Long Beach Drupal Meetup :: @WE_Labs (New Venue) :: Frontend Drupal + Pub crawl

mike stewart's picture
2012-12-06 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

WHAT: Drupal Frontend Theming + pubcrawl
note this is not a contribute meetup
WHEN: Thursday 12/6/2012 at 7p
WHERE: WE Labs in Downtown Long Beach
105 W Broadway (and the corner of Pine Ave)

What do you get when you mix nerds * FOSS * web * co-working * microbrew?
Drupal fun in the LBC. Come join some of the best local talent for a meetup followed by pubcrawl.


Pre-meetup dinner & hangout: Come early (by 6 for food) for a Dinner sponsored by the Long Beach web development company: Zaferia Web Works. Details tdb -- will post back soon. Probably taco surf or something else nearby and walkable.
Introductions & Announcements: We'll start the evening with introductions followed by announcements. Do you have a job announcement? Are you looking for a Drupal job? Are you looking for talent for your Drupal website? share with us!
Presentation: Drupal 7 Theming: Responsive frontend
Mike Stewart will present how to tame Drupal theming using Zen 5.x for Drupal 7. The latest incarnatino of Zen is built on top of css preprocessor: sass, compass, and the amazing www.zengrids.com -- which is not exclusive to Drupal. This presentation will be a hands on demonstration of how to setup a zen subtheme and then utilize compass & zengrids for some amazingly fast and flexible mobile-first theming in Drupal. Depnding on the crowd there will be plenty of time for theory, questions, and hands-on demos.
Lightning Talks: standup and share 5 minutes of coolness
Prizes: Thanks to our sponsors, we have www.BuildAModule.com and www.NodeSquirrel.com we have a prizes to raffle! Plus stickers and other cool badcamp giveaways.
Afterparty: Since this is our last meetup and the year, and the first in Downtown, we'll have a pub crawl. Crowd chooses first venue (or two), and then we end up at the amazing Beachwood BBQ in downtown Long Beach on the promenade!

Venue Details

Special Thanks to our host: WE Labs
We Labs is an awesome co-working space in Downtown Long Beach geared toward the local creative and entrepreneurial crowd. From their website: Work Evolution Laboratories is a co-working space for creative freelance professionals where they have access to the tools necessary to succeed in their small business. In addition we assist our members in the marketing of their business, and foster a collaborative atmosphere where creativity can thrive. WE labs is not just a place for people to come to work, it’s where independent business owners come to be a part of a community.
They are generously hosting the meetup in their beautiful & inspiring workspace. If you're looking to find others to connect with and co-work with ... definitely check out their space. WE Labs is great example of what makes Long Beach awesome!

Lightning Talk Ideas

  • Show off a newly-launched Drupal site
  • Demo a contrib module that you've released
  • Give a preview of changes being made in the next version of Drupal core
  • Share what you learned at a recent Drupalcon or camp


Sounds very interesting

Tony-Mac's picture

There is an Art Walk on that evening too - in the Long Beach area.

Thanks for the info, Antek!

mike stewart's picture

Thanks for the info, Antek!

mike stewart { twitter: @MediaDoneRight | IRC nick: mike stewart }

Oops, hit send too soon. I

mike stewart's picture

Oops, hit send too soon. I meant to ask about dinner venue... anyone have any good suggestions? At the moment, I'm leaning towards Taco Beach because I know they have happy hour at that time and they're around the coner about two doors down from WE Labs.

But the meeting is right downtown with sooo many choices, didn't know if anyone had other suggestions for food before the meetup?

Kings Fish House? Sevilla? Allegria? Le Creperie? Georges Greek Kitchen? Octopus? Gaucho Grill? more: http://goo.gl/maps/KPiy6

These are all within about 50yrds of the entrence, so we've tons of choices.

mike stewart { twitter: @MediaDoneRight | IRC nick: mike stewart }


jromine's picture

Where to park? Is there street parking nearby?

John Romine

Parking Map


Tony-Mac's picture

Thanks Mike
For the very informative evening. Nice space and interesting subject. Heard from my online study group members (http://drupalistasgroup.com/) that drupal groups in Colorado and Florida were also discussing Zen and sass(scss), compass last week.


PS See you tomorrow.


Tony-Mac's picture

It's been a month. When's the next meeting?

LA Drupal [Los Angeles Drupal]

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