Main Monthly LA DRUPAL Meetup Feb 12th, 2013 [note: venue change!]

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2013-02-12 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 2013 at Stauffer, Inc.(map) for presentations on Aegir/Barracuda for Drupal managing Drupal. by BTMash (Ashok).

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.

The Stauffer team has proudly supported the LA Drupal community for years and is excited to now invite LA Drupal members to the first meetup event at their new office! For the next six months Stauffer will be hosting the LA Drupal user group's main monthly meetup.

WE Look forward to FREE food and drinks & creative networking this month with other LA Drupalistas!

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

Come out on Tuesday, Feb 12th, 2013 at Stauffer, Inc. for a talk about Aegir/Barracuda for Drupal managing Drupal.

7pm-9pm (sharp!) (Please don’t arrive before 6:45)

  • Main presentations: Aegir/Barracuda
  • 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!
    BAM logo

When: Tuesday, Feb 12th, 2013 from 7:00-9:00pm (repeats every second Tuesday night of the month)

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

Where: Stauffer, Inc.
12540 Beatrice St.
Suite #200
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Park on the streets, but be mindful of the signage!.

Stauffer, Inc.logo

Thanks to Our Sponsor: Stauffer, Inc.

And big up to our New venue sponsor, Stauffer, Inc..

The primary goal at Stauffer: To turn your dreams into technology. For over 10 years, they have provided open-source solutions for businesses, full service marketing agencies, nonprofits, universities, and startups. They build sophisticated and powerful websites that incorporate eye-catching design with an emphasis on user experience. They deliver remarkable web and mobile products on time and on budget.

Their new office space is bigger, more hip, and the Stauffer team is stoked to share our creative working space with other Druplistas in the community. Stauffer has been a platinum level sponsor for Drupal Camp LA for the last three years, and a primary sponsor for the LA Drupal group and donated the projector for LA Drupal to use at meetups all across the LA area.

With over a collective of 50 years involvement in Drupal, we are excited to be given the opportunity to host Los Angeles Drupal meetups and give back to the community that has given us so much.

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

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 suggestions (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:

  • Drupal video training.
  • Drupal books.

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 Stauffer, Inc.

Thank you to Stauffer, Inc. 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 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

LA Drupal welcomes you and encourages your input & participation!


I can do a lighting talk on

frob's picture

I can do a lighting talk on my new Drupal 8 module the google analytics lite module. It would focus on CMI mostly and it should be short.

Also, why is there only one event posted when there are seven things on the agenda. I would have expected there to be seven events. jk

Sounds great

BTMash's picture

I'd love to be able to get an idea of how CMI changes affect code that utilized variables the way they have for the past X years.


ejanus's picture

Hey guys, I'll be joining in via G+.

Will there be a G+ hangout tonight?

oseldman's picture

Is someone going to be able to make this happen tonight, so some of us can participate remotely?

We'll try our best to have a

BTMash's picture

We'll try our best to have a G+ hangout happening tonight. Worst case, I'll screencast my presentation at some point so people can view it.

Glad to hear that Exaltation

christefano's picture

Glad to hear that Exaltation of Larks is offering a raffle prize at this meetup. That particular training has passed, though, but we'll gladly offer a seat to our next Drupal Development Best Practices class, which is on April 26th:

It looks like the copy and

christefano's picture

It looks like the copy and paste from October's announcement has been removed. We'll still be at this meetup, however, and are happy to contribute a seat to our training as a raffle prize.

I could do a lightning talk

jstoller's picture

I could do a lightning talk on a couple D8 issues I'm working on, if there's time.

Would be good to hear

BTMash's picture

I know you've been trying to get your issues in so would be nice to hear your lightning talk to get folks involved.

Meet Up Recap and Stauffer++

bxtaylor's picture

Just wanted to drop a line and say that the meet up last night was fantastic. Cheers to Stauffer for opening their (brand new) doors to us.

Here's a rundown of some of the stuff we talked about that isn't currently in the comment thread:

Bao Truong showcased his awesome Drupal 6 (yes, I said 6) site:

Steve Rifkin talked a bit about Vagrant and how he uses for his development workflow. if you need more info on that.

This is in the previous comments, but I thought I'd re-emphasize, Jeremy Stoller called out some Drupal 8 issues he's looking to get committed before the feature freeze in a couple of weeks.

The issues are:

Other than that, food was eaten, drinks were had, and prizes were given.


ejanus's picture

Wish I was there. Hope we can join a G+ next time! I'll try to drive out if not.

G+ Hangouts

Chris Charlton's picture

We'll get better about spinning up a G+ Hangout during the live meetup. New venues usually need a little beta time before we iron out what we can do to make it better. And we will. :)

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

I teach you how to build Drupal Themes and provide add-on software at

Thanks for the recap :)

BTMash's picture

Great writeup. And agreed - meetup was fantastic. And a huge thank you to Stauffer for giving us a place to great venue :)

I've uploaded the slides to speakerdeck at

Great writeup & thanks! I was

Techivist's picture

Great writeup & thanks! I was looking forward to the presentations & visiting w/the cool folks @Stauffer but was meeting w/folks on some cool/disruptive technology as we try to bring Tech to the 'Hood. That's a story for another day. Also big ups to all the lightning talks by Jeremy & the dope presentation by, you, BTMash (& for already throwing your slides up)!

I'll see everyone at next month's meetup @Stauffer (can't wait to check out the new space)! Until then, I hope to see most of y'all @SCALE!

Peace & Blessings to all.

Miguel Hernandez -
Founder & CEO - The OpenMindz Group
Writer- Linux Journal & TechZulu

I was really bummed to miss

frob's picture

I was really bummed to miss this one. BTMash, I haven't seen you on IRC in a while. I sent you an email through the contact form at


beretta627's picture

Thanks everyone who came out. I was really happy to see everything went off more or less without a hitch. Stauffer is looking forward to the next one!

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