Los Angeles Drupal Job Fair

  • Posted on: 3 January 2013
  • By: Christefano Reyes
Date: 
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 17:00 to 19:00

Are you a freelancer or service provider who's looking for Drupal work? Do you represent a company or organization that's looking for Drupal talent? Come and make new friends and turn new connections into long-term relationships at the next Los Angeles Drupal Job Fair from 5-7pm on Monday, January 28, 2013.

This event is FREE for individual job seekers and is being hosted by Droplabs, a collaborative coworking space, classroom and hackerspace in Downtown Los Angeles. In addition to being the venue of the only Drupal job fairs ever in Los Angeles in June, 2011, and November, 2011, Droplabs hosts the majority of Drupal activity, from meetups, topic-based summits and code sprints to free workshops, tutoring sessions and paid trainings, in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

As a longtime member of the Drupal community who had worked remotely in development positions for both Drupal shops and organizations that leveraged Drupal, I was very interested in getting into an office and spending my days with other like-minded teammates in the Los Angeles area. The Droplabs job fair provided a fantastic opportunity for me to explore the available Drupal positions in and around the city in a way that no other event provided. I left the job fair having met many good employers and received multiple offers, one of which I accepted, within the coming weeks.

A special note of thanks can be made to the Droplabs organizers of the job fair. It was obvious their intentions were in line with serving the greater good of the community. I thank Droplabs and their continued effort in improving the presence of Drupal in Los Angeles with events Iike these, and hope many job seekers can have as much success as I have!

  — Anonymous (by request)

Light food and drinks are being provided by Chimney Coffee House, our favorite neighborhood cafe, bakery, sandwich and dessert boutique.

Information for Job Seekers ^

Are you a freelancer or service provider? The job fair is FREE for individual job seekers!

We strongly recommend the following guidelines to help you improve your prospects:

  • Arrive at the job fair when it starts at 5pm;
  • Come prepared with plenty of resumes or your business cards;
  • Update your profiles on Drupal.org and LinkedIn;
  • Check this page often to see which listed employers match your expertise and job interest.

There is nothing else to do other than arriving at the event between 5-7pm.

Information for Employers and Recruiters

Are you an employer or representative of a company or organization? We have a limited number of tables for exhibiting companies and organizations. Employers who register for the job fair will be listed in this job fair event announcement. Tables are provided on a first-come, first-served basis for our Featured- and Marquee-level sponsors.

Contact us at jobs-jan28jobfair [at] droplabs [dot] net or at http://droplabs.net/contact to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Sponsors and exhibiting companies are urged to arrive early (between 4-4:30pm) to allow enough time to select a table, set up and prepare for interviews.

Droplabs is also available as a venue to employers and job seekers for follow up interviews in the days and weeks after the job fair, and the benefit of using our private conference room is included in several sponsorship levels.

Your sponsorship is immensely appreciated and all contributions go directly towards funding this event. Any unused funds will be used for other Droplabs events and infrastructure, promotion and distribution needs, including future Drupal meetups and job fairs. Thank you!

Sponsorship Levels ^

Marquee Sponsorship: $1000 ^

We have 1 table for our Marquee Sponsor. This table is first-come, first served, and once this table is reserved we will have a waiting list for Featured Sponsors who wish to upgrade. Marquee Sponsors are given the following:

  • Sponsor table of your choice at the event;
  • Printed sign with your company name and logo that we'll prominently display at Droplabs until January, 2013;
  • Unlimited entrance tickets for you and your team;
  • Unlimited entrance tickets for you and your team to the Drupal Jobs Summit;
  • Prominent name and logo placement on Droplabs.net and Droplabs.net/sponsors;
  • Use of Droplabs' conference room for unlimited 1-hour follow up interviews for one month;
  • Mention during the opening announcements of the job fair;
  • Mention of your company and job position via social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Meetup.com);
  • A Featured Sponsor table at our next Drupal job fair (tentatively scheduled for Q3 2013) at no additional charge;
  • A complimentary plate of cookies for your table.

