A local community of various user groups focused on Drupal. Groups have various meetings each month in/around Chicago. In addition, be sure to join our group if interested in posting or hearing about Drupal related job opertunities in the Chicagoland area.
If new to Drupal, please attend one of our free Drupal training meetups aimed at new users who might not be ready for a normal meetup. Free training takes place in afternoon prior to our monthly CDMUG events. Our original Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group (CDMUG) has a meetup each month with 60-80 attednees, on average, each month with generic topics for all skill levels. The new Chicago Advanced Drupal User Group (CADUG) has a meetup on the last Tuesday of each month focusing on more experienced users/topics. If located in suburbs, check out the Fox Valley Drupal Meetups with topics for all users. Plus our awesome community also has a Drupal Coworking day each month without presentations, but with a focus on collaboration. Feel free to join us in person to hang out at any of these valuable events by reviewing all of our events in right sidebar of this site.
Our Drupal community in Chicago has 1,200+ members and continues to grow strong everyday. Plus we organize our annual DrupalCamp Chicago. Group environment is very open – we discuss ideas, debug problems, and brainstorm current personal or client Drupal projects. View our video presentation archive of past events. A projector will be available, free wifi, and laptops are encouraged. All skill levels are welcomed, remember business cards. Join us in real time chat sessions with local Chicago develoeprs in IRC on Freenode in #cdmug or http://cdmug.org/chat
See all upcoming events to the right or grab ical http://groups.drupal.org/ical/354
Can't travel for training, but need to figure out how to build custom functionality into your Drupal 7 site? Join us via Webex for a 2 day course. Module Development will teach you how to get custom functionality using Drupal's hook system, as well as how to extend or alter contributed module functionality. 'plettster', our own Margaret Plett, will be the instructor. Cost is $800 per student, ask about group discounts.
May 8th and 9th from 9-4:30 both days.
Call John Zilligen with questions - 847.715.2927
Drupal Performance Tuning
6pm Social Hour
7pm Lightning Talks and Site Showcase
8pm Drupal Performance Tuning
So you've rolled out your shiny new Drupal site and it seems "slow," or maybe your host has throttled your site back because it's consuming too many resources.
Front End Performance
Speedy sites make happy visitors and tremendous gains can be made in the front end. Hans will discuss best practices, including theme suggestions, available modules, and online tools to help improve your site's response time.
Back End PerformanceRead more
Entrepreneurs and marketing professionals, please join us for a forum and networking opportunity at Duo Consulting in River North to learn how online communities and enterprise social networks can transform the way the enterprise collaborates and improve the way it acquires and manages knowledge. Hear insights on the benefits and best practices that can help your organization generate targeted digital marketing opportunities. The forum will include a presentation on strategies for implementing gamification techniques to motivate employees and increase user engagement.
Swedish Covenant Hospital is seeking to redesign its main website and ancillary sites to enhance its patient experience and present a more direct, informative and interactive website. We seek to find an agency that can improve our primary marketing tool through cleaner navigation, a more image-heavy design, and ensure that we can compile and utilize patient and visitor-given data to increase conversion rates across all our medical disciplines.
Seeking bids from Drupal based local agencies to the RFP attached. Please contact Tom Carr (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly with questions.
My client has a large Drupal 6 site that requires porting to D7. I'm looking for someone who has experience with one or more D6->D7 conversions to work with me to accomplish the migration. There is only one custom module, but there are a number of D6 image galleries that would require conversion to D7 media galleries, in addition to many views that may or may not upgrade easily.
At this point in the process, I need to put together the budget. If approved, the work would be done in May or June.Read more
Straight North is looking for a talented Drupal Developer to join the team at our office in Downers Grove, IL. The focus of this position will be to develop websites for our clients. You will be working with web designers and developers to bring projects to life. If you enjoy working in an informal, collaborative atmosphere where talent is rewarded, please apply now.
- Drupal development of websites
- Translating web prototypes into functional features in Drupal
- Collaborating with web designers and developers
The University of Chicago’s Alumni Relations and Development Interactive Media team is seeking a highly creative experienced Drupal engineer, to work at it's downtown office.
The Interactive Producer manages, engineers, and leads the technical design of Drupal web application development projects.
