Last updated by christefano on Thu, 2015-11-12 21:56
This document lists some of the physical and non-physical assets and resources possessed and / or used by the Greater Los Angeles Drupal group.
Anyone organizing a Greater Los Angeles Drupal meetup or related event is welcome to request the use of assets listed here, as well as offer assets that would be useful to the rest of the group.
Is something missing or out of date? Please edit and update this wiki.
- Activity & Outreach
- Values, Goals & Purpose
- Drupal Groups Site
- Meetup.com Group
- Video Projectors
- Raffle Prizes
- drupal.la Domain, Email and Website
- Toll-Free Phone Number
- Venues & Venue Coordinators
- Servers & Hosting
- Twitter Account
- Facebook Page
- Google+ Community
- LinkedIn Group
- Video Channel
- Video Conferencing
Greater Los Angeles Drupal has a growing membership, features between 5-10 events a month and sees an overall monthly attendance of between 80-120 attendees.
Our group has members and a distributed team of organizers, volunteers and sponsors all over the Greater Los Angeles Area. The frequency of our professional events and social gatherings are the "glue" that help keep our group strong and healthy.
Members attend our events and make them better with their participation. Presenters share their knowledge and excitement on subjects they're interested in. Sponsors help provide technical, financial and organizing support.
We have a large mailing list through the use of our sign-in sheets, various websites and signups at special events, including our Drupal Job Fairs and Drupal Design Camp LA and the Greater Los Angeles Area Drupal Camp (GLADCamp) conferences.
Our Drupal Groups site is where a large portion of our online infrastructure, event planning, user support, user group discussion, etc. takes place. It is it http://groups.drupal.org/node/219129 (sometimes referred to as "GDO/GLAD") and is organized and moderated by its group organizers listed at https://groups.drupal.org/node/219129/og-panel/2
Having a site on Drupal Groups connects us with the larger Drupal community. The Drupal Groups website is run by a worldwide team of volunteers and is not owned or controlled by any one person.
We also promote our user group events on Meetup.com, a paid service that is organized and moderated by several Greater Los Angeles Drupal organizers:
At the time of this writing, this account is sponsored by Christefano and is $89.94 every 6 months starting November 15, 2015. This meetup group is managed by a group of organizers listed at http://www.meetup.com/greater-los-angeles-drupal
Exaltation of Larks, a technical sponsor, has donated the use of several projectors to Greater Los Angeles Drupal for its meetups and related events. Anyone organizing a Greater Los Angeles Drupal meetup or event is welcome to request to use a projector for their event.
Several of our organizers and volunteers regularly solicit promotional items from sponsors and collect raffle prizes to give away at our events. The raffle prizes include books, magazines, discount codes, DVDs, seats to professional Drupal trainings, memberships to websites and coworking spaces, and so on.
Anyone organizing a Greater Los Angeles Drupal meetup or related event is welcome to request raffle prizes for their event.
Dropbox is one of the ways we manage files such as site backups and video recordings. We have a Dropbox Pro 100 account but it is currently frozen until it is downgraded. It is currently managed by Christefano Reyes, Oliver Seldman and Miguel Hernandez.
Due to the high number of large files — 47.7GB at the time of this writing — the most convenient ways to access specific files is either via the website interface at http://dropbox.com/home or via the Dropbox folder that's mounted on one of our VPS servers at SoftLayer.
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If downgraded to a free account, the amount of storage left in this account would be 7GB.
The Greater Los Angeles Drupal group has the use of the Drupal.LA domain, which is used for a number of purposes.
A Greater Los Angeles Drupal mailing list is currently hosted on MailChimp. It is a free account is managed primarily by Christefano.
Non-web systems, such as an organizers [at] drupal [dot] la group list for the Greater Los Angeles Drupal organizers, is hosted at Rackspace Email & Apps and paid for by Christefano. Any organizer who wants a organizers [at] drupal [dot] la email address can request one. This costs $1 per month.
The Drupal.LA domain is currently managed and paid for by Christefano.
Greater Los Angeles Drupal has a toll-free phone number, 855-LADRUPAL (855-523-7872), that we use year-round and in times of special events, including Drupal job fairs and the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp.
The 888-LADRUPAL (855-523-7872) phone number is serviced by Line2 (Toktumi) and is currently managed and paid for by Christefano. It is $9.95 a month.
Greater Los Angeles Drupal enjoys the use of venues all across the Los Angeles area, from Downtown Los Angeles to the Westside. Our venue coordinators frequently work with businesses, universities and other organizations in an effort to add assets, such as venues, to the group.
This server is sponsored by SoftLayer, and at the time of this writing is managed primarily by Christefano.
Greater Los Angeles Drupal is currently moving some of its websites to Pantheon. This is a Pantheon Pro account, currently sponsored by Pantheon Systems at the time of this writing is managed primarily by Christefano.
The @GLADrupal Twitter account is registered to the Greater Los Angeles Drupal user group and not owned by any one person.
There is a Greater Los Angeles Drupal page on Facebook.
At the time of this writing, it is managed by Christefano, Oliver Seldman and Miguel Hernandez.
There is a Greater Los Angeles Drupal Google+ community.
There is a Greater Los Angeles Drupal group on LinkedIn.
Presentations at Greater Los Angeles meetups and related events are often recorded, and these videos are uploaded to our Vimeo video channel at http://vimeo.com/GLADrupal by our video team. This is a Vimeo Plus account, currently sponsored by Exaltation of Larks.
There are two video sponsors for our meetups and other events. Zoom.us is available for all GLAD meetups and Exaltation of Larks provides access to its WebEx account upon request.