Downtown Los Angeles

The downtown area of Los Angeles includes the Arts District, Bunker Hill, Chinatown, Civic Center, the Fashion District, the Financial District, Gallery Row, Historic Core, the Jewelry District, Little Tokyo, Skid Row, South Park, the Old Bank District, the Toy District and the Wholesale District.
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Mentored Drupal Training and Fundraiser at Droplabs on February 8, 2013

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2013-02-08 12:00 - 15:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Join us at Droplabs for a Build a Module.com mentored training. This training is from 12-3pm. Bring your laptop, your lunch and learn Drupal!

This training will be focused on Site Building. Please bring a WiFi-enabled computer that you can use to connect to the internet and watch videos on (and a set of headphones). Those without headphones can buy or rent headphones from the venue.

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

Pricing

Suggested donation: $20.

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Introduction to Drupal Workshop and Fundraiser at Droplabs on February 8, 2013

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2013-02-08 12:00 - 15:00 America/Los_Angeles
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What is Drupal? For large and complex websites, nothing beats it! Where do you start? What is the best way to organize your project to get the best chance of success? This workshop will help you turn your ideas into a concrete todo list — whether you're building the site yourself, handing it off to a developer to build, or something in-between.

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

This is the perfect workshop for you if:

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  • You're new to using Drupal and need a jumpstart in planning a large project
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    Drupal Happy Hour at Takami Sushi & Robata in Downtown Los Angeles on January 15, 2013: Sponsored by Exaltation of Larks

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    2013-01-15 17:30 - 19:00 America/Los_Angeles
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    Join us today for happy hour! We're meeting between 5:30-7pm on January 15, 2013, at Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant (one floor above Sensis, our venue of this month's Downtown Los Angeles Drupal Meetup at 7pm).

    Takami serves the highest quality Sushi, Robata and Japanese-influenced entrees and boasts unparalleled views of the LA area with outdoor patio dining. Happy hour at Takami is between 4-7pm and their phone number is 213-236-9600.

    Exaltation of Larks is happy to sponsor the Drupal Happy Hour. Come one, come all!

    Location and Directions

       Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant
       811 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 2100
       Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Public Transportation

    Our venue is 100 feet away from the 7th Street / Metro Red Line Center Station. For information about bus routes, see http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/bus_overview/images/802.pdf  

       7th Street / Metro Center Station
       660 South Figueroa St.
       Los Angeles, CA 90017

       213-922-6000
       http://www.metro.net

    Parking

    Anyone who carpools and parks at United Valet Parking, Inc. (757 South Flower St.) will receive complimentary $5 parking courtesy of our parking sponsor, Exaltation of Larks.

    • United Valet Parking, Inc. (757 South Flower St.; 213-622-0137)

    Both parking locations are within a 3 minute walk of our venue and have a $5 evening rate if arriving after 4pm.

    Street parking is $5 per hour from 8am-8pm Pacific. There are ample parking lots and garages in the immediate area. For additional parking locations, see http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/815_west_7th_street_los_angeles_ca_90017/

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    Downtown Los Angeles Drupal Meetup at Sensis Agency and via WebEx on January 15, 2013

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    2013-01-15 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles

    The general Downtown Los Angeles Drupal meetup is on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Sensis Agency in Downtown Los Angeles. Those interested in attending this meetup remotely are welcome to join us via WebEx.

    At this meetup, we're having our usual news and announcements, raffle prizes, lightning talks (which are short, bite-sized presentations) and featured presentations. In previous months, we've had presentations on Responsive Web Design by SDG&E, integrating Drupal and Redmine (a popular ticketing system), a behind-the-scenes look at BuildaModule.com, and a DrupalCamp planning meeting.

    What topics would you like to see a presentations on at this meetup? Post in the comments below!

    Drupal Happy Hour

    Join us between 5:30-7pm for happy hour at Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant (one floor above Sensis). Takami serves the highest quality Sushi, Robata and Japanese-influenced entrees and boasts unparalleled views of the LA area with outdoor patio dining. Happy hour at Takami is between 4-7pm and their phone number is 213-236-9600.

    Thank You to Our Sponsors!

    Sensis Agency Our venue and drinks sponsor is Sensis (@SensisAgency), a cross-cultural advertising agency with digital at its core. We got our start building websites and have expanded into a full service advertising agency, helping our clients take advantage of the fundamental changes taking place in the marketing world.

    Exaltation of Larks - Expert Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training Our parking, video conferencing and raffle prize sponsor for this event is Exaltation of Larks, a Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training company with a team of Drupal experts in Los Angeles. We create fun websites, mobile apps, virtual worlds and e-commerce sites. Follow us at @LarksLA to learn more about our Drupal services and upcoming trainings.

    Droplabs Los Angeles This event is being organized with help from Droplabs (@Droplabs), a collaborative Drupal event and coworking space in Downtown Los Angeles. We're quickly gaining a reputation for being the only coworking space around with a with a low-cost business model: come work here and use our tables, chairs, WiFi and conference room with a low, daily or monthly membership fee and only pay more for the extras, such as 24/7 access, equipment rental and a locker for your belongings.

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    Droplabs "Steak Holder Meeting" at 7pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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    2013-01-09 19:00 - 20:00 America/Los_Angeles

    Every Wednesday at 7pm, Droplabs has an open stakeholders meeting with the Droplabs founders, keyholders and members of our community in and around Los Angeles, California. These meetings are a great opportunity to kick back after a day of coworking, get to know your fellow community members and request, offer and brainstorm new services and upcoming events to serve our members and larger community.

