We have a great meetup this month in the San Gabriel Valley. Join us from 6-8pm at Fuller Theological Seminary, Glasser 110 on Thursday, April 24, 2014, for Drupal news and announcements, local job announcements, raffle prizes, community Q&A, lightning talks and full-length presentations.
This meeting has a featured Drupal Hosting Shootout presentation and discussion. We'll be reviewing various Drupal hosting options, including Acquia, Pantheon, OpenShift, WebEnabled and Platform (which we had a sneek peek of two weeks ago at the Downtown Drupal Meetup).
There's a lot of variety in the Drupal "software as a service" space and we'll also review other people's reviews, including Hosting options for Drupal: Acquia vs Pantheon vs Rackspace Cloud and Best Bang for No Bucks: A Comparison of Free Drupal Hosting Platforms.
Are you new to Drupal or the SGV Drupal meetup? Come learn about Drupal and how others like yourself are using it for their project, business or organization. We promise not to talk down to you. Here's a testimonial from a happy attendee:
This is a very well organized and informative session. We got a good mix of senior developers and new comers and some in between. It is a pretty good turn out with 11 people considering it is in Pasadena right around rush hours. People are just terrific, very friendly and ready to help others. Feels like I have moved forward by leaps and bounds. Thanks everyone!
Our raffle prize sponsor for this event is Exaltation of Larks, a Drupal design and engineering firm with a team of Drupal experts in Los Angeles. Visit us at www.larks.la and follow us at @LarksLA to learn more about our Drupal services and upcoming trainings.
Our organizing sponsor is Droplabs (@Droplabs), a Drupal-friendly coworking space, classroom and makerspace in Downtown Los Angeles. We're the leading low-cost coworking space in the Greater Los Angeles Area and have workspaces and services that are uniquely designed for small businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers.
Zoom, the cloud meeting company, is our phone and video conferencing sponsor. Thanks to Zoom we can present (and record) our meetings to a worldwide audience. Details for joining this meeting remotely are below.
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During the meetup, the event organizers will be monitoring Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @GLADrupal.
Do you have a presentation or job announcement that you'd like to share with the group? Is there a topic about anything you'd like to see a presentation on? Post a comment below to let all the organizers and attendees know what you're interested in. Lightning Talks — brief, 5-minute long presentations on any topic related to Drupal — are very welcome.
Drupal Hosting Shootout
At this meeting we'll be reviewing various Drupal hosting options, including Acquia, Pantheon, OpenShift, WebEnabled and Platform (which we had a sneek peek of two weeks ago at the Downtown Drupal Meetup). There's a lot of variety in the Drupal "software as a service" space and we'll also review other people's reviews, including Hosting options for Drupal: Acquia vs Pantheon vs Rackspace Cloud and Best Bang for No Bucks: A Comparison of Free Drupal Hosting Platforms.
The meetup this month will include Community Q&A, which is a chance for members of the community to help and be helped by others with whatever questions and problems they're having with Drupal.
Please note that while Community Q&A is not designed to be a replacement for bona fide consulting from Drupal professionals that there are plenty of Drupal experts and professionals who attend our meetups and sometimes they need help, too!
Our meetups follow a basic format and start off with Drupal news and announcements, local job announcements, raffle prizes and full-length presentations. As always, we'll have community Q&A, during which time anyone in attendance can ask questions, divine answers from the crowd and give brief, 5-10 minute-long presentations known as lightning talks.
We will begin at 6:00pm
Introductions & Job Announcements
News & Upcoming Events, including:
• Drupal.LA Project and Code Sprint, Dates TBD;
• Drupal Development Boot Camp, Dates TBD
• Downtown Drupal Meetup, June 3, 2014
• DrupalCon Austin, June 2-6, 2014
• Big Data Camp LA, June 14, 2014
• DrupalCamp LA, September 6-7, 2014
• Drupal Commerce Camp, Dates TBD
• Interesting events listed at http://groups.drupal.org/events
Community Questions & Answers
Lightning Talks & Featured Presentations
Drupal Hosting Shootout presentation and discussion
Wrap-up, Clean-up & Close-up
Drupal After Dark
Just bring your laptop, your business cards or whatever else you need. Extra points go to anyone who can bring power cords and extension strips.
Do you have a job announcement? Post your job announcement first and be sure to bring plenty of business cards and printouts of your job description to the meetup.
After the meetup ends at 8pm, we'll finish off the night with more networking and a Drupal After Dark at a nearby restaurant or pub. Even if you can't make it to the meetup, going to the Drupal After Dark is a great way to meet your fellow Drupal community friends and colleagues. Join us!
Raffle prizes at this meetup have been provided by Droplabs and Exaltation of Larks. Our raffle prizes often include discount codes, magazines, DVDs, books and tickets to attend professional, paid Drupal trainings. Some raffle prizes may be available to remote attendees (at the discretion of the meetup organizers and raffle prize sponsors).
We are always grateful to our sponsors for their continued support. If you have any items you'd like to donate to the raffle, please contact any of the organizers at the meetup. Thank you!
Fuller Theological Seminary, Glasser 110. The campus is located between Walnut and Oakland, between Los Robles and Madison.
Fuller Theological Seminary
135 North Oakland Avenue
Glasser is building G in the drawing. There is street parking on Madison or Green. There is a time limit but they expire at 6:00 so should not have a problem for the meetup.
Attendees are encouraged to save both time and fuel by carpooling to this event. The best way to find out how and who to carpool with is to post an offer or request with your location and contact information in the comments below.
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