LA Drupal meetup: June 13, 2017 - Media management in Drupal 8

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2017-06-13 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us Tuesday night, June 13, 2017 for an official Los Angeles monthly meetup! It will be an entire night of Drupal goodies. All developers and designers welcome. This month, come watch Rick Pine, senior developer at USC Marshal School of Business, present on how to build a Media Library in Drupal 8.

Come see what changes to Drupal and its related technologies provide users nowadays; find out how you will be building web sites on both Drupal 7 & 8 for the next few years!

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 sometimes have raffle prizes that vary from Drupal books, DVD's, to online training subscriptions!!!


This event is kindly hosted by ConSol Partners.

1409a 3rd Street Promenade,
Santa Monica, CA 90401

It is right in the middle of the Santa Monica Promenade above the Levi retail shop.

Parking: There are parking two garages within walking distance of ConSol's offices. One is on 4th Street between Santa Monica and Broadway, the other is also on 4th between Santa Monica and Arizona. The first 90 minutes are free, thereafter it costs $2 per additional hour. You may also be able to find other street parking in the area.


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
* Presentation - Rick Pine will be presenting on how to build a Media Library in Drupal 8. More details below.
* 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 (when available)
* 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). The British pub around the corner serves food, and there are additional restaurant options within walking distance.

Appreciation for our Sponsors

Venue & Wi-Fi: ConSol Partners: Give a shout! consolpartners

Food & Drinks: Also generously provided by ConSol Partners: Give another shout! consolpartners

Meetup Info

Users Helping Users, Presentation 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!

Main Presentation

In Drupal 7 there was “Media” a single module which provided a User Interface where editors and administrators could upload, manage, and reuse files and multimedia assets. A few of these features are now built into core in Drupal 8, but the Media module itself will not be ported to D8, and out-of-the-box D8 doesn’t provide a way to actually manage your assets and you certainly can’t reuse any of it without knowing at least a little HTML. In this presentation, Rick Pine, senior developer at USC Marshall School of Business, will show how to assemble a Media Library that not only allows you to manage and reuse your media files, you can embed (hint, hint) them into your content right from the WYSIWYG. All this and you won’t write one line of code, the Media Library is built using a “suite of modules” and some very straight forward configuration.

Lightning talks

There may be 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 sometimes receive 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.

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Open job post for Entry Drupal Developer

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We are looking to hire a Drupal Developer at L.A. Care, in downtown L.A., to help build and maintain our internal and external web properties. See here:

"Digital Developer" in the Communications Department.

Also found:
...then search

Full time job.

Copy of job posting:

Digital Developer (Drupal Developer)
Job Category: Information Technology
Department: Communications
Location: Headquarters, Downtown Los Angeles
Position Type: Full-time
Position Control Number: 2867
Pay Grade: J
A key member of a cross-functional communications team, the digital developer will implement business requirements and code-related changes on all L.A. Care digital properties, proactively troubleshoot and resolve production defects, and serve as a source of technical expertise in developing and implementing dynamic, responsive digital applications for our varied users.


High School Diploma

Bachelor's Degree in digital design, graphic design, graphic arts, graphic communications or related field

With High School Diploma: 10+ years of experience working with Drupal

Knowledge of SEO coding best practices; comfortable integrating websites with other web applications and systems, both commercial and open source; self starter, ability to work with minimal supervision
Equally skilled at working collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
Have practical, hands-on skills with relevant technical platforms and languages and a proactive approach toward developing solutions
Comfortable working in a collaborative environment with Specialists, Supervisors, Designers, and other Developers

With Bachelor's Degree: 3-5 years of experience working with Drupal
With Associate's Degree: 5 years of experience working with Drupal


CoffeyMachine's picture

I was hoping to connect with Michelle? I think was her name. She's looking for help on her Drupal site that hasn't launched yet. Unfortunately she left during the presentation before I had a chance to meet her.

If anyone is in touch with her could you ask her to reach out to me?

Awesome presentations tonight, and thank you Luis for hosting!

David, I know Michele (one

Todd Zebert's picture

David, I know Michele (one "l"). If you PM me your contact info I'll pass it along.

Thanks everyone for Sharing

philosurfer's picture

Hey everyone, great meetup last night! Thanks Rick, Tom, Ashok and Jeremy for sharing!

Here is the link to the Drutiny library I did a quick lightning talk on:
Remember to read the

Anyone interested in the DevDesktop 3 beta release, please ping me and I will get you on the list. The current Alpha seems to be pretty stable with only a few UI bugs that are being worked on.

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