Here's some ideas for future Drupal meetings. They require finding speakers (I have some ideas, but no commitments), or better yet, speakers stepping forward.
RSS Aggregation for Community BuildingRead more
Here's a summary of Mack Hardy's excellent talk on Post Carbon Institute's use of Drupal:
Hopefully the video works out.
And I see that Mack has posted a link to their OG2list work: http://postcarbon.org/og2list_release_for_download.
I wish I could have joined everyone who hoisted a pint afterwards. :-(
As promised, a write-up of my presentation at the January Drupalers meeting.
My name is Dale McGladdery, and I'm a Drupala ... sorry, wrong meeting. Here we go.
Northern Voice Scheduling Grid
The Views module via theming allows custom formatting of list views using PHP code. This formatting method, combined with CCK, can be used to provide a data driven schedule grid. This was used to create the Northern Voice scheduling grid: 2007.northernvoice.ca/schedule.
This Views feature was also used to create the Northern Voice FAQ page: 2007.northernvoice.ca/faq
My apologies for people looking for an exact how-to. This will, I'm positive, give you enough information to recreate the grid, but it isn't a complete set of step-by-step instructions.Read more
Apologies in advance for the sketchiness of the notes. Roland couldn't take notes because we stole his laptop for demos, and I was talking too much to capture details!
If I've missed anything please be sure to add it to the comments.
- "Round table" introductions
- Tour of the new Bryght office for the first timers
Drupal 5 Beta 2 Demo
- Lightning talk of Drupal 5 high points
- New admin layout
- Garland theme/colour picker
- More details at http://www.blkmtn.org/Drupal-5-changelog
Demo/Case Study of Views/CCK module
- Views/CCK lightning talk
Give the gift of a Drupal 5 release candidate this holiday season by fixing bugs!
The Vancouver League of Drupaliers is answering the call and organizing a Drupal 5 bug hunt!
Drupal 5 is in beta 2 and will be released when all the critical bugs are dealt with. There's also non-critical bugs and each one fixed makes Drupal 5 a better release. Your help, regardless of whether you're new or a ninja, makes the release happen at the best quality possible. (More about the ways you can help here: http://drupal.org/drupal-5.0-beta2)
What's in it for you?Read more
The November meetup is Thursday November 30th, 6:30pm at Bryght's office at 1 Alexander in Gastown.
These meetings are appropriate for all levels of Drupal experience. People with little or no Drupal experience are welcome.
The schedule is some what TBA, but as always we'll have:
- Lightning talks by anyone with something to share
- Q & A
- New website bravos (aka show off your recent work)
Time: Thursday November 30th, 2006, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Bryght Office, 1 Alexander (Gastown), Vancouver [map]
For those of you who couldn't make it, Roland and I blogged meeting notes:
Many thanks to NowPublic, http://www.nowpublic.com, for the presentation and "goodies".
October means Halloween, turning our clocks back to reclaim that lost hour, and another gathering of the Vancouver Drupaliers!
The October meetup is Thursday October 26th, 6:30pm at Bryght's new office at 1 Alexander in Gastown. This will be a house warming of sorts, though I understand plants are optional. Bring your lightning talks, your questions about module programming, site configuration or anything else Drupal for "Stump the Ninja" and show off new sites you've released into the wild.
Feel free to BYOB or snacks.
Time: Thursday October 26th, 2006, 6:30pm - 8:30pmRead more
Some well known Internet folks are running a web design conference in Vancouver in February 2007:
We’re crossing hemispheres and date lines to bring you the first annual Web Directions North. Put together by designers and developers, for designer and developers, this conference is brought to you by Dave Shea, Derek Featherstone, Maxine Sherrin and John Allsopp."
It's a 2 day conference with optional workshop the day before and 2 days of organized skiing/boarding at Blackcomb Whistler afterwards. Looks cool, but it's not priced like BarCamp!
Conference website: http://north.webdirections.org/Read more