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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Drupal Development Best Practices Training in Downtown Los Angeles on November 16, 2012

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2012-11-16 10:00 - 17:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Join us on November 16, 2012 in Downtown Los Angeles for Drupal Development Best Practices, a full day of Drupal training! This training is being produced by Exaltation of Larks, a Drupal strategy, development, consulting and training firm with a team of experts in Los Angeles.

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

Exaltation of Larks - Expert Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training This one-day workshop gives you a comprehensive tutorial on the right way to manage your Drupal website. You'll learn about version control for your code and ways to manage changes in your data. You’ll also see how the Features module can enable you to keep your configuration changes in version control.

We'll cover industry-approved deployment strategies that let you move smoothly through development, testing and live environments. You’ll get a high-level overview of how to modify the way your site looks by sub-theming, preventing hours of frustration should your original theme be updated.

What you will learn:

  • Using version control with Drupal
  • Maintaining development, testing and production environments
  • Managing configuration changes using the Features module
  • Creating a basic sub-theme
  • Creating a basic module
  • Understanding Drupal’s API and the hook system
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Site Building with Drupal Training in Downtown Los Angeles on November 12 & 13, 2012

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2012-11-12 10:00 - 2012-11-13 17:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Join us on November 12 & 13, 2012 in Downtown Los Angeles for Site Building with Drupal, two full days of Drupal training! Learn by doing at this hands-on, exercise-based training from Exaltation of Larks, a Drupal strategy, development, consulting and training firm with a team of experts in Los Angeles.

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

Exaltation of Larks - Expert Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training In two days, you will be brought up to speed on Drupal and be ready to tackle their own project. Learn how to manage media, build calendars and complex, dynamic queries of content by selecting and configuring the most popular modules.

This course is suitable both for Drupal users who are new to Drupal and those who want to broaden their Drupal skills. You'll also review Drupal's block system and learn how to use taxonomy to categorize your content.

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Downtown Los Angeles Drupal Meetup at Sensis Agency and via WebEx on November 20, 2012: Youth and Drupal & Security Best Practices

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2012-11-20 17:30 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles

The next general Downtown Los Angeles Drupal meetup is on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 and will be 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.

Drupal and Youth at Urban Txt

Urban TxT (Urban Teens Exploring Technology) is an organization in Downtown Los Angeles that encourages inner city teen males to become catalysts of change in urban communities.

We'll be hearing from Oscar Menjibar (@menjibar) and youth members at Urban TxT about how they learned about Drupal during a technology summer program and then used Drupal to tell their story!

Drupal Security Best Practices

It's been a while since the Los Angeles area has had a talk on Drupal Security, so we'll be focusing on this important subject at this meetup. Christefano Reyes (@christefano) from Exaltation of Larks (@LarksLA) will present on today's security-related best practices for Drupal. The following topics will be covered:

  • Common attacks to protect against
  • How the Drupal project's security team works
  • A security checklist anyone can use
  • My site's been hacked! Now what?
  • Available security tools, documentation and training materials
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MobileCampLA

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2012-10-18 08:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Usually tech conferences that feature speakers from Facebook, Yahoo, Adobe, BlackBerry and Microsoft all in one place happens in the Bay Area... but not next Thursday! We are Mobilizing Los Angeles Tech Community
MobileCampLA is bringing together mobile enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, students, developers, designers and UI/UX professionals from the greater LA area to share ideas, network and discuss the latest advances in a mobile life.

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Free Mentored Training (Oct 12, 2012)

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2012-10-12 10:00 - 14:00 America/Los_Angeles

Join us at Droplabs for a BuildaModule.com mentored training. This training is from 10am to 2pm on Friday Oct 12th.

If you're planning to attend, please signup for the camp event at ddcla.org and pick the training as a session (or signup to this event below). We'd like to connect with you in advance to know you're coming, as space may be limited.

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).

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Twig Code Sprint at Droplabs on October 14, 2012

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2012-10-14 10:00 - 15:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Come get involved, learn and contribute to Drupal!

We're organizing a code sprint for Sunday Oct 14th to help get Twig into core.

Jen Lampton will be joining us to help provide direction and the Twig team will try to flag some novice issues for us to focus on.

This event is the day after Drupal Design Camp LA 2012 at Droplabs in Downtown LA. Please consider signing up for the event and picking the Twig code sprint session there (or signing up here) to receive any announcements or updates.

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Downtown Los Angeles Drupal Meetup at Sensis Agency and via WebEx on October 16, 2012

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2012-10-16 18:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles

The next general Downtown Los Angeles Drupal meetup is on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 and will be 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, a series of lightning talks, which are short, bite-sized presentations, and a featured presentation by Chris Shattuck (@Chris_Shattuck) on how Drupal is used at Build a Module.com, a video subscription website with nearly 800 videos on Drupal development, theming and site building.

Read the discussion at http://groups.drupal.org/node/260843#comments to see which presentation ideas are being discussed, or join the discussion and post your offers and requests for presentations!

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 free coworking space around with a freemium business model: come work here for free and only pay for the extras, such as 24/7 access, equipment rental and a locker for your belongings.

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Drupal Design Camp LA 2012 and Downtown Los Angeles Drupal conference call #7 on October 10, 2012

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2012-10-10 17:30 - 18:30 America/Los_Angeles

Several of the Downtown Los Angeles Drupal organizers have scheduled an open conference call on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 between 5:30-6:30pm Pacific (8:30-9:30pm Eastern). Anyone who's interested in being part of our organizing efforts — or is just interested in seeing how we organize our events, including Drupal Design Camp LA and the Downtown Los Angeles Drupal meetups — is welcome to join us!

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Drupal Design Camp LA 2012 and Downtown Los Angeles Drupal conference call #6 on October 8, 2012

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2012-10-08 17:30 - 18:30 America/Los_Angeles

Several of the Downtown Los Angeles Drupal organizers have scheduled an open conference call on October 8, 2012 between 5:30-6:30pm Pacific (8:30-9:30pm Eastern). Anyone who's interested in being part of our organizing efforts — or is just interested in seeing how we organize our events, including Drupal Design Camp LA and the Downtown Los Angeles Drupal meetups — is welcome to join us!

For calling in by phone and Skype, we use FreeConferenceCallHD. To receive the conference call information, click the Signup button below. We're using the same call-in information that we've used in the past, so signing up is optional for anyone who has already participated in these conference calls.

The agenda will consist of discussion around our upcoming events, including Drupal Design Camp LA and the Downtown Los Angeles Drupal meetup.

What's Drupal Design Camp LA 2012?

DDCLA 2012 is our Drupal design, theming, accessibility and usability conference in Los Angeles, California. Our second annual DDCLA conference will be at Droplabs in Downtown Los Angeles, California, on October 12, 13 & 14, 2012.

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Drupal Design Camp Los Angeles 2012, Oct. 12th, 13th, 14th at Droplabs

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2012-10-12 (All day) - 2012-10-14 (All day) America/Los_Angeles
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Drupal Design Camp LA 2012 is now over. We hope you join us in 2013! Join the Downtown Los Angeles Drupal group for news of other events in the area.

"Let's Have a 'Design 4 Drupal' Bar Camp to Welcome Designers into the Our Great Drupal Community"

WHY: Because Drupal needs and wants more designers to design for Drupal
WHO: For anybody that is interested in learning and or teaching about web design and Drupal

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