Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz Drupal User's Group is looking to connect Drupal users in and around Santa Cruz, California.

We have a budding tech community in Santa Cruz. One factor in our tech growth is the use of Drupal at several local web shops, start-ups, and organizations. Drupal use at UC Santa Cruz is also growing and it's time we all got together to share knowledge and learn from each other.

We (almost always) meet on the first Tuesday of each month, at 7:00pm. Meetings are free and held at NextSpace at 101 Cooper Street in downtown Santa Cruz. All are welcome. Ring the buzzer to get let into the building.

Note - If the meeting day falls on a holiday or during the winter holidays (e.g. January), then we will probably reschedule the meeting.

Nextspace address
101 Cooper St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

zchandler's picture

Stanford DrupalCamp - May 4th and 5th

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2012-05-04 13:00 - 2012-05-05 17:00 America/Los_Angeles

Stanford University Open Source Lab is pleased announce the 3rd annual Stanford DrupalCamp, Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th.

This year we have some amazing sessions already locked in from some of the top Drupal teams in the country, such as Chapter Three, Four Kitchens, and Trellon. But this is of course a community event, and we want to hear from everyone!

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Theme layer gotcha

We have a new blog post about a major gotcha in the Drupal theme layer. This was undocumented until now. If you write theme layer code, check out our post: http://www.pfvdw.com/blog/hyphens-and-underscores-drupal-theming

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TechRaising weekend engineering-fest this weekend

Hey Santa Cruz Drupalers,

Here I am with another last minute announcement for a local event for startup-minded folks :)

There's an event called TechRaising (http://TechRaising.com) happening this weekend downtown at Cruzio. It's a weekend long event where folks pitch ideas, build developer/designer/biz teams and demo a prototype -- all in 48 hours. Last year was super fun and it's a great way to connect with other folks in the tech community.

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meetup($sc->phpUser, 'NextSpace');

The Santa Cruz PHP Users Group will be having their next Meetup the Wednesday night after Tech Raising. In this months meetup, we will be covering OOP [object oriented programming]. It is a bit of an intro topic, but this Meetup will lay the ground work for some of the Meetups to come. As Drupal is built upon PHP, I wanted to let the group know about the Meetup happening that night

As always additional topics can be brought up and discussed or scheduled for a later time.

Follow the link to register ➲ http://www.meetup.com/scphpug/events/56419312/

Agenda

Introduction
News

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May Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting - Nextspace 7pm to 9pm (Tuesday May 1st, 2012)

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2012-05-01 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
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We need to choose some topics for our May 1st Santa Cruz Drupal user group meeting...

Kristen can talk about:

  • installation profiles
  • contributing to Drupal core

Any other topics? Does anyone else want to present something?

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April Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting - Nextspace 7pm to 9pm (Tuesday Apr 3th, 2012)

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2012-04-03 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
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For the April 3rd Santa Cruz user group meeting, we'll go over the sessions/experiences from DrupalCon Denver. For those who missed the conference, you can watch the sessions before we meet.

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Who's going to Silicon Valley meetup next Wednesday?

Any from Santa Cruz going to the Silicon Valley meetup next Wednesday?

http://www.meetup.com/DrupalGroup/events/56121002/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

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If you use MAMP

If you use MAMP you'll want to check out our new blog post

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Drupal implementation lead | Wafergen Biosystems, Inc.

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

I'm posting here, because I know Santa Cruz is full of high quality Drupal geeks.

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Thanks! And... last call for feedback on Drupal 7 Multilingual Sites book

Many thanks to Craig, Julia, Mary Edith, Paul, and Rob for testing my Drupal 7 Multilingual Sites book last night (http://groups.drupal.org/node/209228) and to Darryl and Linda for testing on their own!

Some people said they might be able to finish up the chapters... so here's a timeline in case you still want to give me more feedback. Please send me your comments by email (or arrange for me to pick up your notes) by:

1) Chapter 3 - by EOD Friday March 2nd

2) Chapter 4 - by EOD Sunday March 4th

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CityCamp this Saturday @ NextSpace

Greetings Santa Cruz Drupalers,

I am passing along an invitation from Peter Koht at the city for an event happening this Saturday. It includes a code for free admission. As you all know Drupal can often be a great platform for initiatives such as this and I know at least one of the Code for America fellows is a Drupal geek. Would love to see some of you there if you can make it!

