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CiviCRM 5.0 for Non-Techies

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This session will give attendees with a broad understanding of the CiviCRM 5.0 roadmap (to date). In an extremely lightweight and non-technical manner we'll explore the goals and objectives of the project and the challenges to come. We'll dive into some of the more technical aspects of the project using visuals and a palatable dictionary. Finally, with their new-found understanding and proficiency we'll discuss how non-techies can contribute to the project.

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CiviCRM 5.0 for Non-Techies

  1. 1. CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies 1 CiviCRM 5.0 for Non-Techies
  2. 2. CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies 2 This is a NON-TECHNICAL presentation. Everyone is welcome but technical talk, code monkey slang and intentional geek culture references are not permitted. If you want to geek out you can go watch Tim’s talk from CiviCon London: http://j.mp/civi50london
  3. 3. 3 CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies Next Major Release Theoretical Still very much in R&D Community & Core Team Effort Lots of work! Salad!
  4. 4. 4 CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies Geek Speak - Common CiviCRM Terms CiviCRM – Why we’re all here… the world’s greatest constituent relationship manager. CMS – Content Management system. CiviCRM (usually) requires one of the following Drupal, Wordpress or Joomla. Open Source- The core tenet of the CiviCRM project and our community. PEBKAC Error- Common diagnosis: Problem exists between keyboard and chair
  5. 5. CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies 5 What makes CiviCRM Work? Apache Web server software. Makes stuff show up in your browser MySQL Open source relational database. This is where all the “stuff” goes Linux Open source operating system. Runs the show PHP Programming language that is base of CiviCRM and CMSs OTHER STUFF HTML, CSS, Javascript
  6. 6. CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies 6 CiviCRM 5.0
  7. 7. 7 CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies • Less code • More flexibility • Improved performance • Easier customization • More robust API • Better tools • More efficient • More flexible • Sexy • Like Salad ??? Goals of CiviCRM 5.0 Project More efficient codebase Empower developers Improved user experience Simple 01 02 03 04
  8. 8. CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies 8 The Civi 5.0 Salad
  9. 9. 9 CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies Simple Anyone can make them (almost) Easy to consume (given proper utensils) Tasty! However, there is some disagreement on the salad.
  10. 10. 10 CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies The Salad Debate The Otten Salad The Kurund Salad The Tony Salad
  11. 11. CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies 11 Good software, like good salad is flexible. And is better with vodka…
  12. 12. CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies 12 The Form Story There once was a form that did amazing data gathering… and then he got old and boring ate a salad with too much vodka and died 
  13. 13. 13 CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies Forms Story View Contact Profiles Event Registration • Displays summary of contact record • Display needs are different for each organization • Reorganizing the display currently requires coding • Fields for each block must be on separate lines • Waste of space • Poor user experience • Individual focused • Multiple person registration is awkward • Mixing transaction types can be difficult It is currently very difficult to configure forms to meet your organization’s needs.
  14. 14. 14 CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies It Can Be Done Webform_civicrm Module (Drupal) CiviCRM + Gravity Form plugin Recent form module integrations for CiviCRM demonstrate where we’d like to take forms with CiviCRM 5.0 https://www.drupal.org/project/webform_civicrm http://civivip.com/ But we want to go even farther… • CMS Agnostic • Sexier (Drag & Drop, red beards, etc.) • Part of core software
  15. 15. CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies 15 So how do we get to CiviCRM 5.0?
  16. 16. CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies 16 CiviCRM 5.0 Resources • Time • Money • Humans Techie Stuff • Doctrine • Angular JS • Etc Community Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur
  17. 17. 17 CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies Challenges A significant amount of the codebase has to potentially be re-written. Limited resources.
  18. 18. 18 CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies Now that you know about CiviCRM 5.0 Share your feedback and ideas on CiviCRM. Usability matters and it’s the job of the techies to create software that works for you. Donate time, money and people to the project. Especially money. • Make It Happen Campaigns • CiviCRM Partners Program • CiviCRM Membership Here’s how you can help!
  19. 19. CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies 19 Any questions? Non-Technical (of course)
  20. 20. 20 CiviCRM 5.0 for Non- Techies Thank You! Tony Mazzarella tony@webaccessglobal.com http://www.webaccessglobal.com @tonymazz

This session will give attendees with a broad understanding of the CiviCRM 5.0 roadmap (to date). In an extremely lightweight and non-technical manner we'll explore the goals and objectives of the project and the challenges to come. We'll dive into some of the more technical aspects of the project using visuals and a palatable dictionary. Finally, with their new-found understanding and proficiency we'll discuss how non-techies can contribute to the project.

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