Welcome to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Drupal Group. This is the place to get involved with the Drupal community in the Twin Cities. Whether you're not even sure how to pronounce the word "Drupal", you're a core contributor to the Drupal project or you're somewhere in between, there's something happening locally for you.
We have several regular meetings each month:
- The main Twin Cities Drupal User Group (TCDUG) meeting is conducted in a presenter or roundtable format, and is sponsored by Advantage Labs. TCDUG meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7 PM.
- One hour before the TCDUG meeting -- 4th Wednesday of every month at 6PM -- join the Twin Cities Drupal Commerce and Ubercart group to discuss Drupal e-commerce best-practices.
Both meetings take place at:
Advantage Labs @ Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
This is near the corner of Lake and Lyndale. There is parking in the lot to the right of the building (north side).
- If you'd prefer a more casual meetup, we have a longstanding Drupal Happy Hour on the 1st Thursday of the month starting at 5:30PM. We typically meet at The Blue Nile on East Franklin in Minneapolis. Look for the specific event announcement closer to the actual date each month for up to date details.
Catch us on IRC in #drupal-twin-cities on irc.freenode.net. Join us there to ask questions, propose ideas, socialize. Check out Drupal.org for more info about IRC and Drupal including how to start an account and connect. Or come to the next local meetup and someone can help you get started.
This is part two of three events happening during the Twin Cities Testing Weekend. (discussion)
New Years Resolution: Learn to write tests' Workshop, an introduction to test writing, will help prep for the actual sprint
link creation in progress: Test Pancake Sprint, more test writing, plus pancakes, Sunday (the day after the sprint, for test-writing fans who also like pancakes)Read more
Cross 'Learn to write tests in Drupal' off your New Year's resolutions - first thing in the New Year!
This is part of the Twin Cities Drupal Testing Weekend
You should plan to stay for the Test Sprint. This introduction is geared to get everyone you ready for the Test Sprint.
This introduction to test writing workshop is geared for people who have used Drupal and know some PHP. If you can write Drupal modules or theme a Drupal website, you should be just fine. (Don't worry, you don't have to write amazing modules or themes, either.)Read more
Back in October, we had a 'Testing testing' discussion. Six (or so) local Drupal people met up. We talked about doing a testing-related event here in the Twin Cities.
Today is December 2, and seriously, no one is going to be able to do testing a testing event until the New Year. :)
But that's cool, because I am sure that most of us would put 'learn how to write tests' on our list of new years resolutions.
So let's get it over with first thing in 2010!
Does January 9 (Saturday) or January 10 (Sunday) work for people who might like to attend or host this event?
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE...Read more
Perzon is seeking a full time developer with drupal development experience to help create and maintain multiple e-commerce websites based on drupal+ubercart. You will work directly with our design team to bring their designs to life and with our development team to create new modules which integrate our personalization technology with Drupal. The position requires a forward thinking person with self motivation to take an idea and turn it into reality using code written by us or by extending and contributing to code/modules written by others.Read more
The regular monthly TC Users Group Meeting for November was moved to the third Wednesday, November 18 to take into account the regular date's proximity to the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no meeting this Wednesday evening. Look for the upcoming announcement of the December meeting which, like November's, will move to the third Wednesday, December 16, instead of the regular fourth Wednesday date.
MAP for Nonprofits is looking for some short term assistance (perhaps 5-10 hours) from a Drupal Themer and/or consultant. More details available upon request, but we would like to find someone who has immediate availability and can complete the tasks this week.
MAP is looking for an experienced developer, ideally with nonprofit clients and with Advantage Labs. Experience with Drupal 6 and video content is also preferred. Ability to meet in person in the Twin Cities would be preferred but is not required.
Please contact by email. The position will be filled as soon as possible.
The Minnesota Historical Society seeks an experienced and innovative Drupal Web Developer to design, prototype, program, test and implement database driven web applications used by a range of audiences from elementary students to museum visitors to researchers. You’ll be one of the wizards behind our award winning web sites. You will work with a variety of people across the Society’s diverse organizational functions as well as fellow web development professionals - all energized to serve our educational mission.Read more
Tonight, tonight, tonight...