Cheers, Margaret


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March Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting - Nextspace 7pm to 9pm (Tuesday Mar 6th, 2012)

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2012-03-06 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
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We'll move back to our regular schedule (first Tuesday of the month) in March. I did notice a bigger turn out on last Wednesday night though so maybe we should take a poll on the best night to have our meeting. Or we can add a poll online.

We will likely just do a "round robin" of what everyone is working on and any questions/issues you want to talk about. So... think about some things you'd like to bring up with the group and we'll put our heads together to find a solution!

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**Special** Late February Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting (i18n book part 2) - Nextspace 5pm to 9pm (Wednesday Feb 29th, 2012)

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2012-02-29 17:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
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I'm writing a Multilingual Drupal 7 book. More than 10 Drupal folks came out on Feb 8th to help with beta testing the book! http://groups.drupal.org/node/196568

Since most people only made it through chapter 2 (if that) last time and chapters 3 and 4 will be restructured based on new reviewer feedback, we'll have another beta testing late in February to go over chapters 3 and 4 (and 5, if time). If you didn't make the first beta testing and want to come, I can get you set up so you can go through chapters 1 and 2 and continue on.

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Thanks to the Santa Cruz Drupal group for D7 i18n book beta testing! And, we'll meet again later this month!

Thanks a bunch to the beta testers for testing my Drupal 7 i18n book: http://groups.drupal.org/node/196568

Lots of great feedback!!

There is enough interest that we will be meeting some night during the week of February 27th to beta test chapters 3 and 4 (and 5 if we have time). If you are interested in joining in, then please leave a comment with the nights that week that you are available. We'll probably start around 5pm again and I'll provide dinner. Or, an alternative would be to meet on that weekend during the daytime and I can provide lunch.

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Who's going to DrupalCon Denver?

Anyone going to DrupalCon Denver? I'm researching flights, hotels, etc. The flight is pretty cheap (Southwest from San Jose to Denver is ~$265 if flying out on weekday and back on weekend). Hotels vary widely: cheapie with shuttle to downtown is ~$70 or expensive one across the street from venue is $179!

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Drupal Scalability and Performance training at SANDCamp 2012 on January 26, 2012

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2012-01-26 09:00 - 17:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Join us at SANDcamp, the San Diego Drupal Camp, on Thursday, January 26, 2012 for a full day of scalability and performance training! This class is being offered at a 50% discount off our normal prices. Sign up today or contact us with any questions.

    Sign up today at http://www.larks.la/training  

In this all-day workshop, top experts with years of front-line experience building large-scale Drupal deployments show you the best known practices for running fast sites for a large volume of users. Starting with a blank Linux virtual server, we will work through the setup, configuration and tuning of Drupal using Varnish, Pressflow, Apache, MySQL, Memcache and Apache Solr.

Through this process, we will explain common pitfalls and how to avoid them. By the end of this course you should feel comfortable with the basics of how to setup, configure and tune your Drupal site. You’ll learn the most robust solutions the community has discovered.

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Possible Book Cover Images for Multilingual Book

If you have an opinion, let me know if any of the images at:

http://www.kristen.org/content/possible-book-cover-images

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February Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting - Nextspace 5pm to 9pm (Wednesday Feb 8th, 2012)

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2012-02-08 17:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
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NOTE THE DAY & TIME CHANGE FOR THE FEBRUARY SANTA CRUZ DRUPAL USER GROUP MEETING. It is due to the room already being booked up on Tuesday the 7th. We will be meeting WEDNESDAY THE 8TH from 5pm to 9pm. The earlier time is for those who want to take part in a training session. Details below.

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January Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting - Nextspace 7pm (Tuesday Jan 3rd, 2012)

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2012-01-03 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
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January's user group meeting will be a bit different from our "norml" (sic) meetings. We will take a look at the California chapter of the NORML organization and how they can upgrade their Drupal 5 website to Drupal 7.

This will be a HANDS ON meeting so bring your laptops if possible. For those who are able, we will meet an hour early (at 6pm) to get a headstart on the migration analysis and setup. NORML's advocate will be bringing pizza for those who want to do Drupal+dinner.

Give a shout out if you think you'll be coming at 6pm so we can coordinate.

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December Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting - Nextspace 7pm (Tuesday Dec 6th)

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2011-12-06 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
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For the December 6th Santa Cruz Drupal User Group, Scott Patterson will be showing us his Drupal 7 (and parallel Drupal 6) project as he hopes it will be live by then.

Also, I should know by then if I'm writing a Drupal book... stay tuned.

Let me know if anyone else has a topic they'd like to discuss.

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