GLADCamp Website Sprint at Droplabs and a Drupal After Dark with Robot Combat League on March 16, 2013
We had such a great time at last week's Drupal Sprint Weekend that we're doing it again. Join us at Droplabs on Saturday, March 19, 2013, for another day of Drupal, patch reviews and sprints / hackathons on your favorite Drupal projects.
Those interested in attending this event remotely are welcome to join us via a Google+ Hangout. The hangout URL will be posted soon.
Afterward, we'll be going out for a Drupal After Dark with the teams that built the robots for Robot Combat League, the robot exosuit combat show on the Syfy network. Yeah, a day of Drupal and robots!
What's a "code sprint"?
Code sprints are organized events where attendees meet online or in person (and sometimes both) and work toward a shared goal.
Local area organizers have produced several code sprints in recent history, including sprints focused on building the SCALE conference website, resolving issues in the Drupal 7 issue queue and updating the Conference Organizing Distribution (COD) project to Drupal 7.
See https://drupal.org/node/247982 for more information.
What's the code sprint about?
Good question! There will be 3 separate themes at this event:
- Bring in your Drupal projects and cowork with other Drupal community members! This is great opportunity to cowork with others in a low-key environment where anyone in attendance can ask questions and both offer and receive help on their personal and community projects.
- Members of the Greater Los Angeles Area Drupal Camp (GLADCamp) organizing team will be working on the GLADCamp website, adding features, fixing bugs, and adding content about the conference, including sponsorship levels, hotel information, and local attractions;
- Droplabs will also provide a FREE mentored Drupal training using Build a Module videos focusing on Advanced Site Building. Just bring your laptop and a pair of headphones. A Droplabs staff member will set up you with a day pass.
Frontend Drupal Meetup at Media Temple and via WebEx on Tuesday, March 19, 2013: GLADCamp.org Case Study & From Fixed to Responsive
We're excited to announce the next Frontend Drupal Meetup, a meetup focusing on design, usability, accessibility and theming. This month, we're meeting again at Media Temple in Culver City, CA, between 7-9pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Those interested in attending this event remotely can join us via WebEx.
GLADCamp.org Case Study
At this meetup, Sebastian Chedal (@fountainwire) will highlight some of the development tips and techniques used to produce the theme for this year's Greater Los Angeles Area Drupal Camp website at GLADCamp.org.
From Fixed to Responsive
Mario Hernandez (@designsdrive) is a Front-End Web Developer and Lead Designer for The U.S. District Court Central District of California, the largest Federal Court in the United States. In 2012, Mario lead the design and development of the Court's public-facing website which is powered by Drupal.
Using a theme provided by the Administrative Office in DC as a starting point, the website was transformed into a responsive website making the first of its kind for a Federal Court. In this session, Mario will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented during this project and will describe the various techniques used to turned a fixed-width theme into a responsive theme.
We're soliciting additional presentations for this meetup. If there's a topic that you'd like give a presentation on, please leave a comment in the comments below. Likewise, if there's a topic that you'd like to learn more about, you're welcome to make a request in the comments below. Thank you!Read more
Are you an entrepreneur, freelancer or remote worker? You don't have to work alone. Join us for another Drupal Coworking Friday at Droplabs, a collaborative coworking space, classroom and hackerspace!
We're in Downtown Los Angeles and are happy to host members of our local community and anyone who is just passing through for some coworking, networking and collaboration. We'll be offering the following FREE services to help rock your workday:
- Free parking on Clover St. and N. Main St. and in our large parking lot;
- Free, metered WiFi;
- Desks, chairs and Ergotron mobile workstations in our open coworking room (on a first-come, first-served basis);
- Hundreds of square feet of whiteboard space;
- Use of our private conference room (unless previously reserved);
- Access to our shared lounge area (unless previously reserved);
- Heat / air conditioning.
Droplabs is supported by memberships, donations, sponsorship of our events, venue rental and paid upgrades, including high-speed, unmetered WiFi, access to a full kitchen (with stove, oven, fridges, sinks, etc.), equipment rental, locker space for your belongings and unlimited coffee, tea, filtered water, sodas and espresso.Read more
Join us Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 for our monthly gathering to learn, share, and meet others interested in Drupal. This month our meetup will be at Stauffer Inc (map) and the agenda will include a case study on: 2013 Grammy.com website by Bao Trung and presentation on: Why and How to be Drupal Fit by Erin Clerico and Steven Rifkin.
