The 8th meetup for the Tampa Bay Drupal users group is next Thursday, April 7th @ 6pm.
For this next meetup, we had planned on having a presentation on the Views module, which was to be given by myself. A week or so ago ultimike put out a call for the local Florida Drupal groups to help wrap up the "Coding for a Cause" event that was started at the last FL DrupalCamp. Some of the Tampa group members decided we'd like to help with that, so we've volunteered our collective resources to help out during our next meetup.
The beneficiary of the work is the Central Florida Computer Society (CFCS). Their new site is being built on Drupal 7. So this will be a good chance for a us to get our hands dirty with some practical Drupal 7 theming/coding. We'll be able to see some active development, as well as ask and answer questions along the way. So it will hopefully provide a good learning experience for everyone.
The different groups throughout the region have been assigned specific areas of the website to wrap up. The Tampa group has been assigned the "Newsletters" section of the site. Newsletters are a custom content type that appear to be:
- Title - Title including volume #
- Body - summarizes the newsletter
- Image - appears to just be the newsletter logo, not sure yet if this can be custom for each issue
- Issue Date - when the issue ran
- PDF Attachment - the actual newsletter
These content types have the following displays, which we will be responsible for laying out/styling:
- List page
- This displays the latest issue along with a summarized list of available back issues
- Detail page
- A detailed view of a selected newsletter
I have access to the SVN repository where the code is kept, and am working on getting access to the development website.
It would be great if folks want to chime in and let us know if they think they'll be able to make it, so we know how best to divide up the work and can maybe do a little pre-planning.
The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, at the usual location — Panera on Ulmerton Road:
2285 Ulmerton Rd.
Clearwater, FL 3376
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There is a $50 charge to use their meeting room, but any food purchases are deducted from this cost, so come hungry (for food as well as Drupal knowledge)!
Look forward to seeing everyone there.