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LA Drupal main meetup :: Case :: Shop Talk w/ Transparatech

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Join us Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at the Santa Monica Public Library (main branch). Every month we have experts guide our local community, it's always a spectacular lineup of topics and presentations centered around Drupal. Plus we help users answer questions, and resolve issues with solutions surrounding planning, supporting, and developing with Drupal.

Mark your calendars for the second Tuesday of each month as "LA DRUPAL DAY"!

Room1: 7pm-9pm (sharp!)

  • Case Study: (45-55m) the website of the show 'Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan' - by George Gomez - Director, Online Development at Come learn how the site was built, some of the modules that were used, hurdles & successes.
  • Shop Talk: (20m) Joel Farris / Matt Young / Andrew Root of Transpara Tech
  • Lightning Talks: (5min ea) Open Floor. Come share something cool, new, and Drupalie! (post a comment to lock in your spot now)
  • The first 50 people: will receive a free copy of the Drupal specific magazine: Drupal Watchdog -- normally $12/issue!!!
  • Plus, News, Best-of-Drupalcon, Job announcements, Networking, Wi-fi and raffle prizes, including various Drupal books, DVD's, and subscriptions!!!

Room2: 6pm-9pm
Open Contrib Lab & Coder's Lounge: Come learn or teach how to work on Drupal core & contrib issues, a.k.a., give back! Work on your project and collaborate with others. Users Helping Users - bring up a question to the crowd and see how they can help you overcome your latest Drupal roadblock. The coder lounge is our time to come together and work and share ideas. Afterwards, we can go to the Drupal afterdark and network with folks from the main presentation room.

During the meetup, we'll be gathered in the #drupal-la IRC channel and all are welcome to join us. The event organizers will also be checking Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @ladrupal or use the #ladrupal hashtag.

Lightning Talks 

We will also open the floor up for **lightning talks** related to our theme after the presentations, so comment below and/or come prepared if you'd like to give one!

If you'd like to give a lightning talk, presentation, announce a job position or ask any questions of the group, please leave a comment below and plan to come a few minutes early. If presenting, be sure to bring your laptop (and power and display cables) and whatever else you need.

Job announcements and open Q&A

Everyone has a problem every now and then and the open Q&A session is a chance for attendees to divine answers from the collective wisdom of the group. This is also an opportunity for local businesses to make job announcements and ask for referrals and recommendations.

Raffle! Prizes! Collect them all!

We love our sponsors and have several raffle prizes from our sponsors in the Los Angeles area and around the world. If you or your company would like to sponsor a raffle prize at the LA Drupal meetups, please come early or contact the LA Drupal managers.

Wrap up and Drupal After Dark

Several of us may be going to a local restaurant or bar for a Drupal After Dark afterward. Leave a comment below if you have ideas of a possible bar or restaurant that is nearby.

Looking Ahead

If you have an idea for something you'd like to learn, post a comment below, or better yet suggest a presentation idea! ... and if you see a topic you'd like to present, post a comment or contact an organizer (using their contact form)!

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