Main Monthly LA DRUPAL Meetup Nov 13th, 2012 at Coloft

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2012-11-13 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles

Join us Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at Coloft for presentations on Rescuing Drupal Projects by Ishmael Sanchez, and Pro Drupal Developer Series: Using Jenkins for Automated Deployment & Continuous Integration by Ashok Modi of CalArts.

Every month experts guide our local community showcasing professional Drupal techniques, industry standards, and best practices. LA Drupal brings a spectacular lineup of topics and presentations centered around Drupal. We help users answer questions, and resolve issues with solutions surrounding planning, supporting, and developing with Drupal.

Mark your calendars for the second Tuesday of each month as "LA DRUPAL DAY"! This event is FREE.

Join us Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at Coloft for presentations on Rescuing Drupal Projects by Ishmael Sanchez, and Pro Drupal Developer Series: Using Jenkins for Automated Deployment & Continuous Integration by Ashok Modi of CalArts.

Every month experts guide our local community showcasing professional Drupal techniques, industry standards, and best practices. LA Drupal brings a spectacular lineup of topics and presentations centered around Drupal. We help users answer questions, and resolve issues with solutions surrounding planning, supporting, and developing with Drupal.

Mark your calendars for the second Tuesday of each month as "LA DRUPAL DAY"! This event is FREE.

7pm-9pm (sharp!)

  • Main presentations: Rescuing Drupal Projects by Ishmael Sanchez, and Pro Developer Series: Using Jenkins for Automated Deployment & Continuous Integration by Ashok Modi of CalArts.
  • Lightning Talks: (5min ea) Open Floor. Come share something cool, new, and Drupalie! (post a comment to lock in your spot now)
  • Raffle prizes from: Build A Module DVD's & monthly memberships, +Job announcements, +Networking, +Wi-fi, and more!
    Coloft logo

When: Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm (repeats every second Tuesday night of the month)


Where: Coloft
920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Park on the streets, but be mindful of the signage!


Coloft logo

Thanks to Our Sponsor: Coloft

A big up to our venue sponsor, Coloft, a community and work space focused on empowering entrepreneurs, startups, & freelancers. They love tech. And they believe in awesomeness. Meet and network with talented, like-minded people and be as productive as you can possibly be.

Follow @CoLoft or learn more about who they are.


AGENDA:

7pm-9pm

  • News & Announcements
  • Job announcements
  • Main presentation
  • Lightning Talks
  • Users Helping Users
  • Raffle prizes & Giveaways
  • Networking - bring your business cards

9pm-Late
After hours ("Drupal After Dark"): After the meetup, it is typical for many of us to meet at a local restaurant or pub for additional Drupal networking. Please make a suggestiong (with link to map) in the comments, based on suggestions we'll decide as a group during meetup and everyone is welcome to join!


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


Lightning Talks

We have time as well for lightning talks, which are 5 minute presentations from attendees who would like to share something with the group. If you'd like to give a lightning talk, be sure to come a few minutes early and bring your laptop (and power and display cables) and whatever else you need.

If you'd like to give a lightning talk, presentation, announce a job position or ask any questions of the group, please leave a comment below and plan to come a few minutes early.

Join us online remotely / We want your feedback!

During the meetup, we'll be gathered in the #drupal-la chat channel (IRC) or our live Google+ Hangout (Video), and all are welcome to join us. The event organizers will also check Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @ladrupal or use the #ladrupal hashtag.

As always, please feel welcome to leave a comment below and let others know what you'd like to present ahead of time.

Job announcements

At the beginning of each meetup LA DRUPAL provides an opportunity for local businesses to make job announcements and ask for referrals and recommendations.

Raffle! Prizes! Collect them all!

We love our sponsors and have several raffle prizes from our sponsors in the Los Angeles area and around the world. Raffle prizes for the night include:

If you or your company would like to sponsor a raffle prize at the LA Drupal meetups, please come early or contact the LA Drupal managers.

Food sponsored by Zaferia Web Works

Thank you to Zaferia Web Works for feeding us during the meetup!

What to bring

Bring a co-worker, maybe your laptop or tablet, but definitely bring your business cards for networking. We do a lot of networking!

About LA Drupal

LA Drupal is Southern California's largest hub for all things Drupal, and is one of the world's largest regional Drupal user groups. We host a monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of every month. LA Drupal also produces the annual DrupalCamp LA conference, one of the largest independent annual Drupal training events world-wide since 2007, and host to Drupal Design Camp LA a traveling design-oriented conference.

There are also other member led social gatherings and meetups throughout the southland. Visit http://groups.drupal.org/la for more details.

Attending LA Drupal events is one of the best ways to meet and talk with other Drupaleros and we encourage you to attend meetings and special events regularly. Whether it's about finding solutions to problems you've been having, sharing something you've learned or just meeting interesting like-minded people, the LA Drupal events are an essential resource for Drupal professionals and hobbyists alike.

