The Dallas / Fort Worth CiviCRM Meetup group will be hosting another Meetup on Thursday, April 10, 2014. We will meet at Improving Enterprises at 6:30 PM, but we suggest to arrive slightly earlier (6:00 p.m.) if you want to socialize.
Allen Shaw will lead the discussion on CiviCRM’s built-in mapping tool. While this mechanism is great for mapping event locations and calendars, it has other useful functions as well. We’ll survey modules and third-party APIs that allow you to add more dynamic information to your maps such as door-to-door survey information and congressional district overlays. Allen will also discuss how we can use CiviCRM’s calendaring tools to make event and activity data available in your Google or Outlook Calendar.
Skvare’s Mark Hanna led the last Meetup on March 13, 2014. He discussed CiviCRM’s mechanism that allows developers to create their own custom API calls. This useful feature allows developers to preconfigure complex operations efficiently. Mark showed off a demo website, teaching the group how to create a custom API call that retrieves a list of organizations in alphabetical order.
Our Meetup group has more CiviCRM Meetups planned for the upcoming months. Skvare and other members of our Meetup will also be attending the upcoming CiviCon 2014, and we’ll recap the new features on May 8, 2014 at Improving Enterprises. Hopefully we’ll see you there.