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WizKids Previews New Star Trek Attack Wing Starter Set

Tabletop Gaming News - 19 December 2017 - 12:00pm
The 2-player starter is one of the best ways to get into a new game, if you ask me. With one purchase, you’ve got two starter forces so you and a friend can get playing as soon as possible. Well, in just a week or so, players will have access to a new Star Trek: […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Podcast Roundup

Tabletop Gaming News - 19 December 2017 - 11:00am
The work week is well underway. I know a lot of people want this week to go by as fast as possible, since it’s the last one before Christmas. If nothing else, it might mean a long weekend for you. And, of course, the possibility of presents. Who doesn’t love getting presents? Ok, I don’t […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Search API Elasticsearch Attachments

New Drupal Modules - 19 December 2017 - 10:29am
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Drupal Association blog: Call for Proposals: DrupalCon Europe License

Planet Drupal - 19 December 2017 - 10:09am

The Drupal Association’s mission is to unite the global open source community to help them build and promote Drupal. One of the most important ways that we advance our mission is through DrupalCon, Drupal’s flagship event.

At DrupalCon, community members with a technical, business, and marketing background come together to unite as a community, level up their Drupal skills, and contribute to the project. As a global event, DrupalCon breaks down walls between countries and the various personas who build, use and support Drupal, making it an accelerator of knowledge sharing, relationship building and contribution.

DrupalCon is ready to grow.  We need a model that allows the community to deliver DrupalCon globally. Our vision is to empower all regions to host DrupalCon, providing this experience to communities around the world.  As a first step, we are licensing DrupalCon to the European region.

We are excited to empower a new entity grounded in the European Drupal community to take this special event to the next level. The DrupalCon license initiative is an opportunity to re-imagine DrupalCon Europe to uniquely serve the Drupal community. The license is designed to allow for a new creative direction while enhancing Drupal’s mission, vision and values while maintaining the integrity of DrupalCon.

With the help of the DrupalCon Europe License Committee, we created a process for entities to apply for a DrupalCon Europe license by 30 March, 2018. We reviewed approaches used by other conference organizers, with particular attention to the key attributes that allow TED to scale its TEDx events. Then, we applied those learnings to our licensing process.

In short, we learned that TEDx scales because of clear “rules and tools” for the licensee (aka event organizer) and we aimed to provide the same level of guidance and support for the DrupalCon licensee. There are clear guidelines in the license agreement and the event rules and we will provide support in the form of knowledge transfer, tools, and advisory services. We also recognize that this is our first time creating such a program, so we encourage entities who are applying to contact us to discuss any areas of concern or question.

Below details how to submit a proposal for the DrupalCon license and the criteria that the Drupal Association will use to select the licensee.

We are grateful for the help of Bert Boerland, Baddy Breidert, Alex Burrows, Gabor Hojtsy, Janne Kalliola, Zsofi Major, and Stella Powers, who participated in the DrupalCon Europe License committee and contributed many hours and great insight into this process.

Table of Contents
  • Key Points
  • Who Can Apply For a DrupalCon License
  • Important Dates
  • What To Submit To Apply for a DrupalCon License
  • DrupalCon License Rules
  • Drupal Association Support
  • Decision Making Criteria
Key Points Who Can Apply For a DrupalCon License

To be eligible to apply for a DrupalCon license, you must meet the following criteria:

  • An entity grounded in the voice and needs of the Drupal community. This can include, but is not limited to:

    • A professional event company

    • A Drupal community group

    • A collective of Drupal businesses

    • A Drupal business

    • An event organizing company that demonstrates how they will work with the Drupal community

    • An entity where someone on the team has event experience

  • Able to accept funds as a business or nonprofit

  • Must have successfully produced an event that broke even or was profitable. Or, the team member with event experience has worked on an event that broke even or was profitable.

  • Must agree to abide by and enforce DrupalCon’s policies and rules.

Important Dates

Above is a timeline of important dates to know. The call for a DrupalCon license proposal is now open and it closes on 30 March, 2018. In mid to late April, applicants will be interviewed and a licensee will be selected by the Drupal Association in May 2018.

As early as July 2018, The Drupal Association will provide an onboarding workshop to the licensee, to begin knowledge sharing, and map out how best to support the event organizer leading up to and during DrupalCon.

What To Submit To Apply for a DrupalCon License

To apply for the DrupalCon license, please submit the following items by 30 March, 2018 to DrupalConEurope@association.drupal.org. Your application must include the items listed below in the following formats (presentation, spreadsheet, document).

  1. DrupalCon Business Plan. Submit a business plan with the following information:

    • Event location and dates.

    • Detailed event budget, structured as similarly as possible to the current DrupalCon budget format.

    • Budget assumptions. Clearly define the budget assumptions for expenses. Also, include forecasted ticket and sponsor revenue. Define your ticket pricing plan and your sponsor strategy (who you will sell to and how you will create value for sponsors). Additionally, explain how you will secure the cash flow for initial event investments like securing the venue.

    • Details about your event team. Who are the key people on your team, what roles will they play, and what is their event experience?

