February 2014

Drupal and Droplabs are at SCALE 12x

Drupal once again has a one-two punch presence at SCALE, the Southern California Linux Expo, this year at the Hilton LAX with both a Drupal booth and a Droplabs booth. The expo floor, which is packed with thousands of conference-goers and dozens of exhibitors with interests in all things open source, opens tomorrow, Saturday, February 22nd, and is open until end of day on Sunday, February 23rd.

Droplabs is also a SCALE media sponsor of the expo this year and will have a session on Friday, February 21st about its open source business model and how Droplabs grew to become the world's Top Drupal Location, as recognized by Drupical last year.

If you want to learn more and talk shop about Drupal, head over to the Drupal booth on either Saturday or Sunday and talk with the awesome volunteers there. While you're there, be sure to sign up for GLADCamp, the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp, a free conference for All Things Drupal that's fast approaching on March 7th, 8th & 9th, in Pasadena, California!

If you're looking for a meetup venue for Drupal and other open source topics, head over to the Droplabs booth to learn how you can have your event hosted for free. You can also ask Droplabs about how to get unlimited access to the Drupal video learning sites that Droplabs has site licenses for (BuildAModule, OSTraining and Drupalize.me).

Both booths need help with volunteers and those volunteers may be able to attend the expo for free. Check with the booth managers for more information. For Droplabs, get in touch at https://droplabs.net/contact and for the Drupal booth, see https://groups.drupal.org/node/401543

See you at SCALE!

Pasadena Media Joins GLADCamp as Media Sponsor

GLADCamp is excited to announce that our media sponsor, Pasadena Media, is our official media sponsor for GLADCamp 2014 and will be recording our keynotes and many of our sessions!

A 501c3 nonprofit, Pasadena Media operates Pasadena's community media training center and television studio and produces, coordinates and promotes public service programming on behalf of all public and community access channels, including KPAS, The Arroyo Channel, KLRN, and PCCTV.

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Announcing the next Drupal Employers Summit

We're having another Drupal employers summit!

Our last summit was at Droplabs in January, 2013, and half a dozen Greater Los Angeles Area companies offering Drupal services were represented. This time, we're partnering with GLADCamp and are having our summit at the Hilton Pasadena & Convention Center on Friday, March 7th.

About the Employers Summit

This event is a roll-up-your-sleeves working meeting for companies and organizations who use and depend on Drupal, as well as its 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.

GLADCamp 2014 Call for Trainers, Presenters, Sponsors and Volunteers!

In case you haven't heard, GLADCamp is quickly coming on March 7, 8 & 9, 2014! It's in sunny Pasadena, California, and will be taking place at the Hilton Pasadena & Convention Center.

In addition to being a DrupalCamp for all things Drupal with keynotes, sessions, trainings and BoFs, we're having a non-profit Drupal summit on March 7th, a website speed test competition throughout the conference (called the Extreme Drupal Games), and a website barn raising on March 9th to benefit a local 501c3 non-profit.

We're also looking for session proposals and sponsorships. Would you like to make a tax-deductible donation? We do that, too!

Check out GLADCamp.org and sign up. We've negotiated a group rate at the Hilton Pasadena and have all kinds of venue information for those interested in attending.

Call for Trainings!

Training day at GLADCamp 2014 is on March 7th, 2014. We have room at our conference venue for 3 simultaneous trainings and are starting our call for trainings! Everyone is welcome to apply.

Space is limited and priority is given to experienced Drupal trainers and training companies. Don't let that discourage you, though. If you're a newcomer to the Drupal training scene and want to offer something no one has offered before, we'd love to hear from you!

If the training you'd like to provide is a paid training, please be sure to indicate that in your application. In order to create an even playing field for everyone, our preference is to either have all trainings be free or all trainings be paid.

Call for Volunteers!

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 and indicate what you'd like to help with.  

We have a lot planned for this event, so stay tuned to GLADCamp.org for details. You can also follow @GLADCamp on Twitter.

Thanks!