The Grand Rapids Drupal User Group (GRupal) is a collection of developers, designers, content managers, and businesspeople who use Drupal personally or professionally. We meet monthly, at 6PM on the second Monday of the month, at the Community Media Center: 1110 Wealthy Street (http://g.co/maps/5u89j), next to the Wealthy Theater. Our meetings involve presentations on technical topics, assistance with each others' projects, and social time for networking and relaxation.
Let the brainstorming begin! At the last meetup, proposed topics for July included:
- Inheritance and extending themes
- Image cache node/API
Nobody in the room felt like they could speak on triggers. Drupal 7 also came up, but we're going to park that till August.
Formalizing list of content
All sites need:
- CCK: Lets you format your post into more than just a blog post
- Views: Lists that information (system that is between Drupal and database for queries)
Views is not:
- Not a UI (UI is just a utility)
- UI is optional, unnecessary overhead
Does anyone have any experience using Drupal to customize Ning, is this even possible, or desired? I am new to Drupal, and a casual user of Ning, looking to brand a company's Ning site, and didn't know what would work.
any pointers or thoughts are more than welcome,
I was at the meeting yesterday (great topic/demos btw) and I realized that I should probably take a few PHP, MySQL, design classes. Does anyone have any suggestions for organizations, colleges, etc that teach those kinds of classes?
OR any introduction books that you think are worthwhile? I'd rather take classes and be able to get feedback from an instructor but I know thats not always available.
Any input would help a lot! Thanks!
Just joined the GR group and wanted to introduce myself. My name's Tracy and I'm just starting to learn Drupal. I've been using Wordpress for the past few years and I've got to say... Drupal is VERY different. I have a couple of questions for you guys:
- I'm wondering when the next local meeting is and if the content discussed would be WAY over my head. I've picked up a book to learn from but it's been a real slow process.
We talked a bit about doing a "views show and tell" at the next meeting. It might be interesting to anyone who has recently built a view to show others what it does and how it was built. We could say: each person has 15 minutes or whatever. --just a thought.
Any other ideas?Read more
I better see all of your lovely faces at the next GRupal meetup! We'll start out by launching Tim's (tjslager) Drupal site, so if you've ever had technical difficulties figuring out requirements turning the switch for a Drupal site, you need to be here. Ross (Qwert302) will then be experimenting with installing Drupal 7 on grupalers.com.
And if that weren't enough to entice you, we'll be heading to Winchester for drinks and food soon after. See you soon!
The Rapidian/Community Media Center
1110 Wealthy SE (two buildings west of Wealthy Theatre)
We are hiring a web developer and would really like someone with OSS development experience in general, and Drupal experience specifically. The job is near Grand Rapids, MI. For the full job posting:
Go to https://jobs.davenport.edu
Click on "Faculty/Staff Positions"
Job details are under the Position Title "Web Developer"
If you have any questions you can contact me through my drupal.org contact form at http://drupal.org/user/43995/contact
There is a meetup this Monday. Once again at 1110 Wealthy SE. ~6pm
Brief presentation on Open Atrium - Andrew
Possible other topics-
Setting up a Database for Drupal/ Best practices for installation Module show and tell More Q & A Drupal 7 Drupal learning resources (not sure what else we talked about)
Drinks and food to follow.
P.S. I was listening to Drupal podcast and they mentioned JonBob Chaffer, and I was all like "I know that dude".
Greetings Grand Rapids Group:
I thought I'd join your group. I hope I can make some of your monthly? meetings. I need to find your schedule. Are you still meeting at Wealthy Street Theater?
I have several years experience with Drupal. I've done a big e-commerce site (esplanner.com) and recently completed a volunteer project for the Volunteer Center at the United Way. (volunteercentergr.org)
I'd enjoy meeting fellow Drupal users.
March GRupal madness! John Chaffer is going to be talking up JQuery. It's going to be sweet.
Members of the GR Python Group might attend as well, we might need to plan a bigger space/bring enough chairs.
1110 Wealthy St.
I am trying to see where Drupal could be used in some of my projects and what I find it most intriguing in its distribution capability such as Open Atrium and its integration with other apps like CiviCRM. Does anyone in the group have experience or thoughts on either of these or others?
Saturday March 27th 9:00 am - Midnight
UIC Innovation Center
1240 W. Harrison
Chicago, IL 60607
Event Registration: $50.00
Late/Walkin Registration (if available): $60.00
(limited space - register ASAP as our past events have sold out quickly)
It's that time of month again! Next Monday, we'll be having our February GRupal meet up at The Rapidian office (1110 Wealthy SE). It's going to be an open blitz session, so come with any Drupal issues you have with current projects, and we'll see if we can't tackle them together.
After our meetup, we'll head over to Winchester for drink and food.Read more
The 11th is another Python UG meeting, that I would like to start going to. Does the following Monday (18th) work for everyone? If the 11th works best for everyone I will be there.
Is John going to go to part 2 of his presentation? Anyone else want to present? Someone do a showcase of one of their sites? All of these things? More drinks afterward?
Post your notes and comments here!
9 in attendance as of the start (though I hear a couple more may be coming). Sorry, didn't catch everyone's name!
John Hwang is presenting an introduction to the CMS, and will then dive into some more advanced topics.