Drupal Meetup in Bangalore

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2010-05-05 18:30 - 20:30 UTC
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Hi Everyone,

I can see so many Drupal Rock Stars @ Bangalore. Why cannot we meetup to share ideas and discuss anything on Drupal..... . I would suggest that we do it in a coffee shop but if more people turn up then we have to think of something else.. We can always go to a shopping mall and discuss at the Food Court/Canteen.. I think Forum or Garuda mall will be ideal place to meet in the evening........

Bye the bye i forgot to introduce myself :-) My name is Anil Sagar working on Drupal for the past 1 and half year. I would like to share my DrupalCon San Francisco experience. I have a lot to talk about my experience with Drupal.. things that I like about Drupal, things that i would want to improve, issues/problems I have.. Again, open to have limited set of topics to discuss as well coz the list might go on.. Please add your ideas/suggestion as comments.. Ideally, wanted to do this over a weekend for more participation, but this time i am just visiting Bangalore (My home place) for a week. So may be next time we can do it in the weekend.

I would like to invite all Drupalers in Bangalore for this event on May 5th Evening 06:30 pm at any suggested place. Please suggest some good place for meetup and we are open for that.

Ideally i would like to do the following things @ our meetup.

First 15 min to half hour: introductions
Who are you?
What brings you here?
What do you do?
How do you use Drupal?
What are your websites, what companies do you work for?
Generally catching up.
If it’s always the same five people, that goes quicker. If you have a bigger group, you might just use names.

Then presentation if you have one. This works well if it is from a half hour to an hour.
Next hour, one of two things:
Q and A on the presentation
Branching out into small group discussion. Divide up into several small groups focused on specific topics. For example, there might be small groups on: theming, module development, etc.

Please share your suggestions as comments.....

Lets keep a count of how many people are sure to attend..

Please contact me for any suggestions @ +91-9930401493

+1 (Anil Sagar )

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

Comments

Very nice to see this in

vikramy's picture

Very nice to see this in bangalore. I miss this though. I love to see DRUPAL dominate in all parts of the world.

Good job anil. Hope many would show up.

Hi

anil614sagar's picture

Hi Vikram,

Nice to hear from you. I would ideal want to see more drupal developers come together to discuss and start using Drupal.

When you are here we will conduct one more Drupal Meetup specially for you :-). I would like to see Drupal Meetup @ Bangalore happening once in every month.

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

Thank you for your kind

vikramy's picture

Thank you for your kind words. Will definitely meet some time. Keep in touch.

Is there a Drupal group in

sgpopuri's picture

Is there a Drupal group in Bangalore which meets regularly?
I saw this thread late. Any plans over weekend?

Drupal Meetup Experience

anil614sagar's picture

Hi Guys,

We took the initial step of Drupal meet up @ Bangalore. Last Wednesday we conducted our first drupal meetup with just 5 members @ Global Soft Solutions , Bangalore. I would like to thank Giri Venkatesan Director of Global Soft who given his office space to organize the event.

We discussed lots of things during the meet up. I shared my DrupalCon SanFrancisco experience. We discussed things like how we can scale drupal, best practices to follow in drupal development, latest features in Drupal7. It was a nice experience.

I would love to meet once in every month. But, at present i am in mumbai. I would like to see someone in this group take initiative and organize the next meet up in bangalore.

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

I am very much interested. I

alakesh's picture

I am very much interested. I will be there from next time onwards.

I am too interested to participate in next meet

sundar_star's picture

Hi..

I have recently joined this group.I am also interested to participate in next meet

Next Meetup

anil614sagar's picture

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the amazing response. I am excited !!. Lets plan for the next meetup. Next month i am moving back permanently to bangalore from mumbai. I am so glad i am coming back to awesome city that i love.

I would like to inform you guys lets meet next month i.e June 19th (Saturday). Please share your suggestions, comments, timings, venue here. We are open for all the suggestions.

We are more interested to give support for newbies who want to learn drupal. Please share your suggestions.

Please comment here if you are willing to meet, so that depending on number of people we can decide venue. Agenda and more details coming soon. Please discuss here if you want to include anything in Agenda.

