07 August, 2009
Filed under Meetups
- Here's a report back from Sacha Stanton

The New York Meetup was a great success last night, as 33 people got a glimpse into upcoming releases, several case studies, and great open floor discussions. Dave Greenberg, core contributor, joined in via Skype video to provide insight into upcoming features and answering questions.

The crowd demographic was roughly one half users, one quarter developers, and one quarter that had not yet used civiCRM but where interested, or on the verge of, installing the software. There were two Joomla users, one standalone, while the rest were Drupal aficionados.

Brian Shaughnessy, of Lighthouse Consulting...

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05 August, 2009
Filed under v3.0, Meetups
The second SF Bay Area User Meetup was hosted last night by Wikia and Wikimedia Foundation folks (big claps). We had an excellent turnout (the room was packed) - with a nice mix of backgrounds ranging from prospective users to experienced folks and a few developers. The first part of the meeting featured 3 presentations: Read more
29 June, 2009
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM, Drupal, Meetups, Training
Last week Kurund, Michael, Mari, Xavier and I spent 2 days in the UK training camp and 1 day at the user camp. We had a great turnout at both camps with a 18 participants in the training camp and 8 participants in the user camp.

Training Camp

The training camp was held over two days. Similar to our other camps this was also in an unconference format. The topics were decided by the participants and we split the day up into 5 sessions on both the days. Some takeaways from the user meetup:
  • The UK NGO's rely more on government funding than on donations.
  • Reporting and managing gift aid is important. We sketched out an implementation and a custom report for this on the wiki. More code on this coming soon
  • Folks were quite excited about CiviReport and the reporting framework.
  • Quite a few discussions on effectively supporting multi-org installations (n drupal installs, 1 shared civicrm db)
  • A good discussion on how to make CiviCRM get around the "not built...
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27 June, 2009
Filed under Meetups

Those that missed out on the last three days of CiviCRM fun in London (and those for whom three days just wasn't enough) will be pleased to hear that this July's London Net Tuesday will be focused on CiviCRM. Nic Rodgers from Enable Interactive and I will be there to answer your questions and talk about how organisations in the UK and further afield have been using it.

The event starts at 5.30pm on July 7 (that's pretty SOON, by the way) and is being kindly hosted by Bash Creations who live at...

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