Announcing the 3rd Los Angeles Drupal Job Fair

  • Posted on: 3 January 2013
  • By: Christefano Reyes

Droplabs is excited to announce the first Downtown Drupal Job Fair of 2013. It's from 5-7pm on January 28, 2013, and is once again at Droplabs in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

What is Drupal?

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!

Thank You to our Previous Sponsors!

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