Downtown Drupal Meetup at Sensis Agency: Installation Profiles

  • April 2, 2013 · 7:00 PM

The next Downtown Drupal meetup is on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 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, as well as raffle prizes, featured presentations and lightning talks (which are short, bite-sized presentations).

Installation Profiles: What Are They & What Do They Do?

One of Greater Los Angeles Drupal's organizers, Christefano Reyes (@christefano), presents on the topic of Drupal installation profiles.

Installation profiles are packaged Drupal distributions that ship with out-of-the-box functionality aimed at solving specific business use cases, such as extranet / intranet sites (OpenAtrium), social networks for businesses (Drupal Commons), coworking space management systems (Otto), e-commerce sites (Commerce Kickstart) and even security-hardened Drupal sites (Guardr).

This presentation will include demonstrations of the aforementioned installation profiles and include time for questions and answers.

We have time for additional presentations at this meetup. Is there a presentation topic that you're interested in? Post a comment below to either request or offer a presentation, or contact one of the organizers listed above. Thanks you!

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[masked]-9600.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Sensis AgencyOur 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 trainingOur parking, video conferencing and raffle prize sponsor for this event isExaltation 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 AngelesThis event is being organized with help from Droplabs (@Droplabs), a collaborative coworking space, classroom and hackerspace 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.

Drupal After Dark

Even if you can't make it to happy hour or the meetup, you're welcome to join us afterward for a Drupal After Dark. After we wrap up the meeting and clean up, a group of us will go to a nearby restaurant or pub. Stay tuned to the comments below for suggestions for a Drupal After Dark location.

Agenda

After happy hour at Takami, we'll start our meeting at Sensis at 7pm. Our meetups follow a basic format and starts 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'll finish off the night with more networking and a Drupal After Dark at 9:00pm.

For any changes to our agenda for the evening, stay tuned to this meetup announcement or click the Sign up button below (or both!) to be notified when the agenda has been updated.

5:30pm
Happy Hour at Takami

6:55pm
Projector and Tables / Chairs Setup
Start of WebEx Meeting

7:00pm
Introductions
News and Upcoming Events, including:
• Greater Los Angeles Drupal Governance Meetup #1 on April 2, 2013;
• Drupal Coworking Friday on April 12, 2013;
• Mentored Drupal Training on April 12, 2013;
• Introduction to Drupal Workshop on April 12, 2013;
• High Performance Drupal Meetup on April 17, 2013;
• Drupal Everywhere on April 27, 2013;
• Interesting events listed at http://groups.drupal.org/events
Users Helping Users (continued)

8:00pm
Raffle Prizes!
Lightning Talks
Featured Presentations
Installation Profiles: What Are They & What Do They Do?, by Christefano Reyes

9:00pm
Wrap-up, Clean-up and Close-up
Drupal After Dark and More Networking

Join us on WebEx and Twitter!

WebEx

The featured presentations at this meetup will be broadcasted via WebEx, courtesy of Exaltation of Larks. WebEx works in your browser, whether you use Linux, Windows or Mac OS X.

To join the meeting, use the following URL and password:

URL: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=MCVM17V5D9UM5YF0C0N75SU9BQ-2J4J
Short URL: http://ex.tl/ZQo
Meeting ID:[masked]
password: uu828emk

To test that WebEx is working for you prior to this meetup, check out this "Join a Test Meeting" page:

http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

You can also receive the meeting URL and password by email by clicking the Sign up button below (a Drupal.org account is required).

Twitter

During the meetup, several of the event organizers will also be monitoring Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @GLADrupal.

Featured Presentations

At this meetup, we're having our usual news and announcements, raffle prizes, lightning talks (which are short, bite-sized presentations) and featured presentations.

Installation Profiles: What Are They & What Do They Do?

One of Greater Los Angeles Drupal's organizers, Christefano Reyes (@christefano), presents on the topic of Drupal installation profiles.

Installation profiles are packaged Drupal distributions that ship with out-of-the-box functionality aimed at solving specific business use cases, such as extranet / intranet sites (OpenAtrium), social networks for businesses (Drupal Commons), coworking space management systems (Otto), e-commerce sites (Commerce Kickstart) and even security-hardened Drupal sites (Guardr).

This presentation will include demonstrations of the aforementioned installation profiles and include time for questions and answers.

We have time for additional presentations at this meetup. Is there a presentation topic that you're interested in? Post a comment below to either request or offer a presentation, or contact one of the organizers listed above. Thanks you!

Raffle prizes! Collect them all! Must be present to win!

Raffle prizes at this meetup have been provided by Exaltation of Larks. Our raffle prizes often include discount codes, magazines, DVDs, books, and free seats to professional Drupal trainings. We are always grateful to our sponsors for their continued support. If you have any items you'd like to donate to the raffle, please contact any of the organizers at the meetup. Thank you!

Location and Directions

Sensis
811 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 2050
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Carpooling

To carpool or catch the Droplabs shuttle from Union Station, post below in the comments.

Public Transportation

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

7th Street / Metro Center Station
660 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
[masked]
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.;[masked])

This parking location is within a 3 minute walk of our venue and has 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/

About Greater Los Angeles Drupal

With several weekly and monthly events, the Greater Los Angeles Area is one the most active areas for Drupal in the world.

Formerly named Downtown Los Angeles Drupal, we've been meeting regularly in and around Downtown Los Angeles, California, since early 2010, and now organize a large number of events in the area. Our signature events include the Drupal Job Fairs and the Downtown Drupal,Frontend Drupal and High Performance Drupal meetups.

Our members and organizers have produced hundreds of Drupal events, including job fairs, meetups and workshops, conferences, paid trainings, coworking days, study group sessions, movie outings, FREE tutoring sessions from Drupal professionals, and website barnraisings to benefit non-profits and members of our community.

Attending Drupal events in the Greater Los Angeles Area is one of the best ways to meet and talk with other Drupaleros and we encourage you to attend as many meetings and special events as you'd like. Whether it's to find solutions to problems you've been having, sharing something you've learned or just meeting interesting like-minded people, the Greater Los Angeles Drupal events are an essential resource for Drupal professionals and hobbyists alike.

If you aren't already a member of Greater Los Angeles Drupal, it's easy to join our community. Our community calendar is on our "Events" tab on our home page at http://groups.drupal.org/node/219129

We proudly participate in the California Drupal Travelers Program, which aims to connect businesses and community members who are visiting the area with our local community and events. Inquire within by contacting any of the Downtown Los Angeles Drupal organizers, or by joining the global Drupal Hospitality Network.

 

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