Jun 11 2015
Jun 11

DrupalCamp STL 15 Hero

On June 20 - 21, people from all over the Midwest who use, design, develop and support Drupal will convene in downtown St. Louis for the second annual DrupalCamp STL. Meet us in St. Louis and help us forge new skills and friendships while furthering the Drupal project.

Registration is only $25, and if you register ASAP you'll get a soft, comfy T-shirt, a nice catered lunch, and an excellent lineup of sessions on Saturday, and sprints all day Sunday!

Check out the schedule for the day, which includes a keynote by Alina Mackenzie on getting involved in the Drupal Community.

Join us in the Learning Lounge on Saturday, and for Sprints on Sunday, to increase your Drupal knowledge, meet some other Drupal community members, and help make Drupal better!

Jan 07 2014
Jan 07

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2014-03-07 (All day) - 2014-03-09 (All day) America/Los_Angeles

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Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp (GLADCamp) is a free, 3-day conference for All Things Drupal on March 7th, 8th & 9th, 2014, at the Hilton Pasadena & Convention Center in Pasadena, California.

We're planning a conference that's packed with 3 full days of activities, including sessions, presentations, trainings, topic-based summits, a job fair, a barn raising to benefit a local non-profit, receptions, and more!

Our community members are also planning their own events to coincide with the conference, including client meetings and company retreats.

GLADCamp 2014

Stay tuned to this event announcement, the GLADCamp.org website and @GLADCamp on Twitter for upcoming news and announcements.

Important Dates

Here's our tentative schedule for the next couple of months:

Session submissions start on January 25, 2014
GLADCamp is 3 days dedicated to all things Drupal, and we're looking for session proposals on everything including site building, coding, development, e-commerce, theming, design, performance, security, site showcases and case studies.

Training submissions start on February 3, 2014
Training companies and individual trainers are welcome to propose a training to be scheduled on Friday, March 7, 2014. We currently have two training spaces, but we might have more depending on demand.

Barn raising applications start on February 10, 2014
Continuing our tradition of holding "barn raisings" for non-profit organizations, we'll be reviewing applications from non-profits who would like to participate in a code sprint dedicated to building their website or adding much-needed features.

1st round of selected sessions will be announced on February 17, 2014
We're combining some elements of barcamp-style organizing with traditional conference planning, and will announce a preliminary schedule on February 17th. This is also when folks coming from out of town should start getting their travel arrangements together.

Final schedule will be posted on February 24, 2014
2 weeks before the conference, we'll have a finalized schedule so everyone will know which sessions to look forward to!

Who should attend GLADCamp?

  • Anyone wanting to know more about how Drupal can help you solve your problems.
  • Anyone wanting to network with others using Drupal in your area, either geographically or in your industry.
  • Anyone wanting to grow their Drupal team, or be hired for Drupal work.
  • Anyone wanting to give back to the Drupal community. The power of Drupal is in the community so contributing back helps us all.
  • Anyone wanting to learn more about Drupal, past, present and the future.
  • Non-profits wanting to learn how to use Open Source and Drupal to amplify your efforts.

What makes GLADCamp different from other events?

  • In addition to being a DrupalCamp with 3 days of events, GLADCamp has a focus on “Drupal for good” and civic engagement and we're featuring a non-profit summit on March 7th and barn raising to benefit a local 501c3 non-profit on March 9th.
  • This is the first time we know of that a DrupalCamp conference in California has also been in a hotel. Save time by staying at the Hilton Pasadena and you can attend the conference in anything from formal business attire to pajamas.
  • We have open books and sponsorships are run through the Drupal Association, a registered 501c3 non-profit. Donations are also tax-deductible!
  • Our organizing team is dedicated to transparency, accountability and professionalism and follows the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Governance Policy.
  • Are you looking forward to warmer weather? Join us at GLADCamp, the sunniest DrupalCamp of the season!

GLADCamp needs you!

This is a free conference that's action-packed with 3 days of activities and we can't do it without your help. We need volunteers to help with the following activities:

  • Join the session selection committee! We need a team that accuratey reflects our community and expected attendees;
  • Help with info/registration desk (2 hour shifts); answer questions, sign attendees in;
  • Picking up coffee and bagels on Saturday and/or Sunday morning;
  • Be a timekeeper at sessions in order to keep our sessions on schedule;
  • Join our video team and help record sessions and assist presenters with screen recording software;
  • Design and print signs, posters and badges for GLADCamp; we can provide logo and brand guidelines;
  • Wrangling volunteers for day-of tasks;
  • Organize evening reception, including help finding a location near the Hilton Pasadena;
  • Print designers: design and print common area signs, posters, badges;
  • GLADCamp set-up and breakdown!

If you or someone you are know are interested in any of the following, please fill out our volunteer information form at https://gladcamp.org/2014/volunteer-information and indicate what you'd like to help with.  

Jul 19 2012
Jul 19

I'm very excited to be headed to Washington, DC next week to take part in CapitalCamp. We're doing a new kind of workshop. It is a free, three-hour workshop on getting up to speed with the Drupal community tools. Kyle and I are going to talk about the tools we have, why they are useful to you even if you don't want to contribute, and then get hands-on with actually using these things. It's gonna be a blast!

  • Part 1: Communication and Finding what you need is going to cover the basics of how the Drupal community works and take a tour of the resources we have. We'll get hands-on working in the Drupal.org issue queue and getting everyone into IRC to have some real-time chat with the community.
  • Part 2: Local Development Environment will get everyone set up with their own local Drupal installation and take a tour of the awesome Drush module. Having a local dev environment is key to working efficiently, and safely, both with the community and on your own projects.
  • Part 3: Git is a very important tool because that is how all changes to everything within Drupal itself get made. Everyone should use version control on all projects and we're going to explain why, then show you how to get started.

There is also a code sprint that will be happening at the same time, so you can pop in to get help with getting things set up, and then use your new knowledge at the code sprint to put it all into action right away.

We hope to see you there!

Apr 17 2012
Apr 17

If you'll be in or near Sweden at the end of the month, Addison Berry, Lullabot's Director of Education and the Product Manager for Drupalize.Me, will be presenting a session on the Learn Drupal project at DrupalCamp Göteborg on April 28, 2012.

"Learn Drupal" focuses on getting local user groups together to work on a ladder, consisting of concise lessons, to increase your knowledge of Drupal and help make Drupal core even better. This session will explain what the Learn Drupal project is, how you and your local community can benefit from it, and show you how to get started. Get more information on the Learn Drupal project.

Addi will also be teaching a session on Intro to Drush at this event.

About Drupal Sun

Drupal Sun is an Evolving Web project. It allows you to:

  • Do full-text search on all the articles in Drupal Planet (thanks to Apache Solr)
  • Facet based on tags, author, or feed
  • Flip through articles quickly (with j/k or arrow keys) to find what you're interested in
  • View the entire article text inline, or in the context of the site where it was created

See the blog post at Evolving Web

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