601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA
The detailed agenda is often posted here first: http://groups.drupal.org/taxonomy/term/20728
Mark your calendars for our LA Drupal meetup: SECOND Tuesday of each month at the Santa Monica Public Library (main branch; multipurpose room).
The formal meetup begins at 7:00pm, but doors open around 6:00pm for open lab time and early networking, or volunteer to help a community member on a Drupal related project!
This event is free!
And there will be raffle prizes!!!
No RSVP is required, but if you signup you will receive any last minute details, and have our undying gratitude for helping us know how many to expect in order to arrange adequate seating, food, drinks, and so on. So… please let us know you'll attend here or go to GDO and click the signup button: http://groups.drupal.org/node/149539
We want your feedback!
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.
Presentations: Advanced & Beginner topics covering User Experience, Development, Design, Performance & Scalability, and powerful Drupal site showcases.
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.
Users Helping Users
The meetup begins at 7:00pm but the doors open a little earlier at 6:00pm for 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 bonafide consulting from a Drupal professional that there are plenty of Drupal experts and professionals who attend our meetups and sometimes they need help, too!
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.
Time-depending, at the end of the evening we'll split up into groups (sometimes called BoFs, or birds of a feather) and each group can jump into a particular topic. The topics for these BoFs so far have ranged from high performance websites, Features-driven development, PCI compliance and general "getting started" discussions.
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.