Downtown Drupal Governance Meetup #3 at Droplabs in Downtown Los Angeles and via Google+ Hangout on February 27, 2013

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2013-02-27 17:00 - 18:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

Several organizers of the Downtown Los Angeles Drupal group are meeting for the year's first Downtown Drupal Governance Meetup on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 between 5-6pm.

In the spirit and tradition of our user group and events, this meetup is open to all Downtown Drupal members and is an excellent opportunity for anyone who's interested in getting involved or is just interested in observing our open governance model.

Join us in person at Droplabs or remotely via Google+ Hangout!


Our agenda for this meeting is to review (and possibly publish) the proposed Downtown LA Drupal Governance policy:  

If you plan to attend, please be prepared and familiarize yourself with both our group's mission at and our current governance proposal at prior to this meetup.

Join Us on Google+ and Twitter!

To join the meeting, use the following URL:

   Google+ hangout:
   Short URL:  

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

Location and Directions

This event is hosted by Droplabs (@Droplabs), a collaborative coworking space, classroom and hackerspace in Downtown Los Angeles.

   651 Clover St.
   Los Angeles, CA 90031

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We're quickly gaining a reputation for being the only coworking space around with a with a low-cost business model: come work here and use our tables, chairs, WiFi and conference room with a low, daily or monthly membership fee and only pay more for the extras, such as 24/7 access, equipment rental and a locker for your belongings.

Droplabs is in the Mission Junction neighborhood of Los Angeles at Big Art Labs, just 1 mile down Main St. from Philippes (the first-ever venue for Drupal meetups in Southern California!) and Union Station. We're one block west of The Brewery, the largest live-and-work artists' colony in the world.

Free parking in our large parking lot is first-come, first-served. After parking in the lot, follow the yellow signs that point to Droplabs. (If our lot is full, you can park for free on Clover St.)

Droplabs is a brief walk from the Main St. / Lamar St. stop on the the Metro Local 76 bus line. This is also the Lincoln Heights / Chinatown DASH stop.

To carpool or catch the Droplabs shuttle from Union Station, post below in the comments.

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.

Please note that our guest wireless network is limited to 1Mb per client, so bring your MiFi router or a phone you can tether with if for some reason you need a lot of bandwidth. Access to our high-speed network is included with a Droplabs membership.

About Downtown Los Angeles Drupal

The Downtown Los Angeles Drupal group regularly meets in and around Downtown Los Angeles, California. We organize a large number of weekly and monthly events on various Drupal topics, including the general Downtown Los Angeles Drupal meetup that has been meeting regularly each month since early 2010.

The Downtown area is the most active area for Drupal in the Greater Los Angeles Area and has seen hundreds of Drupal events, including job fairs, meetups and workshops, study group meetings, conferences about design and theming, paid trainings, FREE tutoring sessions from Drupal professionals and barn raisings to benefit non-profits and members of our community here in and around Downtown Los Angeles.

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

If you aren't already a member of Downtown Los Angeles Drupal, it's easy to join our community. Our community calendar is on our "Events" tab on our home page at  

The Downtown Los Angeles Drupal group proudly participates 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 Downtown Los Angeles Drupal organizers.


Meeting minutes

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On Wednesday, we had a governance meetup for members interested in the Downtown Los Angeles Drupal group's open governance model.

This meetup was announced and put on the community calendar about 2 weeks prior. We had a Google+ Hangout video conference for those who were interested in participating but unable to attend in person.

In attendance were Oliver, James and myself (Christefano). Miguel wasn't able to make it, but gave his input earlier in the day. Others RSVPd but were not in attendance.

We discussed SCALE, Drupal Sprint Weekend, GLADCamp, and a few other topics, but dedicated most of our time on our proposed governance policy:  

Most discussion was on the "return on investment" and "conflict management and resolution" sections.

We added a much-needed "preamble" to the "conflict management and resolution" section, and we borrowed wording from the WordPress foundation's stance on its banning of members from speaking, organizing, sponsoring or volunteering at user group events:

The meeting was short and sweet and lasted about 45 minutes. Action items (such as updating the draft policy, posting these minutes, etc.) took a bit longer. Fortunately, while the work on our governance policy is still in progress it is now much closer to being completed.

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