GLADCamp (Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp) on March 7, 8 & 9, 2014, in Pasadena, California!

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2014-03-07 (All day) - 2014-03-09 (All day) America/Los_Angeles
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Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp (GLADCamp) is a free, 3-day conference for All Things Drupal on March 7th, 8th & 9th, 2014, at the Hilton Pasadena & Convention Center in Pasadena, California.

We're planning a conference that's packed with 3 full days of activities, including sessions, presentations, trainings, topic-based summits, a job fair, a barn raising to benefit a local non-profit, receptions, and more!

Our community members are also planning their own events to coincide with the conference, including client meetings and company retreats.

GLADCamp 2014

Stay tuned to this event announcement, the GLADCamp.org website and @GLADCamp on Twitter for upcoming news and announcements.

Important Dates

Here's our tentative schedule for the next couple of months:

Session submissions start on January 25, 2014
GLADCamp is 3 days dedicated to all things Drupal, and we're looking for session proposals on everything including site building, coding, development, e-commerce, theming, design, performance, security, site showcases and case studies.

Training submissions start on February 3, 2014
Training companies and individual trainers are welcome to propose a training to be scheduled on Friday, March 7, 2014. We currently have two training spaces, but we might have more depending on demand.

Barn raising applications start on February 10, 2014
Continuing our tradition of holding "barn raisings" for non-profit organizations, we'll be reviewing applications from non-profits who would like to participate in a code sprint dedicated to building their website or adding much-needed features.

1st round of selected sessions will be announced on February 17, 2014
We're combining some elements of barcamp-style organizing with traditional conference planning, and will announce a preliminary schedule on February 17th. This is also when folks coming from out of town should start getting their travel arrangements together.

Final schedule will be posted on February 24, 2014
2 weeks before the conference, we'll have a finalized schedule so everyone will know which sessions to look forward to!

Who should attend GLADCamp?

  • Anyone wanting to know more about how Drupal can help you solve your problems.
  • Anyone wanting to network with others using Drupal in your area, either geographically or in your industry.
  • Anyone wanting to grow their Drupal team, or be hired for Drupal work.
  • Anyone wanting to give back to the Drupal community. The power of Drupal is in the community so contributing back helps us all.
  • Anyone wanting to learn more about Drupal, past, present and the future.
  • Non-profits wanting to learn how to use Open Source and Drupal to amplify your efforts.

What makes GLADCamp different from other events?

  • In addition to being a DrupalCamp with 3 days of events, GLADCamp has a focus on “Drupal for good” and civic engagement and we're featuring a non-profit summit on March 7th and barn raising to benefit a local 501c3 non-profit on March 9th.
  • This is the first time we know of that a DrupalCamp conference in California has also been in a hotel. Save time by staying at the Hilton Pasadena and you can attend the conference in anything from formal business attire to pajamas.
  • We have open books and sponsorships are run through the Drupal Association, a registered 501c3 non-profit. Donations are also tax-deductible!
  • Our organizing team is dedicated to transparency, accountability and professionalism and follows the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Governance Policy.
  • Are you looking forward to warmer weather? Join us at GLADCamp, the sunniest DrupalCamp of the season!

GLADCamp needs you!

This is a free conference that's action-packed with 3 days of activities and we can't do it without your help. We need volunteers to help with the following activities:

  • Join the session selection committee! We need a team that accuratey reflects our community and expected attendees;
  • Help with info/registration desk (2 hour shifts); answer questions, sign attendees in;
  • Picking up coffee and bagels on Saturday and/or Sunday morning;
  • Be a timekeeper at sessions in order to keep our sessions on schedule;
  • Join our video team and help record sessions and assist presenters with screen recording software;
  • Design and print signs, posters and badges for GLADCamp; we can provide logo and brand guidelines;
  • Wrangling volunteers for day-of tasks;
  • Organize evening reception, including help finding a location near the Hilton Pasadena;
  • Print designers: design and print common area signs, posters, badges;
  • GLADCamp set-up and breakdown!

