September Wellington Drupal Meetup - beer, pizza, nodes

  • September 11, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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More riveting Drupal discussion await us in September! August provided us a change to talk some serious Drupal. The turn out again was excellent and the discussion covered a lot of useful technical knowledge that most attendees seemed to benefit from. The next event is planned to be quite similar and will involve lots of casual networking and deliciously dense web discussion.

Note to everyone: the floor is very open for anyone who wants to give presentations, share their work, show off their Drupal projects etc. If you have something you want to share, speak up!

So.. what's next?

WHEN: 11th September, 6pm - 9pm

WHERE: Catalyst IT

AGENDA:

  1. Drupal security and how to do it.
    - Group Q&A
  2. Aegir What is it? What does it do? What are other systems that are similar to Aegir? Why is this kind of system important for Drupal site building companies?
    - Group Q&A
  3. Drupal upgrade path from 6 to 7 - updating a site from 6 to 7? This is a chance to talk about what works, what doesn't, what to do and what to avoid.
    - Group Q&A

ONGOING AGENDA: (These are open discussion points that anyone can contribute to at any stage and we'll also bring these up at the end of each meetup for people who stick around).

  1. Topics for future meetups. Have something that you're dying to discuss with the community? Come loaded with discussion topics and we can take them all down for future agenda points. What are the big issues you face in your organisation with Drupal, and what are you doing about it?
  2. HR Needs for Wellington Drupal. Does your business have too much or too little work? Are you on the hunt for Drupal talent or brimming with it and not being acknowledged? Are you finding that you have to turn away Drupal projects due to small scalability, or are you a young designer/developer yearning for recognition and new projects? This is a chance to pool our thoughts, resources and where relevant, identify new collaborations.
  3. drupal.net.nz - updating to be current for all of our benefit, and potentially running as our new community site.

REFRESHMENTS: Beer and pizza provided by Sparks Interactive. Thanks Sparks! And thanks Catalyst! Without you guys, there is no meeting room, no beer, and no pizza - a sad thought indeed. So cheers to Catalyst and Sparks for supporting the Wellington Drupal community :)

CONTRIBUTE: Want to share something specific with the group? These events are always open for people to take the stage, run a presentation or anything that they think might be interest to the wider group. Get in touch!

RSVP NOW!

See you there :)

 

Lastly, a quick shout out to dman, have a great time in Munich for the August 2012 European DrupalCON and please absorb lots of knowledge for us! We will be eager to hear of your adventures when you return.

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  • Stefan L.

    Maybe this one here? http://www.adobe.com/products/adobe-access/features.html .. but it looks like you'd have to host the videos on your own using that.

    September 13, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Stefan, I'll look in to it

      September 13, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      sadly is a flash based app...

      September 13, 2012

  • Joshua W.

    I'm sure it does :p can't remember

    September 13, 2012

  • Joshua W.

    access control will be the big issue. adobe offers a service that allows you to define the authentication parameters for it to serve content to users. that might be the way to go

    September 13, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cheers, has the service got a name? R

      September 13, 2012

  • Joshua W.

    that could be a lot of bandwidth. do you really want to host the video yourself?

    September 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      No, I'd be looking for a hosting service. I'm trying to figure out a way to have the films on Vimeo and just use them as a host. With a premium account you can do that.

      September 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      That looks like a great way of trying it. I'll give it a go thanks. The payment scheme would be about having an account and then do 1 click purchases.

      September 13, 2012

  • Jesse

    Awesome seeing how people use Aegir. Would love to hear more in depth stuff about migrations, but also think the format of beginners bit at the start followed by tech after pizza is a good idea

    September 12, 2012

  • Joshua W.

    what scale are we talking here? how many concurrent users? estimated bandwidth usage?

    September 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Films in HD up to 700mb, starting with aprox 20 films, going up from there (only the best). I imagine very few users to start with and then 20000 views per year. (IP locked to NZ). 99c per video, streamer for 48 hours. Computer, tablet, smartphone, smart tv, tv boxes.

      September 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Joshua, I didn't get a chance to talk to you about VOD. My site idea is for NZ short films, so is in no way in competition with the one you guys are creating for your client. So, any tips or tricks would be gratefully received! Cheers

    September 12, 2012

  • Joshua W.

    got it!

    September 12, 2012

    • Stefan L.

      Awesome, I will pick it up soon! Thank you!

      September 12, 2012

  • Joshua W.

    I did spot that opener. hopefully it's still there in the morning. remind me tomorrow and I'll check

    September 11, 2012

    • Stefan L.

      Remind! Thanks! :-)

      September 12, 2012

  • James S.

    I suggested that the Drupal ladder project could be used to assist with new members (and even not so new members) learning Drupal. Links to the project are here:
    http://drupalladder.org/ and
    http://drupal.org/project/drupalladder

    September 11, 2012

  • Stefan L.

    Wahhh! Emergency! I forgot my little bottle opener thingy which is shaped like a Salamander. Please don't throw it away, if you picked it up. I got it since years and I'd like to have it back, if possible! :D

    September 11, 2012

  • Alex M.

    Meetup was good and covered lots of interesting learning - highlight was James talking about Aegir and giving practical demonstrations. Really cool to see a mixed group of hobbyists and professionals. Looking forwards to the next one, see you there!

    September 11, 2012

  • Sean H.

    Sample git attributes file is on www. pixelite.co.nz

    September 11, 2012

  • Sean H.

    Meeting has been moved to Level 7. Meeting room is on the right as you get out of the lift (nect to the kitchen area). Will place a sign on the front door as well.

    September 11, 2012

  • Stefan L.

    I just realized that I will be the only one from Sparks tonight. I'll try to carry as much beer as I can, but if someone is willing to help out! Meet me at 5:40pm at the New World / Willis Street! :D

    September 11, 2012

    • James S.

      Stefan, I expect to be able to help you. James

      September 11, 2012

    • Stefan L.

      Cool, thanks guys! :-)

      September 11, 2012

  • Kyla

    Hi all, I've had to change my RSVP as I can no longer make it. Is it possible to think about having these during working hours?

    September 10, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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