Besides being an atrociously awful Genesis pop song, it's the date for the next TC Drupal Users Group Meeting. At last month's meeting, the attendees voted to move the meeting up a week and combine it with the Ubercart Users Group meeting (3rd Wednesday regular meeting) since the regular date would be the night before Thanksgiving. What we did not do was let everyone know with much notice. Apologies.Read more
Here's a little more information on the patch I mentioned last night (by Wim Leers):
drupal_lookup_path() optimization - skip looking up certain paths in drupal_lookup_path()
To reduce the number of queries per page that are completely useless, I've written this optimization.
You get a new config page at admin/build/path/skiplist to modify the skiplist. The paths listed here can include wildcards as well as '', in the exact same way you can configure on what pages a block should (not) be listed.
What has changed to make this work?Read more
I'm hankering for a couple few hours of friendly Zen theme building with like-minded buddies.
Coffeee shop with loud, obnoxious people and bad internet
My place where the intertubes are strong, the tea flows like the rivers of Babylon and where a 16-year old cat basks in the sun.
This can be a joint project or separate projects where we get to benefit from asking one another questions and getting feedback.
I've been looking more closely at the inner working of the WYSIWYG API stuff, in particular as it relates to markItUp!. I've written up some of my thoughts on extending markItUp! within the WYSIWYG API and it occurs to me that there might be others in the area who are interested in either customizing their own WYSIWYG editors or understanding how this all works.
If you are interested in working on this to collaborate and learn let me know.Read more
A few nights ago, I listened to the mp3 from this Drupalchix panel at the DrupalCamp LA. (And many congrats to the organizers Rain Breaw and Nicole Bluto for their smart leadership!) http://2009.drupalcampla.com/drupalchix (see also, http://groups.drupal.org/node/23188)
One of the speaker/facilitators (Rain, I believe) talks about the film industry and how grants are available to support and encourage aspiring women directors. I definitely know a number of women who were able to develop their own visions and voices with the support of various arts grants.Read more
THE DEADLINE FOR THIS RFP IS 11/20/2009
SSCO Web Redesign Project RFP
October 27, 2009
The current SSCO Web site was made in 2004. At the time, the new Web was well received and met the needs of the organization. Since then, Web technology has taken off and the SSCO Web seems dated and lacks interactivity. Furthermore, the SSCO has subscribed to a variety of other Web 2.0 (list serve, Facebook, Flickr, etc.) products that are not integrated with the SSCO Web.
Well, it looks like I will be around until Nov 08. I won't be able to make the meeting on Wed, but I just want to put in the Nov Happy Hour which I can come to. Chach had said somewhere along the line that we should go to Pizza Luce (in Seward) so I am sticking with that.
November 05, 2009 at 5:30PM
2200 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Drupal Happy Hour does not usually have an agenda and no one usually opens up a laptop. It's usually just a time to meet each other, catch up, and talk about the Drupal goodness! Hope to see you all there.
Advantage Labs Offices in the IATP Building (thank you Ad Labs for your hospitality!)
2104 Stevens Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
I propose a planned agenda for the Ubercart User Group meetings. Let's make 2010 the year of Ubercart! Each month we will explore another part of Ubercart. By attending the meetings all year long, you will have a rich base of understanding about all things Ubercart.
Signup for this event so you get a reminder with the full details prior to this meeting!Read more
This month, we're proposing a wide-open topic -- Managing Drupal Development Projects.
It seems that every time we meet, discussions break out about how creating a Drupal site is different from other web projects. People have questions about process, tips about time management and bidding, horror stories and -- best of all -- ideas related to knowledge sharing and collaboration.Read more
UPDATED, some books have been claimed. I am moving out of the country and need to get rid of things. Specifically my nice collection of Drupal books (as hard as it is). This is a perfect collection for anyone who wants to get great at Drupal development and site building. Overall, I think $20/book is a very reasonable price (and would love it if someone wants the whole collection):
- Pro Drupal Development (Edition 1 + 2)
- Drupal 6 Site Builder Solution
- Drupal for Education and E-Learning
- Using Drupal
- Front End Drupal
- PHP5 and MySQL E-Commerce
- Web Mapping Illustrated
This will be an informal gathering of drupal people who will work together to try to understand 'tests' and how to write them.
Common Roots, www.commonrootscafe.com
2558 S Lyndale Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 pm - 9:30pm
(and then of course we're taking zzolo out for bon voyage drinks. Interested others: rendezvous at common roots around 9:30pm to go out. location TBD.)
What to bring
You will need: a computer, code editor, some familiarity with drupal & PHP. You will probably also want a local webserver running.Read more