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CiviCamps are casual, locally-organized one day events bringing together CiviCRM users, experts and those who want to discover what CiviCRM is and what it can do. This year, Software für Engagierte e.V., an association of CiviCRM users, came up with the plan to organize annual CiviCamps in Germany. 43 users, experts and interested organizations attended the first camp that took place November 15th in Halle (...Read more
This is just a quick reminder that as announced in August the CiviCRM release on 2 Jan 2019 will be the last release supporting PHP 5.5.
Upstream php.net support for PHP versions 5.6 and 7.0 also ends at the end of this month; if you are on these versions, we recommend that you consider your upgrading. Our goal is that CiviCRM will support PHP 5.6 and 7.0 through to September and December 2019 respectively. We will re-evaluate that goal in March per the previous...Read more
An interview with Mary Ann Bopp, Development Director of Pets Alive
Last month I attended Sustain Summit 2018: an inspiring 'one-day event for open source sustainers' organised by Open Collective. It was great to spend a day with people who are working hard to tackle the sustainability problem. Some focused on their own projects, others looking more broadly across the open source ecosystem. The sustainability conversation has moved on significantly since the last time I looked, in about 2013, and there are lots of new ideas and projects with the potential to impact how we work.
In this post, I want to try and do two things: give a comprehensive...Read more
Take your event management to the next level with this Cividesk on-line training session designed for current users of CiviCRM on Tuesday, December 11th at 10 am MT/ 11 am CT/ 12 pm ET. This course is an excellent follow-up to the Fundamentals of Event Management class taught by Cividesk.
We use several concrete event examples to discuss some of the more complex features in CiviCRM for customizing your event registration. We'll go in depth with price sets, profiles and different registration options so you will leave the class feeling confident...Read more
It's a nice day to... LEEEEExIIIIIIIM!
Billy Idol gets it, now you can too. The CiviCRM menubar is getting a major revamp, LExIM style* - the new menubar extension is now ready for beta testing, and once that's complete, it will be ported into the next release of CiviCRM. But why wait, you can get all the new goodies right now by installing the beta extension (requires CiviCRM v5.8+). It gives...Read more
I have just published the CiviCRM native extension Contact Specific API Defaults which allows you to specify specific defaults for API fields for a contact.