March 2014 SGV Meetup

We have a great Drupal meetup this month in the San Gabriel Valley. Join us from 6-8pm at Fuller Theological Seminary, Glasser 110 on Thursday, March 27, 2014, for Drupal news and announcements, local job announcements, raffle prizes, community Q&A, lightning talks and full-length presentations.

You can join our video conference here or go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID:[masked] 893.

Are you new to Drupal or the SGV Drupal meetup? Come learn about Drupal and how others like yourself are using it for their project, business or organization. We promise not to talk down to you. 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.

Our raffle prize 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 at www.larks.la and follow us at @LarksLA to learn more about our Drupal services and upcoming trainings.

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.

Zoom Conferencing The Cloud Meeting Company is our new conferencing sponsor. Thanks to them we can offer a more robust video and audio conferencing of our meetings.

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.

GLADCamp Review, the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp

GLADCamp 2014, Pasadena's biggest open source technology conference, is now in our recent past. Come and share your thoughts about GLADCamp, the non-profit summit, its keynotes, job fair, trainings and sessions.

Coders with a Cause: Community Barn Raising for Pasadena Media

During GLADCamp on March 9, 2014, the Coders with a Cause team from Droplabs organized a website "barn raising" for Pasadena Media and jumpstarted the website development process for arroyochannel.tv, a website for bringing together producers and their associated video channels for the public to enjoy. 

At this meetup we'll learn more about Coders with a Cause, how the website barn raising went at GLADCamp and what we're planning for the next installment.

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 begin at 6:00

  Introductions & Job Announcements
  News & Upcoming Events, including:
  • Drupal.LA Project Proposal;
  • Interesting events listed at http://groups.drupal.org/events
  Users Helping Users
  Community Questions & Answers

  7pm
  Raffle Prizes!
 Lightning Talks & Featured Presentations
  • GLADCamp Review
  • Getting Started with Drupal 8
  • Performance Tips 

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

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 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 and Directions

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

Fuller Theological Seminary
Glasser 110
135 North Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA

Glasser is building G in the drawing (external link). 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.

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.

    I case you missed it we will be using zoom.us for conferencing. To connect:

    You can join our video conference here or go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID:[masked]

    I did not include the telephone dial in information:
    Join from dial-in phone line:

    Dial: +1 (415)[masked] or +1 (646)[masked]
    Meeting ID:[masked]
    Participant ID: Shown after joining the meeting
    International numbers available: https://www.zoom.us/zoomconference

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Paul C.

    I posted the video conferencing options for this meetup. This is thanks to our new conferencing host zoom.us.

    You can join our video conference here or go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID:[masked]

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Paul C.

    Interesting Acquia is starting a certification program. They are having a webinar on Wednesday the 26th. I plan on attending the webinar and will bring anything I learn to the meetup.

    This is an interesting concept, just depends on how Acqua centric it is compared to Drupal centric, and the costs involved. If it is free or low cost this type certification can be good.

    March 20, 2014

  • Paul C.

    I have launched the microsite I showed a couple months ago using Workbench Moderation. I would like to share a couple things I learned about this.

    March 16, 2014

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