LA Drupal meetup: November 14, 2017 - Local Development with Lando (Kalabox 3.0) for Mac/Windows/Linux

Chris Charlton's picture
2017-11-14 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us Tuesday night, November 14, 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 us present on how to develop locally using a wonderful new tool known in beta as Lando (Kalabox 3.0), which helps replace MAMP, XAMP, WAMP, and similar *AMP desktop tools. Works for Mac, Windows, and Linux; makes Drupal development on your workstation simpler!

Come see what changes to Drupal and its related technologies provide users nowadays; find out how you will be building websites 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 - Members of the community will be presenting on how to integrate components into Drupal 8 and the new decoupled drupal 8 distributions. 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

Working with components is recommended when building decoupled sites. In this quick demo by Mario Hernandez, Senior Front End Developer at MediaCurrent, he will cover how to make Drupal aware of components built in a styleguide, independently of Drupal, by integrating them without repeating ourselves.

Ashok Modi will talk about two new Drupal Distributions that are designed specifically to be an introduction to decoupled Drupal (which is using some frontend to serve content stored in the Drupal backend), making Drupal a viable starting point to building beautiful apps.

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.

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 1,700 members, the official ways to become a member is by joining the LA Drupal group here:

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pkosenko's picture

Great topic -- Lando for Drupal 8. However, I notice that today both Chrome and Firefox refuse to connect to because it's certificate expired two days ago. What a pain. I wonder how long it is going to take them to fix THAT problem.

Thanks pkosenko for pointing

areynolds's picture

Thanks pkosenko for pointing that out; turns out that's Let's Encrypt certs expire after 3 months if you don't deploy anything to the environment! With all the work we're doing on Lando didn't notice it until your comment.

Hope the event was a success and people learned something new about Lando!

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