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CiviCON16

We have four presentations this week - two advanced topics and two community discussions. Hope you'll join us at a few of these sessions! Skvare is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of CiviCon Colorado 2016 and an Empowering Sponsor and Founding Contributor Sponsor for CiviCRM.
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Enter Today for a Chance to Win a Ticket to CiviCon Colorado!

CiviCon Colorado Ticket Giveaway Skvare is Gold Sponsor of the CiviCon 2016 in Fort Collins, CO and we are giving gave away one complimentary registration to the conference on June 2­-3, 2016 ($229 value). Sprint and training days, lodging, food and transportation not included. Thank you to all who participated! Please head on over to our registration page to sign up see who won.
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Find us at Drupaldelphia 2016 on April 8

We're looking forward to Drupaldelphia 2016 this Friday. Jeremy Proffitt, Senior Developer at Skvare, will be on hand for the annual Drupal camp in the City of Brotherly Love. The all-day conference will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA, 19107. If you'd like to talk to Jeremy about nonprofit and business solutions built with CiviCRM and Drupal, you can find him attending these sessions, or catch up with him on Twitter.
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Drupal Tin Can LRS Features

Tin Can Statements, Agents, Activities, Agent and Activity Profiles are Drupal entity types Multiple LMS support via Drupal User Permissions LMS can react to user learning interactions with Rules Native reporting with Views Integrates with the Services Module Setup Multiple Endpoints
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CiviDay Dallas

Skvare organized CiviDay in Dallas again this year. There were 12 attendees of varying backgrounds, from new users or those considering a CRM to experienced CiviCRM developers. Thanks to Improving for providing the meeting space! Mark Hanna shared a general overview of CiviCRM with the group, and Allen Shaw presented information on an extension that provides an auto-complete lookup field for Employer/Employee contact relationships. We’re looking forward to sharing more insights into CiviCRM at TexasCamp, a state-wide open source conference on April 1-2, 2016. Check out the Dallas / Fort ...
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Announcing the Line Item Report Extension

Imagine that you’ve created your event in CiviCRM and have built an exceptionally brilliant price set. Your participants have all the choices they need, special timed options manage themselves, and the registrations are rolling in. Now it comes time to see what everyone’s choices are. How do you do that? What report can I use to see a list of participants and all their choices together? We initially answered this question for one of our clients by building a custom report. It laid out each participant with the important identifying ...
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Drupal 8 Entity Series- Part One - Introduction to Entities

This series of blog articles will describe Drupal 8 Entities, what they are, how to create them, an explanation of the class structure necessary to integrate with Drupal 8, how to manipulate entities with the Drupal 8 Entity API, and later, how to customize entity types in a variety of ways. Part one of this series, Introduction to Entities will describe what a Entity is, its origination in Drupal 7, and the differences and feature enhancements that Entities have in Drupal 8. What are Drupal Entities? With the release of ...
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SEO -- Creating Outcomes

This article is part one of a series of articles about SEO (search engine optimization), SEM (search engine marketing), and strategies to achieve high page rank in Google and the other major search engines. With this series we hope to lay down a basic approach to website structure and content design that, if properly implemented, will give your website the proper foundation to achieve high page rank. Although the ideas put forward in this series may seem simple, you would be surprised how few business owners, web developers, and content ...
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Drupal 8 Entity Series - Part Two -- Creating Entity Boilerplate Code

In part one of the Drupal 8 Entity series, I described the origins and definition of the Entity concept, as well as many of the differences between entities in Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. In this article I will describe how to create a content entity type and some of the basic features that you get from a relatively simple initial process. Creating Custom Entity Types in Drupal 8 As you know if you've developed custom entities for Drupal 7, it required a lot of research, poking around for documentation ...
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