Drupal Coworking BoF: The State of Drupal and Coworking
- Are you an independent developer who would love to have fellow Drupaleros and Druaplistas working at your side?
- Do you already know about coworking and Drupal Coworking Friday and are looking for a space?
- Are you new to coworking and would like to learn more about it?
About this BoF
The idea of a Drupal coworking / hackerspace in Los Angeles was introduced during the opening announcements at DrupalCamp LA 2010 and last year at Drupal Design Camp LA. Since then, a few LA Drupal members got together and created Droplabs, a Drupal event and coworking space.
Several of the Droplabs founders will be in attendance at DrupalCo LA and at this BoF. Come meet like-minded members of the community and discuss the state of Drupal and coworking!
Droplabs is a collaborative Drupal event and coworking space in Downtown Los Angeles. Created in 2011 by LA Drupal members for the LA Drupal community, we are focused on serving the greater LA Drupal community, enriching the Drupal skills and lives of its members, and bringing joy to our Drupal practice.
We have been open to the public since May, 2011, and the use of our equipment and facilities, including conference room, tables and chairs, espresso machine and high-speed WiFi network, is free until our official launch. See http://groups.drupal.org/node/145934 for more details about our open beta period.
Droplabs is the host of the monthly Downtown LA Drupal meetups, LA Drupal's weekly Pro Drupal 7 Development book study group and special events including last month's Drupal job fair and Varnish 3 Release Party.
Here is how Wikipedia describes coworking:
Coworking is a style of work which involves a shared working environment, sometimes an office, yet independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization. Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation. Coworking is the social gathering of a group of people, who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with talented people in the same space.
Would you like to co-present?
This is a good session topic to have as a panel discussion. If you'd like to co-present this session, just show up for the BoF or contact Christefano directly.
About the presenters
- Christefano is one of the Larks at Exaltation of Larks and is the Lead Burrito Analyst at Droplabs, a Drupal event and coworking space in Los Angeles. A long-time contributor to the Drupal project, Christefano is also a sysadmin and event organizer for LA Drupal and DrupalCamp LA and is on the Drupal.org and groups.drupal.org webmaster teams. You can find him coworking at Droplabs and online in the #drupal-la, #droplabs and #drupal-coworking channels on the freenode IRC network.