Wherein the new member of the community finds his place, and the editing guidelines he shares thereof

Hi! My name is Christian Maltais. I'm a founding member of Praxis Labs Coop. We recently launched a Civi hosting service with automated updates. However, I also wanted to help the community on a more personal level. Since I'm not a developer, I felt unsure. How could I fit in?

CiviCon Colorado Session Update: Deadline for submissions is Friday March 18.

The sessions committee is working on developing the program for CiviCon Colorado 2016 and are receiving session topics through Friday March 18. The approach to the session tracks will be different than in previous years.

The sessions will be divided into two categories. One track will be focused on the CiviCRM product and will be divided into two segments: Beginner/User & Advanced/Implementer. The other track will be focused on the CiviCRM community.

Send Wordpress Contact Form 7 data to CiviCRM with API

Our customer Werk met Zin (Network of job coaches in Flanders) has a Wordpress site and uses CiviCRM to manage their relations and cases. On their Wordpress site they allow users to register for some events, which they solve with the civicrm event info and registration pages.

CiviCRM Entity -- Upcoming and Future Development

CiviCRM Entity is a Drupal module which greatly enhances CiviCRM integration with Drupal. This module exposes many CiviCRM entities as true Drupal entities. That means that almost any module can use Drupal entities. As a result, these modules can access and manipulate CiviCRM data directly from within Drupal via Drupal’s Entity API.

New Online Training Class - Integrating CiviCRM with Drupal

Are you a CiviCRM and Drupal Administrator?
In this online training designed for current users of Drupal and CiviCRM, we will learn how CiviCRM and Drupal work together. The benefits of the integration allow you to display CiviCRM data and pages on your website, to collect data from a form on your website, to grant your Drupal users to edit data in CiviCRM database and much more. We will learn about how to implement these benefits using CiviGroup Roles Sync and CiviMember Roles Sync, CiviCRM Webform, Views, Rules and much more.

Where does your individual donor fundraising stand?

If you're like most leaders of small nonprofits, you want to know where your fundraising stands as compared to other organizations your size. CiviCRM stores a wealth of data, but it might be time-consuming to search for it all. Even then, how will you know you're comparing data apples-to-apples with the rest of the sector?

Developers: Extension Testapalooza

Automated tests are important when collaborating with other developers in a large project. Even if you focus your attention on a small piece of the puzzle, your piece depends on other pieces, and others may depend on you. There will be inevitable occasions when a change in one causes an unexpected change or break in another. Automated tests form the first line of defense, providing timely feedback so that problems can be addressed while the material is mentally fresh.

CiviCON London 2016 - It begins

At our wonderfully well-attended and interesting CiviDay Bristol (here and here), somehow I managed to become co-opted as the chief co-ordinator for CiviCON London 2016 - 6th-7th October - and I'm reliably informed that organising for this event starts now, or earlier even.

Get a sneak-peak of the new API version 4

Mark your calendars, the api team will be doing a webinar introducing api version 4 on Thurs March 24 12:15pm EST.

For anyone that's developed an extension or other integration with CiviCRM, you know how important a good api is. CiviCRM's api version 3 is incredibly useful - it's mature, stable, tested, robust, and even has a handy gui explorer that writes code for you!

Events support and shape CiviCRM

As a project and as software for nonprofits, CiviCRM benefits from events in that they not only raise funds for the Core Team, they raise awareness about this incredible open source CRM and they foster the community participation needed to drive it. We’re excited to see that the first two CiviCon’s in 2016 are coming online, both slated for May/June time frame, though on opposite sides of the world; Ft. Collins, Colorado in the United States and Woerden, Netherlands.