CiviCon 2012 Sessions - Slides and Videos

Session Track Slides
7 Customisation tricks you want to know
Stuart from Korlon LLC, Dave Greenberg, Xavier Dutoit

From template to API to jQuery, we will show you tips that saved us dozen of hours of development, and avoided future problems when upgrading.

We will present 'low budget' and 'high impact' customizations using jQuery to alter forms and other aspects of CiviCRM, presenting specific examples of jQuery used to modify admin screens and public forms.

We will also examine use of the .extra.tpl features plus the API to provide enhancements and customizations now with minimal...

Customizing and Extending
Arrive, coffee, mingle

or tea

Other (not available)
Build and Share: Developing CiviCRM extensions
Tim Otten

CiviCRM v4.2 introduces an ambitious set of new features for developing extensions. In previous releases, developers were forced to choose between developing small, feature-limited CiviCRM extensions -- or developing more powerful customizations that were tightly coupled to their CMS (Drupal 6, Drupal 7, or Joomla). CiviCRM 4.2 bridges this gap by providing more power and consistency -- and it enables development of full-featured, native modules.

This tutorial session will introduce...

Customizing and Extending
CiviAccounts, Paperless Direct Debits and Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
Parvez Saleh,

There are three parts to this session:

  1. CiviAccounts: Accounting Integration for CiviCRM
    • Support for double entry accounting
    • Accounting detail exported at line item
    • Audit trail: Changes, reversals and refunds handled by posting 'difference' transactions
    • Tracking of batches of transactions exported to accounting systems
    • Flexible payments, including partial payments, and single payment covering several outstanding items
CiviCampaign and CiviEngage to change the world
Alice Aguilar

The saga continues... Alice Aguilar, with Progressive Technology Project, will showcase how community organizing groups are using CiviEngage and CiviCampaign, e.g. petitions, surveys and phonebanking, and some enhancements to track engagement, by showing what can be done out of the box with some real-life examples.

We'll also look at how the practice of utilizing workflows can be used to develop a truly strategic database and can reflect organizational processes to implement and...

Case Studies / Project Showcases
CiviCase ShowCase
Michael McAndrew, Peter Davis, Coleman Watts

This session provides an introduction to the versatile CiviCase through a series of case studies that illustrate how CiviCase is being used in the wild.

We’ll cover

* CiviCase building blocks (including webform integration)
* How versatile is CiviCase?
* Workload management with CiviCase
* How to get started with CiviCase

We’ll also have a Q+A on audience requirements to help you establish whether CiviCase is the right part of CiviCRM for your use case...

Case Studies / Project Showcases
CiviMobile & CiviSync Android Apps
Peter McAndrew, Kurund Jalmi, Rohit Thakral

This session will cover two recent developments in mobile access to CiviCRM: CiviMobile - jQueryMobile web app, and CiviSync a native android app.

During this session we’ll be exploring the different apps, their pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses, and a whole lot more!
There will also be a hands on demo of the apps - so please bring along your mobile devices.

Case Studies / Project Showcases
Cooking with the CiviCRM API
Xavier Dutoit, Erik Hommel, Eileen McNaughton

The ultimate session to learn how to integrate the clever way with CiviCRM using the API v3, from migration to REST interface, from ajax pages to chat robots.

Customizing and Extending (not available)
Getting the most from CiviMember
Oliver Gibson, Heather Oliver

This session will cover using the membership interface as well as contribution forms for online membership sign up, renewal and payment, using Civi's automated renewal process to send out renewal reminders and using Civi Role sync for Drupal to allow members to access member only content based on their membership type.

Case Studies / Project Showcases
Getting the most out of CiviCRM with Drupal Webforms
, Coleman Watts

This session will cover how to improve the user experience for those completing webforms, particularly complex ones, on your website.

We'll focus on using Drupal's 'Webform CiviCRM Integration' module created by Coleman Watts and recently improved with some features needed for one of our projects.

Specifically, we'll take a look at:

> What are web forms and why should you use them?
> Multi-page sign-ups
> Automatically navigating to different Civi...

Configuring and Administering
Hacking Donate Pages for Fun and (non-)Profit
Micah Lee

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting technology-related civil liberties by doing work related to internet freedom, censorship circumvention, rights for jailbreakers and remixers, patent reform, etc. See more at

Case Studies / Project Showcases
Implementing CiviCRM at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
Parvez Saleh

Case Study: Implementing CiviCRM at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Speaker(s): Parvez Saleh and Chris Wolfe

For prospective users and implementors, this session will cover all aspects of implementing CiviCRM at LLR, currently the biggest non-profit using Civi, including:

  • Why LLR chose Civi
  • An overview of the implementation process from the user and technical side
  • What worked and what to look out for
  • What the future holds
Case Studies / Project Showcases
Lighting talks

A Lightning Talk is a short presentation. Unlike other presentations, lightning talks last only a few minutes and we will deliver them in a single period by different speakers.

Do you have a feature you'd like to talk about? Something interesting and special you have done in your organisation with CiviCRM? Want to share a case study of a success, or something that didn't go as well as hoped? A custom module you developed or an interesting way of extending CiviCRM in a way we didn't...



Other (not available)
Steps to CiviHeaven (beginners guide to CiviCRM projects)
Michael McAndrew, Erik Hommel

This session is full of advice for people approaching their first CiviCRM and discussion from people who have been there and done that.

We won't focus on the technical or functional details of Civi, but pay more attention to the organizational and human side of things including:

* working with CiviCRM developers and the CiviCRM community
* what do CiviCRM projects look like?
* how to work with end users and change management
* when will your project 'end', and...

Case Studies / Project Showcases
Welcome and State of the Project
Kurund Jalmi, Dave Greenberg

Welcome to CiviCon London 2012! We'll kickoff the day with recognition and thanks for the sponsors and volunteers that made this day possible. Then we'll share our thoughts on the state of the project, and highlight some of the awesome community initiatives that are driving the platform forward.