My Topics:

  1. Drupal + Apache Solr
  2. Drupal + Memcache

Drupal Bangalore June 19th meet Count: +1 (Anil Sagar)

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

Drupal meetup Bangalore-- venue

naren's picture

Friends,

Count me +5 in .Also If you all are willing i can get a conference room in my company -- in Vani Villas road, Near LalBagh west gate. for the conference.

Please confirm so that i can make the arrangements

you can also contact me on +91-9663607710.

Hi Naren

anil614sagar's picture

Nice to meet you virtually. I am excited!! Thanks for offering conference room. I am glad that so many people are coming up for the meetup this time. Here is the list of people who are attending this time.

  1. Anil Sagar
  2. Naren
  3. Alakesh
  4. Sundar
  5. sgpopuri

I think its good to decide venue based on number of people going to participate this time. How many people your conference room can support...??

Please share your suggestions regarding agenda, topics to discuss etc...

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

Hey

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

Just noticed that you are the Anil that works for Blisstering. I am kinda the prodigal-drupal-son of that place :P What you doing in Bangalore!?

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

Hi kaka,

anil614sagar's picture

I am leaving mumbai this month. I am moving permanently to Bangalore. My home town is near by bangalore.

Excited to see you here. I have been thinking where is KaKa ? why he is not active here? Finally i found you and i am glad to hear from you. Hope i will c u at meetup.

Reach me @ +919930401493
Banglaore No once i come there : +918088788258

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

Haha. You even got the number

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

Haha. You even got the number that I used while in Mumbai. Hope not too many ppl shouted at you on that number. When are you reaching Blr? Looking forward to meet you too :)

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

Sounds good

gibbet's picture

I should be able to make it. Would love to listen in at least! +1 newbie-ish

Hi Anil

naren's picture

Thanks for your reply!!

Our conference room can support upto 25-30 people.

we can include some topics on Drupal 7 or theming.

\Naren

Hi Guys

anil614sagar's picture

Thanks Naren for your suggestions. 25-30 is huge and glad to hear. We can organize in your office conference room.

@gibbet: Great to hear and for your interest. I can assure you there will be one session for newbies, basics of drupal :-) I am very much interested in encouraging new people and helping them to kick start with Drupal, that's how community grows. Please share your suggestions if you want any specific topics to hear from the people who are gonna participate....

Meetup count is: 6 (+1 gibbet)

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

:)

gibbet's picture

well, i'm not that new either.. 3 months designing my own site! floored by drupal's awesomeness... I'm more than happy to just listen in... memcache, drupal 7, and how everyone's using drupal sounds excellent! My personal interest is in how large dynamic drupal sites scale performance wise, especially with many modules... but there is enough on the subject floating around the net... Wouldn't mind hearing experiences using drupal in the cloud though!

Drupal meetup update

naren's picture

We have secured permission from our management for the proposed meetup on 19th June.
For this, we require your Name, Email ID and phone no to work with the security team.
Interested drupalers :) please send a confirmation email on my email ID narendra_k@spanservices.com

Venue:
18/2, Vani Vilas Road Basavanagudi Bangalore 560 019
Landmark: LalBagh West Gate

Also, can you suggest on agenda and format of the meet?

we have planned for 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM. is it sufficient?

My Cell number: +91-9663607710

Meetup Agenda

raj_arjun's picture

Its great to see Drupal devs from bangalore planning to come together.
Appart from this thread we can bring in more ppl by sending out invitation. We can even use social media like facebook

But as i can see we haven't decided the most important thing.
the Agenda

Generally we can have an Introduction session and some interaction,
If some one could give some talks that would be great.
Also .. so as to encourage Drupal we can have some tutorial sessions

if we dont build a proper agenda this could have a negative effect ;-)

I appreciate that a meeting

alakesh's picture

I appreciate that a meeting has been organized on 19th June, I will be in Chennai on 19th and 20th June,2010. So I wont be able to attend, but if I can be a help in any way, please let me know -

Attending :)

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

@anil @naren Thx for taking initiative. I hate to say that though I have been involved with all things Drupal for a very long time now, I never really explored the drupal community in Bangalore. Do you have something specific in mind to discuss at the meet? Or everybody in attendance would prefer an unconference. One thing that we MUST have in the agenda is plan out regular community meetups in Bangalore and evangelize drupal among newbies (think college students et al). My friends in Pune have brought together an amazing community with similar efforts.

