The Florida Drupal User's Group met this past Saturday - about 17 people were in attendance. The group broke down as follows:
- new to Drupal: 6
- less than 1 year: 7
- more than one year: 4
Thanks to Jay and MindComet for letting us use their facilities! If you have a need for Interactive Marketing, please check them out.
I (Mike Anello) gave a talk on Views 2 in Drupal 6 covering the changes from Views 1 as well as a tour of Views 2 and the new concepts and terminology. During the talk, I created a couple of new views with several displays utilizing some of the new functionality. You can download my presentation below.
Ryan Price gave a beginner's talk on CCK, giving examle of various uses of custom content types. During the talk, he created a podcast directory for http://www.orlandopodcasters.com/ utilizing the embedded media field, nodereference field (part of CCK), content taxonomy, and link field.
Joe Moraca worked with Packt Publishing to get some copies of their recent Drupal books for review. Three books were given away at the meetup - in exchange for getting a free copy, the receipients agreed to post a book review on this site. Congrats to
- David Harvey received Selling Online with Drupal E-commerce
- Steve Lecarpenter received Building Powerful and Robust Websites with Drupal 6
- Bob O'Leary received Drupal 5 Theming
Our next meetup with be on Saturday, July 19 from 1 to 3 PM. Ryan Price will be talking about themeing. Specfically, he'll be taking an HTML/CSS theme and "Drupalizing" it with Zen as the base theme.
Future meetups include
Saturday, July 19
Themeing - taking an HTML/CSS theme and Drupalizing with Zen as the base theme - Ryan Price
Saturday, September 20
SEO - Jose Rey
Saturday, October 18
Module Development - Mike Anello
Organic Groups - Ryan Price
Future Meeting topics
Image Handling and Galleries (imagecache/thickbox/imagefield/node carousel)
Issue Queue/Creating/Applying Patches
Module Development focused on FormAPIs
User-friendly admin (Workspace module, RootCandy theme, etc...)
Have an idea for an additional topic? Let us know by adding a comment below.