If you aren't already part of LA Drupal, it's easy to become a member (read below) and find events announced at http://groups.drupal.org/la/events

LA Drupal welcomes you and encourages your input & participation!

Comments

I want to announce stuff

chellman's picture

The second of my Drupal video training courses is available, and I want to let everyone know in person, give a couple copies away, and give everyone who doesn't get a free one, a discount. Yes? I know there's Build A Module stuff to give away as well, but I'm hoping this is a "the more the merrier" kind of situation.

Chris, if you're up for it, we can do a video training grudge match, or maybe some mud wrestling. I think it'll be good for morale. I'm not sure whose morale, but maybe someone's.

Great news!

christefano's picture

Congrats, chellman!


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Will there be a G+ hangout tonight?

oseldman's picture

I'm not sure I can make it in person, but would like to tune in remotely to tonight's proceedings, particularly the two presentations. Can someone insure there's a G+ hangout set up and that a link to it is made available?

Thanks

I was just gonna ask the same

Techivist's picture

I was just gonna ask the same thing, Oliver! haha. Hoping to tune in since the 2 presentations are VERY interesting to me.

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

Raffle Prize: Seat at Development Best Practices Training

oseldman's picture

Hi everyone,

I wanted to add another raffle prize to the mix. Seems there will be a lot of winners tonight!

Even though I wont be able to make it in person tonight, I wanted to offer 1 free seat to our Drupal Development Best Practices training this Friday Nov. 16th.

This raffle prize is a $499 value, and more information about this intermediate/advanced training can be found at: https://www.larks.la/training/2012/11/16/drupal-development-best-practices

Got it

Chris Charlton's picture

Okay, I'll add it to the mega-bin of prizes for tonight. :)
Thanks.

Chris Charlton, Author & Drupal Community Leader, Enterprise Level Consultant

I teach you how to build Drupal Themes http://tinyurl.com/theme-drupal and provide add-on software at http://xtnd.us

Webex

Mr. B's picture

need a webex login folks. really want to see tonight's stuff.

No Google+ Hangout? The link

Techivist's picture

No Google+ Hangout? The link provided above says event is over. :(

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

The connection may make it a

BTMash's picture

The connection may make it a bit iffy for folks to create the G+ connection here (I'm way in the back today so you wouldn't be able to view it) but I'll be trying to record a screencast sometime this week so its available for viewing.

Wiki page for rescue projects

ishmael-sanchez's picture

I posted my Google doc as a wiki page see Drupal rescue project checklist

Great presentations and meetup this month!

BTMash's picture

Ishmael did an awesome job presenting on rescuing Drupal projects (I liked the checklist and thank you for starting the wiki - I already see other posts in there and looks like we will all learn some new things :)).

I messed up my presentation since my update hooks were written incorrectly (instead of hook_update_N, I had hook_N). And it was brought to my attention that I mentioned a lot of things that people may not know anything about (like aegir, nginx, maridb and whatnot). Like I said above, I am planning to do a screencast of this to go in more detail and hopefully, correctly show the failure :) But hopefully, people got the idea on the value that something like Jenkins brings to a team (or even single person) development workflow. The slides are now up at https://speakerdeck.com/btmash/drupal-and-jenkins.

Justin's lightning talk on using Web Inspector to debug mobile safari was something I didn't know about at all and was literally wowed. Great job!

And the lightning talk by Chris about Drupal Site Suite was great - it'll be a great way for all of us to collaborate on building best-of packages for the various projects we all work on.

Drupal Site Suite (Drush Mega-Make files)

Chris Charlton's picture

Thanks, I've been trying to balance putting too much in there but then again it's tiny in filesize and module categories can be branched out into additional make files.

D7 branch of "Drupal Site Suite" make files: https://github.com/ccharlton/Drupal-Site-Suite/tree/7.x

Feel free to submit patches and/or change requests through githubcom; I personally don't plan to start committing to the D8 branch until some undetermined time next year.

Chris Charlton, Author & Drupal Community Leader, Enterprise Level Consultant

I teach you how to build Drupal Themes http://tinyurl.com/theme-drupal and provide add-on software at http://xtnd.us

Photos

chellman's picture

Some photos are up on Meetup.com. I didn't post the raffle winner portraits, since I didn't see any others in the other galleries.

All the photos, including the raffle winners, may be downloaded here:

http://www.shooflydesign.org/files/LADrupal20121113.zip

Simple DevOps using Jenkins - Screencast

John Romine

I apologize if the volume is

BTMash's picture

I apologize if the volume is not quite loud enough (or if I am rambling) through the video. It was very late (yet I was determined to get this done) but I hope it gets the message across on using a Continuous Integration tool.

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