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Downtown Drupal Meetup: DrupalCon Redux, Must See DrupalCon TV & DevShop

  • Jun 4, 2013 · 7:00 PM

The next Downtown Drupal meetup is on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 7-9pm (happy hour at 5pm) 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, community Q&A, lightning talks (which are short, bite-sized presentations) and featured presentations, including DrupalCon Portland ReduxMust See DrupalCon TV and DevShop: Self-Hosted Development Environment.

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

Drupal Happy Hour

Stay tuned to the comments below for information about where the Drupal Happy Hour prior to this meetup will be. Right now we now that it's very close to our meetup venue and it starts at 5pm.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Sensis AgencyOur venue sponsor is Sensis Agency (@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 AngelesOur organizing sponsor is Droplabs (@Droplabs), a Drupal-friendly coworking space, classroom and makerspace in Downtown Los Angeles. We're the leading low-cost coworking space in the Greater Los Angeles Area and have shared and private workspaces that are uniquely designed for entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers.

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.


We'll start our meeting promptly 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.

Drupal Happy Hour

Projector and Tables / Chairs Setup
Start of WebEx Meeting

News & Upcoming Events, including:
• Droplabs 2-Year Anniversary Party (June 8, 2013);
• Drupal Commerce Meetup (June 24, 2013);
• Drupal Module Development Boot Camp (July 8, 2013);
• DrupalCamp LA (July 13-14, 2013);
• Drupal TV Code Sprint (July 14, 2013);
• Drupal Design Camp LA (August, 2013);
• Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp (March, 2014);
• California Drupal Travelers Program
• Interesting events listed at
Raffle Prizes!


Lightning Talks
Featured Presentations
DrupalCon Portland Redux
DevShop: Self-Hosted Development Environment, by Christefano Reyes
Must See DrupalCon TV, by Oliver Seldman

Wrap-up, Clean-up and Close-up
Drupal After Dark and More Networking

Join us on WebEx and Twitter!


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:

Short URL:
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:

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

Anyone who registers for the WebEx meeting will also be able to view the recording prior to it being uploaded to our video channel at


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.

DrupalCon Portland Redux

We'll be reviewing all the news and developments from DrupalCon Portland! The exact number of DrupalCon attendees is still unknown but 3500 tickets were sold, making it the largest conference ever for all things Drupal. At this meetup, we'll have a roundtable discussion of personal highlights from members of the group, followed by presentations and lightning talks that dive deep into our favorite topics.

Must See DrupalCon TV, by Oliver Seldman

Couldn't make it to DrupalCon Portland? Nearly all the sessions were recorded and have already been uploaded to YouTube! Oliver Seldman (@otseld), a senior developer, architect and project manager and one of the organizers of Greater Los Angeles Drupal (@GLADrupal) and Drupal Fit(@DrupalFit), will feature a playlist of recommended videos to watch to get up to speed with the current state of the Drupal community and where it's going.

DevShop: Self-Hosted Development Environment, by Christefano Reyes

Christefano (@christefano) will present on DevShop, a new Drupal distribution that makes it easy to all of your Drupal projects (each with unlimited environments) on your own server.

DevShop is built with Drupal, Drush and Aegir and provides a web interface for development tasks, including pulling code, copying databases, committing features, running tests and cloning (forking) environments. It allows you to use your own Git management tools (Github,, etc.) to follow your own branching strategy.

Christefano is a Lark at Exaltation of Larks (@LarksLA) and is one of the organizers of Greater Los Angeles Drupal (@GLADrupal). He's a mentor and meetup host at Droplabs (@Droplabs) in Downtown Los Angeles.

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. Thank 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 Agency
811 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 2050
Los Angeles, CA 90017


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, see

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


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

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

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 Greater Los Angeles Drupal organizers, or by joining the global Drupal Hospitality Network.

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  • kalyan

    Unfortunately, I'll not be able to make it as our application is going live in two more days. Ran into some issues in last min. :(

    June 4, 2013

  • Ruihua F.

    Hello everyone, I know how to get a slidshow with one image in it, but I would like to have a slideshow banner which has several images displayed side by side at the same time and the images rotates from left to right. Is it possible someone can point me to the right direction or do a quick demo? Thanks and your help is much appreciated.

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Christefano

      Ruihua, can you post this to the GLAD group at http://groups.drupal....­ ? that's a better place than here, which is a meetup announcement that will quickly disappear from view after the meetup has occurred. thanks!

      June 3, 2013

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