@raj_arjun what kind of tutorial session would you like to have on the list?

@naren I have sent you an email confirmation to confirm my attending the meet. Like you said there are about 25 slots open. How about creating an eventbrite page or FB event for the meet and issue free tickets. I find that a great way to manage a meet (eg: http://drupalcamp.eventbrite.com/ ). Do we have room to accomodate more ppl? If yes, I will spread the word about the meet. Window of 1030 to 1330 seems to short to me. The meet should be for the entire day IMO. But that depends on the agenda.

What does everybody think about the below format for the Agenda -
1. Common get together and introductions (45-60 mins)
2. ~60 mins sessions split into 2 tracks. One for newbies and the other for experienced drupalers.
3. Newbie track: getting started demo, drupal architecture, theming, basic e-commerce site, basic custom module development, documentation initiative et al
4. Advanced track: search, scaling, deployment, development environment, advanced module development, module/patches/reviews contribution initiative et al
5. Common BoF style networking over coffee or beer :)

With the above format, we will need community members to volunteer for sessions they could take. I can take upto 2 sessions in the advanced track.

So what does everybody say!?

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

@wikidkaka Your format for

raj_arjun's picture

@wikidkaka
Your format for the agenda is great
wel.. atlest for the first meet up lets just not pack a lot of sessions because right now we dont know the scale of advanced users and newbies.

i think the most important thing that has to be done in the 1st session is recognizing DRUPAL BANGALORE. Also get an active circle that will carry this forward.
Making it a live brand. so that we can schedule more sessions. This will also help in getting more people into the group.

Hi Kaka

anil614sagar's picture

Hi Kaka,

I just thinking the same. :-) Regarding Agenda please find below schedule. Changes are most welcome. :-)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM : Introduction of everyone (Where they work, Experience in drupal, How they feel about drupal)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM : Drupal + Apache Solr Search (Advance Track) (By Anil Sagar)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM : Drupal For Newbies (Beginner Track)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM : Break

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM : Drupal Performance Related Topic (Advanced Track)

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM : Drupal Module Development for newbies (Beginner Track)

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM : Drupal E - commerce (Advanced Track)

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM : Drupal Theming For Beginners (Beginners Track)

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM : Generally catching up.

@ Raj Arjun: I like your idea. just started a group in facebook called Drupal Meetup Group Bangalore. http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/group.php?gid=121547781217237

@Naren: Please find my confirmation below.

Name : R. ANIL SAGAR
E - Mail : anil614sagar@gmail.com
Phone No: +918088788258

+1

gibbet's picture

experienced enough to follow but not enough to lead advanced tracks! forwarding my details! see you there!

+1 for the agenda. Like many

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

+1 for the agenda. Like many have suggested, move it to a wiki so that speakers can nomiate themselves and we can decide upon having multiple tracks or a single one based on audience.

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

@anil614sagar good job.. now

raj_arjun's picture

@anil614sagar
good job..
now add an event and pull in all drupal developers you have with u..
also post the link at drupal page and drupal india page..
-- ill do the same
this would take care of the social part..

Any one working on a logo and some printed media designs ?
we need at-least a banner :)

And also can put it in mail fwds.

And one more suggestion.. lets try to make it look like a party not a Board meeting :P

I get scary nightmares about

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

I get scary nightmares about my complete lack of visual creative abilities (also the reason why I would never buy a dress for anybody).

@raj_arjun You can get logo/banner? Also, I like the idea of calling bangalore drupal meetups 'drupal parties' (i mean officially) than a conference/unconference/meetup et al. There should be some local flavor in the drupal community or meetups would get monotonous.

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

Wel.. i guess then we share

raj_arjun's picture

Wel.. i guess then we share the same kinda nightmares :)

But ill try to get the designs up, can get help from others.

