Bakersfield Drupal June 2013 Meetup

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2013-06-25 18:00 - 21:00 UTC
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us Tuesday, June 25, 2013 for our monthly gathering in downtown Bakersfield to learn, share, and meet others interested in Drupal. This meetup is FREE.

The meeting space will be open at 6:00PM for early arrivals: users helping users and networking.

We will be meeting on the second floor of the main office for KCSOS (map). Please enter from the back of the lobby - the entrance facing the parking garage as the front doors to the building are locked at 6PM.

New users welcome!


Kern County Superintendent of Schools - 1300 17th Street in downtown Bakersfield. We will be meeting in the technology center on the second floor. Note: the front doors to the City Center will be locked, you must enter through the doors at the opposite end of the building facing the parking garage. Signs in the lobby will point the way.

Parking is available in the parking garage behind the building - enter on 18th street or park on the streets around the building.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013 starting at 6:00 for networking, the meetup will begin at 6:30 and last two hours.


  • 6:00 - 6:30
    • Early arrivals and networking
    • Venue setup
    • Bakersfield Drupal Open Lab & Users Helping Users - Bring your laptop and Drupal questions
  • 6:30 - 8:30
    • Group business & announcements
    • Lightning Talks
    • Main presentation - New Drupal-based CMS for NAPD
    • Users Helping Users - bring up a question to the crowd and see how they can help you overcome your latest Drupal roadblock.
    • Networking - bring your business cards
  • 8:30 - ???
    • Drupal After Dark at Uricchio's Trattoria (just one block west of the venue) - after the meetup come out to meet new friends, network, grab a drink or bite to eat. (the kitchen takes orders up to 8:45PM but the bar will be open until 10:00PM)

New Drupal-based CMS for NAPD

erinclerico will cover a new, custom build for a small non-profit agency wishing to move from WordPress. Learn about the key theming techniques and modules used to build a powerful CMS with Drupal.

What to bring

Bring a co-worker, maybe your laptop or tablet, but definitely bring your business cards for networking.

About Bakersfield Drupal

This is a new group in the Drupal community set up to serve the greater Bakersfield and Kern County region. The group is organized by Erin Clerico, a Bakersfield resident and experienced Drupal developer. Our purpose is to educate our members in all aspects of Drupal use and development, and to provide a venue to local Drupal users to network and share information.

NOTICE: About the spams we have been seeing on a few of our posts - the group organizer has put in for the special 'Spam-Fighter' role on GDO. This will allow us to block the spammers as they pop up. We will do everything we can to keep this group spam free - thank you for your patience.

How to become a member of Bakersfield Drupal

  1. First create an account at, which is the "master" site of Joining will create an account on all the the other * subdomains.
  2. Once you have your account and have logged in, go to the Bakersfield Drupal home page at
  3. Finally, click the Join link found in the right sidebar. You'll be a member of the Bakersfield group l after confirming your membership.

Looking for sponsors

We need a six-month listing on to promote the group. If you would like to sponsor this listing (a single payment of $72) then we can provide a link to your business on this page and a shout-out at each of our meetups during the six month period.

We are also looking for a food sponsor - we will need two or three pizzas, some cookies, sodas and water for each meetup. Estimated cost commitment would be about $50 - $100 per meetup. Until we find a sponsor we will depend upon optional individual contributions and serve what we can. Again - your sponsorship will get a link on each meetup announcement and a shout-out at the meetup.


Great Meetup

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Thank you for those who attended - we covered some cool stuff and shared some cool info on improving Drupal admin interface.

I'm open to suggestions on the July meetup - please reply here to offer any suggestions you may have for a Drupa topic you would like us to cover.

You can make an important contribution to the group by thinking of someone who might like to attend a meetup and enjoy some free pizza and free education and inviting them to join us. Publishing on the web is a valuable skill to develop and quite in demand currently, and we offer something here that could be life-changing for the right person or people. But we need to find those people and get them involved so any help along those lines would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all and hope to see you at a meetup soon.