    • An overview of how you will ensure the event reflects the Drupal community's needs and culture and moves the project forward.

    • The event’s mission and vision, which should align with the Drupal Association’s mission and vision.

    • Target audience and target size. Which personas will your event attract and generally in what ratio? Please define your personas.

    • Event goals, strategies and objectives

    • What value will you bring to each persona and how?

    • Programming concept overview (which we know can change as you get further into planning). Please be sure to adhere to the programming rules.

      • Event duration

      • Provide a sample program and suggested tracks

      • Share your general concept for session selection

      • What is your plan to ensure conference diversity (attendees and speakers)

      • Tell us about some aspirational keynotes you would like to invite

  2. Drupal culture. Tell us how you define Drupal’s community spirit and culture and what it means to you.

  3. What’s your “why”. Tell us why you want to organize DrupalCon. Why should you be selected, and how will you maintain the Drupal community spirit.

  4. Your needs. As seen on page 4, the Drupal Association will support you with knowledge sharing, tools, and advisory services. What additional needs do you have?

  5. About your past events. Submit an overview of your past event that you, your event partner, or your team member worked on. Describe the event audience, audience size, goals, and how you achieved those goals along with the event’s financial statements.

The Drupal Association will select the organizer who can demonstrate the best approach for creating value to a technical and non technical audience by uniting the community, leveling up Drupal skill, and accelerating the project through a sustainable model.

DrupalCon License Rules

The DrupalCon license is designed to encourage creativity, to re-imagine the event. That means you can decide what is the best programming to meet the attendee’s needs. Or you can decide that sustainability is best achieved by starting with a smaller event that grows over time. However, all proposals and the actual event must conform to the DrupalCon licensing rules and agreement to maintain the Drupal Association’s community and governance expectations, as well as DrupalCon’s brand experience.

You can find DrupalCon Rules here.  

You can find the DrupalCon license agreement here.

Since this is the first time the Drupal Association has crafted DrupalCon license rules, we are open to discussion. Please contact us if you feel a rule is a blocker to you submitting a proposal. If discussions result in a rule change, we will update the rules document to reflect that change.

Drupal Association Support

The Drupal Association wants to make sure the chosen event organizer is set up for success. We recognize this means that we will play a role leading up to and perhaps during the event. Here are some ways the Drupal Association will help. We are open to hearing about additional ways in which we might help.

  • In-person workshop: The Drupal Association staff will fly to the organizer’s location to run a workshop where we will do a knowledge transfer, training, and determine how the Drupal Association will play a support role during the event production phase.

  • Playbooks, Guidelines, and Templates. The Drupal Association has several production playbooks that we will share so the organizer can see how the event was produced in the past. We recognize that the event organizer may want to alter our approach or create a brand new one.

  • Advisory Services. You may have questions along the way and we are here to help. No question will be too big or too small. We can set up periodic check in meetings to provide guidance as you develop your event.

  • Access to tools. DrupalCon promotion and management relies on several tools that we will share with the event organizer including the DrupalCon event site, social media handles, access to DrupalCon email lists, etc.

  • Promotion Support

    • The Drupal Association can amplify your call for ticket sales, sponsorship, and content through our channels including social media, email, newsletters.

Decision Making Criteria

When reviewing and comparing proposals, The Drupal Association will select the event organizer by using the following criteria:

Category

Topic

Weight

Sustainability

Conservative, realistic, complete budget plan with clear revenue and expense budget assumptions

10

Staffing plan

Clearly defined leadership team description and a staffing plan for producing the event that is designed to avoid burnout

8

Goals, strategies, objectives

Clearly articulated goals, strategies, and objectives that move the project forward, serve multiple personas, and has achievable metrics.

9

Location

Easy to reach by European community

8

Event Dates

Avoids major holidays (national, religious, etc) and aligns with Dries Buytaert’s availability

10

Target Audience

Program serves multiple personas

8

Programming

Creative approach for serving all persona  while meeting the licensing rules.

9

Session Selection

Well thought out approach that adheres to the DrupalCon licensing rules.

7

Diversity & Inclusion

Well thought out approach for growing speaker and attendee diversity to exceed the DrupalCon Vienna benchmark

8

Definition of spirit/ culture

Strong understanding of the Drupal culture

7

Keynote examples

Creative, inspiring keynote ideas that speak to all personas

6

Event Planning Experience

Clear demonstration of event experience on the team

7

Categories: Drupal

Archon Studio Running Chronicle X Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 19 December 2017 - 10:00am
The aliens are invading! Earth is being besieged by a fleet of flying saucers, and only the elite soldiers of Chronicle X have the gear, skills, and knowhow to defeat them. It’s not going to be easy, though. The alien Overmind is cunning, and will be looking to stay one step ahead in their plan […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

PhonePe

New Drupal Modules - 19 December 2017 - 9:35am

PhonePe for Payment.

