In 2009, LA Drupal gave our DrupalCamp L.A. site code away to the world for other groups to adopt that would hopefully help spark new DrupalCamps across the world. At the time of its release we could only provide a ZIP file with the database dump and a folder of modules. Handfuls of user groups adopted our code and started to give us feedback. Up until now there has been no official documentation, instructions, or anything that would help get a new DrupalCamp site up painlessly. That is about to change.
With DrupalCamp LA 2010 coming this August it has always been a thought in the back of our minds to enhance the camp distribution intro a full-blown Drupal "distro". To celebrate that initiative I announce the beginnings of a real DrupalCamp Install Profile. At this time the profile is marked unstable and will be uploaded to Drupal.org at a later time. My goal is we'd have go through the first round of documentation to accompany the install profile before sharing this code.
Install Profile versus the ZIP file today. This install profile project is a partial effort to replace the ZIP file we released almost a year ago. Today if you wanted to build a DrupalCamp site then you still need to get the ZIP version and install the files & database manually. Once this install profile gets to version 1.0 then a new fresh site installation should be possible.
To show you what the install process look like so far please check out the screenshots below.
How To Help
We're looking for those people who have already messed with our 2009 distribution, both with and without success. We'd like to hear from you and collect your additional feedback. At this time we're focused on getting the instructions and documentation good for a public alpha release.
There is still a lot of work to do, so don't let the following screenshots fool you into thinking we are almost done.