We're in the midst of preparing for a UK developer camp and meetup this June - an event where CiviCRM developers, administrator and users from the UK and Europe can get together around CiviCRM - and we'd like you to tell us what you want to see at the camp.
The developer camp is aimed at those that want to learn more about CiviCRM from the people involved in it's development. If you are interested in improving your CiviCRM admin skills, learning more about developing with CiviCRM or helping improve the product in any other way, then this camp is for you.Read more
Penguin Day DetailsPenguin Days are designed to let nonprofits and social justice activists learn about free and open source software that can support their work and potentially save them money, including tools for web publishing, fundraising, blogging, and campaigning. Full details are at www.penguinday.org. Thanks to the generosity of Google, we're delighted to grant fee waivers to anyone who needs one!... Read more
I will be giving an informal presentation on CiviCRM and Drupal on February 19th at 5:30pm in Santa Clara, CA. If you're using CiviCRM with Drupal (or are considering it) - and you're in the Bay Area, it would be great if you could join us.
Given that this is a Drupal Meetup, the focus will be on CiviCRM integration with Drupal. We'll review user registration and my account integration, online contribution pages and event registration. Then, depending on what the participants are interested in and how techie the audience is, we may spend some time looking at some of the integration modules (OG CiviCRM, Groups / Roles, Member / Roles), as well as Views2 integration and hooks.
Introduction to CiviCaseClaire Sauve from Physician Health Program will be joining me in presenting an introduction to our new CiviCase component. The session will be an online web conference with phone dial-in, so participants can discuss interests and questions. No pre-registration is required - but drop me an email if you're planning on attending - dave at civicrm dot org. When: Wednesday, February 4 at 11:00am PST Toll Free Dial-in (U.S. & Canada): 1-866-740-1260 International Dial-in: click here for listings Participant Access Code: 8467471 Web Conference URL: https://www1.callinfo.com/prt?host=readytalk&an=8667401260&ac=8467471
Depending on participant interest, topics will include:
- CiviCase background concepts
- Physician Health Program implementation...
Joomla! Day UK is scheduled for March 13 and 14, 2009 in Kent. The organizers would like to include one or more CiviCRM-related sessions, depending on interest and availability of presenters.
If you are interested in or planning on attending OR if you are interested in helping to organize / present at a CiviCRM or NGO / Non-profit session - please post back to the forum topic.
If there's a decent number of folks planning on attending - we can look at organizing an additional user group meetup in Kent either before or after the conference (and possibly get one of our core team members to Kent to join in the fun).
- Advanced User Training - We held several 2-day sessions this year - focused on the skills needed to configure, customize and use CiviCRM advanced features. These sessions were well received - so we're planning on doing several more in 2009. Fees for these sessions are based on operating expenses.
- User Group Meetings - Half or full-day meetups where folks can share experiences and learnings, network, and discuss the future of the platform.
- Developer Camps - These 1 or 2 day sessions are "learn by doing" events where developers can work together with core team members on specific projects
Today was the second (and, unfortunately, last) day of the SF CiviCamp.
The day started with Rob Thorne’s presentation on using CiviCRM 1.x contacts as CCK fields and his work on CiviNode. Given that in the meantime all of CiviCRM, CCK and Views released version 2s, the outcome of the discussion was that it’s best to rewrite this code from scratch.
That led to a discussion about the stability, coverage and the general uses of CiviCRM APIs. The consensus was that the main users of the CiviCRM APIs are third-party developers, and it would be most useful if there was a way for them to write custom APIs covering their most popular use-cases. This, in turn, led to whether our internal classes (CRM_*) are stable enough to be a viable API by themselves; we’ve always considered them ‘private code’ and as so never strived to stabilise the various functions’ signatures, outcome – or even their existence between releases.
Another topic raised during the morning session...Read more