And may be naren can put it up.

Wat say naren ?

Drupal Case Studies

sri20198's picture

@Anil: More or less you have included all for the 1st session. However, I think, we start with topics for beginners and then move on to the advanced topics. That way the beginners will be in some condition to follow the advanced topics. I would go more with Kaka's agenda.

I was just thinking, having Drupal Case Studies just after the 1st topic (general intro) would be allow all to understand the background of the team as well as highlight the segments Drupal has addressed through this team. It could be very very brief cases.

Count me in (I have already sent confirmation mail to Naren). Look forward to see you all.

or...

gibbet's picture

I say we see how it goes and who turns up... or we poll it once we have a large enough group... right now I'm guessing everyone here will probably be able to follow advanced tracks... If the scale gets large enough we can split beginners and advanced...

My suggestion is that speakers try to ease into topics with say 15 mins covering the basics of performance/e-commerce/theming/etc and then the rest of the time on the advanced side?

Sounds Great!!

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

Sounds Great!!

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

@sri20198 very very brief

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

@sri20198 very very brief cases would not allow the speaker to show how drupal was leveraged to build whatever was intended. If you have a case study you would like to share or know somebody who would, add that to the session/talk proposal. I will set up a wiki page for the purpose later tonight.

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

what i believe is , as for

raj_arjun's picture

what i believe is , as for now lets concentrate more on getting started with this and not the Tracks. The two main things that we should be looking forward is to get Drupalers together and Try to spread it.

And instead of PPl suggesting full Agenda i would like them to put forward topics that they will like to talk about. Then we can poll on it and get the best ones and finalize the Track list..

What say ?

In my organization, Facebook

naren's picture

In my organization, Facebook is banned :( so I created eventbrite event

http://drupalmeet.eventbrite.com/
Hope it works for you. I will send invitations now.

Happy to see that everybody is chipping in. :)

Great!

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

Great! I am the first one to get my ticket!! Yipee :D

@naren If you have limited capacity you could edit the event and add that figure. That way the event page will show how many attendees have confirmed and how many slots are open. I think there is a waiting list feature too. We could add more details about sessions/talk/agenda as we come up with them.

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

Ok then lets fix it on event

raj_arjun's picture

Ok then lets fix it on event brite.
let every one register here!

Request

mukesh.agarwal17's picture

One request

Please post the outcomes of the meeting so that everyone benefits.. Glad to see that the community is starting to get active and people have taken the initiatives to do so.. Do discuss the next steps..

Mukesh Agarwal
www.innoraft.com

@raj_arjun Sure, will do

naren's picture

@raj_arjun Sure, will do that.

as the community interest, I think their needs to be two tracks - beginners and advanced.
if everybody posts the topic he is interested in presenting, then we can have a poll to decide which one to include in upcoming party ;) and which one we can save for later.

Guys what about

raj_arjun's picture

Guys what about expenses!

Should we track sponsers ?

And what about posting Sessions on Youtube!
That could be a good help + a site for Drupal bangalore!

Debate on it!!

Regarding Sponsors

anil614sagar's picture

Hi Raj Arjun,

I like your idea, but since this is the second meetup in Bangalore and we are meeting this time to get to know each other. I think there will be no expenses except tea and biscuits :-)

Once Bangalore Drupal User group is formed and completely ready to take up full day sessions we can organize some thing like Drupal Camp Bangalore and we can think of sponsors. Lets discuss all these things in the upcoming meetup.

I like the idea of posting sessions on youtube and Drupal Site for bangalore group. But, i think its good to utilize groups.drupal.org and facebook page we created for the discussions.

This is my small suggestion. :-)

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

Awesome.. This is really

vikramy's picture

Awesome.. This is really great..

I would love to help in some way!! I could help in chipping some money if that helps.(Don't expect more as I still have lot of my education loan to clear!!) Since I am away, I think this the only way I could help or may be any??.

Keep me informed guys.. This is really great.. This is making me rethink my career option!!

I will be there

sgpopuri's picture

Thanks for organizing the meet. I plan to attend.

