01 February, 2014
Filed under CiviDay

Here is a picture of the co-working day we had in London for CiviDay, in which you should be able to see that we had two CiviCRM Core Team members...

You should be able to spot Tim Otten and Yashodha Chaku, although partly obscured by Jamie Novick, who organised the event, hosted at Gamesys, as kindly arranged by Andrew Tombs. 

Thanks also to Chanun Chirattikanon, of CompuCorp, for taking the picture.

31 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay

Co-organized by Alternativas y Capacidades AC and Cividesk, CiviDay Mexico was very well attended with 30 people representing 19 organizations, most of them new to CiviCRM.

A half-day meetup where existing users and organizations evaluating CiviCRM were able to learn more about CiviCRM. Existing users Julie Riotte from the French Chamber of Commerce in Mexico and Gabriel Berrios from Alternativas y Capacidades shared their experience with CiviCRM.

Definitely this event demonstrated a strong interest for CiviCRM from the nonprofit community in Mexico. We are looking forward to CiviDay 2015!

31 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay, Meetups

This was a "premiere" for us organizing a Meetup in Paris, on a special occasion for CiviDay !

We had 8 participants, mainly users, and recruited a new organization (using CiviCRM) in the community. There was a strong demand for trainings in French on the solution.

We had great discussions, and all wished to make our French community grow and be more active. Other Meetups will definitely come !

Valerio Davo - Cividesk Paris.

 

31 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay
Carlos Capote (Amnesty),Pablo Sullivan (Movimiento por la Paz) and iXiam co-organized CiviDay in Madrid. Thanks to them, more than 60 people had the chance to enjoy this event (almost 90 registrations in civicrm.org)
 
The act was celebrated in Medialab-Prado, a “citizen laboratory used to produce, investigate and broadcast cultural projects. It also explores forms of collaborative experimenting and learning that have emerged from digital networks”.
 
Michael McAndrew, CiviCRM's community manager; Alejandro Salgado from Ixiam and Carlos Capote from Amnesty spoke on behalf of CiviCRM.
 
During the presentation, the attendees learned more about this open source software tool that has already helped so many oganizations, NGOs and foundations of every shape and size. The event started off by going over some of the more technical aspects of this tool...
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31 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay
Ixiam organized CiviDay in Barcelona. More than 20 people participated in this event that wanted to talk about the advantages of this free open source software. 
 
The event took place in Fundación Migra Studium in Barcelona, a happy CiviCRM user. Migrastudium is a centre that works to protect the dignity and the rights of the most vulnerable immigrants. They do this by taking them in, giving them an education and advocacy.
The speakers of this event were Luciano Spiegel, with the collaboration of Rubén Pineda. The event had two parts. The first one was more teorical and the second one allowed the attendees to present their case so that the speakers could show them a demo with the possible solutions CiviCRM had to offer. 
 
Those interested alongside users and implementers participated in this “Civi party” that had one main goal: to offer NGOs, foundations and oganizations the...
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30 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay, Meetups

CiviDay 2014 in Denver was for sure a resounding success!

With more than 55 registrants and a packed full-day program, everyone whether newcomer or experienced user learned a great deal about CiviCRM, networked with their peers, and got all their questions answered!

The day was quicked of by a short presentation on CiviCRM, CiviDay and the power of an Open Source community. We then (literally) split the conference room in half, and had around 30 newcomers learn about what CiviCRM is and what it can do for your organization, while the 15 or so experienced users attended a presentation on CiviCRM extensions and even had a walkthrough on how to create a small extension to reorganize an online form. Then, after a short coffee and pastries break, it was time to head back in the rooms. This time the larger room had a couple of existing users testify about their experience with CiviCRM, while the geeks learned about creating successful email marketing campaigns with CiviCRM...

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30 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay

“CiviDay 2014” Meetup
Hosted by Electronic Frontier Foundation
San Francisco, CA

2014.01.29

CiviDay San Francisco landed itself last night inside the headquarters for Electronic Frontier Foundation, an apt place to launch the new year and learn about Civi’s accessible open source software. I was asked to take notes of the robust discussion that took place that evening. As I'm new to this platform, I took extensive notes, but be sure to enlighten me if needed.

Dave Greenberg welcomed the group and gave a quick overview of the CiviCRM tool. The group held a diverse range of experience, from those who are new to CiviCRM to experienced users and developers. A brief review of CiviCRM was in order to start the evening. Dave covered CiviCRM with a few key points:

  • CiviCRM is completely open source and is continually updated through its developer community as need arises or innovative ideas compel users to tinker and...
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30 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay

With over 25 attendees, Portland, Oregon’s CiviDay event maxed out Free Geek's seating, creating a truly standing-room only event.

Hearing about #CiviCRM at Portland #CiviDay event at @freegeekpdx pic.twitter.com/76UHsIZcL2

— Bethany Lister (@betalister) January 30, 2014

Event wrangler with the mostest and nptech consultant Bethany Lister first ran through intros, what to do in case of an emergency water landing, and raved about CiviCon.

Local tech and Civi consultant Barbara Miller brought newbies up to...

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30 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay, Meetups

Yesterday the New York City CiviCRM group was out in full-force to celebrate CiviDay, an international celebration of the worlds best constituent relationship management solution for Non-Profit, Advocacy and Political organizations. My company, Web Access, along with Rayogram co-hosted the event which was attended by 22 people which included implementers, end users and organizations who were evaluating CiviCRM.

We split the day into two sessions, first a co-working day/help desk led by myself and Kurund Jalmi from the CiviCRM core team, followed by CiviDay Meetup in the evening. Since we had a big group we decided to split into 2 groups, one for more experienced/advanced users and another one for beginners. Advanced group worked together on bug fixes and customizations, while those...

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30 January, 2014
By Detlev
Filed under CiviDay

The CiviDay meetup in Berlin was organised by "Software für Engagierte e.V.", a german association of CiviCRM using organisations, who want to join forces in order to improve the localisation. And the event was a pretty good success: 12 participants representing 9 different organisations, most of them new to CiviCRM, showed up.

Ronald Pabst, Detlev Sieber and Olaf Buddenhagen (antrik) from Software für Engagierte gave a presentation of CiviCRM and answered several questions. Fabian Sachs, hosting provider from Bonn, presented his new full service hosting offering for CiviCRM.

And the outcomes: Great discussions, great inputs, and most probably two new organisations using CiviCRM!