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SGV Drupal Meetup for December 2013


We have a great meetup this month in the San Gabriel Valley. Join us from 6-8pm on Thursday, December 19, 2013, for Drupal news and announcements, local job announcements, raffle prizes, community Q&A, lightning talks and full-length presentations.

Presentations at this event include Workbench and a novel implementation of Workbench moderation; and Continuing discussion on GLADCamp, the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp.

The location is same as last month: Fuller Theological Seminary Glasser Room 110.  The campus is located between Walnut and Oakland, between Los Robles and Madison.

Glasser is building G in the drawing.  There is street parking on Madison or Green.  There is a time limit but they expire at 6:00 so should not have a problem for the meetup. Are you new to Drupal or the SGV Drupal meetup? Here's a testimonial from a happy attendee:


This is a very well organized and informative session. We got a good mix of senior developers and new comers and some in between. It is a pretty good turn out with 11 people considering it is in Pasadena right around rush hours. People are just terrific, very friendly and ready to help others. Feels like I have moved forward by leaps and bounds. Thanks everyone!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Sponsors help make our events happen. To learn more about sponsorship of our group and our upcoming events, please contact Christefano on Drupal.org or Meetup.com.

Exaltation of Larks - Expert Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training

Our parking sponsor for this event is Exaltation of Larks, a Drupal design and engineering firm with a team of Drupal experts in Los Angeles. Visit us atwww.larks.la and follow us at @LarksLA to learn more about our Drupal services and upcoming trainings.

Droplabs Los Angeles

Our 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 workspaces and services that are uniquely designed for small businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers.

Presentations & Lightning Talks

Do you have a presentation or job announcement that you'd like to share with the group? Is there a topic about anything you'd like to see a presentation on? Post a comment below to let all the organizers and attendees know what you're interested in. Lightning Talks — brief, 5-minute long presentations on any topic related to Drupal — are very welcome.

Workbench
Workbench provides overall improvements for managing content that Drupal does not provide out of the box. Workbench consists of several modules. We will look at the main module and Moderation. We will show how moderation can be use in a novel way.

Announcing GLADCamp
The Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp GLADCamp, the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp, is a free, 3-day event coming up on March 7th, 8th & 9th, and is at Hilton Pasadena & Convention Center in Pasadena, California.

After many months of planning we're excited to announce and discuss what we're planning, including sessions, BoFs, trainings, industry-specific summits, a job fair, a barn raising to benefit a local non-profit, receptions, and more!

Users Helping Users

The meetup this month will include Users Helping Users, which is a chance for members of the community to help and be helped by others with whatever questions and problems they're having with Drupal.

Please note that while Users Helping Users is not designed to be a replacement for bona fide consulting from Drupal professionals that there are plenty of Drupal experts and professionals who attend our meetups and sometimes they need help, too!

Agenda

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 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 will post location details as soon as possible.

We will begin at 6:00

Introductions & Job Announcements
News & Upcoming Events, including:
• Drupal.LA Project Proposal;
• Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp (March 7-9, 2014);
• Interesting events listed at http://groups.drupal.org/events
Users Helping Users
Community Questions & Answers

7pm
Raffle Prizes!
Lightning Talks & Featured Presentations
Workbench and a novel application of Workbench moderation by Paul Coleman
More details about GLADCamp by Christefano Reyes

8pm
Wrap-up, Clean-up & Close-up
Drupal After Dark

Happy Hour

What to Bring

Just bring your laptop, your business cards or whatever else you need. Extra points go to anyone who can bring power cords and extension strips.

Do you have a job announcement? Post your job announcement first and be sure to bring plenty of business cards and printouts of your job description to the meetup.

Are you looking for work? Update your profiles on Drupal.org and LinkedIn prior to the meetup and bring plenty of business cards and copies of your resume.

If you'd like us to print out copies of your job description or resume and have them ready at our "take a card, leave a card" table, please contact Christefano on Drupal.org or Meetup.com.

Drupal After Dark

After the meetup ends at 8pm, we'll finish off the night with more networking and a Drupal After Dark at a nearby restaurant or pub. Even if you can't make it to the meetup, going to the Drupal After Dark is a great way to meet your fellow Drupal community friends and colleagues. Join us!

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

Raffle prizes at this meetup have been provided by Filter Digital, Droplabs and Exaltation of Larks. Our raffle prizes often include discount codes, magazines, DVDs, books and tickets to attend professional, paid Drupal trainings. Some raffle prizes may be available to remote attendees (at the discretion of the meetup organizers and raffle prize sponsors).

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 & Directions

Fuller Theological Seminary Glasser Room 110.  The campus is located between Walnut and Oakland, between Los Robles and Madison.

Carpooling

Attendees are encouraged to save both time and fuel by carpooling to this event. The best way to find out how and who to carpool with is to post an offer or request with your location and contact information in the comments below.


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  • Paul C.

    Tomorrow night at 6:00 be there or be square!!

    December 18, 2013

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