Categories: Drupal

Acquia Developer Center Blog: A Look Inside Decoupled Architecture: The Engage Digital Application

Planet Drupal - 19 December 2017 - 9:07am

“The most compelling advantage of API-first Drupal is not the way it negates Drupal's presentation features, it's the way it enables the capabilities of the CMS to power multiple applications and devices. Leveraging Drupal as a centralized data source enables authors to deliver content to multiple devices outside of Drupal, while leaning on the strength of the CMS editorial workflow and patterns.” -- Jason Enter, Manager Technical Services, Acquia.

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Categories: Drupal

Jacob Rockowitz: Drupal 8 and the Webform module helps NYC online voter registration bill get passed

Planet Drupal - 19 December 2017 - 9:04am

My family and I got to see Mayor Bill de Blasio sign the online voter registration bill into law which Ben Kallos, a New York City councilman and true fan of Open Source, sponsored. Kallos used the Webform module to demonstrate how easy it easy it is to capture a digital signature. The most ironic thing about watching the mayor sign the online voter registration bill, which is driven by the concept of digital signatures, into law, was the fact that he used used multiple pens to sign the bill. My daughter Lili and I both received pens that the mayor used to sign the bill. Everyone, myself included, has Kallos to thank for making this bill and experience happen. I guess - and this is a good thing - we’ll have to find other uses for our pens.

Last month, Kallos did a presentation at the NYC Drupal Meetup about how he used the Webform module to help get legislation passed to allow online voter registration for New Yorkers.

 

We all know that we can’t vote online yet, but I was surprised to realize that people can’t even register to vote online! Sure governments and municipalities move slowly, but how hard should it be to set up an online voter registration application? There is even an online HTML form that generates a filled-out PDF form that you have to print out, sign, and mail in. Next, someone manually re-enters your information, with no typos…duh. Kallos gets technology, which is why he sponsored this legislation and tackled the real challenge of showing his fellow council members how to capture a digital signature, which is essential for registering...Read More

Categories: Drupal

Blood and Bone Available For Free For a Limited Time

Tabletop Gaming News - 19 December 2017 - 9:00am
‘Tis the season of giving. And Arcana Games is giving everyone a gift. They’ve reduced the price of their Blood and Bone campaign book to nothing! Have you wanted to check out this gritty world, without capricious gods or meddling wizards, now’s your chance to get it for free. Just head over and download a […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Views Column Control

New Drupal Modules - 19 December 2017 - 8:33am

The Views Column Control module provides the means to allow users of the site to control which columns or filters are visible to them. The views configuration controls which columns and filters are initially visible, and these can also be controlled programmatically (see the included README.txt for examples of this).

Categories: Drupal

Dragon+ Issue 17 is Now Available

Tabletop Gaming News - 19 December 2017 - 8:00am
You know I love to fill my time with as much gaming information as possible. I’m also always looking for ideas for the RPG I’m running. A good GM can find inspiration in a lot of places, even if the system you’re reading about isn’t the one you’re using. Well, whether you’re playing a WotC-based […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Are Casual Games Maturing? Lessons from Angry Birds 2 - by Om Tandon

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 19 December 2017 - 7:46am
Why are casual games pivoting towards mid-core features? What differentiates Angry Birds 2 from previous Angry Birds games? For the first time a close chat with team at Rovio that built Angry Birds 2 and what led them to make those bold design decisions!
Categories: Game Theory & Design

​Player’s Journey in War Robots - by Vadim Bulatov

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 19 December 2017 - 7:30am
Why does War Robots attract players so much? Judging by its dynamics, War Robots is the only adequate game in the genre niche of slow shooters, which is dominated by World of Tanks (WoT)
Categories: Game Theory & Design

The Growth of Online Gaming in India – A Walkthrough - by Ajeet Singh

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 19 December 2017 - 7:30am
Online gaming market in India is currently in the limelight as the country is moving in the right direction with steady growth in consumption volumes.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

On the bottom of gamedev - by Stas Shostak

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 19 December 2017 - 7:29am
I’ll try to describe what it’s like to be a self-taught indie developer without a hit. It is not that kind of story you can see in Indie Game: The Movie or Noclip documentaries or from the GDC scene.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Z-Man Games Posts Rulebook for Pandemic: Rising Tide

Tabletop Gaming News - 19 December 2017 - 7:00am
Being an informed consumer is important. You don’t want to know what you’re getting when you buy something. That’s why I love when companies put their rulebooks up online. Pandemic: Rising Tide is a whole new twist on the Pandemic theme. You’re not trying to stop various diseases from spreading. You’re trying to make sure […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Call for blogs: We want to know your top games of 2017

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 19 December 2017 - 6:36am

We want to know which games left an impression on you this year and excelled in terms of art, design, and technical achievement. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

My Top 5 (and a few more) Games of 2017 - by Tyler Glaiel

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 19 December 2017 - 6:18am
2017 was a great year for games and here are my thoughts on my favorite ones of the year.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Forms to Email

New Drupal Modules - 19 December 2017 - 6:04am

Form to Email allows you to send any form by email

Credits


http://www.ciandt.com

Categories: Drupal

Entity action log

New Drupal Modules - 19 December 2017 - 6:03am

Logs last entries for insert, update and delete for entities. Currently only node entity.

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