List of Events

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 19:00 to 21:00

This event has been postponed due to lack of signups from those who qualify. We apologize for the inconvenience to those who have already RSVPd. Stay tuned to or @Droplabs on Twitter for news of when we reschedule this important event.

Do you own or help manage a company or organization that uses Drupal? Does your team depend on professional Drupal service providers in the Greater Los Angeles Area? Have you and your projects been affected by a shortage of Drupal development and theming talent?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then consider coming to our second Drupal Employers Summit from 7-9pm on Friday, August 16, 2013. There is no charge for this event. It is open to any and all companies and organizations who qualify, by following either or both of the following criteria:

  1. Hosting any Drupal meetups, trainings or other Drupal community events, including Downtown Drupal, High Performance Drupal, Frontend Drupal, LA Drupal, and so on;
  2. Sponsoring or exhibiting at any of the Los Angeles Drupal job fairs in June, 2011, November, 2011, and January, 2013.

Hosting a meetup at your office qualifies you for this event. Buying pizza at a meetup, while appreciated, does not. If you do not meet the above qualifications, contact us at with a request to attend.

This is a roll-up-your-sleeves working meeting and we will be meeting one another (some for the first time) and discussing the following topics:

  • A quick review of the Drupal Employers Summit we had on January 28, 2013;
  • Catching up on recent events, such as Droplabs' module development boot camp;
  • Building a healthy marketplace and business community of colleagues and potential partners;
  • Getting the most out of our recruiting and marketing dollar;
  • What we're doing now to staff up, from local recruiting and in-house training to outsourcing and hiring out-of-town or overseas;
  • Identifying the skills, job titles and qualifications of desirable candidates, employees and vendors;
  • Workshops, trainings and other programs that most or all of us can get behind in order to solve our business needs.

We'll have an open bar and cocktails will be served.

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 10:00 to 17:00

Are you an entrepreneur, freelancer or remote worker? You don't have to work alone. Join us for another Free Coworking Day at Droplabs, a collaborative coworking space, classroom and makerspace!

We're in Downtown Los Angeles and are happy to host members of our local community and anyone who is just passing through for some coworking, networking and collaboration. We'll be offering the following FREE services to help rock your workday:

  • Free parking on Clover St. and N. Main St. and in our large parking lot;
  • Free, metered WiFi;
  • Desks, chairs and Ergotron mobile workstations in our open coworking room (on a first-come, first-served basis);
  • Hundreds of square feet of whiteboard space;
  • Use of our private conference room (unless previously reserved);
  • Access to our shared lounge area (unless previously reserved);
  • Heat / air conditioning.

Droplabs is supported by memberships, donations, sponsorship of our events, venue rental and paid upgrades, including high-speed, unmetered WiFi, access to a full kitchen (with stove, oven, fridges, sinks, etc.), equipment rental, locker space for your belongings and unlimited coffee, tea, filtered water, sodas and espresso.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 19:00

On the last Wednesday of each month at 7pm, Droplabs has an open stakeholders meeting with the Droplabs founders, keyholders and members of our community in and around Los Angeles, California. These meetings are a great opportunity to kick back after a day of coworking, get to know your neighbors and coworking and request, offer and brainstorm new services and upcoming events to serve our members and larger community.

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 18:00 to 21:00

We're offering a free, application-based program designed to improve the Drupal skills of beginner- to intermediate-level Drupal and PHP developers. Together as a group, we're going to be diving into Drupal's APIs and helper functions, developing custom modules (many of us for the first time), using version control and other Drupal developer best practices, and advancing our Drupal skills to the next level.

Our program kicks off at Droplabs in Downtown Los Angeles, California, on Monday, July 22, 2013. It will be held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (between 7-9pm) through Monday, November 25, 2013. Optional lab hours will be held at Droplabs prior to each Monday session from 6-7pm, as well as for a few hours on Saturday afternoons.

Drupal book For courseware, we're using the book, Drupal 7 Module Development, as well as Build a videos and other materials, including code from the Examples project and curriculum from supporting Drupal training companies.

Sound interesting? See for all the information we could think of, including a FAQ and the link to the boot camp application form.

