested, and can get off work a little early, I'm going to plan to go to Kay 'n' Dave's, a nearby Mexican restaurant, for Happy Hour (very good $3 margaritas, and other specials) before the meetup. Conversation topics will no doubt include the latest from BADcamp, and probably something having to do with the electoral process.

Drupal High Performance Happy Hour
11/6 at 4:00pm PST
Kay 'n' Dave's
9341 Culver Boulevard, Culver City [map]

If you can't find street parking, your best bet is in the Culver City public lot next to Trader Joe's, where you can get two hours free. [pdf map]

Sounds great! I'll be

christefano's picture

Sounds great! I'll be arriving for happy hour closer to 5pm. Thanks for putting this together, Matt!


Exaltation of Larks
Founder, CEO
http://www.larks.la  
Droplabs
Founder, Lead Burrito Analyst
http://droplabs.net  
Greater Los Angeles Drupal
Organizer, Drupal Adventure Guide
http://drupal.la  

This traffic is impossible.

christefano's picture

This traffic is impossible. No happy hour for me. :(

See you at the meetup!


Exaltation of Larks
Founder, CEO
http://www.larks.la  
Droplabs
Founder, Lead Burrito Analyst
http://droplabs.net  
Greater Los Angeles Drupal
Organizer, Drupal Adventure Guide
http://drupal.la  

Signups are now re-enabled

christefano's picture

Signups are now re-enabled and anyone can sign up to receive the WebEx URL and password:

   http://groups.drupal.org/node/263288#signup

We'll be beginning our BADCamp recap and discussing our favorite presentations shortly, but the WebEx meeting has been started.


Exaltation of Larks
Founder, CEO
http://www.larks.la  
Droplabs
Founder, Lead Burrito Analyst
http://droplabs.net  
Greater Los Angeles Drupal
Organizer, Drupal Adventure Guide
http://drupal.la  

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