If you or someone you are know are interested in any of the following, please fill out our volunteer information form at https://gladcamp.org/2014/volunteer-information and indicate what you'd like to help with.  

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Important dates

christefano's picture

Here's our tentative schedule for the next couple of months:

Session submissions start on January 13, 2014
GLADCamp is 3 days dedicated to all things Drupal, and we're looking for session proposals on everything including site building, coding, development, e-commerce, theming, design, performance, security, site showcases and case studies.

Training submissions start on February 3, 2014
Training companies and individual trainers are welcome to propose a training to be scheduled on Friday, March 7, 2014. We currently have two training spaces, but we might have more depending on demand.

Barn raising applications start on February 10, 2014
Continuing our tradition of holding "barn raisings" for non-profit organizations, we'll be reviewing applications from non-profits who would like to participate in a code sprint dedicated to building their website or adding much-needed features.

1st round of selected sessions will be announced on February 17, 2014
We're combining some elements of barcamp-style organizing with traditional conference planning, and will announce a preliminary schedule on February 17th. This is also when folks coming from out of town should start getting their travel arrangements together.

Final schedule will be posted on February 24, 2014
2 weeks before the conference, we'll have a finalized schedule so everyone will know which sessions to look forward to!


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It's just a couple days until

christefano's picture

It's just a couple days until we announce the 1st round of selected sessions. There have been some great session proposals already:

   https://gladcamp.org/2014/program/sessions/proposed

In particular, I'd like to see more proposed sessions on mobile, theming, and Drupal 8. Who's coming who can pick up the torch?


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Sounds like fun .. see you

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Sounds like fun .. see you there.

Not to be Confused with DCLA

philosurfer's picture

I just want to let people know this is a non- LA Drupal User Group event.

It seems Christefano is hell bent on forking the LA community.

The real Drupal Camp LA will be in the summer as usual. =)


          "we are the cult of personality."

What makes GLADCamp different from other events?

christefano's picture

This is from the front page of GLADCamp.org:

What makes GLADCamp different from other events?

  • In addition to being a DrupalCamp with 3 days of events, GLADCamp has a focus on “Drupal for good” and civic engagement and is featuring a non-profit summit on March 7th and barn raising to benefit a local 501c3 non-profit on March 9th.
  • This is the first time we know of that a DrupalCamp conference in California has also been in a hotel. Save time by staying at the Hilton Pasadena and you can attend the conference in anything from formal business attire to pajamas.
  • We have open books and sponsorships are run through the Drupal Association, a registered 501c3 non-profit.
  • Our organizing team is dedicated to transparency, accountability and professionalism and follows the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Governance Policy.
  • Are you looking forward to warmer weather? Join us at GLADCamp, the sunniest DrupalCamp of the season!


Exaltation of Larks
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http://www.larks.la  
Droplabs
Founder, Lead Burrito Analyst
http://droplabs.net  
Greater Los Angeles Drupal
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http://drupal.la  

By the way, I voted you up.

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By the way, I voted you up. :)   GLADCamp is for everyone in the Greater Los Angeles Area and it's being produced by a different group. For anyone who thinks it matters, I wouldn't want them to be mistaken.


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Is anyone looking for a place

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Is anyone looking for a place to stay during GLADCamp? There are a couple options, including the new Hospitality Network:

   https://groups.drupal.org/hospitality-network

he Drupal Hospitality Network is akin to Couchsurfing.org but for the Drupal community.

GLADCamp also has a group rate at the Hilton Pasadena & Convention Center. See https://gladcamp.org/2014/venue for info.


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Call for Volunteers!

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This is a free conference that's action-packed with 3 days of activities and we can't do it without your help. We need volunteers to help with the following activities:

  • Join the session selection committee! We need a team that accuratey reflects our community and expected attendees;
  • Help with info/registration desk (2 hour shifts); answer questions, sign attendees in;
  • Picking up coffee and bagels on Saturday and/or Sunday morning;
  • Be a timekeeper at sessions in order to keep our sessions on schedule;
  • Join our video team and help record sessions and assist presenters with screen recording software;
  • Design and print signs, posters and badges for GLADCamp; we can provide logo and brand guidelines;
  • Wrangling volunteers for day-of tasks;
  • Organize evening reception, including help finding a location near the Hilton Pasadena;
  • Print designers: design and print common area signs, posters, badges;
  • GLADCamp set-up and breakdown!

