We are pleased to announce that OneDayCareer.org is one of the 20 projects honored with an invitation to the Technology Entrepreneurship Demo Day at Stanford University this year. Facing competition of more than two thousand teams around the world, it's a testament to the power of Drupal that we were able to have a working website completed in a matter of days with the help of the Droplabs Community.
News from Droplabs
This week Droplabs was recognized by Drupical as the top Drupal location for Drupal events around the world over the past 12 months. Thanks, Drupical! This level of activity has been made possible entirely by our community of event organizers, attendees and supporting sponsors.
Drupical is an awesome event listing service that aggregates and visualizes Drupal events around the world in a handy, attractive web app. It's especially useful while traveling and it's what we recommend to participating members of the California Drupal Travelers Program.
The next time you come to Droplabs, be sure to check out our "take a card, leave a card" table and pick up a few Drupical pins.
We Need Your Help!
In addition to all the Drupal meetups, job fairs and workshops that Droplabs hosts, we're offering a free, application-based Drupal Module Development Boot Camp program that begins July 22, 2013. This series of 10 sessions is designed to level up the skills of Drupal and PHP developers and train them with what they need to become more experienced (and marketable!) backend Drupal developers, and valuable contributors to the Drupal project itself by teaching our community's contribution process and toolchain (Git, issue queues, etc.).
We need help from sponsors to cover our training, food and venue rental costs. Contact Us to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities and sponsor perks, including entrance to our next Drupal job fair.
If your company is in the Los Angeles area and you can send an instructor to lead a few boot camp sessions, we'd like to talk with you about in-kind sponsorship. This will greatly reduce our training costs and make this program an even bigger success.
Droplabs, Present & Future
Our mission here at Droplabs has included Drupal coworking, mentoring and training services from the very beginning. While we've since expanded our mission to support other user groups and open source communities, we continue to offer low- to no-cost access to Drupal mentoring and training resources, free coworking days, office services and structured mentoring sessions with expert Drupal developers and business advisors.
We've been having a lot of fun with the synergy that happens when combining coworking values and open source values. To that end, we're exploring a "store-in-store" business model and are in talks with a number of businesses and organizations to open new Droplabs locations across the Los Angeles area. Stay tuned for a series of announcements about additional locations where we'll be offering more Droplabs coworking, training and mentoring services. And, of course, more Drupal meetups and workshops.
Are you a developer or designer of a mobile website or native app, but don't have access to the tablets, smartphones and other devices you need for cross-device and cross-platform testing and development? Now you do!
Mobile Device Lab is our program designed to accommodate the needs of freelancers, independent contractors, remote workers and and indie developers. All equipment is available to use free of charge, although our standard day passes or membership fees may apply.
Dorkbot SoCal's launch event will be at Droplabs — come on out and bring your friends.
Come between 1-3pm to see presentations about projects built by Droplabs members, including a 3D avatar engine / web service; a classroom / coworking management system, and more!
New to Dorkbot SoCal? Here's what Wikipedia has to say:
Dorkbot is a group of affiliated organizations worldwide that sponsor grassroots meetings of artists, engineers, designers, scientists, inventors, and anyone else working under the very broad umbrella of electronic art. The dorkbot motto is "people doing strange things with electricity".
The purpose of dorkbot meetings is to nurture a local electronic arts community and to encourage emerging, and established, artists to present new works for informal peer review. While many of the dorkbot groups hold their meetings at universities and students are encouraged to attend, dorkbot meetings are not restricted in any way to the academic community. Dorkbot groups encourage the free exchange of ideas on the electronic arts, and regular attendees of one dorkbot will often visit another when they are travelling, serving as informal ambassadors between groups.
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 Wednesday, Droplabs hosted the third Downtown Los Angeles Drupal Governance Meetup for those interested in the group's open governance model. This meetup was announced and put on the Drupal Groups community calendar about 2 weeks prior, and we had a Google+ Hangout video conference for those who were interested in participating but unable to attend in person:
In attendance were Oliver, James and myself (Christefano). Miguel wasn't able to make it, but gave his input earlier in the day. Others RSVPd but were not in attendance. We discussed SCALE 11x, Drupal Sprint Weekend, GLADCamp, and a few other topics, but dedicated most of our time on our proposed governance policy:
Droplabs wishes to thank everyone who's expressed interest and signed up to sponsor our Los Angeles Drupal Job Fair! We've updated our Job Fair page to show our current sponsors and exhibiting companies:
Our job fair is now under 2 weeks away, but there's still time to get ready.