Mark your calendars for the second Tuesday of each month as "LA Drupal DAY"! This event is FREE.
New Drupal users are encouraged to join us! Every month experts guideRead more
This month we hope to do some preparation for the upcoming Drupal 8 sprint: http://groups.drupal.org/node/277768 -- perhaps if we have enough local interest we can join the sprint formally as a group the weekend of Mar 9. Otherwise, our goal is to help everyone interested in joining this, or another sprint, to be prepared and have the tools they need to help contribute to Drupal.
It will likely be pretty informal and very hands on Q&A. We'll also have lots of time for networking and general Drupal Q&A.Read more
We've planned a second site visit to University of Southern California (USC) on February 15, 2013, at 3pm, to catalog and photodocument the spaces reserved for us and the Greater Los Angeles Area Drupal Camp (GLADCamp) that we're planning on April 26, 27 & 28, 2013. In the tradition of several other site visits that we've gone on, this visit is open to everyone and is an excellent opportunity for anyone who's interested in starting to help organize this event.
Sign up at http://groups.drupal.org/node/282568#signup or post a comment at http://groups.drupal.org/node/282568#comments if you're interested in joining us as we tour the facilities. Those who sign up will be on this site visit's mailing list. We'll also send you our phone number and any last-minute details if there are any.
What to Bring
Bring a camera if you have one. This is a walking tour and bringing a laptop, power cables, etc. is not necessary.Read more
A Call For Research!
Is anybody interested in joining me this Saturday evening at about 5:00 p.m. to research bars/restaurants near U.S.C.We are looking for a venue for the after party that will take place the Saturday evening of the camp.
This will be hands on research, so come hungry and thirsty. I am looking for suggestions but here are three places, that we can start with:
GLADCamp (Greater Los Angeles Area Drupal Camp) Planning Meeting on February 11, 2013, at Droplabs and Google+ Hangout
Several of the organizers of Greater Los Angeles Area Drupal Camp (GLADCamp) have scheduled a planning meeting and scrum tonight, February 11, 2013 between 7-8pm Pacific (10-11pm Eastern). Anyone who's interested in being part of the organizing effort or is just interested in seeing how this conference is coming together is welcome to join us!Read more
High Performance Drupal Meetup at Filter Digital in Culver City, CA, and via WebEx on February 19, 2013 at 6-8pm: Behat Overview and Real World Examples
The next High Performance Drupal meetup is meeting once again at Filter Digital, a digital solutions agency in Culver City, on February 19, 2013. Those interested in attending this meetup remotely are welcome to join us via WebEx.
At this meetup, we're featuring a presentation on Behat Overview and Real World Examples.
Our meetups follow a basic format and start off with Drupal news and announcements, local job announcements, raffle prizes and full-length presentations. As always, we'll also have community Q&A, during which time anyone in attendance can ask questions, divine answers from the crowd and give brief, 5-10 minute-long presentations known as lightning talks.
We're soliciting additional presentations and lightning talks for this meetup. If there's a topic that you'd like give a presentation on, please leave a comment below. Likewise, if there's a topic that you'd like to learn more about, you're welcome to make a request in the comments below. Thank you!
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Light food and refreshments will be served throughout the evening courtesy of our food, drink and venue sponsor, Filter Digital, a digital solutions agency. Filter Digital's client list spans global brands and Fortune 100 companies to startups and boutique firms. Let us help you create a digital solution that fits your needs!
Our 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.
This event is being organized with help from Droplabs (@Droplabs), a collaborative classroom 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.Read more
Every month experts guide our local community showcasing professional Drupal techniques, industry standards, and best practices. LA Drupal brings a spectacular lineup of topics and presentations centered around Drupal. We help users answer questions, and resolve issues with solutions surrounding planning, supporting, and developing with Drupal.
The Stauffer team has proudly supported the LA Drupal community for years and is excited to now invite LA Drupal members to the first meetup event at their new office! For the next six months Stauffer will be hosting the LA Drupal user group's main monthly meetup.
WE Look forward to FREE food and drinks & creative networking this month with other LA Drupalistas!
Mark your calendars for the second Tuesday of each month as "LA DRUPAL DAY"! This event is FREE.Read more