Despite torrential rains yesterday, New York City's first CiviCRM Co-Working day was a hit. A diverse group of people representing workers unions, religious organizations, Occupy Wall Street, The Drupal Association and more gathered to work together. The morning started out withOUT coffee and donuts (we can blame the rain) yet everyone buckled down to work with Dave and Lobo standing by on IRC to answer any questions. After breaking for lunch and a case study presentation midday, the true collaboration began with many questions asked and answered.
This was a much more satisfying model for those of us who have been organizing the monthly meetups because attendance was hirer and people seemed to really be mentoring one another while getting their own work done. We'd love to get some feedback from those who did and didn't attend. At this point our thought is to hold CiviCRM Co-Working on the third Monday of each month. A nice way to kick off the week!
rayogram is hosting CiviCRM co-working Monday, May 21st, 2012 from 10-5pm.
We hope this will be a great opportunity for new and experienced developers, consultants and organizations to work side-by-side and mentor one another. We will include a case study presentation over lunch.
We've extended this invitation to CiviCRM enthusiasts throughout the New York region so please register in advance! It will be held in our TriBeCa offices (79 Leonard Street between Church & Broadway, easily accessible by the A/C/E, 1, 6, N/R/Q, J/Z).
Hope to see you here!Read more
Fellow Civilians: Wednesday, 9 May, was another CiviCRM meet-up spectacular in London, hosted by Third Sector Design at TechHub.
- CiviMobile: The browser-based mobile phone app.
- Screencasting: How to create Civi video tutorials for the web.
- UK Direct Debits: Integrating paperless direct debit payments in the UK.
So without further ado...
PRESENTER: Peter McAndrew
SUMMARY: Browser-based mobile app that gives users access to Civi via their smart phone.
DETAIL: CiviMobile will allow people to do event check-ins, contact searches, and more on their iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and other web-enabled phones and tablets. The selection of fields will be based on profiles, allowing admins to...Read more
Here at Third Sector Design we're preparing for our next meet up which will take place on Wed 9th in Central London. The last one was excellent, with lots of people and 3 really interesting presentations on a wide range of topics.
This time we're going to be focusing on:
* CiviMobile - a new mobile app for CiviCRM
* Making CiviCRM webcasts
* CiviCRM case studies
These meet-ups are a really important point of contact for Civi users. Meeting up with other members of the community and hearing about how other users work with the software is invaluable for most people. The Third Sector Design team have just got back from California where we were attening CiviCon in Berkeley and then we went on to a 10 day codesprint out in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills. Both events were really inspiring as well as lots of fun; there's a general feeling that the community is radiply growing as more organisatons become...Read more
Chris Ward has organised a meetup in Melbourne for this Monday:
Monday, April 23, 2012
1/41 Stewart Street
Will you attend?
About 45 participants attended the session. We did some polling of the room at the start to see who was there. I started by asking how many folks were familiar with the concept of open source software and I was happy to see most folks raising their hands. There was a mix of consultants and NP staff / managers, and only a few were already using CiviCRM. Most folks were already using some kind of CRM and came to explore if Civi might serve their needs better. Interestingly, a large percentage of folks were familiar with or using one of our supported CMS's (Drupal, Joomla, WordPress).
We walked through an introductory presentation - but most of the time was spent on Q & A. Questions ranged from "does it scale", to "how much does it cost to implement", to "is it hard to upgrade if you've customized it...Read more
Just a quick shout out to all those who attended the Philly CiviCRM meet up earlier this month.
I thought the session was excellent. 2 hours straight of Q&A with a host questions and a lot of excellent experience shared. I think we all learned a lot and are looking forward to our next meetup.
If you're in the Philly area on June 12, we'd love to see you. Hopefully Byron won't eat all of the Oreo's next time!
It's the code sprint next week here in London, at CAN in Old Street, and hopefully we'll have quite a few people coming along to join in for all or some of it. Lobo and Kurund are coming over, which we're excited about :) On Thursday, after a hard day's sprinting, we'll be rolling round the corner to The Book Club for a bit of a hang out.
Everyone is welcome. You don't have to be a developer or a Civi expert, it's just a chance to meet other people in the community. In fact, it's not a Civi-focused event, it's a social thing, and if we can bring ourselves to - we'll be talking about things other than Civi!
We'll be there from 6, so pop in for a drink, some food, or just to say hi. See you there :)
Third Sector Design
The meetup was hosted at techhub, in London’s “Silicon Roundabout”, Old Street. Our host for the evening was Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design, a company specialising in CiviCRM based in techhub.
Meet-ups are free and a great way to get to learn more about CiviCRM and are suitable for those that are new to CiviCRM as well as people that have been using it for years. There were two presentations, a mingle session and a case study report from a charity that’s successfully implemented CiviCRM.
CiviCRM in 2012
The keywords for 2012 are: mobile, scalable, community.
A code sprint (?) scheduled for later this month in London will be focusing...Read more
The first North of England meetup took place on the 12th of January 2012. It was really well attended with fifteen attendees. The attendess consisted of people interested in CiviCRM, users, implementers and developers. Some of these people had travelled quite a long way to get there and we were really pleased to see them.
The focus of the meetup was to start to create a community of people interested in CiviCRM across the North of England and secondly to create a forum by which those looking at using CiviCRM can come along for practical advice.
The meetup icebreaker went really well (we struggled to stop people talking!) and this was followed by two demonstrations. The first one was a demo of CiviCase using a real world example. The second demo looked at CiviEvent and how this can be integrated into a Drupal public website.
We also got plenty of feedback on the format which we will be taking into account for the next meetup....Read more