Are there meetups for Calgary?

afoster's picture

I'm just curious if there's Drupal meetups planned in Calgary?

Cheers
Aidan

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Hi Aidan, I don't think there

joelpittet's picture

Hi Aidan,

I don't think there is one in Calgary but you should start one! I know there is a number of Drupal shops in Calgary. Maybe one of the group organizers could help you out there, if not you can ping me on IRC (usually in #drupal-twig/#drupal-contribute)

Count me in

dylanrao's picture

I'm up for a Calgary Drupal meet-up. I used to live in Ottawa which had awesome regular Drupal meetup so Calgary is a bit of a let down :(
(also went to great meetups in Toronto, Waterloo and even small town Owen Sound)
Aidan, if you want to organize let me know. If not I'll happily take the initiative to get this up and running.
Cheers,
D.

Meet up

spineless's picture

I am interested in a meetup. I do drupal module development and it would be great to meet others.

I too am new to Calgary...well I grew up here but I was away for 20 some odd years.

Chris

I'm not new to Calgary (or to

iggi's picture

I'm not new to Calgary (or to Drupal) but I'm in support of a meetup.
Would be great to connect with some local drupalers.

Ian

You Missed Drupal Camp Alberta...

kells's picture

Hey there, there was a fantastic Drupal meetup in Banff back in September. They used to host it in Calgary, but the move to Banff was a great one .. the venue was fantastic and so were the speakers.

http://www.drupalcampalberta.org/

Banff...for a drupal meet up....no

spineless's picture

I do not have the time to go to banff for a meetup. Maybe a convention or a regional drupalcon or something but not for a simple meetup. i would rather meet up after work one evening during the week.

Spineless

Banff...for a drupal meet up....no

spineless's picture

I do not have the time to go to banff for a meetup. Maybe a convention or a regional drupalcon or something but not for a simple meetup. i would rather meet up after work one evening during the week.

Spineless

Meetup

afoster's picture

I'm an organizer of the Toronto meetups & camps and usefully try to check out local Drupal meetups if possible when heading out of town.

I will heading into calgary for a conference in March 21-22 and will do a little skiing around then. If there was a meetup around then I could shift around the travel dates a bit to accommodate and I'd be happy to present some content. But as I'm not local I wouldn't be the guy for setting up a monthly meetup.

@kells - Banff sounds like an awesome place for a camp.

If anyone in the group happens to be in Toronto in April 25th & 26th you should try to make it to our camp https://twitter.com/DrupalCampTO (website is still in the works)

If someone volunteers to hold

grimfandango's picture

If someone volunteers to hold a meetup in Calgary. I will happily attend.

Location investigation

spineless's picture

Give me a couple of days. I have a contact with AccYYC. We might be able to use that space.

1st meet up possible Feb 10th to 20th

spineless's picture

I was able to get a tentative agreement about space for a meetup. I was told maybe we could get something after Feb 8th. I will need to follow up in a week or so.

When I finalize the arrangement I will post a meet up tie and location. probably sometime between Feb 10 and 20th.

How many people are interested in going?

Please comment ASAP.

I'll come. I am a site

grimfandango's picture

I'll come. I am a site builder (very little coding) maintaining 3 Drupal sites for my Department at work.

Please count me in... Would

slidegt's picture

Please count me in... Would like to see this become a monthly event.. hopefully..

Count me in.

iggi's picture

Count me in.

Monthly possibility

spineless's picture

I was able to discuss a time at AcceleratorYYC. They mentioned the second wednesday of every month.

So our first meet up could be on February 12, 2014 at 6 pm.

Location:

AcceleratorYYC
1212 9 ave SE, suite 200
Calgary,

Before I confirm the time and location I need a confirmed numberof participants.