St. Charles Public Library is seeking proposals from qualified professional website design and development consultants to rebuild the Library's website. The Library will use a Drupal Content Management System (CMS) for the purpose of building and maintaining this site. The RFP and information on submitting bids will be posted on our website on Monday, April 15th, 2013. www.stcharleslibrary.org. Preferred developer will be from the western suburbs or Chicagoland, IL. area. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Shiftgig is a job community web site built on Drupal 7 and launched last year. We have 250k+ community members, 15,000 job postings and growing rapidly.
We're looking for senior level Drupal developers to build great new functionality for Shiftgig. Our office is located in River North.
If you're interested in working for a great start up with huge growth please email LKnight@shiftgig.com.
In September 2012, after hearing the Community Cultivation Grants form the DA announce several times on the Drupal Easy podcast, I applied for one and got it.
The grant was for $240 towards starting an all-ages friendly local contribution focused meet-up in Oak Park Illinois USA (which is a suburb just outside of Chicago). We meet at the Oak Park Public Library.
The grant covered $72 for 6 months of meetup.com
Reservations for space to meet at the local library was $20/month. We met there 5 times.
We are looking for someone in Chicago to start as soon as possible for a full-time position.
- A gifted programmer
- An experienced web developer ready to work in a team environment on a multitude of projects
- An individual with a great teamwork attitude excited to work in a collaborative environment focusing on existing Orbit websites and new website projects
- Primarily build enhancements and provide timely support for existing client websites
Do you have a powerful intellectual curiosity?
Have you worked with the latest version of Drupal?
Are you a Drupal and PHP expert with more than 3 years of experience?
Are you driven by tight deadlines and innovation?
If you answered YES to these questions then you’ve come to the right ad.
Our downtown Chicago-based non-profit is transitioning its current web platform to Drupal with very quick turnaround on our launch date. The contractor/consultant we seek will be able to assist our team in making this happen over the next two months.
Promet Source, a Chicago based web and mobile application development company, is looking to hire a Web Development Project Manager to work with its established team of Drupal professionals. We provide a fun, supportive environment with tons of opportunities for learning. The project manager is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.Read more
MAY MEETUP IS IN EVANSTON! FREE RSVP/REGISTRATION @ http://cmsexpo.net/schedule/special-events/123-meetup-monday-night (register for conference, but select "Meetup Monday Night - $0.00 USD")Read more
A prestigious tech recruiter contacted me to see if I was interested in the following contract position in the northern suburbs of Chicago:
university website where students and potential students can access information to include course catalog information, online test submittals, grades, etc.
Joomla, Drupal, PHP
I am not available, but I thought I would open it up to the group. If you are interested in learning more, contact me and I will forward your e-mail.
We kick off CMS Expo on Monday night with a FREE Meetup for each of our Showcase CMSs (Drupal, Joomla, WordPress). The Drupal Meetup will be featuring Chicago startups that are using Drupal, hosted by Matthew Lechleider (CDMUG). CMS Expo Learning & Business Conference's mission is to shine the spotlight on the world's leading Content Management Systems and the people who use them. CMS Expo offers 3+ days of learning, discovery and innovation for its participants. Including specific learning sessions for Drupal, Joomla and WordPress.Read more
Caxy Interactive builds custom web applications in PHP/MySQL/jQuery and is seeking Web Developers to add to our dynamic and rapidly growing team. Working in many different industries and with a high emphasis on innovation, we build unique systems for clients where nothing like it exists off the shelf. Rather than being confined to dull routine, you will be working with a wide range of solutions and will ultimately be participating in all aspects of the development lifecycle.Read more
DoNotRent.com is a national apartment review and ratings site based in Chicago. We are seeking a front and/or back end contract Drupal Developer to make the necessary changes to optimize our new Drupal site based on our SEO and content creation strategy. SEO experience is a plus. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years experience designing web based applications in PHP5 or higher. Strong experience with Drupal and MySQL are a necessity. This is a hands-on software development position heavily emphasizing Drupal in a LAMP environment.
Responsibilities include:Read more
Confirmed Madison class April 8-12, Course DR400, Drupal 7 Site Building & Layout Essentials/5 day course
We have a confirmed Madison class of Acquia's Course DR400, Drupal 7 Site Building & Layout Essentials. This is 5 day course that quickly gets you up to speed on essential Drupal concepts. 'plettster', our own Margaret Plett, will be the instructor. Prepare for a long but productive week! Classes to be held at UW's Computer Science Building.
Are you looking to push the limits of Drupal every day and get the opportunity to develop new features and functionality that don't yet exist anywhere?Read more