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22 September, 2016
By jgowans
Filed under CiviCon, Sustainability

Last week, I wrote about the CiviCRM community and tried to boil it down to a very simple venn diagram. Not only does 'community' play a huge role in producing the software through new features, bug fixes, etc., it also is invaluable for helping promote and raise awareness about CiviCRM the software.

Part of the diagram outlining the CiviCRM community includes providers and organizations that financially give back to CiviCRM, like partners,...

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21 September, 2016
By totten
Filed under v4.7, Architecture, Release

CiviCRM 4.7.x has made significant progress towards supporting PHP 7, MySQL 5.7, and Ubuntu 16.04. I'm pleased to announce the availability of the release-candidate for v4.7.12.

These improvements were made possible with the collaborative efforts of several people and organizations, including Mark Burdett (EFF), Mattias Michaux, Seamus Lee (Australian Greens), the New York State Senate, and the CiviCRM core team (Jitendra Purohit and me).

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14 September, 2016
By jgowans
Filed under Community

It’s been on my tasklist to write about the CiviCRM community. Like most people it seems, my task list is longer than I care to admit, so I’ve put this off for some time. I had a moment of inspiration the other day when I was jogging about trying to visually represent some of the key elements of our community, however this was problematic for two reasons. First, our community is complex, offering different ways for people to participate around a common vision, often with little structure to support them. Second, because even though I am often struck with great ideas (at least, I think...

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08 September, 2016

An interview with the Organization for Transformative Works

Cividesk recently spoke with the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), a nonprofit run by and for fans to provide access to and preserve the history of fan work and fan cultures. OTW is an all-volunteer organization that is based entirely online. Volunteers from around the world work together via e-mail, chat, and cloud-based project management software, in most cases without ever meeting in person. Kristen...

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08 September, 2016
Filed under CiviCon, Meetups

The countdown is on for europe's biggest CiviCRM event bringing together 200 members of the Civi community. This year CiviCON will be held on the 6th and 7th of October at Resource London, and it’s looking like it will be the best yet! The...

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07 September, 2016
By totten
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, Release

December 2016: Looking for the 4.7.14 / 4.6.24 release annoucement? Here it is!

The latest release of CiviCRM 4.6 and 4.7 includes security fixes. We recommend upgrading to 4.7.11 or 4.6.21 to ensure the security of your site and data. The latest releases include 9 security fixes and improvements. A number of other non-security issues have also been fixed in the latest releases.

To determine the impact of security fixes and improvements on your system, please review these advisories:

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18 August, 2016

Ever wanted to know Hebrew birthdays, yahrzeit dates, and other Hebrew dates for your contacts?  Now you can track all these dates, search on them, prepare lists,  and send reminders at the right time, and more.   Since this is a native CiviCRM extension, it will work under Drupal, WordPress or Joomla.

Get the extension at: https://civicrm.org/extensions/hebrew-calendar

Full documentation at: ...

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17 August, 2016
Filed under CiviCon

Enter CiviCon’s exclusive prize draw!

In only 7 weeks, more than 200 people will be gathering in London for Europe's biggest CiviCRM conference. And to build up the excitement, we have planned an exclusive competition to win 5 free tickets to the conference on the 6th and 7th October!

 

How does it work?

At last year’s CiviCon, we had such a great attendance that when we tried to take a photo of everyone, some people got lost in the middle of the crowd.

To enter the competition, you just...

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16 August, 2016
Filed under CiviCon

Calling out for submissions for lightning talks and extension showcase session submissions (and a reminder that the full session submissions deadline is coming up this Friday 19th August!) 

About the lightning talks and extension showcases:

The lightning talks and extension showcases take place just after lunch on day 1 and day 2 of the event in the main hall.

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16 August, 2016
By ypranay

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My name is Pranay and I study Computer Science at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. I am a student developer working for CiviCRM as a part of the Google Summer of Code 2016 program.  

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