Drupal Commerce Meetup

  • Posted on: 6 April 2013
  • By: Christefano Reyes
Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 18:00 to 20:00

We're excited to announce our first Drupal Commerce Meetup, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, between 6-8pm. This is a new meetup and we meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at a variety of venues.

We're meeting this time at Droplabs, a collaborative classroom, coworking space and hackerspace near Downtown Los Angeles. Those interested in attending this meetup remotely are welcome to join us via WebEx.

At our first-ever Drupal Commerce meetup, we'll be joined by of Commerce Guys' Ryan Szrama (@ryanszrama), the project lead of Drupal Commerce, who will present on integrating third-party product recommendation services with Drupal Commerce.

We'll also have a demonstration of the Commerce Kickstart installation profile and a walkthrough of many of the features found in the Commerce framework. If time permits, we'll also demonstrate a few interesting modules that extend Commerce in interesting ways, and learn about some of the community resources that are available to new site owners — and new business owners!

We have time for additional presentations and lightning talks at this meetup. If there's a topic that you'd like give a presentation on, please leave a comment below. Likewise, if there's a topic that you'd like to learn more about, you're welcome to make a request in the comments below. Thank you!

Do you have a request or an offer for additional presentations? Let us know by posting in the comments below. Thank you!

Agenda

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 also 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'll finish off the night with more networking and a Drupal After Dark at 8:00pm.

For any changes to our agenda, stay tuned to this meetup announcement or click the Sign up button below (or both!) to be notified when the agenda has been updated.

   5:55pm
   Start of WebEx Meeting

   6:00pm
   Introductions
   Job Announcements
   News & Upcoming Events
   Community Questions & Answers

   6:30pm
   Featured Presentations

   7:00pm
   Lightning Talks
   Raffle Prizes!

   8:00pm
   Wrap-up, Clean-up & Close-up
   Drupal After Dark & Networking

What to Bring

Just bring your laptop, your business cards or whatever else you need. You're also welcome to bring some light food, sodas or beers to share with others at the meetup.

Do you have a job announcement? Bring a copy of your job description and several business cards for our "take a card, leave a card" table.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Droplabs Los Angeles Our meetup this month is hosted by Droplabs (@Droplabs), a collaborative classroom and coworking space in Downtown Los Angeles. We're quickly gaining a reputation for being the only coworking space around with a with a low-cost business model: come work here and use our tables, chairs, WiFi and conference room with a low, daily or monthly membership fee and only pay more for the extras, such as 24/7 access, equipment rental and a locker for your belongings.

Exaltation of Larks - Expert Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training Our video conferencing and raffle prize sponsor for this event is Exaltation of Larks, a Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training company with a team of Drupal experts in Los Angeles. We create fun websites, mobile apps, virtual worlds and e-commerce sites. Follow us at @LarksLA to learn more about our Drupal services and upcoming trainings.

Join us on WebEx & Twitter!

WebEx

To join the meeting, use the following URL and / or meeting number:

   URL: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=M4VKR3GH2LYBJ3CFSUCLL077NL-2J4J
   Short URL: http://ex.tl/ZQr
   Meeting number: 196 424 853

To check to see that your WebEx software is installed and up to date, see http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

Twitter

During the meetup, the event organizers will be monitoring Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @GLADrupal.

Featured Presentations & Lightning Talks

At our first-ever Drupal Commerce meetup, we'll be joined by of Commerce Guys' Ryan Szrama (@ryanszrama), the project lead of Drupal Commerce, who will present on integrating third-party product recommendation services with Drupal Commerce.

We'll also have a demonstration of the Commerce Kickstart installation profile and a walkthrough of many of the features found in the Commerce framework. If time permits, we'll also demonstrate a few interesting modules that extend Commerce in interesting ways, and learn about some of the community resources that are available to new site owners — and new business owners!!

We have time for additional presentations and lightning talks at this meetup. If there's a topic that you'd like give a presentation on, please leave a comment below. Likewise, if there's a topic that you'd like to learn more about, you're welcome to make a request in the comments below. Thank you!

Raffle prizes! Collect them all! Must be present to win!

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

Drupal After Dark

After the event is over, a group of us may go to a nearby restaurant or pub. In the past we've had beers and a bonfire and were serenaded by Skrillex, who was rehearsing next door for the Mothership tour.

We've also gone to a variety of other locations, including Barbara's at The Brewery (at 620 Moulton Ave., just a 5 minute walk away) and Carnitas Michoacan (on 1901 N. Broadway, just a 5 minute drive away).

Location & Directions

This event is hosted by Droplabs (@Droplabs), a collaborative coworking space, classroom and hackerspace in Downtown Los Angeles.

   Droplabs
   651 Clover St.
   Los Angeles, CA 90031

Google Map

We're quickly gaining a reputation for being the only coworking space around with a with a low-cost business model: come work here and use our tables, chairs, WiFi and conference room with a low, daily or monthly membership fee and only pay more for the extras, such as 24/7 access, equipment rental and a locker for your belongings.

Droplabs is in the Mission Junction neighborhood of Los Angeles at Big Art Labs, just 1 mile down Main St. from Philippes (the first-ever venue for Drupal meetups in Southern California!) and Union Station. 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 the Drupal Commerce Meetup

What is the Drupal Commerce Meetup about? We have presentations, case studies and roundtable discussions on all the things that make our Drupal-based ecommerce websites work, from payment handling, inventory management and shipping to adding social features that make our websites and applications fun to use. We cover all the systems that work with Drupal and have a primary focus on the open source Commerce framework.

This meetup is one of the Greater Los Angeles Drupal group's "traveling meetups" and occasionally travels from city to city and venue to venue. Would you like to host one of these in your area? Inquire within by contacting any of the Greater Los Angeles Drupal organizers with details about your venue, including parking and good happy hour / after party locations, and we'll follow up with you!

Would you like to organize one of these meetups in your area? Greater Los Angeles Drupal members and organizers are always welcome to request the use of the group's assets and resources for their meetups and events.

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.

With several weekly and monthly events, the Greater Los Angeles Area is one the most active areas for Drupal in the world. 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.

Our leadership team endeavors to actively empower and support volunteers and attendees in the Greater Los Angeles Area, and to provide resources (venues, guidance, equipment, raffle prizes, etc.) and a governance model with consistency, transparency and accountability.

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 http://groups.drupal.org/node/219129  

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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