If you or someone you are know are interested in any of the following, please fill out our volunteer information form at https://gladcamp.org/2014/volunteer-information and indicate what you'd like to help with.  

Thanks!


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@philosurfer -- FREE THE DRUPAL CAMPS!!!

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WOW!!! Kind of harsh. What means... "the real camp" *LOL ---

I find philosurfer's post to be unfair.

Can there really be too many venues for Drupal in such a large and diverse area as LA? What is the issue here?

I think it is beneficial to have Drupal events sponsored by diverse groups wherever and whenever they can be held. I believe this diversity helps cross-pollinate the Drupal community instead of risking the possible stagnation and groupthink due to gate-keeping by some of its members.

I like your attitude! It is

fejn's picture

I like your attitude! It is the diversity in the LA Drupal community that makes it so interesting.

Call for Barn Raising applications!

christefano's picture

Today is our official call for barn raising applications at this year's GLADCamp, the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp!

On March 9, 2014, we'll be building a website from scratch to include much needed functionality, design, and other work required by a local 501c3 non-profit organization.

This event is "Drupal for Good in action" and is a teach-and-learn opportunity for our local Drupal community and is a win-win-win for everyone.

For more information, see our Barn Raising information page at https://gladcamp.org/2014/barn-raising  


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Why is gladcamp building a

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Why is gladcamp building a site from scratch? It'd be nice instead to see help contributing to the COD distribution and using it to manage the camp like many other drupalcamps do.

+1 JAPerry

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Completely agree. While I think it's wonderful to donate time and effort to a charity, there's plenty of work to be done with the platform and distros we've shaped our careers around.

And secondly, why GLADCamp? Did you and Charleton get in a fight or something? As I recall Christefano, you were a big contributor to LA Dug and LA Drupal Camp. Pardon me if this is old news, as I don't stay current on community gossip.

:)

In short, GLADCamp is about "Drupal for good"

christefano's picture

You're right about it being old news. This thread isn't the right place for that discussion. Buy me a drink some time and I'll be happy to entertain you with stories of betrayal, coverups, oppression and intrigue. ;)

Or, just read about the "LA Drupal name controversy" to see where things started going sideways.

I'll gladly answer your other questions here, though. First, GLADCamp is about "Drupal for good" and we have a Non-Profit Summit and a barn raising to benefit a local 501c3 non-profit. One of our keynote speakers will be talking about how the company he started allocates over $1000 to a non-profit every week and how he uses Drupal to do it.

Second, the exact strategy and implementation we'll use for the barn raising has yet to be determined. The official call for barn raising applications just started today! We're not sure which distros will be the right choice as a starting point, but if there's one that matches the non-profit's use cases then we'll probably use it.

There are several key ways that GLADCamp is different from other events. Check out the front page of GLADCamp.org at https://gladcamp.org/#whats-different for the list. Better yet, come to GLADCamp and see for yourself!


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betrayal, coverups, oppression and intrigue

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After you buy him a drink ask some others what they think.

Paul Chernick
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Paul, are you buying?

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Paul, are you buying?


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The GLADCamp.org website

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The GLADCamp.org website wasn't built from scratch and is actually based on COD. We have the Design 4 Drupal Boston 2013 team to thank for sharing their work with us.

I'm one of the original organizers of Design 4 Drupal Boston and have a lot of love and respect for our Drupal cousins in Boston.

Nearly all the code that runs GLADCamp.org is on Drupal.org at https://drupal.org/project/gladcamp and we're even using the public issue queue to manage both the software project and the event planning.


