Nigeria Drupal Group Meet-up at Shoprite, Ikeja Lagos on June 28th.

chuta's picture

Here's just 10 Great Reasons to attend this coming Drupal Nigeria Lagos user group

1. Networking and promotional opportunities
Being active in the local Drupal community is a good way to meet others, and supporting local Drupal events is a great way to foster the local community, as well as align your brand and expertise with the global Drupal project.
2. Employment opportunities.
Companies looking to hire Drupal experts are always impressed when they see potential candidates giving back to the community and investing in their own education. If you’re on the hunt for a job in Drupal, participating in these local meet-ups is a great foot-in-the-door.
3. Collaboration opportunities.
Being surrounded by people with similar interests can lead to interesting collaborations, whether it’s help on a specific project, or developing long-term, working relationships with other enthusiasts.
4. Get specific about your problems.
You can bet that the people who attend the local meet-ups are there to collaborate and help. There’s no need to skip over the details. Bring your code examples, pages of notes, or head full of questions. Provided you’ve put in the initial effort, the mutual goal is to solve people’s Drupal problems and/or provide direction.
5. Hands-on, show and tell learning.
Sitting quietly and listening to others demo their projects or outline their issues can lead to major "a-ha" moments down the line. Witnessing someone explain their approach or techniques is very valuable, even if some (or most) of it goes over your head initially. Basically, don't be afraid to show your work - it'll certainly be at least as good at the end of the evening as it was at the beginning, if not better.
6. Ready-made audience.
Presenting something you’ve worked on and/or struggled with is a good way to make sense of it yourself, and having an audience to provide feedback and reinforcement is enlightening. Learning by teaching is a great way to acquire deep knowledge.
7. Peer encouragement and inspiration.
The likelihood is that most people at the meet-ups have been where you are at one time or another. If something is driving you up the wall, you’ll find sympathy, workarounds, and solutions. You’ll also be amazed at what other people are doing with Drupal and no doubt leave the meet-ups inspired to keep at it and try something new.
8. Encourages new people to get involved.
The casual nature of the meet-ups are a good way to get new people on board and spread the word about upcoming Drupal events.
9. Module recommendations.
Find out what has been tried and tested, and adopted or ditched. If you have a specification that you aren’t quite sure how to fulfill, others can offer suggestions as to which modules to use and which modules to avoid. They might even show you a demonstration.
10. Its time to move Drupal Nigeria Group Forward. Be a part of history!

Date: Sunday June 28th.
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Ikeja Shopping Mall

Only local images are allowed.
About the venue:
Lookout for us when you arrive at Ikeja Shoprite at Rhapsody's. Its the upper gallery above KFC. Thanks to the Drone aerial shot we took on our first meet-up. Its not a hall, and so we are not renting it. I guess if we grab a few drinks they wouldn't mind having us hold our descent conversation. They also have free WIFI......So be prepared.

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Good idea. I look forward to

feyisayo's picture

Good idea. I look forward to being there.

Hope to be there to observe

Nairanalyst's picture

I'm not a developer but I hope to be there to observe.

The restaurant serves good Middle Eastern food, and you can try the Hummus with flatbread if you just want a great appetizer.

I found Drupal through online research. I wanted to develop an online newssite and research seemed to suggest that Drupal was the best platform to use. Every developer kept pushing to wordpress though, including those who listed competence in Drupal in their profiles.

It will be nice to see what the local competencies are in Lagos.

Hope to be there to observe

Nairanalyst's picture

I'm not a developer but I hope to be there to observe.

The restaurant serves good Middle Eastern food, and you can try the Hummus with flatbread if you just want a great appetizer.

I found Drupal through online research. I wanted to develop an online newssite and research seemed to suggest that Drupal was the best platform to use. Every developer kept pushing to wordpress though, including those who listed competence in Drupal in their profiles.

It will be nice to see what the local competencies are in Lagos.

Can't make it anymore

feyisayo's picture

I am sorry but I won't be able to make it to the meet up anymore.

I do hope hear about the proceedings though and make it for the next one.

I would also be good to give longer notice of the meetup, if possible, in the future. Say about a month or two.

Nonetheless, it's good to hear of these gathering and be a part of it.

Moving Forward

echris's picture

It was great meeting brains and great minds in the last meetups. The best is yet to come. I wish to see more Drupalist in Nigeria and i am committed in turning a non-drupal user to Drupal per week. Will tell you the progress story.

Next stop is DrupalNigeria Camp 2015...November let's make this work.

@ccemenike

The future is now

Please don't spam

Crell's picture

I'm glad the event went well!

That said, pllease don't cross-post to unreleased groups. This post is fine for the Nigaria and Lagos groups, but should not be posted to Drupal Dojo, Drupal Association, etc. Thanks.

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