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...Read more
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...Read more
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!
Calling out for submissions for lightning talks and extension showcase session submissions (and a reminder that the full session submissions deadline is coming up this Friday 19th August!)
About the lightning talks and extension showcases:
The lightning talks and extension showcases take place just after lunch on day 1 and day 2 of the event in the main hall.
A lightning talk is a short presentation that lasts just up to 5 minutes and can be on any topic (loosely related to Open source and CiviCRM!)
An extension showcase is similarly short, but is a way for you to introduce and explain to people all about the great extensions you’ve made.
Her address will focus on Wikimedia's data-driven approach to online fundraising and how CiviCRM and other tools are used. Caitlin manages the organization's global fundraising email campaigns which spread over 30 countries in more than 20 languages and raise about 25% of Wikimedia's overall budget.
If you've been using CiviCRM for a while, you most likely already know that it is developed by a diverse bunch of people from around the world. Sprints are the time and place when these folks get together to get things done.
It doesn't matter if you are fairly new to CiviCRM or have been around for a while. If you're keen to get more closely involved with the community or have a pet project that you'd like to move forward, then you should come to the sprint in Edale, in the heart of the Peak District. It's a great way to carve out time to improve CiviCRM in the company of others who share your passion.
The sprint is a four day residential event that starts the Monday 10th October (the Monday after CiviCon London, which you should sign up to if you haven't already!) and is made for people that are thinking "hmmm, I don't think two days of CiviCRM conferencing is going to be enough for me!". The majority of our time is spent working together in small teams on...Read more
There’s only 24 hours left to take advantage of the special Earlybird tickets at the great price of £145 for the full 2 days (usually £220) or just £95 for a 1 day pass (usually £140)!
Your ticket gives you full access to all the fantastic presentations and interactive workshops showcasing the best and newest features of CiviCRM. You’ll get the opportunity to meet the people putting CiviCRM to use within their organisations, ask your questions to expert speakers and learn more from getting involved in the panel discussions.
Ticket price also includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Your conference ticket also includes an after-conference drinks and nibbles event on Thursday 6th October.Read more
CiviCon London: our Earlybird and Session Teasers
Last week we wrote a post introducing CiviCon London 2016, Europe's biggest CiviCRM conference.
Today, we wanted to tell you a little more about our Earlybird tickets and the three specialist session tracks that will be on offer AND give you a sneak preview of some of the amazing sessions you will be able to attend.
Early Bird tickets will be available until the 5TH AUGUST, offering a 30% discount on normal price.
For the full conference, our Earlybird rate is only £145, granting you access to both days: Thursday 6th and Friday 7th October.
There is also the option of a one day ticket if prefered. For Earlybirds, the price for a 1-day ticket is £95.
FOLLOWING HOT ON THE HEELS OF CIVICON COLORADO WE ARE EXCITED TO BE GEARING UP FOR THE EUROPEAN LEG OF THE 2016 CIVICRM CONFERENCE PROGRAM.
CiviCON London is Europe's biggest CiviCRM conference, bringing together 200 users, implementers and developers all under one roof. The conference caters for all ends of the CiviCRM spectrum, from those who want to find out if CiviCRM is right for their organisation, to seasoned implementors and developers alike.
There will be case studies and a chance to hear and learn from organisations using CiviCRM, deep dives into the functionality for administrators and a chance to learn new coding skills for developers.
If you are thinking about a CiviCRM project, want to learn more key CRM skills, or just find out what’s new in the CiviCRM community, CiviCON London will make sure that you get the most out of your CiviCRM project.
The conference will take place on:
Thursday 6th and Friday 7th...Read more