List of Events
The next High Performance Drupal meetup is on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, between 6-8pm Pacific Time / 8-10pm Central Time. We're meeting 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. We're starting an hour early this time so that we can team up with members of the Austin Drupal user group and the web chefs at Four Kitchens! Stay tuned for further details.
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.
We're soliciting presentations and lightning talks for 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!
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
This event is being organized with help from 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.
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.
We're excited to announce Exaltation of Larks' next mentored Drupal training. This brief training is from 12-3pm and uses the extensive Drupal video library at Build a Module.com. 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.
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 todo list — whether you're building the site yourself, handing it off to a developer to build, or something in-between.
Are you an entrepreneur, freelancer or remote worker? You don't have to work alone. Join us for another Free Coworking Friday at Droplabs, a collaborative coworking space, classroom and hackerspace!
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:
The Downtown Los Angeles Drupal group is now Greater Los Angeles Drupal and we're having our first Greater Los Angeles Drupal Governance Meetup on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 between 4-6pm. This is prior to the Downtown Drupal meetup in Downtown Los Angeles that's scheduled the same evening from 7-9pm.
In the spirit and tradition of our user group and events, this meetup is open to all Greater Los Angeles Drupal members and is an excellent opportunity for anyone who's interested in getting involved or is just interested in observing our open governance model.
Join us in person at Droplabs or remotely via Google+ Hangout!
Droplabs is pleased to host Meteor LA! Join us and your fellow LA Meteorites for a day of hacking and sharing from 2-6pm on Saturday, March 30th, 2013.
The following has been copied from http://www.meetup.com/Meteor-LA/events/109431492/
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.
We had such a great time at last week's Drupal Sprint Weekend that we're doing it again. Join us at Droplabs on Saturday, March 19, 2013, for another day of Drupal, patch reviews and sprints / hackathons on your favorite Drupal projects.
Those interested in attending this event remotely are welcome to join us via a Google+ Hangout. The hangout URL will be posted soon.
Afterward, we'll be going out for a Drupal After Dark with the teams that built the robots for Robot Combat League, the robot exosuit combat show on the Syfy network. Yeah, a day of Drupal and robots!
What's a "code sprint"?
Code sprints are organized events where attendees meet online or in person (and sometimes both) and work toward a shared goal.
Local area organizers have produced several code sprints in recent history, including sprints focused on building the SCALE conference website, resolving issues in the Drupal 7 issue queue and updating the Conference Organizing Distribution (COD) project to Drupal 7.
See https://drupal.org/node/247982 for more information.
What's the code sprint about?
Good question! There will be 2 separate themes at this event:
- Members of the Greater Los Angeles Area Drupal Camp (GLADCamp) organizing team will be working on the GLADCamp website, adding features, fixing bugs, and adding content about the conference, including sponsorship levels, hotel information, and local attractions;
- Droplabs will also provide a FREE mentored Drupal training using Build a Module videos focusing on Advanced Site Building. Just bring your laptop and a pair of headphones. A Droplabs staff member will set up you with a day pass.
Join us at Droplabs for a Build a Module.com mentored training. This training is from 12-3pm. Bring your laptop, your lunch and learn Drupal!
Please 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 or rent headphones from the venue.
Sign up today at http://www.larks.la/training
The entire Build a Module.com library is available during our mentored Drupal training, and this time we will be focusing on the Advanced Site Building series:
Here is a description of Advanced Site Building:
Welcome to the "Advanced Site Building" collection. In this series, we're going to be covering many of Drupal's most powerful modules for laying out and displaying information on a site. The tools you'll be learning are ones that you'll find yourself using on nearly every Drupal project. We'll be exploring how to build complicated displays of content with the Views module.
How to lay out pieces of a page using Panels, Display Suite and Context. We'll explore how to import content using the Feeds module and how to create and modify a slideshow with the Views Slideshow module. We'll also look at displaying and manage content on a site as well as how to protect our site from the inevitable spam we'll get.
We'll dive into which modules are helpful for speeding up the administration of your site, but most importantly, we're going to explore how all of these pieces fit together; where these modules overlap in functionality, and how to decide which tools are right for which context. There's a lot of modules out there, and figuring out which ones are right for a particular job is hard. And if you start with the wrong tools, you could find it time consuming and frustrating to change gears later on.
So, this collection of videos will speed you through the process of how to pick the right tools and will expose you to ways of thinking about these tools that will really pay off in the long run. If you already have a little experience with Drupal, or have watched the "Build Your First Drupal 7 Web Site" collection, you'll already know what you need to in order to start with these videos. If you don't have that experience, you may find that we gloss over some basic Drupal concepts.
Suggested donation: $20.
No one will be turned away from this workshop. If you are unable to donate to Droplabs we ask that you volunteer some time helping Droplabs run more smoothly when you drop by and cowork.
Classroom space is limited, so please sign up early.
About Mentored Training
What's the difference between this mentored training and the 3-hour lunch-and-learn Introduction to Drupal Workshop that we're offering next door at the same time?
In short, the 3-hour introductory workshop is better suited toward business owners and project managers. This mentored training is geared for folks who are interested in diving deeper into Drupal's systems and APIs, module or theme development or using popular contributed modules (e.g. Views, Rules, Features, etc.) for site building.
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 todo list — whether you're building the site yourself, handing it off to a developer to build, or something in-between.
Sign up today at http://www.larks.la/training
This is the perfect workshop for you if: