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Drupal @CMSExpo: Open to Public Meetup Monday Night

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Panel of about 10 users will summarize "Drupal in 1 Minute". Matthew Lechleider will provide insight to the magic of Drupal user groups, CDMUG, and how to participate in your local community. Plus everyone's favorite Drupal user Dries Buytaert will be speaking about "Lessons learned from the road". Catch up on the latest news following Drupalcon, CMS Expo, and enjoy the company of brilliant people from all over the Drupal community.

Open to the public! Anyone who is a member of a user group or is interested in joining a user group is encouraged to attend. Note: There is no need to re-register if you're already a registered CMS Expo attendee.

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Date: Monday, May 2nd, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30
Location: Evanston, Illinois USA
Venue: Hilton Orrington Hotel
9th Floor Convention Center
Price: Free

You're invited to come Monday night, May 2nd for CMS Expo's second annual Meetup Monday Night event, bringing together a diverse, interesting meeting of the minds here in the CMS Community. Hosted by the CMS Association, Meetup Monday Night officially kicks off at 8:00 pm at the Hilton Orrington Hotel on Monday, May 2nd, 2011.

The Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group is proud to join forces with the CMS Expo. A special event has been organized for user groups and is free and open to the public. Not only will it be a great time to socialize and become a part of CMS Expo, but some Drupal rock stars might be in attendance. Come by and say hello. This year we will be hanging out in the hotel actually inside CMS Expo presentation rooms from 8:00 till 9:30 pm.

Many members may remember last year's CMS Expo user group meetup. This year we will have presentations and will be more similar to our monthly meetings. Plus other user groups will around to check out. Pictures from last year -

Estimated Agenda:
8:00 - Arrive, socialize, introductions
8:10 - Panel: Drupal in 1 Minute
8:20 - Presentation: Matthew Lechleider - Drupal User Groups
8:30 - Presentation: Dries Buytaert - Lessons from the road
9:00 - Questions and Answers
9:15 - Closing, socialize, wrap up
9:30 - Beer @Hotel Lobby?

Panel discussion to start is "Drupal in 1 Minute". Hoping to gather a total of 10 attendees, but mix of rock stars with new users to summarize "Drupal in 1 Minute". Since the CMS Expo will be attracting users who may have never tried Drupal, we think this could be a fun engaging discussion for all skill levels. Plus we are interested to compare a new user's opinion to an experts.

Matthew Lechleider is a product of the Nintendo Generation. He has spent 10 - 15 hours online every day since before the Internet was cool. He enjoys speaking at conferences, skateboarding, music festivals, Linux and Drupal. Organizing the Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group is one his favorite aspects of the Drupal community. Matthew provides high performance Drupal development and training services as (

Dries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. Buytaert serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization formed to help Drupal flourish. He is also co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, a venture-backed software company that offers products and services for Drupal. Dries is also a co-founder of Mollom, a web service that helps you identify content quality and, more importantly, helps you stop website spam. A native of Belgium, Buytaert holds a PhD in computer science and engineering from Ghent University and a Licentiate Computer Science (MsC) from the University of Antwerp. In 2008, Buytaert was elected Young Entrepreneurs of Tech by BusinessWeek as well as MIT TR 35 Young Innovator.

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