Got design for logo. What you

raj_arjun's picture

Got design for logo.
What you all think!!
It was designed by Srenath

Do pass ur comments to him!!
And do Join our Facebook Group
Drupal Bangalore

awesome!

gibbet's picture

I was something down this line too! I'd vote for removing the colored ones from above bangalore... perhaps put them in the name too? like inside the g or/and a ... but i'm picky like that, It isn't even a big meet so we should worry about content rather than presentation :)

or

gibbet's picture

simply the same bangalore and drupal logo in green instead (garden city after all) and the drupal meet just how it is :D

Thanks for the Comment

raj_arjun's picture

Thanks for the Comment gibbet..
lets wait for every one.
we ll get more ideas :)

I really like the font

gibbet's picture

I really like the font though. What is it? I don't mind throwing in a an attempt at it myself :D

Cool

anil614sagar's picture

I like the design. Nice job Srenath. :-) . I would like to know what does these colors indicate.............

Can we show Bangalore famous landmarks or famous places or something like that in the logo...? Just a small suggestion :-)

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

@Gibbet I agree... We need to

naren's picture

@Gibbet I agree...

We need to focus more on the content/ agenda.

Anil has posted this agenda (Thanks Anil) some posts back..

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM : Introduction of everyone (Where they work, Experience in drupal, How they feel about drupal)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM : Drupal + Apache Solr Search (Advance Track) (By Anil Sagar)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM : Drupal For Newbies (Beginner Track)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM : Break

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM : Drupal Performance Related Topic (Advanced Track)

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM : Drupal Module Development for newbies (Beginner Track)

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM : Drupal E - commerce (Advanced Track)

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM : Drupal Theming For Beginners (Beginners Track)

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM : Generally catching up.

Do we see any changes? or it is just perfect?

This one obviously needs some

raj_arjun's picture

This one obviously needs some re structuring.. Like many had suggested .. start with Beginner sessions. And i would suggest we keep everything together. Its a meet up for all Drupalers not a Training session. So im not in favor of Simultaneous tracks running.

And remove the topics for which we don't have anyone volunteering to Conduct.

Let PPl suggest their own topics and then we can categorize it as part of Beginner or Advanced then Finalize it.

We can also have multiple personals handling a Topic this can make things more Rich!

that is correct... right now,

naren's picture

that is correct... right now, we need volunteers who can take up a topic from the existing list or can suggest a new one.

Volunteers, come forward and get yourself counted :)

Updated Agenda: 10:30 AM -

naren's picture

Updated Agenda:

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM : Introduction of everyone (Where they work, Experience in drupal, How they feel about drupal)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM : Drupal For Newbies (Beginner Track)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM : Break

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM : Drupal + Apache Solr Search (Advance Track) (By Anil Sagar)

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM : Drupal Module Development for newbies (Beginner Track)

12:15 AM - 12:45 PM : Drupal Theming For Beginners (Beginners Track)

12:45 PM - 01:30 PM : Generally catching up.

Please send your comments on it and also any topics you want to own.

Who is going to present all

raj_arjun's picture

Who is going to present all these tracks?
Anil Sagar is the only one who seems to have volunteered

Kaka Can you take one track...??

anil614sagar's picture

Hi Sumeet,

I know you already have druapl module development presentation that you presented in Drupal Camp Pune last year.... I know you are interested to take one presentation..... :-) Are you up for taking the Drupal Module development for newbies track.....?

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

I am more interested in

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

I am more interested in meeting the drupal community in Bangalore. We cannot cram a module development session in just 30 minutes. For ppl new to drupal it would not make any sense unless such session is for atleat 90 mins. So, couple of things -
1. Who are the expected attendees. How many? @naresh could you update the preferences on the eventbrite page so that the list of attendees is visible to all.
2. We absolutely cannot have more than 2 decent sessions in the 1030 to 1330 window. We are already decided on a talk on 'apache solr'. This should be of interest to ppl who use drupal regularly and to those who are new to drupal alike. The other one we could decide based on what kind of audience are we expecting. A talk on drupal modules, themes et al would be apt for beginners.