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There are lots of different

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There are lots of different ways that Drupal can be used. What we need is more people coming up with ideas on how to use it, and times/places where those projects can be done. Christefano may not have a monopoly on ideas here, but he is the main one I see putting together events that show the world at large what they can do with Drupal (that they didn't have any idea could be done before). IMO, this is the main value of 'Drupal for Good' events. Otherwise, why don't you all go down to the local Army/Marine office and enlist??

Jeff

Thanks, Jeff! Your comment

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Thanks, Jeff! Your comment made my day. Will I see you at the Hollywood Drupal meetup next week?


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sounds good

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I will be in town from Philadelphia so I hope to make the most of the time. Drupal is a fine tool worth knowing more closely.

Group rate discount until February 21st

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That's awesome, Nick! We're looking forward to having you.

If you're looking for a place to stay, please do stay at the Hilton, the same hotel as the GLADCamp conference venue.

We got a good rate on the conference venue rental because we reserved a block of room, but we still have a ways to go. Here's all the info with our group rate discount:

   https://gladcamp.org/2014/places-to-stay

See you at GLADCamp!


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https://gladcamp.org/2014/places-to-stay

Need to Book Multiple Group Reservations?   

GLADCAMP

Welcome to the GLADCAMP reservation site!

A block of rooms have been reserved for March 7, 2014 - March 9, 2014. The special room rate will be available until February 12th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Booking a reservation from our site is simple. To begin the process, click on "Book a Room" below to receive your group's preferred rate.

See you at the Hilton Pasadena in March! We hope you enjoy your stay and your group's event!

Attending an event at our hotel? Special room rates have been arranged for this event. Click on the room type below to view room details.
2 DOUBLE BEDS rates from 129.00 USD/Night
1 KING BED rates from 129.00 USD/Night

07 March 2014 - 09 March 2014
Book by February 12th to reserve your room!

Thanks, osheverde. I told the

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Thanks, osheverde. I told the Hilton Pasadena about this last week and they've extended the cutoff to February 21st. I don't know why they haven't updated the group page yet.


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Sorry, this was a duplicate comment. Drupal Groups is running slowly tonight…


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Hi all, I'm super excited to announce that our media sponsor, Pasadena Media, is the official media sponsor for GLADCamp 2014 and will be recording our keynotes and sessions!

A 501c3 nonprofit, Pasadena Media operates Pasadena's community media training center and television studio and produces, coordinates and promotes public service programming on behalf of all public and community access channels, including KPAS, The Arroyo Channel, KLRN, and PCCTV.

On top of it all, Pasadena Media is a big user of Drupal. I'm grateful to them for their media sponsorship and am glad, so to speak, to include them in the Greater Los Angeles Drupal community.

Pasadena Media has agreed to GLADCamp's Media Policy, which states that all official photos, videos and other recordings during the conference are automatically licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.


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The Hilton Pasadena has extended our group rate discount one final time and the discounted rare now expires on February 28th at 11:59pm Pacific.

If you haven't booked your rooms yet, please do so now! Call the the Hilton's reservation hotline at 626-584-3208 and mention GLADCamp. Prices are just $129 a night.


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Can I attend the camp through

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Can I attend the camp through remote location???

Sure, but we need help to make it happen

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Sure, but we need help to make it happen! If anyone would like to help with this, please sign up to volunteer:

   https://gladcamp.org/2014/volunteer-information

We did this for several sessions at Drupal Design Camp LA, so I know it can be done. The only limitation, I think, is having enough volunteers.


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Any update on when the schedule will be posted?

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Trying to work out my schedule with attendance and another LA convention I need to attend, it would be great if we could see that presentations schedule posted soon ^_^

The Downtown Drupal meetup

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The Downtown Drupal meetup tonight is on WebEx and we'll be discussing some of the awesome presentations and panels that are on the schedule:

   https://groups.drupal.org/node/411653

This meetup starts at 7pm Pacific.


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Jordan, here's the GLADCamp

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Jordan, here's the GLADCamp schedule:

   https://gladcamp.org/2014/schedule

We have 1 or 2 free time slots for additional presentations, but aside from some final tweaks we're good to go!


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