OC DRUPAL (Orange County Drupal)


Orange County Drupal (OC DRUPAL) is your source for all things Drupal in the Orange County Area.

We meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month and welcome all skill levels to join us in growing the local community!

You might also want to check out some of the other Southern California groups if you can't make ours: * Los Angeles * Inland Empire * High Desert * San Diego. OC DRUPAL is closely organized with Orange County PHP (OCPHP).

Event Code of Conduct

As a courtesy to OC Drupal members, we request that only organizers post Events to OC Drupal. Review our Code of Conduct page for more details.


Connect with Orange County Drupal (OC DRUPAL).

@ocphp #ocdrupal

Events are organized on Meetup.com. They are cross posted on our groups.drupal page.

OC DRUPAL on Meetup.com

Chat with fellow OC DRUPAL members on IRC



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OC Drupal April - Drupal For Good - From Goals to Wells

In March, OC Drupal had the pleasure of having Kala from the local non-profit "From Goals To Wells" present her website as we all attempted to navigate through it trying to solve the problems at hand; albeit without success due to site.

This month, tentatively scheduled for Sat, April 19th 9a to 3p, we are going to go further in helping FGW achieve their goals by hacking through a website from the ground up.

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Need ride from Orange to Gladcamp

Hi all,

I could use a ride to Gladcamp from Orange Saturday and/or Sunday.

I can of course share in expenses.



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Carpooling to Phoenix Drupal Camp

Phoenix DrupalCamp is fast approaching on Feb 28th. At the recent OC Drupal meetup, there was interest in opening a discussion regarding those willing to carpool to the event for the weekend.

OC Drupal's sponsor and organizer of Phoenix DrupalCamp, KWALL, has a small contingent carpooling from Irvine as well as a few individual members possibly driving up.

Feel free to connect here and discuss your interest and availability.

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New Code of Conduct

OC Drupal now has a new "Code of Conduct" defining a few interactions within the group.

We ask that everyone can take the time to review them as it goes into effect starting today.


As a side effect of the Code of Conduct, if you are only subscribed to Orange County but would like to see events come through from around the region, now is the time to go to that group and join it. Doing this will better allow everyone to manage their own events feed.

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Are you a non-profit? Do you need a new website? Apply for the Barn Raising at GLADCamp!

Today is our official call for barn raising applications at this year's GLADCamp, the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp!

On March 9, 2014, we'll be building a website from scratch to include much needed functionality, design, and other work required by a local 501c3 non-profit organization.

This event is "Drupal for Good in action" and is a teach-and-learn opportunity for our local Drupal community and is a win-win-win for everyone.

What's a Barn Raising?

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_raising

  • A "barn raising" describes a collective action of a community, in which a barn for one of the members is built or rebuilt collectively by members of the community.
  • Barn raising was particularly common in 18th- and 19th-century rural North America. A barn was a necessary structure for any farmer, for example for storage of cereals and hay and keeping of animals. Yet a barn was also a large and costly structure, the assembly of which required more labor than a typical family could provide.
  • Barn raising addressed the need by enlisting members of the community, unpaid, to assist in the building of their neighbors' barns. Because each member was entitled to recruit others for help, the favor would eventually return to each participant.

Just replace the word "barn" in the description above with "website" and you'll see that we've adapted this "barn raising" model for the digital world.

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Call for Sessions @ Drupal Camp Phoenix 2014

Yes it is true! Drupal Camp Phoenix is just around the corner! Join us February 28-March 2, 2014.

Drupal Camp Phoenix is a conference organized by professional Drupal organizations to promote and advance the Drupal community in Arizona and the Southwest region. Drupal Camp Phoenix brings together Dru-Pals interested in learning about web content management and expanding his or her skills in web development.

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Call for Trainings at GLADCamp 2014!

Training day at GLADCamp 2014, this year's Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp, is on March 7th, 2014. We have room at our conference venue for 3 simultaneous trainings and are starting our call for trainings! Everyone is welcome to apply:


Space is limited and priority is given to experienced Drupal trainers and training companies. Don't let that discourage you, though. If you're a newcomer to the Drupal training scene and want to offer something no one has offered before, we'd love to hear from you!

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Request for input on our "Coders with a Cause: Community Barn Raisings and Drupal for Good" session at GLADCamp 2014

Hi everybody,

Lee Vodra and I (two of the founders of Droplabs, a Drupal-friendly coworking space in Los Angeles, and creators of the Coders with a Cause program) will be presenting on barn raisings and "Drupal for Good" in action at the Non-Profit Drupal Summit at GLADCamp next month.

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SCALE 12X - Volunteers needed for the annual LA Drupal SoCal Linux Expo booth, Feb 22-23, 2014


I setup the draft of the wiki page for SCALE for this year (Feb 22 and 23): https://groups.drupal.org/node/401543

Please note, this is a FIRST DRAFT, please feel free to add yourself to the list and edit any content that I may have messed up via copy/paste from last year.

We are going to need more volunteers than just me, so please sign up by editing the wiki page!

More information on SCALE can be found here: https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale12x


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Plan and discuss the first Extreme Drupal Games (aka the "Golden Neckbeard" competition) for GLADCamp 2014

This year's GLADCamp conference will feature the first Extreme Drupal Games! This event will run throughout the conference, beginning on Friday, March 7th and ending when winners are announced at the closing of the conference on Sunday, March 9th.

We have a sponsor who will be donating 6 identical VMs (distro and stack TBD) for us to use during the conference. I've asked that each VM have a minimum of 2 cores and 4GB of RAM, but exact specs are still being worked out. These VMs are hosted at 1 Wilshire in Downtown Los Angeles, so there will be extremely low latency.

The plan right now is for up to 6 teams to compete over the course of the weekend, tuning both the stack and the Drupal application to get the best possible performance in the allotted time. The team with the fastest Drupal site at the end of the conference will be declared the winner.

Now that we have a date and time, the question is how we're going to load test and judge the teams. What are the rules? Do we test for both anonymous and logged in users? Will contestants be permitted to rip out pieces of the stack and install completely different ones? How about the use of premade scripts? Do we allow commercial software, or go 100% free and open source?

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