We have the venue booked for a very short time frame and we are not sure of the kind of audience that would attend the party. Lets have 2 good sessions and meet fellow drupalers in town. This should kick start the much needed community interaction to have regular meets and multiple full day conferences :)

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

@ raj_arjun yes that is

naren's picture

@ raj_arjun
yes that is correct...seems every body is waiting for everybody else... ;)

Sorry their was some clash in timings.. so please consider this one

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM : Introduction of everyone (Where they work, Experience in drupal, How they feel about drupal)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM : Drupal For Newbies (Beginner Track)

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM : Break

11:45 AM - 12:15 AM : Drupal + Apache Solr Search (Advance Track) (By Anil Sagar)

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM : Drupal Module Development for newbies (Beginner Track)

12:45 AM - 01:15 PM : Drupal Theming For Beginners (Beginners Track)

01:15 PM - 01:30 PM : Generally catching up.

@naren Oops. I mistyped your

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

@naren Oops. I mistyped your handle in another comment. How can we see the list of ppl who have confirmed coming to the drupal party.

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

Drupal Shops in Bangalore?

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

What are the various Drupal Shops in Bangalore? Members of this group work for any drupal development houses? Or do you know who do? I would like to see such ppl attend the party. That will allow for more interaction in the future and a forum for discussion of most relevant developments in the drupal community.

On another note, I am traveling to kerala for the next 4 days :) :) That would mean being away from all forms of modern communication :(

Hope I will see many more ppl confirming attendance and a couple of drupal shops join the band over the weekend.

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

@wikidkaka I have enabled the

naren's picture

@wikidkaka

I have enabled the list of participants on the eventbrite page.

IMO this time 3 hr window looks satisfactory....Going forward, we can think of increasing the duration of the event to day long

Thx. Just checked out the

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

Thx. Just checked out the list. There are about only 10 participants confirmed. (not counting myself twice :P).

From my experience of attending drupal meetups before, I am sure we can have 2 talks about drupal and not more in a 3 hr window. That is not a problem, in fact, I like the idea of calling this a drupal party, where drupalers in town can connect. Once we have some traction in the community, we could have longer events.

So far we have one confirmed session by Anil on Drupal search with Apache Solr. I can do a session on module development or any other topic if we do not have other volunteers in the next week. Personally, I am looking forward more listen than speak :) For that reason I am a little disappointed not to see the umpteen drupal shops in town here.

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

@wikidkaka I am willing to do

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@wikidkaka

I am willing to do a presentation on "Theming in D7". It won't take more than 30 mins. so still you can go ahead with one small talk even if it is not on module development (we can save it for later).

That sounds great!! Why do

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

That sounds great!! Why do you want to stick to the 30 mins time frame? There should be a lot to talk about themeing in D7. With all the UI/UX improvements in it, a comprehensive session on this would capture everybodies interest. My vote is then for having the 2 talks - drupal + apache solr AND D7 themeing and UI. And again (yeah.. i am the pain-in-the-ass-type sometimes ;)) I would love to have the party going on for longer than 3 hrs :)

I am also thinking of ways to make it more fun. Does not look like many beginners would be attending this party. So we can have things like super rapid fire D-quiz (that sounds more geeky than fun.. but in my head I can see this would not be that bad)

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

hi guys i will be in

kinshuksunil's picture

hi guys

i will be in bamgalore from 20-25 june.. any chances that the meetup can be scheduled on jun 20 instead of jun 19 ?
i would really not want to miss this :)

I have no qualms moving the

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

I have no qualms moving the party from 19 to 20. But this needs to be addressed by @naren. He is the one who has got the venue arranged.

Even if a reschedule would not be possible, we could still catch up with you on 29th at some hangout. What say?

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

Aaa.. I meant 20th and not

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

Aaa.. I meant 20th and not 29th. We should be allowed to edit comment here :P

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Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

hmmm

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As D7 is still in alpha last I checked perhaps we should push the D7 'parties' back a bit? IMHO we may not have time for advanced D7 talks, D6 talks AND stuff for beginners. We don't even have that big a 'party' or enough room to make different tracks viable. Lets wait till the event fills up and then poll people - a mail asking for interest and experienced (modules. themes etc) even. I feel like there won't be too many beginners but that's a wild guess. But it's a start and I'd personally love to check out D7 theming, lets see who else are willing to give talks.

