Stepping up at triDUG

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Last night, I met with Alan Freeman and Greg Monroe from triDUG. Alan has kept the Triangle Drupal User Group (triDUG) on life support over the last year or so and it’s time for some other folks to help out. I put my name in the ring as one of those people.

My main focus is going to be running the Raleigh triDUG meet-ups. The next one in Raleigh will be mid-May 2011. The triDUG group alternates meetings between Raleigh and Durham each month. Alan explained that in the past, finding a central location in the RTP area has been difficult and didn’t work out for more than a few months.

We’ve got a lot of ideas for the group and want to create some new energy and interest for Drupal in the Triangle area. Look for some new activity from your triDUG leadership. A few things we are looking to try:

  • monthly planning meetings on IRC to set meet-up agenda’s
  • a potential lunch and learn series
  • triDUG presence at CityCamp Raleigh (to be announced)
  • a Summer / Fall series on getting started with Drupal

These are just a few things we discussed. And we are definetly open to your ideas as well. So if you’re interested in Drupal and you live in the Triangle area, be sure to sign-up on groups.drupal.org to get the lastest updates.

What’s the most exciting part for me? Being part of a local community that is passionate about Drupal. The challenge for me? I’m not sure what I’m getting into, but I’m looking forward to putting on my community building hat and breathing life into triDUG to make it a premier Drupal User Group.

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About Shibby

Jason Hibbets is a senior community evangelist at Red Hat which means he
is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager for
Opensource.com–a publication and story-telling platform for open source
communities. At night, he wears a cape, and is a Code for Raleigh
brigade captain as well as a CityCamp NC co-chair.

Jason is the author of a book called The foundation for an open source
city
–a resource for cities and citizens interested in improving their
government through civic hacking. While writing the book, he discovered
his unknown super power of building communities of passionate people.

Jason graduated from North Carolina State University and resides in
Raleigh, NC with his wife, two kids, two border collies, nine chickens, lots
of tomato plants, and a lazy raccoon somewhere in an oak tree. In his
copious spare time, he enjoys surfing, running, gardening, traveling,
watching football, sampling craft beer, and participating in local
government–not necessarily in that order, but close to it.

You can follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets

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