Thanks,

Spineless. Aka chris

Monthly possibility

spineless's picture

I

Sounds good to me

grimfandango's picture

Sounds good to me

I'm interested

wrender's picture

I'm would like to go. Also, if AcceleratorYYC doesn't work out I have a small office/boardroom downtown on 11th Ave SW. Projector, and stuff as well.

Location is good

spineless's picture

The location and time is secure. The only issue is knowing how many people will show up.

So far we have 5 to 7 people...that is not too bad.

I will be able to offer a couple of different topics of discussion. But I think this first meet up is going to be rather casual.

I'm in

dylanrao's picture

AcceleratorYYC on Feb. 12th sounds great to me. Hopefully this does become a regular occurrence that can move around and get exposure in different locations (like wrender's boardroom).

I like spineless' idea of having it casual. Maybe each person can take a turn sharing how they've used drupal to date.

Casual is good. Why not

iggi's picture

Casual is good.
Why not create an event so we can have registrations (with reminders)?

Venue set up

spineless's picture

Just so you know...I am committing to a relationship with AcceleratorYYC in order to keep the costs of the event down. I am organizing a sponsorship relationship between AcceleratorYYC and my company to cover the costs of the meet up event. So far, I am getting some very positive results and it looks like I will be able to secure the Accelerator YYC facility for once a month.

This means we will have a fixed location for the event every month. Ya !

It also means it will be hard to move around the city from one vendor to the next. It is to our benefit that we have a fixed location. This way we are focused on accomplishing meetup objectives instead of always looking for a new venue.

I know Dylanrao and wrender suggested moving around to different venues but this will cause some issues with the costs as each venue is looking to rent space. I have made an agreement with AcceleratorYYC and my company to sponsor the event. This is great as our costs are now covered but i am sure I cannot get this deal with another venue....let alone several venues.

So... I can only do so much. I think this is a good deal and we should not push to create multiple venues.

A registrarion is also a great idea. I will look into a meetup registration page.

Spineless

The Vancouver Drupal Users

grimfandango's picture

The Vancouver Drupal Users Group uses Meetup.com for their events.
http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Drupal-Users-Group/events/149156922/

Although if you are doing

grimfandango's picture

Although if you are doing this Drupalish, I have had success with Entity Registration for internal Workshops.

Meetup.com has been great for

joelpittet's picture

Meetup.com has been great for Vancouver as it had broader reach than g.d.o. The meetup is cross posted on both though.

I'd highly recommend it.

The format is usually:
- Informal introductions to see who you have(dev, design, site builders, students, contractors, recruiter, etc)
- A 10-30min presentation on most anything that relates
- q and a
- sometimes demos of interesting solutions or of problems
- followed by heading to a nearby pub

Hope that gives you some ideas to start and glad to see this meet up getting some legs.

Meet up group created

spineless's picture

I just created a meet up group on the meetup website. I need to do some final prepreations before I can post the date of the event.

So,right now if you can all just join that would be great.

http://www.meetup.com/Drupal-Calgary-at-AcceleratorYYC/

I should have the event created within a day or two.

Spineless

Meet up group created

spineless's picture

I just created a meet up group on the meetup website. I need to do some final prepreations before I can post the date of the event.

So,right now if you can all just join that would be great.

http://www.meetup.com/Drupal-Calgary-at-AcceleratorYYC/

I should have the event created within a day or two.

Spineless

Wednesday Feb 27 at Accelerator YYc

spineless's picture

I made a scheduled event for the druapl meet up. Here is a link. Please register if you would like to come.

http://www.meetup.com/Drupal-Calgary-at-AcceleratorYYC/?scroll=true

See you there.

New date ! Still going through some growing pains

spineless's picture

Hi everyone,

I need to make a change in the date. We have a schedule conflict with AcceleratorYYC. We want to give ourselves a little more time to advertise the event.

The new date is February 27,2014

Same location: Accelerator YYC.

Please register at :

http://www.meetup.com/Drupal-Calgary-at-AcceleratorYYC/events/162791822/

Thanks!

Calgary

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