Naren - Theming in D7 (30 mins)

Anyone for tackling the Apache Solr and/or Memcache talks?
Anyone for tackling the Performance-Scaling talks?
Anyone for tackling the advanced E-commerce talks?
Anyone for tackling the other D7 related talks such as new functionality etc?

Anyone for tackling the beginners module development talks?
Anyone for tackling the beginners theme development talks?

Lets check out who can talk on what and then decide what talks to have! Feedback?

Well.. even though its called

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Well.. even though its called Drupal Meet Bangalore. I think we can pull in people from every where. It all depends on how well we inform people. Last time i wen for a PHP meet up[ Don't ask me how it wen. It was Organized by Microsoft ] we had people coming from all over South India

And the registration count is intimidating. We need to let people know that this is happening, and something called Drupal Bangalore Exists. Even though Anil Sagar started it as a simple GtG its good that things are building up into something bigger.

I agree with you

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Hi Raj arjun,

I completely agree with you. We need to spread the word. I just now posted about Drupal Meetup in PHP Bangalore User Group here. http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/bang-phpug and here http://www.meetup.com/Bangalore-PHP-Users/. And response is amazing!! Just 5 tickets left :-)

@Guys: Please spread the word about our meetup in groups related to php, linux, opnsource in bangalore.

@Raj Arjun: I remember you are telling posting this in Drupal india group. If not posted, please do so. Thanks in advance :-)

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

Tickets Sold Out!!

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Hi Guys,

First milestone is achieved !!. All tickets got sold out on eventbrite. Thanks naren :-)

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

wow.. so how many seats were

raj_arjun's picture

wow..
so how many seats were available ?

should we expand ?

Request

divamandya's picture

HI Guys,

I am Divakar. I eagerly waiting to attend this meetup. I am new to drupal. Please allocate more time for beginners track.

Thanks
Divakar
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As per suggestions of the

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As per suggestions of the attendees, I am revisiting the agenda.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM : Introduction of everyone (Where they work, Experience in drupal, How they feel about drupal)
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM : Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM : Drupal For Newbies (Beginner Track) (By Narendra)

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM : Drupal + Apache Solr Search (Advance Track) (By Anil Sagar)

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM : Generally catching up.

Please do comment.

I have a contribution in

raj_arjun's picture

I have a contribution in que.
"Structure of Drupal. How drupal works"
if u have a slot put it in too..
Its a more generalized session for both Advanced and Beginner

+1

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+1 for this Agenda. Small Change.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM : Introduction of everyone (Where they work, Experience in drupal, How they feel about drupal)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM : Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM : Drupal For Newbies (Beginner Track) (By Narendra)

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM : Drupal + Apache Solr Search (Advance Track) (By Anil Sagar)

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM : Generally catching up

01:30 PM - 01:45 PM : How to carry this momentum & further plans of Drupal Bangalore Meetup Group.

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

Hi Guys

prashdev's picture

I saw this thread very late, any changes of expanding ? I'm really interested in attending.

Thanks,
Prashanth

@raj_arjun Please update the

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@raj_arjun

Please update the agenda inserting your topic, so we can see how it can fit in and also check with @anil_sagar.

@naren .. aint we having a

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@naren .. aint we having a break for mid day ?
please add that and also by when should be wrap up.
Cos I would like to add my session some wer in the later half. I dont mind where it stays just keep it somewhere!

@Anil In Generally Catching

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@Anil
In Generally Catching up, we can discuss "How to carry this momentum & further plans of Drupal Bangalore Meetup Group.". It will be too late as we haven't planned for lunch.

@raj_arjun
We have planned a break at 11AM. and we are wrapping it by 1:30PM.

ok in that case lets keep my

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ok in that case lets keep my session as a wild card number. Lets see if we can find some time to squeeze it in.
Besides even if i am not going to get a chance to blaber, i aint gona zip up a sit there; making life easy for the other presenters.
Lets make it as interactive as we can :)

And iv got a couple more Numbers up my wrist so we can fill things up with general discussions as wel.
Cheers

rajarju

Its great to see active

drupaledmonk's picture

Its great to see active people in bangalore user group. I recently moved to bangalore and would love to interact with you guys.