- Job seekers, see http://droplabs.net/events/2013/01/28/los-angeles-drupal-job-fair#curren... to see which companies match your interest and expertise and update your Drupal.org and LinkedIn profiles accordingly!
- Employers and recruiters, see http://droplabs.net/events/2013/01/28/los-angeles-drupal-job-fair#sponso... for information about sponsorship levels and the related perks and benefits.
Introducing the Drupal Jobs Summit
The sponsor benefits have just been updated to include tickets to the Drupal Jobs Summit later in the evening from 7-9pm:
The jobs summit is a roll-up-your-sleeves working meeting for companies and organizations who use and depend on Drupal, as well as a healthy business community and marketplace. We'll be meeting one another (many for the first time) and discussing the following topics:
- Building a healthy marketplace 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. It is also a private event. Those who qualify to attend include sponsors of any of the Drupal job fairs we've had, and any companies and organizations who host Drupal meetups, trainings or other Drupal community events.
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 jobs-jan28summit [at] droplabs [dot] net with a request to attend.
Drupal is a free and open source web development platform used by millions of sites on the web today. It is used by sites big and small to manage online communities and their content and can be customized for any device to match any visual design.
Companies and organization that use Drupal include Riot Games (publisher of League of Legends, the world's most popular video game), countless non-profits and universities such as the Jamie Oliver Foundation and UCLA, and governmental agencies including Energy.gov and Whitehouse.gov.
For more information, see http://drupal.org/about
What Droplabs is Doing Differently
Droplabs is dedicated to helping both the Drupal developer and business communities grow in Los Angeles and in the larger Southern California area. 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.
Meanwhile, this is our 3rd job fair at Droplabs and we're doing things a little differently this time around. Apparently we did so well at our last job fair that we were visited by employers and recruiters who didn't register for the event. This time we've created a new "Party Crasher Sponsorship" level in case that happens again!
Any employers or recruiters who are discovered attending the job fair without having registered in advance will be given a last-minute chance to register for just $100. They'll receive 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.
We are also raising the sponsorship levels. Even though these job fairs are beneficial to our developer and business communities, producing an event like this is a significant investment of time and work. Fortunately, our previous sponsors have preferred pricing this time.
Marquee Sponsors of our previous job fair are automatically being given a Featured Sponsor table at this job fair at no additional charge, and our Marquee Sponsor of this job fair will be given a Featured Sponsor table at the next job fair. We feel this is fair to all involved and is a good incentive for keeping our business community engaged with our local developer community.
How to Register
Information for Job Seekers
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. 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. All of our sponsorship levels are detailed at http://droplabs.net/events/2013/01/28/downtown-drupal-job-fair#sponsorsh...
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!
Sponsors and exhibiting companies at our previous job fairs include Microsoft, Oversee.net, Marketplace / American Public Media, The Recording Academy, Patexia, Q Connects, TheWrap, Gofobo, SaaSMAX, IJHANA, Stauffer New Media Development, Sage Tree Solutions, KWALL, Loconuts, JustDeals, Avanti Interactive, Flixor, Chernick Consulting, and Exaltation of Larks.
Drupal School at Droplabs
In closing, we're excited to tell you about our upcoming Drupal School at Droplabs. With help from our corporate and training partners and sponsors, we're preparing a 10-week series of hadns-on, exercise-drive classes and workshops designed to teach participants how to become Drupal developers.
This series is under active development and will be launced in 2013. Please help us make this a success for everyone by giving us your feedback and completing a brief survey at http://droplabs.net/surveys/drupal-school-at-droplabs
With help from our corporate and training partners and sponsors, we're preparing a 10-week series of hands-on, exercise-driven classes and workshops designed to teach participants how to become Drupal developers. This series is under active development is will be launched in 2013.
Please help us make this a success for everyone by giving us your feedback and completing a brief survey.
Drupal School at Droplabs Survey
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Otto is a general Drupal distribution for the management of coworking spaces. It is currently under active development and is being spearheaded largely out of Droplabs, a coworking space, classroom and hackerspace in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
The project and its name were born out of the needs for coworking spaces to automate and reduce the number of systems required for operating a space, managing its inventory, dealing with recurring memberships, and so on.
The word, "Otto", also means wealthy in old Germanic, which embodies the core mission of this project: to empower community spaces to be prosperous and successful.