LA Drupal Main Meetup: July 8, 2014 | Panel & Breakout Groups - Site Building

TommyK's picture
2014-07-08 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

Every month experts guide our local community showcasing professional Drupal techniques, industry standards, and best practices. LA Drupal brings a spectacular lineup of topics and presentations centered around Drupal. We help users answer questions, and resolve issues with solutions surrounding planning, supporting, and developing with Drupal. Our meetups are a good place for Job seekers and employers to find talent. Also, we typically have raffle prizes including various Drupal books, DVD's, and subscriptions!!!


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The Stauffer team has proudly supported the LA Drupal community for years and is excited to host LA Drupal meetups.


Stauffer, Inc.
12540 Beatrice St., Suite #200
Los Angeles, CA 90066

You can park in the Stauffer and/or Activision spaces in the parking lot next the Stauffer office or on the streets, but be mindful of the signage!.


6:45pm-7pm Early Arrivals
* Venue setup
* LA Drupal Open Lab & Users Helping Users - Bring your laptop and Drupal questions, or contribute to an issue in the queue.
* Lightning Talk prep - need help getting a lightning talk together, show up to the pre-meetup lab and we can help!
* Early Networking - looking to chat with folks before the meetup begins, this is your chance.

* News & Announcements
* Job announcements (free)
* Presentation
* Users Helping Users - bring up a question to the crowd and see how they can help you overcome your latest Drupal roadblock.
* Raffle prizes & Giveaways
* Networking - bring your business cards

* Drupal After Dark - after the meetup come out to meet new friends, network, grab a drink or bite to eat. Details are posted in a comment each month (sometimes during the meetup). If you have a recommendation, please comment!

Appreciation for our Sponsors

Venue & Wi-Fi: Stauffer Inc: Give a shout! staufferinc

Presentation Details

Join us July 8th, 2014 at which time we will be hosting 3-5 professionals and community members to lead a discussion about Site Building and then breaking out into Birds of a Feather (BoF) groups for a focused users helping users session. We'll get a good overview of various strategies employed when building Drupal sites, like whether to use Panels or Context, and how to use Views and Display Suite as strategically as possible.

If you would like to hear the discussion cover anything specific about Site Building, please add your comment below.

Meetup Info

Users Helping Users and open Q&A

The general meetup begins at 7:00pm but the doors open a little earlier for Users Helping Users, 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 Users Helping Users is not designed to be a replacement for bonafide consulting from a Drupal professional that there are plenty of Drupal experts and professionals who attend our meetups and sometimes they need help, too!

Lightning talks

There will be no time for lightning talks at this meetup.

Job announcements

At the beginning of each meetup LA Drupal provides an opportunity for local businesses to make job announcements and ask for referrals and recommendations.

Raffle! Prizes! Collect them all!

We love our sponsors and have several raffle prizes from our sponsors in the Los Angeles area and around the world. If you or your company would like to sponsor a raffle prize at the LA Drupal meetups, please come early or contact the LA Drupal managers.

Breakout Groups

As we've occasionally done, if there's time we'll split up into groups (sometimes called BoFs, or birds of a feather) and each group can jump into a particular topic that's set at the beginning of the meetup. The topics for these BoFs so far have ranged from high performance websites, Features-driven development, PCI compliance and general "getting started" discussions.

What to bring

Bring a co-worker, maybe your laptop or tablet, but definitely bring your business cards for networking. We do a lot of networking!

About LA Drupal

LA Drupal is Southern California's largest hub for all things Drupal, and is one of the world's largest regional Drupal user groups. We host a monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of every month. LA Drupal also produces the annual DrupalCamp LA conference, one of the largest annual volunteer Drupal networking and training events world-wide since 2007.

There are also other member led social gatherings and meetups throughout the southland. Visit for more details.

Attending LA Drupal events is one of the best ways to meet and talk with other Drupaleros and we encourage you to attend meetings and special events regularly. Whether it's about finding solutions to problems you've been having, sharing something you've learned or just meeting interesting like-minded people, the LA Drupal events are an essential resource for Drupal professionals and hobbyists alike.

How to become a member of LA Drupal

If you aren't already part of LA Drupal, it's easy to become a member (read below). LA Drupal has over 1,500 members, the official ways to become a member is by joining the LA Drupal group here:

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

As a member of the LA Drupal community, you can participate in discussions, sign up & RSVP for events, post job announcements, vote, and send direct messages to people (via the "contact" tab on their profiles), and more.

LA Drupal welcomes you!

Changes and Notifications

For any changes to our agenda for the evening, stay tuned to this meetup announcement or click the Sign up button below to be notified when the agenda has been updated.


Chris Charlton's picture

Come to the meetup to get info on lifetime access to a new Drupal video training library with over 200 videos! Learn Drupal 7 & Drupal 8, Drupal Development & Theme Design; Beginners & Advanced topics - all online!

Full details at the meetup.

Chris Charlton, Author & Drupal Community Leader, Enterprise Level Consultant

I teach you how to build Drupal Themes and provide add-on software at

Thanks Chris

Todd Zebert's picture

For asking me to step in on the panel. It was fun and interesting.

Chris Charlton's picture

Recording now available for our Los Angeles Drupal Main Monthly Meetup, July 2014

Check out our new YouTube Channel and learn Drupal from our 24-hour training library of over 200 videos. Here's a list of just some videos and playlists we have available now:

Subscribe to our video channel today!

Meetup details, updates, and comments available at:

Chris Charlton, Author & Drupal Community Leader, Enterprise Level Consultant

I teach you how to build Drupal Themes and provide add-on software at

Modules mention during our LA Drupal Panel

Chris Charlton, Author & Drupal Community Leader, Enterprise Level Consultant

I teach you how to build Drupal Themes and provide add-on software at

Video upload module?

Ali.T's picture

Thank you Chris for all the info.

When discussing my video hosting issue, someone mentioned possibility of module that automatically sends copies uploaded files to a hosting service, like Vimeo.

Not sure if I understood correctly the function. Any info would be appreciated.

Hi all, here's the info I

christefano's picture

Hi all, here's the info I mentioned at the meetup about the next Drupal Coworking Friday:

Bring in your modules, themes or other Drupal projects and get some help from our mentors at Droplabs.

LA Drupal [Los Angeles Drupal]

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