It was amazing to see and hear so many reports from CiviDay meet ups happening all over the world this Wednesday. It's an awesome example of the power of the CiviCRM community - and open source networks in general - to make things happen. It was only last month that we decided to create a CiviDay and put up a blog post inviting people to participate. In that time we managed to organise 24 meet ups in 5 continents with an estimated 250-300 people attending - and it was not hard to do.
Here are just a few highlights so far (feel free to add your highlights as comments below)
- DC folks decided it is time for a CiviCamp on the East Coast of the US this Autumn - watch this space for details
- France rocked! and amongst other things, found out how Wikimedia France raised 1....
It's with great regret that the Australia/New Zealand CiviCRM community announce the postponement of our first CiviCon. Whilst we had received some fantastic offers of sponsorship and session proposals, we just weren't getting the public registrations required to run such an event.
With hindsight it could be that coinciding the event with fundamentally a developer conference (DrupalCon) wasn't the best idea so we are currently investigating options for running at a time more convenient to our intended audience of implementors, systems administrators, CTOs and technical wizards at non profits and community groups.
We would like to again thank all of those who got involved with organising, volunteering and supporting and encourage any of you in our region to remain as involved with your...Read more
Next Thursday december 13th. CiviCRM will be present in Buenos Aires and Madrid simultaneously!
Luciano Spiegel (iXiam's CTO) will be presenting CiviCRM in next OpenExpo CRM Event.
Alejandro Salgado will be hosting the first CiviCRM meetup in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The concept behind CiviDay is pretty simple: all the local CiviCRM meet ups organise a meet up on the same day: January 23rd 2013. And we use this as an opportunity to grow and strengthen local CiviCRM communities and create new ones.
Meet ups are a great way to meet other CiviCRM users, implementors and developers: to find people that can help, get your questions answered, find out about the latest developments in CiviLand, and build your local CiviCRM community. They are also a good opportunity to show off any cool work that you have been doing recently. And since its CiviDay, we'll also add a couple of extra suprises into the mix.
So what do you need to do to be part of CiviDay 2013? Simple - just head along to your local CiviCRM meet up and be part of a global network of CiviCRM gatherings happening that day. At the time of writing we have meet ups (some of them happening for the first time!) in:
- Apeldoorn (Netherlands)
- Austin, TX...
Join the next meeting of the Dallas / Fort Worth CiviCRM Meetup group on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM. We meet every send Tuesday at Improving Enterprises in Addison.
Join the group for a look at the variety of uses for CiviCRM profiles - ways to populate your contact database.
The next London CiviCRM meetup on Wednesday 28th November. We've run some really sucessful meetups over the last couple of years and we're looking forward to another great turn out.
- CiviBooking - Jamie, Compucorp
- Direct debit extension (phase ii update) - Parvez Saleh,...
We are looking forward to a great turnout o Tuesday. If anyone has any questions that they'd like addressed please send them to me by Monday.
Join the next meeting of the Dallas / Fort Worth CiviCRM Meetup group on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM - just on the heels of Dallas Drupal Days, so we expect increased attendance. We meet every send Tuesday at Improving Enterprises in Addison.
Bring your laptops or webhosting credentials along with questions and anything that may be holding up your project. We will set up small groups in which users will assist each other with installation, configuration, or walk through any steps that you would like to learn about.
Join the next meeting of the Dallas / Fort Worth CiviCRM Meetup group on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM.
We're meeting at a new and exciting location - community space at Improving Enterprises in Addison.
I've been working in cooperation with two other providers of tech services in the Yorkshire region of the UK over the last few months to establish a programme whereby we can build some awareness among third sector organisations in our part of the world about the potential of CRM as a concept and the existence of CiviCRM as an affordable means of implementing a CRM strategy in their organisations.
The first manifestation of this work will be an afternoon meetup/seminar on July 13th, enabling interested organisations to come together to learn more, take a no-obligation peek at CiviCRM and get a feel for the sort of benefits that a decent CRM tool can potentially deliver.
In addition we are hoping that anyone in the North of England who is already involved with CiviCRM in some way - be it as an end user, adminstrator, developer or other - will also join us for this first meetup in this part of the world.
For more information and to sign up, please go to...Read more