Featured Sponsorship: $500 ^

We have 7 tables for Featured Sponsors. Tables are first-come, first served, and once all 7 tables are reserved we will have a waiting list for Valued Sponsors who wish to upgrade. Featured Sponsors are given the following:

  • Sponsor table at the event;
  • Printed sign with your company name and logo that we'll display at Droplabs until January, 2013;
  • Unlimited entrance tickets for you and your team;
  • Unlimited entrance tickets for you and your team to the Drupal Jobs Summit;
  • Prominent name and logo placement on Droplabs.net and Droplabs.net/sponsors;
  • Use of Droplabs' conference room for 5 1-hour follow up interviews for one month;
  • Mention during the opening and closing announcements of the job fair;
  • Mention of your company and job position via social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Meetup.com).

Valued Sponsorship: $200 ^

We have an unlimited number of Valued Sponsorship spots. Our Valued Sponsors are given the following:

  • Unlimited entrance tickets for you and your team;
  • Unlimited entrance tickets for you and your team to the Drupal Jobs Summit;
  • Name and logo placement at Droplabs.net/sponsors;
  • Use of Droplabs' conference room for 2 1-hour follow up interviews for one month;
  • Mention during the opening and closing announcements of the job fair;
  • Mention of your company and job position via social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Meetup.com).

Party Crasher Sponsorship: $100 ^

We did so well at our last job fair that we were visited by employers and recruiters who didn't register for the event. Now there's a special Party Crasher Sponsorship level just for you!

  • 1 entrance ticket for one member of your team;
  • 1 entrance ticket for one member of your team to the Drupal Jobs Summit;
  • "Special" mention during the opening and closing announcements of the job fair;
  • "Special" mention of your company and job position via social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Meetup.com).

Any employers or recruiters who are discovered attending this event without having registered in advance will be given a last-minute chance to register for just $100. We will give Party Crasher Sponsors a "special" mention during the opening and closing announcements of the job fair and via social media unless they upgrade to a Valued Sponsorship for just $100 more.

Current Sponsors and Exhibiting Companies ^

Our Marquee Sponsor is:

Our Featured Sponsors are:

Our Valued Sponsors include:

Our Party Crasher Sponsors include:

We're grateful to our sponsors and will thank them again in a post to Planet Drupal, the news feed for the entire Drupal developer community. Extra points go to companies who are contributing members of the Drupal Association.

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Location and Directions ^

   Droplabs
   651 Clover St.
   Los Angeles, CA 90031

Droplabs is in the Mission Junction neighborhood of Los Angeles at Big Art Labs, just 1 mile down Main St. from Union Station and Philippes (the first-ever venue for Drupal meetups in Southern California!). We're one block west of The Brewery, the largest live-and-work artists' colony in the world.

Free parking in our large parking lot is first-come, first-served. After parking in the lot, follow the yellow signs that point to Droplabs. (If our lot is full, you can park for free on Clover St.)

Droplabs is a brief walk from the Main St. / Lamar St. stop on the the Metro Local 76 bus line. This is also the Lincoln Heights / Chinatown DASH stop.

To carpool or catch the Droplabs shuttle from Union Station, post below in the comments.

About Downtown Los Angeles Drupal ^

The Downtown Los Angeles Drupal group regularly meets in and around Downtown Los Angeles, California. We organize a large number of weekly and monthly events on various Drupal topics, including the general Downtown Los Angeles Drupal meetup that has been meeting regularly each month since early 2010.

The Downtown area is the most active area for Drupal in the Greater Los Angeles Area and has seen hundreds of Drupal events, including job fairs, meetups and workshops, study group meetings, conferences about design and theming, paid trainings, FREE tutoring sessions from Drupal professionals and barn raisings to benefit non-profits and members of our community here in and around Downtown Los Angeles.

Attending Drupal events in and around Downtown Los Angeles 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 Downtown Los Angeles Drupal events are an essential resource for Drupal professionals and hobbyists alike.

If you aren't already a member of Downtown Los Angeles Drupal, it's easy to join our community. Our community calendar is on our "Events" tab on our home page at http://groups.drupal.org/dtla

The Downtown Los Angeles Drupal group proudly participates in the California Drupal Travelers Program and can host businesses and community members who are visiting the area. Inquire within by contacting any of the Downtown Los Angeles Drupal organizers.