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12 December, 2007
Filed under CiviCRM, Training
Based on the success of our first two camps - we're looking to schedule 3 to 4 camps throughout 2008. These camps will probably follow the same basic format. We'll limit attendance to a small group of folks from 1 to 3 different organizations (approx 3 - 9 participants) and do a combination of design and coding on specific projects of interest to the attendees. I'm posting some tentative locations and dates here so that folks can look at their schedules and get back to us as to which time(s) and location(s) they'd be interested in joining. At this point, the March date is definite. The other... Read more
11 December, 2007
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM, Training

We just concluded our second boot camp in San Francisco earlier today. Running a boot camp is a bit harder than it seems. We'd like to thank the good folks from Chicago Techonology Cooperative (Tom, Brandon), Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) (Blake, Patricia) and USPIRG/FFPIR (Wes) for attending and being willing and gracious bootcamp participants

Similar to the first bootcamp, we structured this bootcamp as a mixture of design and coding sessions. We also split into smaller groups for a couple of sessions to address some more specific issues with the respective organizations....

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11 December, 2007
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM

Kurund and Lobo will be in New York City on Dec 19th / 20th. We will tailor the session based on the needs of the folks who sign up :)

If you are interested please send me an email (lobo at yahoo dot com) along with ideas on what you'd like the session to be about. We'd love to get some user feedback, comments and critique of CiviCRM. We'll spend some time explaining a few things coming in CiviCRM v2.0

We will be hosting the meetup on Dec 19th at 9:00 am - 11:00 am at:

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
123 4th Ave, 2nd FL
New York, NY 10003
...

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08 December, 2007
By lobo
Filed under v2.0, Training

We conducted our first ever developer bootcamp for a group of developers from TechSoup. The bootcamp was spread over two days and four sessions. Each session was approx three hours long. Overall we felt the bootcamp was a success. We also ended up with a couple of new features for CiviCRM v2.0.

  • The first session was a quick introduction to some of the basic and advanced features of CiviCRM. We also covered the schema changes in v2.0. We ended the session with a quick overview of the code structure along with some of the basic building...
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05 December, 2007
By michal

Last week, another one of excellent events organised by Aspiration happened in Zagreb. It was Open Translation Tools 2007 and it covered a variety of topics, starting from cultural aspects of both content and software localisation, through managing open communities, mapping translation and localisation tools and resources, also including machine translation mechanics. Detailed agenda and notes from sessions are ...

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30 November, 2007
By shot
Filed under CiviCRM

We’re happy to announce that CiviCRM 2 will be licensed under the freshly-released GNU Affero General Public License Version 3.

The reasons why we went with the Affero GPL license since the beginning of CiviCRM are detailed on our License FAQs page, but the short of it is that the GNU GPL 2 license does not treat software distributed as a service the same way as it treats software distributed in other forms (notably, in binary). If CiviCRM was distributed under GNU GPL 2, anyone...

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28 November, 2007
By lobo
Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM

We have slipped the code freeze release date by a week for CiviCRM 2.0 to Dec 10, 2007. At this point, we have not changed the other dates on the schedule. We are hoping to meet those dates, but this being the holidays and given our travel / consulting / camp schedule, we might slip the other dates by a week or two.

With regard to CMS requirements, we were hoping to see a final release of Drupal 6.0 and Joomla 1.5 by end of this year. At this time we do not expect to see a final release of either Drupal (which is in beta 3) or Joomla (which is in RC3). Based on our prior experiences...

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20 November, 2007
By michal
Filed under v2.0

A while ago, I gave a brief
preview of new CiviCRM's functionality in 2.0
on this blog. "Two-point-oh"
was a bit of a "wild dreams" back than - but it didn't really lasted
long when we got into the stage where this milestone version is behind
the door.

There we go, code freeze for CiviCRM 2.0 is scheduled in two weeks, and
it will contain some exciting new things. One of...

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19 November, 2007
By kurund
Filed under CiviCRM

And it all began like normal Barcamp (like any other non-conference). As we all know, most of the developers are nocturnal, yet again CodeCampMumbai was no exception and started off schedule.

I am here with one of my colleagues(Deepak) to work on Facebook plugin for CiviCRM. Some initial specs on this feature:
Facebook Integration

Other interesting projects include lighting up bulb using web interface(PHP), Mapping and Adding Events on Google Map.

At around 12.00 pm we kicked off...

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15 November, 2007
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM

As some of you are aware, we have an excellent development team in Mumbai, India (managed by Web Access). Open source in india is starting to get more traction and we'd like to play our part in moving this along at a faster rate :)

CodeCamp Mumbai is happening this weekend. They were looking for sponsors and a couple of our developers were attending, so it made sense for us to step up and help pay for the event. You can read more about it here

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