    Topics we've covered in the past include our pricing structures, new membership benefits (such as Build a Module.com day passes and our Coworking Visa Program), which espresso to buy for the espresso machine, and what we want at our upcoming events, such as launch parties, Drupal job fairs, workshops, trainings, user group meetups and study groups.

    Tonight we'll be discussing the following agenda items:

    Anyone is welcome to attend our "steak holder" meetings and no RSVP is needed. Vegetarians and vegans welcome.

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    Drupal Job Fair on January 28, 2013, from 5-7pm at Droplabs in Downtown Los Angeles

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    2013-01-28 17:00 - 19:00 America/Los_Angeles

    Are you a freelancer or service provider who's looking for Drupal work? Do you represent a company or organization that's looking for Drupal talent? Come and make new friends and turn new connections into long-term relationships at the next Los Angeles Drupal Job Fair from 5-7pm on Monday, January 28, 2013.

    This event is FREE for individual job seekers and is being hosted by Droplabs, a collaborative coworking space, classroom and hackerspace in Downtown Los Angeles. In addition to being the venue of the only Drupal job fairs ever in Los Angeles in June, 2011, and November, 2011, Droplabs hosts the majority of Drupal activity, from meetups, topic-based summits and code sprints to free workshops, tutoring sessions and paid trainings, in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

    Light food and drinks are being provided by Chimney Coffee House, our favorite neighborhood cafe, bakery, sandwich and dessert boutique.

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    Mentored Drupal Training and Fundraiser at Droplabs on January 11, 2013

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    2013-01-11 12:00 - 15:00 America/Los_Angeles
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    Join us at Droplabs for a Build a Module.com mentored training. This training is from 12-3pm. Bring your laptop, your lunch and learn Drupal!

    This training will be focused on Site Building. Please bring a WiFi-enabled computer that you can use to connect to the internet and watch videos on (and a set of headphones). Those without headphones can buy or rent headphones from the venue.

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

    Pricing

    Suggested donation: $20.

    No one will be turned away from this workshop. If you are unable to donate to Droplabs we ask that you volunteer some time helping Droplabs run more smoothly when you drop by and cowork.

    Classroom space is limited, so please sign up early.

    About Mentored Training

    What's the difference between this mentored training and the 3-hour lunch-and-learn Introduction to Drupal Workshop that we're offering next door at the same time?

    In short, the 3-hour introductory workshop is better suited toward business owners and project managers. This mentored training is geared for folks who are interested in diving deeper into Drupal's systems and APIs, module or theme development or using popular contributed modules (e.g. Views, Rules, Features, etc.) for site building.

    For more information about the mentored training concept and how it works, please have a look at the buildamodule.com training page. Here's a summary from Chris at buildamodule.com:

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    Introduction to Drupal Workshop and Fundraiser at Droplabs on January 11, 2013

    Start: 
    2013-01-11 12:00 - 15:00 America/Los_Angeles
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    What is Drupal? For large and complex websites, nothing beats it! Where do you start? What is the best way to organize your project to get the best chance of success? This workshop will help you turn your ideas into a concrete todo list — whether you're building the site yourself, handing it off to a developer to build, or something in-between.

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

    This is the perfect workshop for you if:

    • You're new to using Drupal and need a jumpstart in planning a large project
    • You're investigating Drupal's viability for your next project
    • You're wondering whether to invest time in learning Drupal
    • You don't have the time to learn Drupal but will be involved in a Drupal project

    Seating is limited. You'll have access to the experts at Exaltation of Larks — a Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training company in Los Angeles — learn about Drupal and have a fun day!

    Exaltation of Larks' Mentored Drupal Training

    What's the difference between this 3-hour lunch-and-learn Introduction to Drupal Workshop and the Mentored Drupal Training that we're offering next door at the same time?

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    Get Drupal Fit and Relax at Century Spa on January 1, 2012 in Koreatown, Los Angeles

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    2013-01-01 12:00 - 16:00 America/Los_Angeles

    Bring in the new year this January 1, 2013, by getting Drupal Fit and relaxing with friends and members of the Drupal community at Century Spa in Koreatown, Los Angeles.

    Century Spa is a 24-hour gym, sports club and jimjilbang (Korean community spa) with 3 floors of spacious spas, hot tubs, pools, saunas and relaxation rooms (gold, ice, eucalyptus steam, etc.) and has a restaurant and juice bar. Their phone number is (323) 954-1020.

    The entry fee is $10 per person (normally $20). We are meeting in the lobby at Century Spa at 1pm and will be leaving at 4pm to return to Droplabs. If you arrive on your own you can leave at your convenience.

    What to Bring

    Just bring yourself and $10. If ordering food, bring extra cash or debit / credit card.

    Towels, robes, etc. and a variety of toiletries are provided by Century Spa, but feel free to bring a change of clothes or other personal items. Internet access is provided upstairs in the jimjilbang.

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    Mentored Drupal Training and Fundraiser at Droplabs in Downtown Los Angeles on Friday, December 14, 2012

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    2012-12-14 12:00 - 15:00 America/Los_Angeles
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    Join us at Droplabs for a Build a Module.com mentored training. This training is from 12-3pm on Friday, December 14th.

    Sign up at https://www.larks.la/training  

    This training will be focused on Site Building. Please bring a WiFi-enabled computer that you can use to connect to the internet and watch videos on (and a set of headphones).

    Pricing

    Suggested donation: $20.

    No one will be turned away from this workshop. If you are unable to donate to Droplabs we ask that you volunteer some time helping Droplabs run more smoothly when you drop by and cowork.

    Classroom space is limited, so please sign up early.

    About Mentored Training

    For more information about the mentored training concept and how it works, please have a look at the buildamodule.com training page.

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