Create an Event/Meetup Template for Drupal User Groups
completed by: Will
mentors: Matthew Lechleider
All over the world Drupal user groups are happening on almost a daily basis. Drupal's on line and in person communications are some of our best attributes as a community. Research event listings of Drupal user groups on groups.drupal.org and meetup.com. Do you see a common factor between all of these event listings? Of course event's require basic information such as Who, What, Where, When, Why, How...However, some of these event listings are missing basic information and many others missing other important notes such as parking at the event location. Example, will there be a presentation at the event? If so, who is the presenter and what is the presentation summary? Your task is to create an easy to use template that any user group can utilize. Standardization truly helps evolve innovation and event listings should be easy to read/understand.
Deliverables: Create a node on groups.drupal.org/user-group-organizers with an easy to use template for event organizers. Be creative in the way the template works. Will it be a simple text file with search/replace? Or maybe you can build a quick Drupal site with an event content type, fields for all the data, and views with css to display the event listing in a very specific format? A standard listing of date/time with an address is not acceptable. This task requires thinking out of the box to include every detail a Drupal user group would ever need to display to potential attendees.
Resources: Research event listings of Drupal user groups on groups.drupal.org and meetup.com. Do you see a common factor between all of these event listings? Many of the event listings are fragmented or missing valuable information. Research good and bad event listings. How can we resolve this issue?