30 August, 2017
Filed under CiviCon

CiviCON Canberra will be held on Monday, 23rd October 2017 at the National Library of Australia. Early Bird discounts are available if you book before Friday 20th October! To find out more, including registration, speaker opportunities and sponsorship, go to https://civicrm.org/civicon/canberra-2017

CiviCON Canberra

CiviCON Canberra is your chance to learn, develop, question and network with top experts in the CiviCRM community - and each other!

The event will have a focus on user and implementer/advanced user sessions (anything you can do without code!).

We will be dedicating the conference to charities, organisations, members groups, associations and anyone who is interested in learning about using the third sector’s leading CRM and getting the very best out their CiviCRM. Plus we have worked hard...

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29 August, 2017
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Enter CiviCon UK’s exclusive prize draw!

It’s not long to go before 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 3 free tickets to the conference on the 5th October!

How does it work?

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

How many beers were drunk at last year’s CiviCON London Party at The Lamb Pub?

We will only accept one guess per person, once you have a number in mind, copy and paste this post with your guess and share it on our Facebook page OR Twitter feed.

#CiviConUK comp, my guess is: (enter your number)

The 10 closest answers will be entered in a draw, and we will blind pick 3 of those to be our lucky winners!

How do I know if I won?

The competition will last for 1 week and will close on Wednesday 6th...

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21 August, 2017

Developer training

Join us for a two day CiviCRM developer training on the 9th and 10th October (straight after CiviCON UK). The course covers everything you need to know to get up and running as a CiviCRM developer, and more. The training is delivered by CiviCRM experts from the UK, Europe, and further afield. At its core is a set of sessions that cover everything you need to get your development environment up and running, and to start writing extensions and improving core. As well as this, we're running a set of master classes on the latest techniques and technologies by subject matter experts.

The training costs £500, which includes food and accommodation while you are here. It is run alongside our residential sprint so there'll be plenty of chances to chat with and learn from other developers, implementers and power users from the CiviCRM community. You're also welcome to stay on for the remainder of the sprint at no extra cost to continue learning about and...

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02 August, 2017
By jwelp
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...are growing!

At CiviCon Cologne in June we had this mysterious wooden cubes as little give-aways. Every participant took one home and now we want to see the plants!

Please comment this post and publish a photo of your magic cube.

At CiviCon UK in October we will nominate the greenest fingers…

We are curious about it!

SYSTOPIA

01 August, 2017
By guyiac
Filed under CiviCamp, CiviCon

CiviCamp Is coming to Hartford! This inaugural event is taking place on Monday, October 2nd at the beautiful and iconic Connecticut Science Center on the Connecticut River in Hartford, CT. 

Presented by Greenleaf Advancement, Kilakwa AssociatesEveryday Democracy, and Tadpole Collective, this low-cost, one day event will be targeted to existing CiviCRM users as well as nonprofit professionals interested in exploring Civi. There will be two concurrent tracks divided roughly between evaluators, and users & administrators. We will be presenting case studies, and have sessions by presenters exploring additional topics like prospect research and payment processors, so you can learn how CiviCRM fits into the fabric of a nonprofit organization. This event will focus on how Civi is used to get things done in an...

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01 August, 2017
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Ends Friday 4th August

BOOK NOW HERE

We have worked hard to lower costs to make this one-day event accessible for everyone - tickets are £75 but if you book by 4th August you will only pay £50!

CiviCON UK - Friday 6th October - NW1 London

We will be announcing topics throughout the run-up - and are excited to share the first confirmed sessions:

  • Introduction to CiviCRM
  • CiviCRM events - how to create and manage your events and conferences with online registration and payments.
  • CiviCRM mailings - How to effectively use CiviCRM for mailing and also an introduction to CiviCRM's new drag and drop email builder
  • CiviAccounts - How to integrate CiviCRM with your accounts system, including how to configure and how to use accounting batch exports, invoicing and sales taxes.

If you are thinking about a CiviCRM project, want to...

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17 July, 2017
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Book your early bird ticket now!

This year our main event will focus on sessions for users, implementers and advanced users, with developer training taking place during the Sprint.

We will be dedicating the conference to charities, organisations, members groups and anyone who is interested in learning about using the third sector’s leading CRM and getting the very best out of their Civi. Plus we have worked hard to lower costs to make this one-day event accessible for everyone - and they’re lower still if you get your early bird tickets before 4 August!

We want to say a huge thank you to our sponsors:

CiviCON sponsorts

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27 June, 2017
Filed under CiviCon, Sprints

This year we had a sprint after CiviCon Cologne. So far I have only been to a sprint in Edale UK. The Germans copied everything from that sprint, remote location with hardly any internet. But with Germans you know it is done well. So the internet was faster (but still slow). The remote location had a bbq place, swimming pool and sauna.
At the sprint we had many new people which I think is good. Read their experiences below. At the start of the sprint I helped some people with installing buildkit. I managed to get it working during the last Edale sprint. So I thought it is my time to explain because by explaining I will probably get a better knowledge of the tool. I have also been working on CiviMcRestface an software toolkit to connect to remote civicrm instances. The initial development was done by Björn (Systopia) and during the summer we are going to develop it further so this was a good time to get started on CiviMcResface. I enjoyed this sprint and came home energized...

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26 June, 2017
By jwelp
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We were so nervous before and now? Just happened! But it was nice.

One day full of interesting, helpful and necessary sessions. Here and there something to smile and thanks to the „Holländer“ also plenty to laugh… Not only the oranje neighbours and Belgian found the way to cologne, also people from Finland and the Ukraine, Austria, Poland and Serbia took the long way and became part of a really successful event. Even the USA, Canada and the UK were represented. Only the guy from India got lost… :( So the CiviCon NW Europe became a really international happening and were much swinging than we thought.

The keynote from Ansgar Holtmann from viva con agua gave us an easy entrance to the conference and so we were able to dive in to the different sessions easily. The widely program with sessions for every state of knowledge were filled up with something for everybody. So were...

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01 June, 2017
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***Before you read on: Did you miss the chance to attend CiviCon St. Louis? Or perhaps you live in Europe? Good News! CiviCon Cologne in Germany will take place June 9, 2017! All the details here

By now, if you attended CiviCon St. Louis (and we sure hope you did!), you have had time to process the experience and perhaps even begin to apply some things you learned about CiviCRM. The annual conference took place in the beautiful city of St. Louis, there was so much happening and many great topics that were explored, plus the Sprint that followed, so the CiviCon experience may have required some time to sink in!

Participants found thempselves in the music center at the University of Missouri. We had the whole building to ourselves which included a large concert hall with a...

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