This is an ambitious program that's for the Drupal community, by the Drupal community, and we want to be sure to get it right, so be sure to tell us as much as you can when applying, including feedback in the "Feedback" section. Space is limited and applications that are light on details are less likely to be accepted.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 19:00 to 21:32

On the last Wednesday of each month at 7pm, Droplabs has an open stakeholders meeting with the Droplabs founders, keyholders and members of our community in and around Los Angeles, California. These meetings are a great opportunity to kick back after a day of coworking, get to know your neighbors and coworking and request, offer and brainstorm new services and upcoming events to serve our members and larger community.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 18:00 to 20:00

We're excited to announce the next Drupal Commerce Meetup, on Tuesday, June 28, 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 Drupal-friendly classroom, coworking space and makerspace near Downtown Los Angeles. Those interested in attending this meetup remotely are welcome to join us via WebEx.

At this Drupal Commerce meetup, we'll be continuing with the Commerce Module Tuesday videos that we introduced last time, and we'll demo and discuss the various modules covered by the series. We'll also cover recent news and events of interest that are happening in the Drupal Commerce world.

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

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 19:00 to 21:00

We're excited to host LA DevOps on June 24th. Stay tuned for more information.

Whether building a web, VOIP, or gaming backend, Operations is using development tools to make it work.

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 11:00 to 23:13

This is a joint meeting of the Southern California Domainers Meetup Group and the INNOVATE studio Meetup Group to offer a convenient Saturday Meetup.

RSVPs are being handled on at  

If you missed our prior Wednesday evening Meetups this is your chance to learn about the INNOVATE studio application and signup for a FREE account.

The INNOVATE studio meetup group is for anyone interested in learning about collaborative innovation, new venture development and project management. We will be walking through the features of the INNOVATE studio application and demonstrating how individuals and teams can utilize this mobile-friendly online application to plan and execute their venture development plan.  Attendees will receive a free beta account at for their project. In future meetups we will bring in experts in agile project management, software development, product design, and venture capital funding for startups.

About INNOVATE studio

INNOVATE studio is a collaboration platform for entrepreneurs. Features include:

  • Feature Ranking System encourages you to assign each feature of your product an appropriate slot in your development plan and group them into Work Orders
  • Digital Asset Management with customizable workflows and messaging facilitates collaboration among the entrepreneurs, designers, developers, consultants, and service providers on your team
  • Presentation Tool enables you to create a HTML Pitch Deck that can be viewed interactively from within your studio or exported as a .pdf file
  • Individualized Website Portal for your studio with Public and Private Pages, Contact Forms, Email Signups, and Webforms enables you to build and communicate with your customer and investor audiences
  • Optional Project Management System with Issue Reporting, Task Assignment, Timetables, Time-Tracking, and Gantt Charts to keep your developers and engineers on track
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 12:00 to 15:00

We're excited to announce Exaltation of Larks' next mentored Drupal training. This 3-hour training is from 12-3pm and uses the extensive Drupal video library at Build a Bring your laptop, your lunch and learn Drupal!

We'll be focusing this time on Site Building and Advanced Site Building. Bring a WiFi-enabled computer that you can use to connect to the internet and watch videos on (and a set of headphones). Those without headphones can buy an inexpensive pair of headphones from the venue.


Registration is required. Sign up at  

Be sure to arrive early to give yourself enough time to park, pick a seat, and connect your laptop to the venue's WiFi network. We begin promptly at 12pm.

Classroom space is limited, so sign up early.

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 12:00 to 15:00

What is Drupal? For large and complex websites, nothing beats it! Where do you start? What is the best way to organize your project to get the best chance of success?

This workshop will help you turn your ideas into a concrete to-do list — whether you're building the site yourself, handing it off to a developer to build, or something in-between.

At this workshop, you'll have access to Drupal experts at Exaltation of Larks — a Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training company in Los Angeles — learn about Drupal and have a fun day!

This is the perfect workshop for you if:

  • You're new to using Drupal and need a jumpstart in planning a large project;
  • You're investigating Drupal's viability for your next project;
  • You're wondering whether to invest time in learning Drupal;
  • You don't have the time to learn Drupal but will be involved in a Drupal project.