20 March, 2017
Filed under CiviCon, Community

I'm sure many CiviCRMers are checking their schedules and and making travel arrangements for CiviCon St. Louis in May. While this post is a bit off-topic, I want to highlight a place in St. Louis like no other place on Earth... the City Museum. It's already on the list of things to do while at CiviCon, but in my opinion it should also be on a list of things to do while you're alive! So if you're going to St. Louis, or if you're thinking about going, I encourage you to fit this place into your schedule, and follow some tips below when visiting.

I'm thinking it would be fun if a bunch of people from the code sprint decided to go either on Friday May 12th or Saturday May 13th. Are you in?? If so, please...

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20 March, 2017
By jgowans
Filed under CiviCon

CiviCon St. Louis is taking shape, and early bird rates are still in force until April 7th. If you're planning to attend, now's the time to register and secure your lodging. Still evaluating CiviCRM? We've got something for you...

This year at CiviCON, for the first time ever, we are introducing a very affordable one-day option for Evaluators. This curriculum is designed for people who may be thinking of using CiviCRM but aren’t sure yet if it’s a fit. As the first day of the Evaluators / Users track, these sessions will be geared towards those seeking to better understand the breadth and depth of CiviCRM as a system and how it may be leveraged to help make their organizations more effective. As such, these sessions will be a bit less technical in nature overall, and will focus on CiviCRM’s power to enable an organization's people to...

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16 October, 2016
Filed under CiviCon, Sprints

CiviCon London wrapped up last week, with over 150 attendees attending more than 30 information-packed sessions. It was great to have such engaging presentations, representatives from the core team talking about the direction of the project, and so many long-term contributors around. But for me, this is the most valuable thing about attending CiviCon...

You get the chance to meet, and put faces to, the names that flicker across the chatrooms, issue queues and StackExchange. You realise that you’re not part of a virtual network of people - you’re part of a real community of users, implementers and developers. A community that is full of passionate people who don’t just want to help create a great CRM, but want to make a positive impact on the world by using it.

Organisations big and small were represented at the conference, and attendees ranged across...

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13 October, 2016
Filed under CiviCon, Community, Sprints

This year, around 25 dedicated and fascinating people have gathered together in Edale, Peak District, to make improvements, discuss progress, and learn more about the CiviCRM project. Some have already left us and some will be here right up to the end of the weekend, but we have all contributed to the project in a helpful and constructive way.

We are staying in a lovely cottage in the Peak District, at the foot of the Pennine Way and half way between Sheffield and Manchester. We chose early on to split up into two groups: the Developers (‘Devs’) and the ‘Non-Devs’, each with different targets, supplemented with opportunities to come together and grapple with various issues, usually over food.

The Devs have been focussed on reviewing Pull Requests (PRs) and writing tests, which has evolved into various side projects, including writing procedures to reconcile table indexes, fixing new bugs found when testing PRs, improving reports, making Buildkit work with Bitnami...

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06 October, 2016
Filed under CiviCon, Extensions

CiviGmail is a chrome extension for Gmail, which allows Gmail to directly interact with CiviCRM via OAuth2. Once authorized emails can be filed as activities in CiviCRM. Idea is to support same set of features like CiviOutlook, reusing its apis.

Features

  1. Record emails from Gmail inbox against CiviCRM contacts
  2. Use email address deduplication to attach emails to the correct contact including creation of a new contact if they don't exist.
  3. Prompts for duplicate contacts so that user can select...
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06 October, 2016
Filed under CiviMail, CiviCon


We received quite a lot of interest and feedback on our initial release. We're happy to announce that most of the requests have been resolved and the extension is ready for production use.

Some of the quality improvements / fixes that been made are:

  1. Duplicate your mosaico templates in one click.
  2. CIVICRM_MAIL_SMARTY flag is now supported with templates i.e you could now use smarty codes in templates, just like with any message templates.
  3. All Civi tokens now work as they would with civi message templates, including href tokens like {action.unsubscribeUrl}.
  4. Mosaico library updated to latest v0.15 - CSS Inlining, iPhone rendering issues, Tinymce fixes .. and many.
  5. Experimental feature : Import message templates into mosaico when CIVICRM_MOSAICO_IMPORT setting is...
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30 September, 2016
Filed under CiviCon

 

We are very excited for this year’s CiviCon London which promises to be bigger and better than ever! We have:

  • Inspiring sessions lead by expert speakers for users, developers and implementers

  • Lightning talks and roundtable discussions

  • Raffles and prizes

  • Socials and networking opportunities both days, with a pub party on the Thursday night.

It’s not too late to register, book your place here:

Book Now

Thursday night party

We're excited to be hosting this year’s party at a lovely pub in Islington called The Lamb. We will be heading there from 5:...

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22 September, 2016
By jgowans
Filed under CiviCon, Sustainability

Last week, I wrote about the CiviCRM community and tried to boil it down to a very simple venn diagram. Not only does 'community' play a huge role in producing the software through new features, bug fixes, etc., it also is invaluable for helping promote and raise awareness about CiviCRM the software.

Part of the diagram outlining the CiviCRM community includes providers and organizations that financially give back to CiviCRM, like partners, members and, as is in the title of this post, event sponsors. We often say that CiviCRM is free to download, but not free to maintain, support and improve. Those end user organizations and providers that financial support CiviCRM truly go above and beyond to make certain that the software is maintained and continuously improving.

Special thanks to our CiviCon London...

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08 September, 2016
Filed under CiviCon, Meetups

The countdown is on for europe's biggest CiviCRM event bringing together 200 members of the Civi community. This year CiviCON will be held on the 6th and 7th of October at Resource London, and it’s looking like it will be the best yet! The full schedule of sessions that are available to attend are up on the event website. With lightning talks and extension showcases still to be announced!

The 2 day event caters for all ends of the CiviCRM spectrum, from those who want to find out if CiviCRM is right for their...

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17 August, 2016
Filed under CiviCon

Enter CiviCon’s exclusive prize draw!

In only 7 weeks, more than 200 people will be gathering in London for Europe's biggest CiviCRM conference. And to build up the excitement, we have planned an exclusive competition to win 5 free tickets to the conference on the 6th and 7th October!

 

How does it work?

At last year’s CiviCon, we had such a great attendance that when we tried to take a photo of everyone, some people got lost in the middle of the crowd.

To enter the competition, you just need to answer one simple question-


How many people are on this photo?

We will only accept one guess per person, so get your magnifying glass and get counting!

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