We are excited to announce that registration is open for CiviCamp SF Bay Area 2018 — the first-ever low-cost daylong meetup in our region specifically designed for current CiviCRM users and non-users who want to explore CiviCRM.
The date is Thursday, May 3, and the venue is beautiful Preservation Park in Oakland. Sessions may include topics like organizing and reporting on your contacts, integrating your CRM seamlessly with your website, using CiviCRM for event registration and management, CiviCRM extensions, and more.
We encourage you to come whether you're just starting to think about using CiviCRM at your organization or you're a seasoned Civi wizard who wants to connect with other users and experts. We will be tailoring the day to your needs, so register now and...Read more
We've chosen one 72-hour block for the sprint as follows. Mark your calendars, and join us for however much time you like during this window.
|LA||Wednesday, March 21 at 6 pm||Saturday, March 24 at 6 pm|
|Denver||Wednesday, March 21 at 7 pm||Saturday, March 24 at 7 pm|
|Chicago||Wednesday, March 21 at 8 pm...|
This year we will have two CiviCamps in the UK to choose from!
May 15th in London
October 5th in Manchester
CiviCamps are one day events covering everything related to CiviCRM. They are a great opportunity to learn about CiviCRM and what it can do for your organization, meet other CiviCRM users, partners and Core Team members and gather their feedback, learn advanced strategies for managing your online database, ask any questions you might have, share tips and build connections! This is the opportunity to meet the CiviCRM community and share experiences and knowledge with other organizations using CiviCRM!
In addition, we will have a Sprint for those who are interested in contributing further, and a choice of Administrator and Developer Training for those who want to expand their knowledge:
UK Sprint: October 6th to 12th
Administrator Training: 3rd and 4th October...
Just arrived back home after spending a few days with the CiviCRM community in Brussels. And as always I really enjoyed myself and returned inspired and full of inspiration.
I started last Sunday, 4 feb 2018 at FOSDEM (https://fosdem.org/2018/). What an experience, I have never seen so many geeks in one spot! It was great to dive in, look at all the stands And I had a nice chat at the CiviCRM stand. Good that we (as in the CiviCRM community) had a stand there and we all took turns. Thanks Tim, Mathieu, Jaap, Klaas, Michael, Alain, Rose, Fabian, Björn and Phil. Quite enjoyed the dinner afterwards too :-)
Monday 5 feb 2018 was the first CiviCamp Brussels. A crowd of about 80, great location at Muntpunt and interesting sessions and roundtables. Quite a few showcases of users sharing...Read more
Last year, we overhauled the CiviCRM contributor program, allowing individuals to submit details about their contributions online as well combined the contributor and partner listing. So far this year, we’ve seen an increase in contributions being logged as well as a new revision to site that improves visibility of contributions. We thought it’d be a good time to recap where the program is at, answer a few common questions, and highlight where we see it going.
State of contributions
Currently, individuals in the community can contribute to CiviCRM in a variety of ways, be it code contributions, participation on Stack Exchange, event organization, or writing a blog for c.o. More details on this below. All contributions can be logged online via the contributor log. I say “can” because it’s completely optional. As a contributor, you don’t have to log your...Read more
CiviCRM will have a booth at FOSDEM 2018, the biggest European open source conference.
FOSDEM is a great opportunity to promote CiviCRM and meet other members this big free and open source family. With over 8000 participants, it is really a huge event.
Our booth will be in building K (level 2), and we will share the room with projects like Mozilla, Jenkins, Eclipse, Apache, Google Summer of Code...
Come say hi!!! Or even better, give a few hours of your time to help at the stand. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Oh yes, and stay a few days longer in Brussels and attend CiviCamp Brussels and the sprint!
Two months ago, I launched a Make It Happen campaign to build a System Administrator Guide with the goal of migrating the installation, setup, and upgrade documentation out of the wiki and into a beautiful guide on our new documentation platform. Amazingly, the MIH campaign reached its $2,000 USD minimum in only 4 days — which meant I could get to work right away!
Now I've completed this content migration and am excited to share the System Administrator Guide with you, in all its glory...
Before you thank me, join me in thanking these partners and community members who made this project happen by backing the campaign:
- Nubay Services
- Seamus Lee
- Eileen McNaughton...
This was my first sprint; I came somewhat prepared from reading other ‘first sprint’ blogs in that I brought a laptop set up with Ubuntu and Buildkit. Beyond that technical hurdle I came with no ideas of what to expect, hoping that I could both learn and contribute.
The sprint was at a beautiful old house in the middle of a large farm in Maryland complete with cows, a fire pit, and cable Internet (albeit probably the thinnest cable any of us have experienced in awhile)!
Since this is a QA sprint, our focus was on open pull requests rather than any new features. A few of us started by taking a look at what was sympathetically known as “old s**t from the hopper” - which was either a PR that one of us had opened too long ago and had languished, or in my case starting down the list of pull requests sorted by “Least recently updated” and looking for things...Read more
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...Read more