Training

Last Minutes CiviCRM session added to DrupalCampLA

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2008-09-12 11:30
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If you're going to be in Los Angeles for DrupalCamp this weekend, stop by the Sunday 3:00pm (or possibly 4:15pm) session on the beginners track for an Intro to CiviCRM. We'll cover basic some basic set-up, usage, and have a brief discussion about what makes CiviCRM different from other Drupal modules. Appropriate for Advanced Drupal users who are new to CiviCRM, or total newbies.

**EDIT: Time corrected, but watch the posted schedules at the Convention center to be sure.

Philadelphia Boot Camp - Cancelled

Published
2008-06-18 10:06
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Thanks to the folks who expressed interest in attending a CiviCRM Boot Camp in Philadelphia this summer. Unfortunately we didn't get a sufficient number of signups to justify the expense of running the session (given that we'd be covering
airfare, housing expenses etc.) - so we are forced to cancel the session.

Last Call for East Coast Boot Camp in July AND Search Improvements

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2008-06-15 19:42
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If you were thinking of participating in the proposed Philadelphia Boot Camp, tomorrow is your last day to let us know (by sending an email to me - dave at civicrm dot org). We are still a few folks short of the number we need to run the camp - so if we don't hear from you tomorrow - we'll have to cancel this session. We're still planning to hold another camp in the fall on the West Coast - details to follow - but feel free to drop me an email if you're interested in that session.

CiviCRM Training in Philadelphia

Published
2008-05-29 00:27
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Based on the success of the previous trainings/boot camps, we’d like to schedule our first training on the US East Coast: July 23rd-24th in Philadelphia. We’d like to host people from three / four different organizations (around twelve participants) and conduct the sessions as a mix of advanced user training, developer training, design and coding, based on the interests of the attendees. We've built quite a few features and improved integration with Drupal / Joomla in prior trainings.

The Joy of Boot Camps

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2008-04-30 05:12
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Almost 10 days have passed since the Melbourne Developer Boot Camp, but the feeling of being part of an enthusiastic and growing community of CiviCRMers "down under" is still strong.

Successful NOSI / NTEN Webinar on CiviCRM

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2008-04-29 20:38
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Lobo and I woke up at 5:30am (ouch) today to conduct the CiviCRM Webinar. A dark and stormy morning in New Zealand - but evidently a good time for the Webinar (11am PDT) - as we had an awesome turnout (40+ folks registered). The session was billed as in introduction to CiviCRM - so we spent most of the time describing the key features and components (contributions, memberships, event registration, etc.). In order to give folks a better idea of CiviCRM in Action - I created a separate slide-show with screenshots of CiviCRM pages from a variety of live sites...
  • User registration with CiviCRM profiles - from Amnesty International
  • Multiple online contribution pages (campaign-specific) - from The Conservation Fund
  • Membership signup - from NYAMA
  • Event listing and registration - from The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research
  • Searchable South African NGO eirectory - from SangoNet

Melbourne Bootcamp review

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2008-04-22 19:10
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Sunday 20th and Monday 21st April was CiviCRM Bootcamp in Melbourne - an excellent couple of days of training, discussion, and discovery.

CiviCRM Bootcamp New Orleans, March 18 and 19, 2008

Published
2008-03-25 16:38
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Day 1: Technically, day 1 was a fabulous dinner hosted by CiviCRM at Herbsaint in the warehouse district of New Orleans. This is Susan Spicer's restaurant, and it was delicious -- they even made the vegetarian (me) a special-not-on-the-menu meal! We took this time to get to know each other and talk a bit about CiviCRM, what we liked/disliked, and the development community in general.

Report from NTC and Penguin Day

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2008-03-25 13:17
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Meeting folks who use and implement CiviCRM - face to face - is stimulating, challenging and just plain fun. I spent last week in New Orleans at our Boot Camp, at NTEN's NTC and at Penguin Day - and came home tired, a few pounds heavier (good eats in NOLA), and vowing to make these opportunities happen more often!

NTEN Affinity Group

Thanks to Judy Hallman's hard work and useful "pushing" - there were two specific CiviCRM events at NTC - an "Affinity Group" and a lunch "Discussion Table". The Affinity Group was well attended - especially given that it overlapped with NTEN's Day of Service and before many folks had arrived for the main conference. There was a good mix of folks from non-profits of various sizes and types, a few integrators and several folks who work for other eCRM platforms. However, none of the attendees were actual users - and the planned agenda was focussed on user sharing and Q & A. We did a quick re-boot and managed to give folks an overview of CiviCRM features. Several people expressed doubts about using an open source solution for their organization (one person even using the phrase "deathly afraid"). They raised particular concerns about support ("who do I call when something goes wrong") and technical resources required for installation, configuration and maintenance. As options for paid support become more available, and the ecosystem of solution providers grows - these concerns should diminish. However, for many organizations a fully hosted (ASP) solution is the only realistic answer. A highlight of the meeting was Greg Heller's "show and tell" of several CivicActions CiviCRM implementations. Seeing CiviCRM "in action" really helps folks understand some of the power of the platform and the advantages of tight integration with a CMS like Drupal. John Kenyon also spent a few minutes describing his training sessions for organizations using or preparing to use CiviCRM.

CiviCRM Melbourne Developer Training is now scheduled ..

Published
2008-03-16 22:12
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For April 20th and 21st. The session is already sold out. However if there is more interest, we can schedule another training (in Sydney?) and/or get another developer to help with this training. Please contact us immediately if interested.

On a related note, Dave Greenberg and myself will be leading a training in New Orleans this week (March 18/19 @ Sheraton). Dave will also be around for NTEN and Penguin Day. Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself, so we can better associate names and faces :)

lobo