Although October may sound far away, planning is already underway for the annual London CiviCON. And there's not just the conference, but lots of ways you can get involved with the community this year.
Learn more about CiviCRM to get the most from your installation
Again this year there will be two courses delivered before the conference. One for administrators and one for developers. Attending the pre-conference training also means you get a discount on your conference booking! The trainers and other attendees usually attend the conference so it will be a great opportunity to build on the relationships you made on the course. See the links for full course details and registration links.
CiviCON London 2015
This year, you can register for a 1 or 2 day pass to the conference as well as a group discount if 4 people from your organisation attend. And don't forget about the early-bird rates which are available until the end of July. If you have an annual turnover of less that £100,000 there are a number of bursury places that can also be applied for. But make sure you get in there quick because they are expected to go fast!
Sessions are already being planned so keep an eye on the conference website to see what develops. We'll be delivering one for new users getting to grips with Membership.
There are no hard and fast requirements for attending a sprint, apart from a desire to work on improving CiviCRM in some way and the time to do it. They will choose 2 or 3 areas to work on (based on participants' interest) and split into teams to tackle these areas. The idea is that we can work on improving CiviCRM and increase your skills and knowledge at the same time. Having skills in specific areas like coding, documentation, writing tests, etc. is great but not a requirement. A desire to further develop your skills and to help others through "peer learning" is required!