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...Read more
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 organization’s 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...Read more
CiviDay is today, January 29th!
Welcome to the 2nd annual worldwide event for sharing this powerful community-driven platform. CiviCRM is relied on by thousands of organizations working to make a positive difference in the world.
Be a part of it.
If there is a meetup in your local area, join in the fun. Never been to a meetup before? Even better - these events will be especially welcoming of first-timers.
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CiviDay 2014 is only a week away and the NYC CiviCRM community is going all out! Web Access and Rayogram will be hosting a co-working day and meetup where organizations, implementors, developers and prospective users will come together to explore the many uses of CiviCRM, solve problems and share their experiences. We will be having special breakout sessions during the meetup to venture more into possibilities and learn more on CiviCRM.
The activities will start at 2pm at Rayogram’s office in TriBeCa with the co-working/help desk session going until 5pm, at which point we will start our CiviDay meetup with talks from Kurund Jalmi from the CiviCRM core team, Tony Mazzarella from Web Access, Jon Goldberg from Palante Tech and Dana Skallman from Tadpole Collective.
Web Access will be providing refreshments, so we kindly ask you to...Read more
CiviDay 2014 meetups are happening in all the locations below on January 29th! Click the Details and Registration link for exact locations and start times.
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|Apeldoorn, The Netherlands...|
The January London Meetup and Coworking
To celebrate (is that the right word?!) CiviDay here in London we are planning a full CiviDay marathon! Starting with a Coworking day, kindly being hosted by Gamesys, then followed by the January Meetup and onto a nice warm friendly pub.
And what exactly is a co-working day... we hear some of you ask... Well...
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At the London Meetup last night, the idea of having a CiviCRM co-working day was discussed, so we are certainly planning to do that in London on CiviDay 2014 (Wednesday, January 29th), and wouldn't it be great if the same pattern could be followed around the world. The idea would be that the CiviDay Meetup in the evening would be at the same venue as the Co-Working day, ie that we book a venue for the whole day and into the evening, and that the venue has good wi-fi available and access to refreshments.
The idea of co-working is a bit like a sprint, except that you work on anything that is CiviCRM-related (eg customer-related work), rather than specifically towards the CiviCRM project as you would in a Sprint. (I regularly attend Drupal co-working days, and find them really useful as I get to meet others who work in the Drupal community, whom I would not normally get to meet, and I can ask others about how to solve particular problems, and get answers that are not only so...Read more
Last January, we have 24 amazing CiviDay meet ups in cities around the world. I looked back just now and was reminded of all the great things that came out of those meetups (including CiviCamp DC!). It was great to see existing meet ups energised and new ones started. This coming January 29th 2014, we want to repeat the success of last year, and push it up a notch.
We all know there is no better way than face-to-face meetings for properly connecting with people. IMHO, our meet ups have two main goals:
- existing users can get together, build their networks and skills, share experiences, provide support and help to each other
- people who are considering starting out with CiviCRM can talk to real people who've been using CiviCRM, hear real life success stories, find out what support is available locally, and get energised about the possibilities. ...