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Special week for SGV Drupal Meetup Special Presentation Drupal Emergency Prepare

We are having a special meeting in the SGV on the third Thursday on August 21.

The special week is to allow us to have a special presentation. The special presentation is from Keri Poeppe entitled Emergency Preparedness for your Drupal Site. This is something we all need.

Keri is with Gorton Studios, a Drupal dev shop in Minnesota, and NodeSquirrel, a Drupal backup service based on the Backup and Migrate module and built by the folks at Gorton Studios. Our goal is to give people helpful information about dealing with website emergencies. We'll also share a bit about NodeSquirrel and explain how Backup and Migrate / NodeSquirrel is part of being prepared. But, to be clear, this isn't a product push.

We will return to the fourth Thursday on September 25.

You can join the video conference or go to and enter meeting ID:[masked]

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 or

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 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 video conferencing sponsor. Thanks to them we can offer a more robust video and audio conferencing of our meetings.

NodeSquirrel - Our featured presentation is brought to you by NodeSquirrel:
NodeSquirrel is a project of Gorton Studios, a Drupal design and development firm from the Twin Cities, Minnesota. It was originally conceived and architected by Ronan Dowling, lead developer at Gorton Studios and the creator and maintainer of the popular Backup and Migrate Drupal module. Gorton Studios has been building great Drupal sites for a long time and contributing back to the Drupal community while we're at it.

Presentations & Lightning Talks

Presentations and lightning Talks:
This month we have a special presentation is from Keri Poeppe entitled "Emergency Preparedness for your Drupal Site". This is something we all need. Keri is with Gorton Studios, a Drupal dev shop in Minnesota, and NodeSquirrel, a Drupal backup service based on the Backup and Migrate module and built by the folks at Gorton Studios. Our goal is to give people helpful information about dealing with website emergencies. We'll also share a bit about NodeSquirrel and explain how Backup and Migrate/NodeSquirrel is part of being prepared. But, to be clear, this isn't a product push.

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.

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!


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 and Job Announcements
  News & Upcoming Events, including:
  • Drupal.LA Project and Code Sprint, dates TBD;
  • DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015 dates announced: May 11-15, 2015;
  • Module Development Boot Camp, dates TBD;
  • Burning Man Drupal Meetup at Black Rock City, August 30, 2014;
  • DrupalCamp LA in Irvine, CA, on September 6-7, 2014;
  • LA Geek Dinner, September 10, 2014;
  • Silicon Beach Drupal Meetup in Marina Del Rey, September 16, 2014;
  • BADCamp (Bay Area Drupal Camp) in Berkeley, CA, November , 6-9, 2014;
  • The Downtown meetup this month had a special presentation on Able Organizer by Michael Haggerty Recording Available ;
  • Interesting events listed at
  Community Questions and Answers

  Raffle Prizes!
  Lightning Talks & Featured Presentations
  • More to be determined

  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 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 or

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!

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!

Raffle prizes at this meetup have been provided by Droplabs and Exaltation of Larks.

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. 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.


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.

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 Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp (GLADCamp, the Drupal Job Fairs and the Downtown Drupal, San Gabriel Valley Drupal, Hollywood 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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