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Open networking lunch with buffet, Dunchurch nr Rugby, Friday 5th June

Open networking lunch with buffet

Dunchurch Park Hotel
Rugby Road
Warwickshire, CV22 6QW (map)

Date: Friday 5th June 2009
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Exhibit at the event -£55
Attend the event - advanced booking - £15.00
Attend the event - pay on the door - £21.00
Delegates pack insert - £11.50

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Up and coming events in Leicester

May 8th - Networking Lunch, Holiday Inn, St Nicholas Circle. 11am -2pm

May 11th, Marketing In The Economic Downturn, Leicester Tigers, 6pm - 9pm

May 27th, Drop In Telecoms Surgery, 1pm -4pm.

June 1st, Creative Thinking Workshop, Leicester Tigers, 6pm - 9pm

The Newbiz Network Lincolnshire

'The Newbiz Network' © is a new business network group which was launched in February 2009 and is run by Mandy Allen - Business Support Services. It is held in Spalding, Lincs on the first Wednesday of every month.

For information on next event details visit: or visit on or

The Newbiz Network - 1st club on

Check out the Networking Clubs list to see the first networking group listing.

Thanks to Mandy Allen for posting info about her networking club in Spalding, Lincs.

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club profile page is just about done

After some serious mucking about with Drupal CCK and Views, I've finally reached what could be a finished club profile page. The page should include just about all the information a site visitor should need to make a decision about a club.

I still need to simplify the registration process but I'm pleased that I've done what could be the most complex part of the site before launch.

trying to simplify the registration process

Currently I'm working on making the registration process as simple as possible.

I'd like members to be able to register as quickly as possible and get a club listing in just a few minutes.

This means that I need to provide help and instruction through the process, I may even need to develop a 'User Guide' page.

alpha testing has started - would you like to help?

I've put out a request for people to help me test the site and give me feedback on the registration process etc.

This means registering as a member and setting up a club profile page.

Just go ahead and get involved if you're interested.

views is nearly there

Many thanks to Alfred Armstrong for his pointers in working out filtering the information to be displayed in the clubs page.

It's been quite a nuisance trying to work out how to get just the basic information to display but I think I'm nearly there.

a few techie bits to complete before launch

At the moment we're waiting to complete a few technical issues with the club listings section.

As soon as this is done we'll be able to start live testing with real club data.

So if you run a club, get an account and complete the profile. This way you can be one of the first to get your club(s) on the site.

display is nearly there but...

OK, not quite sure what's going wrong. I've worked out how to use CCK, (not too challenging really), and nearly got views working in an acceptable way.

However, when I look at the 'Networking Clubs' page it displays things which shouldn't be there, such as recent blog entries. These should only be displayed on the front page so I'm a little stuck as to what's going on here.

May have to ask for help.

still having trouble with views

well I've managed to create the content type for clubs but am still struggling with how it's displayed.

The great news is that I've had quite a lot of interest in the site and will be building the list of networking groups up quickly after the techie side of things is done.

working with CCK and views

Because this website is built using an open source software called Drupal I'm able to get help with elements of development that push the boundaries of my knowledge.

Since I've realised that the profile page isn't going to make a very good club page I'm creating a unique club page type using the Drupal Content Construction Kit or CCK. This means that I should be able to make it so that a single account can create more than one club page.

need to rethink the club profile page

After some discussion with a friend of mine it looks like I'm going to have to create a different way of posting a club page.

At the moment a user can only have one club. This means that if you have more than one club you'd have to have a login per club, not ideal.

Back to the drawing board, as they say.

working on improving the registration process

Based on some feedback from site users it looks like I'm going to have to improve the registration process for the site.

The aim is to make it easy and quick to register and also to set up a club profile.

stalled a bit

OK, so now I seem to have stalled. I've completed most of the actual techie side of things and need people to get accounts and try out the profile creation process.

I'm going to have to find volunteers.

this new website for networking groups

Well I've been working on this site for a good few days and it's finally beginning to take some shape.

It's looking set to be completed by expected launch date.

The key things now are to improve the profile creation process and then find a much more appealing design.

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