26 September, 2010
By Slovak
Filed under Drupal, Joomla, Meetups

Following the great response from OpenCamp and the recent Dallas Drupal User group meeting, the Dallas / Fort Worth CiviCRM Meetup is a reality!

Join us on October 11 at this inaugural meeting to find how you can use this open source solution in your non-profit organization or a small business. We'll cover the basics of CiviCRM and explore the newest features released in version 3.2.3.

We'll hold an informal open floor for people to present how they use CiviCRM and for others to ask questions about the CRM system.

08 September, 2010
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At September's meetup Kyle Jaster from Rayogram presented the newly released SimplyCivi Drupal theme, designed as a cleaner, more useful and user-friendly administration theme for CiviCRM. (Also check out Kyle's blog.) Below are notes from his presentation and information on how you can get and contribute to SimplyCivi.

  • Rayogram worked to create CiviCRM implementations for each of 62 New York State Senate (NYSS) offices
  • extensive use of CiviCase to track assistance to constituents
  • much of the work on NYSS implementations went into CiviCRM 3.2 core, especially front end changes
  • developed custom Drupal theme to wrap around CiviCRM; provides some extra features that work well with CiviCRM
  • decided to rewrap admin theme from NYSS project and make it...
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01 September, 2010
By kurund
Filed under CiviCRM, Meetups, Sprints, Training

CiviCRM Trainings / Code Sprint:

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23 July, 2010
Filed under v3.2, Meetups
We had a lively meetup on Tuesday at Wikimedia Foundation HQ in San Francisco. There was pretty cool mix of organizations represented:
  • board member and director from a "start-up" independent middle school looking to use CiviCRM and Drupal to support their vision of student - teacher - administration - parent collaboration
  • IT folks from an association of psychoanalysts - looking to implement CiviCRM and Drupal for fund-raising and events
  • two new developers from Wikimedia Foundation - looking towards making CiviCRM a more effective tool for their users
The focus of the meeting was review and Q/A on the upcoming 3.2 release. I walked through a Read more
23 July, 2010
Filed under Meetups

Were you thinking of attending the Mumbai CiviCRM Meet up  - July 2010  last Thursday in India  or wondering what exactly is shared, discussed, explained, who attended ?…


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09 July, 2010
Filed under Meetups, Training

Following on from our training camps last summer, we are very pleased to announce another two training events in London this September/October. The first is aimed at users and administrators, and the second is aimed at integrators, implementors and developers.

We'll have folks from around CiviLand joining us for these trainings (Archduke Lobo, Grand High Wizard Dave Greenberg, and more) so you'll be learning from the experts.

We received lots of positive feedback about the camps last year and the 'training team' have put a fair amount of work into improving the content of these trainings based on people's feedback. You can see the planned agenda on the event pages, and you're welcome to add specific items that you would like to see covered on the event Wiki pages.

Both events are at the end of September, and for the really keen they'll be followed by a 4 day code sprint (details to follow but please get in touch if you would like to play a part in shaping...

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29 June, 2010
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Last Friday I we had a BeNeLux CiviCRM meetup in Vianen, with 21 attendants from all three countries (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg). Lobo was present too as he was in the neighborhood (Paris?) anyway.

It was a very inspiring sessions, that got off with a good introduction. We split up in different parallel sessions, where Lobo did a general introduction, Erik Brouwer did a session on localization and I discussed my showcase of synchronizing data between CiviCRM and an Oracle application at De Goede Woning.

We rounded up with lots of small conversations and the general wish to come back together, get a developer camp organised and perhaps present CiviCRM on the next Drupal Jam. Good meeting, good to know there are more CiviCRM adepts out there!
Pictures avialable at http://picasaweb.google.com/erik.hommel63/CiviCRMMeetup25Juni201002#

15 June, 2010
By bgm
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Join us for the first Montréal CiviCRM meetup, Thursday July 8th, 17-19h! There will be report backs from CiviCon, French translation status, talks about the new book, case studies. We hope to encourage informal group talks based on various interests (users, integrators, developers).

Meetup agenda:

  • Report back on the first CiviCon (which was in April 2010 in SF after DrupalCon) and book/translation/code sprint
  • French translation status and recent changes to the translation system
  • New CiviCRM book and plans to translate
  • .. and anything else you would like to talk about related to CiviCRM!
  • Discussion will be in French and English.

    The event is free and open to all. Please confirm your presence by registering to the event.

    Annonce en français

14 June, 2010
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We will be live streaming the CiviCRM Toronto Meetup at June 15, 6:30-8:30pm EST.

To join us, go to


I'll be presenting on How to Plan a Successful CiviCRM Implementation. We're hoping that remote participants will be able to join in our discussions.

Many thanks to the RNAO.org for hosting our Toronto Meetups.

22 May, 2010
Filed under Meetups
We(NET Tuesday Taiwan) have a CiviCRM workshop since last August and had meetups for about 6-7 times. After Jimmy Huang came from CiviCon/Translation Sprint, we had a review meetup at 5/15 and gathered about 40 people from local NGOs. What's the next? Due to limited resource, I think we need have 2~3 successful local case studies and empower ourselves to better support local NGOS.


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