Welcome to the Drupal Ottawa User Group. We will use this group to develop the Drupal community in Ottawa, to plan local events (DrupalCamps, informal get-together's, etc.) and to share success stories and planned / completed drupal implementations. Public servants (this is Ottawa after all) interested in deploying bilingual / Common Look & Feel compliant governmental web sites will find colleagues in this group facing the same challenges related to the introduction of drupal in the federal government.
Let us pool our resources to develop the first reusable Government of Canada (GC) Drupal Theme, and share it back with the community!
The theme for this meetup will be Media. There were questions being asked at the May meetup about best practices to provide video and audio content in a Drupal site so we will be discussing ways to do this. If anyone has a lot of experience and wishes to offer a more formal presentation on what they've done, the challenges they faced and how they over came them please comment and we'll work it into the evening.Read more
We had a great meeting about Install Profiles last night. I am needing some help theming a view and was encouraged yesterday to not be shy and post my request here. So here I go!
I have a user type view with a bunch of fields generated by the core Profiles module and displayed as an unformatted list. I am using the latest version of drupal and views. I need help doing 2 things:
Whether you are setting up a new site or looking to create a development environment for your own site, this workshop should help you get started.
We will be starting with creating an install profile on your laptop and then moving from there to installing Drupal.
Looking for an experienced web developer to assist in implementing a Drupal solution for multiple web properties. Would be a staged roll-out of marketing, blog, support extranet, and product download sites to bring into one CMS infrastructure. Already have web designer to drive overall design of site, but need a developer to help us implement a modular CMS system to help us scale the use of our web properties.
This is a contract position in Ottawa.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
Fuel Industries is more than a typical brand building company - we're a game studio and an online entertainment firm staffed by the best from around the world. We need more of the best - people like you. Our developers are looked to for creative input on projects for Global brands like McDonalds, HBO, GAP, Microsoft, The Family Guy, Fox and dozens more, delivering projects that range from viral Flash experiences to web based games that push broadband to the limit. Fuel will challenge you, educate you - and very often - entertain you.Read more
Any suggestions for language modules for a bilingual (French/English) government site.
So far, I'm thinking the Internationalization (i18n) module is probably all I need but this is a new area for me, so I thought I'd check to see if there's something I'm missing.
NOTE: Topics for April/May have been switched (sorry)
Venue Change, RealDecoy has been kindly hosting this event for the last few sessions, but Wirespeak offered up their office in the ByWard Market (78 George St, Suite 2) and in May the weather might be nice to head out to a patio afterward.
Please sign up for this event.Read more
NOTE: Topics for April/May have been switched (sorry)
Thanks again to RealDecoy for continuing to host these Drupal meetups. RealDecoy is at 1-205 Catherine Street, which is one address East of Bank on Catherine (right behind the Galaxy Photo building). The entrance is at the side of the building (not the main entrance unfortunately). Just come down the stairs and ring the doorbell and someone will come and let you in.Read more
March Ottawa Meetup - Monday, March 9th, 17:30
We will continue to meet at RealDecoy. RealDecoy is at 1-205 Catherine Street, which is one address East of Bank on Catherine (right behind the Galaxy Photo building). The entrance is at the side of the building (not the main entrance unfortunately). Just come down the stairs and ring the doorbell and someone will come and let you in.Read more
RFP | Bilingual Acquia Drupal 6.9 web site (Cdn$4,000-$6,000 range) | Closes 30 Jan 09 12:00 hrs EST | G2TT Inc.
February Ottawa Meetup - Monday, February 9th, 17:30
We will potentially continue to meet at RealDecoy, but check this space for confirmation. RealDecoy is at 1-205 Catherine Street, which is one address East of Bank on Catherine (right behind the Galaxy Photo building). The entrance is at the side of the building (not the main entrance unfortunately). Just come down the stairs and ring the doorbell and someone will come and let you in.
Please signup for the event, if we can get a decent number of people we can probably move to the basement of the Clocktower. A Google Map to RealDecoy can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/6aor8g
The theme of the February meetup will be "Drupal in government":
- Are you in government, interested in Drupal and not sure if Drupal would be a good fit for your organization, or how to make it happen?
- Are you a developer, interested in selling Drupal services to government, but not sure how to do this?
- Are you interested in learning why having Drupal in government is a whole different ball game than deploying Drupal for private entities?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, this meetup is for you. It's also for you if you can share your knowledge and experience on topic!
There is one scheduled presenter at this meetup, Patrick Cormier (founder of the Ottawa Drupal Group), President of Government 2.0 Think Tank Inc., who will address the three points above. Other presenters are welcome.Read more
Last updated by mgifford on Tue, 2009-01-13 15:52
Hey everyone, let's get together and brainstorm some ideas for improving the drupal search, sorta like we talked about that cold cold night in January.
TODO: Lee, add more content later
Web based configuration options
- weighting of html tags
- ability to define key words to be given more or less weight
- weighting individual nodes, taxonomy and content types more/less (including not show up at all in the search)
- example that is customizable and doesn't include blue smurfs.
- simple user interface for basic users that easily expands for power users
I just spotted this event and thought it might be of interest to some people in Ottawa - not so much in attending (it's actually in Virginia) - but more with the idea that we might eventually do something on a similar theme here. There also seems to be a live webcast with Brian House of Acquia but its not clear whether this will be accessible to anyone. I've sent an email to the organizer asking for more information.
Join us for the first Drupal meetup of 2009 on Monday, January 12th, starting at 5:30pm.
This meetup will take place at RealDecoy, just like the the one in December.
RealDecoy is at 1-205 Catherine Street, which is one address East of Bank on Catherine (right behind the Galaxy Photo building). The entrance is at the side of the building (not the main entrance unfortunately). Just come down the stairs and ring the doorbell and someone will come and let you in.
A Google Map can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/6aor8gRead more
We're happy to announce the December meetup. Our plan is to focus a discussion on theming in Drupal 6 and will have a number of presentations. The presentations will start at 5:30pm and informal discussions will begin at 7:30.
If you have suggestions for presentations, please leave comments below.
Regular meetups will be held on the first Monday of every month.
NOTE: there has been a location change for our meetup. Initially we had hoped to have our meetup at The James Street Pub again but Mondays are wing nights and they don't want to give up their basement to us.Read more
Sorry if this is a bit off topic, but I thought this might be of interest to some people here.
There's a JQuery meetup tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct 28) at the Atomic Rooster on Bank Street.
More info here: http://www.startupottawa.com/?p=501
So there's going to be a meetup on November 4th here in Ottawa. Several of people from Ottawa went to Drupal Camp in Montreal, there's the announcement about the DrupalCon in DC in March. Lots of good
Venue: James St Pub (390 Bank Street - the old James St. Feed Co.)
Please RSVP if you can make it. There is a growing interest in Ottawa and it is a good opportunity for newbies and guru's to get together and learn from each other.Read more
So it looks like Tuesday is the preferred night with Monday only slightly behind in votes. Thank you to every one who did cast a vote.
For November we will have our meet up on November 4th (the first Tuesday) at the James Street Pub (same place as the last meetups). I will look into getting the room downstairs and will report back once I know what is happening exactly, but for now everyone plan for Tuesday the 4th at James Street and I'll let everyone know whether we are meeting upstairs or down by the end of the week.Read more