@naughty_david for this time,

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@naughty_david
for this time, we are having a short meet.
As I see, there is tons of interest in DBUG (Drupal Bangalore user group), so we can keep it a whole day session in later meets. these things we can discuss in the meet itself so u have got a chance to blabber ;)

@naren hahhaaa .....D-BUG.. i

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@naren hahhaaa .....D-BUG.. i like it..
As i see there aint much Drupal activity in India. There were some but nothings caught ppls eyes. SO lets make D-BUG a benchmark in Drupal meets.

The first timers always meet up in coffee shops so no worries of wad we gona do on 19. But from then on we can plan things up.

Cheers to every one whoes part of it!!
See you all on 19th!!

rajarju

Can I attend to

Goli's picture

hey,
This is amazing, was looking for something like this
Just saw this today, can I attend this as well? Is there any chance or will have to wait for third session.

Need a website and need a barcamp feature..

dgoutam's picture

Hi All,
It would be highly appreciated if there is a website for this meetup and a barcamp style to vote for the session.

  • I am not sure if you want I could present the Drupal "development ->staging-production" cycle howto's

Hey it would be great to have

Sumeet.Pareek's picture

Hey it would be great to have a talk on drupal development methods and practices. In this short drupal party we are having in town many sessions will not fight. There are so far 2 confirmed talks. One from naren and the other from anil. You could be the third. :)

--
Sumeet Pareek
Co-founder, Innoraft

Hey All, Nice to c the new

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Hey All,

Nice to c the new group. I am a Drupal newbee and looking forward to join the group. I guess DBUG has been finalized (serves the purpose as well as kills d bugs... :) )

But I guess tickets are already gone... probably will c everybody during the next meet. Please keep posting the comments here and it would be great, if there is a dedicated website/forum.

****

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Guys. iv got many .. asking me for a ticket into this conference. and as far as i know its limited and is filled.
can we do something about this?

@naren @anil We have to decide something about the numbers. If its open we will get good numbers i guess that is what we want at the 1st meet up. Later on we can decide on organizing body or something.. which will take things forward from then on.
Please pitch in

I really dont like a lot of good drupalers being kept out just cos they didnt know about this. Also this will allow others to spread the news.

Thanks
Aj

me also getting some

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me also getting some requests...
this time, constraints are there. we can increase the number of seats +5, if it helps.

I agree that we need to decide on some structure/ organizing body as raj_arjun has suggested.

In this meeting, we can discuss it.

id say lets keep the norm

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id say lets keep the norm that the seats are restricted.. bt still if the number of ppl requesting is little, lets just pull em all in..
We can bring some more order from next session onwards

Right now, 3 seats are empty

naren's picture

Right now, 3 seats are empty as 2 Drupalers has pulled out and one has registered twice so I have cancelled one registration. so please book ur seats at
http://drupalmeet.eventbrite.com/

Anil, plz share the

naren's picture

Anil, plz share the images...

Please share your experiences and things we need to improve in next meetup...

Anil .. :P you better get a

raj_arjun's picture

Anil .. :P
you better get a card reader .. quick .
else these guys are gonna bugg u like this!!

Share your experince

anil614sagar's picture

HI Guys,

Please share your experience here. http://groups.drupal.org/node/76358. I shared mine :-)

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

@anil614sagar Please share

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@anil614sagar

Please share your presentation as well. It may help others

Apache Solr + Drupal Presentation

anil614sagar's picture

Hi Guys,

Presentation is shared here. http://www.slideshare.net/anilsagar/drupal-apache-solr

Cheers,
Anil Sagar

Regarding your presentation,

naren's picture

Regarding your presentation, u can upload to google docs and share the links

Hey Everyone it was wonderful

Goli's picture

Hey
Everyone it was wonderful attending the meet and get to know all you people.. :D

Thanks to Span and everyone for organising and thanks to naren and Anil for the presentations..

Cheers.