San Gabriel Valley Drupal Meetup and Webcast at Pasadena Media on June 26, 2014: DrupalCon Austin Highlights

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2014-06-26 18:00 - 20:00 America/Los_Angeles
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This month the San Gabriel Valley Drupal Meetup will be hosted by Pasadena Media, at 150 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101 Suite 450. Join us from 6-8p on Thursday, June 26, 2014, for a special DrupalCon Austin Highlights discussion!

What's new and exciting with Drupal 7? What new product announcements were there? What's going on with Drupal 8? Do you still use Drupal 6? We have news about that, too. We'll discuss all these things and more, and we'll also have our usual Drupal news and announcements, local job announcements, raffle prizes, community Q&A, lightning talks and full-length presentations.

Although the address is 150 S. Los Robles Ave. Suite 450, the entrance is on El Dorado St. You can review the parking information for Pasadena Media at http://www.pasadenamedia.tv/parking  

What's Drupal?

Drupal is a free, open-source web development platform that is used to run millions of websites, including some of the busiest sites on the web today. Many of them are in the Greater Los Angeles Area, including The Hollywood Reporter, Caltech.edu, UCLA.edu, ICANN.org, DiscoverLosAngeles.com, and LegalZoom.com.

About SGV Drupal

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!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Sponsors help make our events happen. To learn more about sponsorship of our group and our upcoming events, please contact Christefano on Drupal.org or on Meetup.com.

Pasadena MediaSince 1983, Pasadena Media has inspired dialogue, foster freedom of expression and continue to bridge diverse communities.
Our purpose is to promote, coordinate, facilitate, produce and assist public service programming on behalf of all public and community access channels. We oversee four local television channels.

Exaltation of Larks - Expert Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training 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.

Zoom 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.

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.

Droplabs Los Angeles 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.

Presentations & Lightning Talks

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.

Community Q&A

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!

Join Us Online!

The details for our webcast are found below. To use Zoom, first install the software for desktop or mobile: https://zoom.us/support/download

Join from a dial-in phone line:

  • Dial: +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788
  • Meeting ID: 129 319 220
  • Participant ID: Shown after joining the meeting
  • International numbers available: https://glad.zoom.us/zoomconference

Twitter

During the meetup, the event organizers will be monitoring Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @GLADrupal.

Agenda

Join us for a special DrupalCon Austin Highlights discussion!

What's new and exciting with Drupal 7? What new product announcements were there? What's going on with Drupal 8? Do you still use Drupal 6? We have news about that, too. We'll discuss all these things and more, and we'll also have our usual Drupal news and announcements, local job announcements, raffle prizes, community Q&A, lightning talks and full-length presentations.

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, July 1, 2014
   • DrupalCamp LA, September 6-7, 2014
   • Drupal Commerce Camp, Dates TBD
   • Interesting events listed at http://groups.drupal.org/events
      Community Questions & Answers

   7pm
   Raffle Prizes!
   DrupalCon Austin Highlights
   Lightning Talks & Featured Presentations

   8pm
   Wrap-up, Clean-up & Close-up
   Drupal After Dark

What to Bring

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.

Are you looking for work? Update your profiles on Drupal.org and LinkedIn prior to the meetup and bring plenty of business cards and copies of your resume.

If you'd like us to print out copies of your job description or resume and have them ready at our "take a card, leave a card" table, please contact Christefano on Drupal.org or on Meetup.com.

Drupal After Dark

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! Collect them all! Must be present to win!

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!

Location and Directions

Pasadena Media is located at 150 S. Los Robles Suite 450. But the entrance to Pasadena Media is on the North side of the building on El Dorado St.

You can find parking information at http://www.pasadenamedia.tv/parking

Carpooling

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.

Comments

On my way but will be a

christefano's picture

On my way but will be a little late. I got stuck at Droplabs for a little while waiting for someone to arrive.


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

Drupal 7 course in a MOOC

clowningar's picture

Here is the link to the first MOOC course supporting Drupal 7 course http://worldmentoringacademy.com/index.php?ctg=lesson_info&courses_ID=81...

christefano's picture

Here's the info I shared at the meetup about the Microsoft BizSpark opportunity for qualifying Greater Los Angeles Drupal startups:

   https://groups.drupal.org/node/430288

This is a great program. I signed up yesterday for a startup I'm in and have already spun up a couple Linux servers and downloaded several development tools.


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

Drupal 8 Media

fejn's picture

This is a link to discussions about how media might be handled in D8. I found it interesting from the standpoint of what/how someone might want to manage media, rather than an 'authoritative' statement about media in D8: https://groups.drupal.org/node/384813

Sadly, the Orkut social

christefano's picture

Sadly, the Orkut social network we talked about during this meetup will be shutting down on September 30th.

   http://en.blog.orkut.com/2014/06/tchau-orkut.html

Farewell, Orkut. We barely knew you.

I hope everyone created an Orkut account before it was too late.


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

LA Drupal [Los Angeles Drupal]

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