As we've discussed at our last couple of user group meetings we're going to participate in the Global Training Day in Lawrence on Friday, 6/14. We're starting to get things organized so if you have any interest in participating please let me know this week.Read more
At our last user group meeting I volunteered to create a mailing list for folks in KC going to Drupalcon in Portland so we can contact one another before and during the conference. I've created an invite only group on Google Groups so if you want in on the list (even if you're not going to the conference) just send me the email address you want to use and I'll send you an invite.
Karl - firstname.lastname@example.org
The KC Metro Area Government Webmasters (KCMagWeb) are a group of local government webmasters who meet every 3rd Thursday of each month in Overland Park, KS or MARC Headquarters in downtown KCMO. Our website can be found at http://www.kcmagweb.org/.
If you belong to a local government agency (i.e. city, county, school, library, etc.), please join us for a great presentation on "Drupal for Beginners". We are a user's group, and there is no fee for membership. It's all about learning new web-related things from each other.Read more
As a member of the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute at Johnson County Community College, the Software Application Developer creates and maintains a national community college data collection website. This position works closely with team members to understand project requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions.
At present, the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute consists of several national community college data collection websites; the National Community College Benchmark Project (NCCBP), the National Community College Cost and Productivity Project (NCCCPP), and the National Community College Workforce Training Study (NCCWTS).Read more
The Kansas City Public Library is seeking a talented Web Developer to join the Digital Branch team in delivering high-quality Library digital services to users. This full-time position’s primary responsibility is maintaining platforms in support of these digital services, which include the Library website, the public catalog, subscription databases, mobile tools and digital history collections.Read more
Another developer sent me this Drupal rap video and I thought I would share it with you guys. Also I would like to point out that one of the rappers looks a lot like Omar Epps, one of the actors from the show House.
At our last user group meeting someone asked about the best way to move a Drupal site from SQLite to MySQL. While we came up with a few options I ran across this project today that also might help - http://drupal.org/sandbox/damz/1174672. It dumps the database out to portable format that can be imported to a site using any supported database technology. It's still a sandbox project but it looks pretty promising.
The description in the paragraphs below is from the official opening, linked at the end of this post. I am a developer with the City of Olathe. The work environment is awesome, the co-workers are great and the boss is just amazing. This position is for you if you care about Drupal and about creating solutions that matter. A passion for learning and exploring new and innovative uses of technology, as well as a well-developed capacity for thinking outside the box, would be a HUGE plus.
Analyzes business application requirements for functional areas; writes code, tests/debugs software applications, recommends system changes/enhancements, documents software specifications, and trains users. Analyzes and amends software errors in a timely and accurate fashion and provides status reports where required. The position as intended and currently utilized, defines, develops, tests, analyzes, and maintains new software applications in support of the achievement of business requirements. This includes writing, coding, testing, and analyzing software programs and applications. Duties also include research, design, documentation, and modification of software specifications throughout the production life cycle. This position develops web applications in a Linux environment, supporting several web sites based upon the Drupal CMS and MySQL database, using languages that include PHP and Java.Read more
Register @ http://DrupalCampChicago.org
Date: Saturday November 10th 2012
I am looking for someone to help finish a drupal project. The site is 80-90% built. I need someone who can help with jquery, possible ajax and some advanced functionality, plus possible final revisions and launch.
This may lead to more projects/leads over the next 2-3 months. Please contact me if you are interested.
Update: I have received many inquiries and have found someone. If you responded, I have kept your information for future reference.
I was contacted this week by a friend about a freelance job but since it's with another agency I can't take it. The work looked to be a relatively straight forward "site build" but there might be a small amount of custom development. If anyone is looking for a bit of extra work let me know and I'll put you in touch to see if it's something you can take on.Read more
I was contacted by David Kroll about this job, and told him I'd post it. For more information, contact David at LinkedIn.
Position Summary: This position is responsible for monitoring, maintaining and improving the performance on the company’s Drupal/MYSQL web sites and related systems. Deploy all new sites and upgrades, maintain proper change control procedures.
Major Duties: Listed in order of importanceRead more
Our learn sprint (a funny word for something that seems rather sluggish and halting) got some of us up to rung 5 anyway.
The rungs above 5 are really much more free-form, and it appears that this is the point where you actually contribute instead of learning about contributing. Thus I think we could actually do an issue sprint.
An issue sprint is supposed to take two hours. Read about it at http://learndrupal.org/node/1#issue-sprint.
And of course, we need both some issues and some people to lead sprints.Read more
Here are the dates and places for the monthly meetings for the rest of the year. I plan on sending out the announcement from meetup.com two weeks before the meeting and I'll post it here as well.
June 26th - KC/VML
July 31st - KC/VML
August 28th - KC/VML
September 25th - Lawrence
October 30th - KC/VML
November 27th -KC/VML
December 18th - KC/VML
January 29th 2013 - Lawrence
Be sure to sign up at http://www.meetup.com/Greater-Kansas-City-Drupal-User-Group so you get announcements/reminders and can RSVP so we can get an accurate count of attendees.
We're planning on having a talk on git and continuing our climb up the Drupal Ladder. If you want to participate in the ladder we'll be starting on "rung four" so it would be a good idea to get through the first three rungs on http://learndrupal.org.
This month we're headed to Lawrence Kansas. The plan is to spend the first hour climbing the Drupal Contribution Ladder, then spending the remaining time on Q&A, open discussion, etc.
We'll meet in the Gallery room at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence. The room is on your left as you come in from Vermont Street.
Bring your laptop.Read more